NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Enterprises and a provider of automotive dealer Web solutions, announced that Eric Brown has joined the company as the new general manager. Brown will be responsible for day-to-day operations and the focused execution of Dealerskins’ 2008 business plan. He replaces Tim Madel who has taken on new responsibilities within Dominion Enterprises as the head of search engine marketing. Brown will report directly to George Nenni, a vice president and general manager at Dominion Enterprises, and will be based out of Dealerskins’ Nashville, Tenn., offices.
“Eric is an outstanding addition to Dealerskins with a track record of over 25 years as a senior executive and a reputation for exceptional performance with both multinational Fortune 100 companies and venture capital backed start-ups. His career is highlighted by creative strategic insight and execution, exceptional leadership and strong revenue growth,” commented Nenni. “Dealerskins enjoyed a year of unprecedented growth in 2007, reaching 10 percent market penetration, and is on track to exceed all market goals in 2008. We are excited to have Eric take the helm to guide the company to even greater expansion as we move forward,” Nenni added.
Prior to Dealerskins, Brown served as vice president for ShiftWise Inc., a provider of healthcare supplemental staffing management technology. During his two-year tenure he developed sales, marketing and business development infrastructure along with a market strategy for the early state Internet technology start-up that led to record-setting growth and established the company as an industry leader.
Before that Brown was the vice president of marketing with InteliStaf Healthcare Inc., where he was responsible for marketing for nearly 100 business units and multiple divisions of the $350 million company. In addition, he managed all Internet operations, sales training initiatives and product development.
From 1996 to 2002 Brown served as the national director and vice president of sales and marketing with the Gannett Healthcare Group (Nursing Spectrum)/Gannett Inc., where he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development for all publishing divisions as well as the online, event services and continuing education divisions. Under his leadership the company reversed a negative growth trend and enjoyed a dramatic increase in revenue.
Commenting on his new position, Brown stated, “Dealerskins is a dynamic and growing company that continues to set new benchmarks in Web solutions for automotive dealers. It’s an exciting time to join the company as they expand their services with some innovative new products that are exactly what dealers have been asking for to better manage their Websites and the whole Internet sales cycle. We will continue to stay on the leading edge of innovation and continue our exceptional growth by providing the best solutions in the industry.”