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I started in sales at Dry Ridge Toyota in 1989, becoming the new car manager in 1993 at the age of 23. I left in 1997 to become the General Sales Manager of Kerry Toyota. In 2001, after a brief stay at Joseph Chevrolet as a Closer, I helped my father open a used car dealership. A year later, I went back to Dry Ridge Toyota as a Finance Director and desk man. In 2003, I worked as a General Manager for Maysville Chrysler. In 2004, I went to work as a consultant for Reynolds & Reynolds. Three years later, in March of 2007, I went to work for myself. For the next year and a half, I have been a corporate trainer, hosted several sales events with my good friend, Steve Jacobs at McMahon Ford, and conducted several sales training classes at various dealerships. I also created a desking software solution (Autodesking - www.autodesking.com) and corresponding sales process. Now, I am a Performance Manager for vAuto. Basically I consult with dealerships to help them use the vAuto tools so they can effectively price their vehicles competitively in the marketplace. vAuto will "look" at competitive vehicles in the marketplace, via the internet, relay the information to the UCM or Internet department at the dealership, so the dealership can price that vehicle competitively in order to obtain a good internet price ranking. Once that happens, internet traffic, floor traffic, and phone traffic will increase on that vehicle. vAuto also has an appraisal tool to help dealers appraise vehicles based on their profit objective and internet ranking objective, as well as a Stocking tool that will help dealers stock the "right" kind of vehicles in the first place, such as high volume & fast moving vehicles in their respective marketplaces.
Nice to see you here. Hope all is well with you. Congradulations on the Desking software. I have also spent the last couple of years creating a software products. It's awesome to help dealers with technology designed to assist them in selling more cars.
It is great to see you here... I am in Orlando at Digital Dealer Conference and heading back to Phoenix in the AM. I went online to upload photos I took while at the conference and to see if there were any new Automotive Digital Marketing Group members. I was happy to see you had joined our professional community. Please take a moment to share some more information about yourself and your professional role.
You uploaded a some great photos, and it is nice to put a face with your name... Thanks!
I love seeing yet another automotive professional and industry colleague like yourself join the ADM community... When I checked the membership section a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we are now up to 732 automotive sales and marketing professionals who have joined the ADM Community!
Amazing support from an amazing industry... Makes the aggravation of flying around the country with a guy sitting next to me who keeps sticking his elbow into my ribs, somehow worth it!
Thanks for helping us get to this critical mass of membership. I am thrilled and delighted to see that you have joined our community... Welcome and THANK YOU!
We are looking forward to any best practices, guidance, tactics, files, photos and videos you are willing to share with us.
Also, you have full access to your very own blog web site within this community, so feel free to get into the swing of things and use this community as a means of sharing with associates, customers, clients and friends!
that picture on your profile fits you to a tee...lol. Good to see you my friend..... Gary Hagan is at UPS, and Joe Kerr is a Dealership Trainer for us at GMAC...I got him hired on. I have beenwith GMAC for just over a year now. Glad to see you are doing well. I should have started my own gig, too...cell ph 812-786-6196..buzz me sometime...
Thanks... We're rocking pretty good. It's a challenging market out there for the Dealers. They need all the help they can get. How's it going for you?
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