AutoTrader.com, launched in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is the Internet's leading auto classifieds marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location almost 4 million vehicle listings from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners, which provide the largest selection of vehicles attracting more than 14 million qualified buyers each month. Through innovative merchandising products such as multiple photos and comprehensive search functionality, AutoTrader.com unites buyer and seller online - dramatically improving the way people research, locate and advertise vehicles. AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor.
President and CEO: Chip Perry
Executive Vice President of Operations: Bill Templeton
Year Founded: 1998
Number of Employees: Approximately 2,200
Headquarters: 5775 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite A-100, Atlanta, GA 30342
For more information, please visit www.autotrader.com
Autotrader.com Management Team
Chip Perry is responsible for the overall business and operations of AutoTrader.com. Perry, who was the first employee hired in August 1997 when the company was named AutoConnect, laid the foundation of what today is the world’s largest automotive marketplace. Prior to joining AutoTrader.com, Perry was Vice President of Corporate Development for the Times Mirror company and Vice President of New Business Development for the Los Angeles Times. At the latter, he launched TimesLink, one of the first major online newspaper services, which later became known as LATimes.com. Early in his career, Perry worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Virginia and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fun Fact: Chip paid $350 for his first car in 1975 - a turquoise green 1965 Plymouth Valiant with a three-speed shift on the steering column. Thus far, he has bought four cars through AutoTrader.com.
Bill Templeton is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Customer Service, Enterprise Program Management, Organizational Services and Community Relations groups at AutoTrader.com. Templeton has more than 23 years of experience in financial management, business development and sales. Before joining AutoTrader.com, Templeton served as Vice President of Development for Cox Broadcasting. Templeton began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young and joined Cox in 1981 as a member of the internal audit staff. Templeton graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Fun Fact: Bill's first car was a 1962 Karmann Ghia and his favorite car now is a white 2007 BMW Z 4. He has sold two cars on AutoTrader.com.