CINCINNATI, Ohio — OneCommand, formerly known as CallCommand, announced the appointment of Jamie Powers, formerly OneCommand’s director of dealer development, to the position of vice president of national accounts. In this role Powers will be responsible for creating and enriching relationships with large auto dealer consolidator groups. He is charged with growing this market segment by working hand-in-hand with OneCommand’s support team to bring true customized solutions and value to these clients. He will report directly to Marvin Grimm, OneCommand’s executive vice president and general manager, and will be based out of OneCommand’s office in Cincinnati.
“Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge and over 10 years of automotive industry experience to this new position. He has also had a tremendous impact on OneCommand since his arrival. He was one of the best performing regional sales managers the company has ever had and then, as director of dealer development, he implemented a highly successful loyalty process that ensures tremendous customer retention for our dealer clients. I am excited to have him step up to this new level of responsibility,” commented Al Babbington, OneCommand CEO.
Prior to OneCommand, Powers served as national sales manager at LMLTechnologies (formerly known as Lease Link), which was later acquired by DealerTrack. He worked his way up from marketing rep, where he outsold every other sales rep in the company, and within a year rose to regional sales manager. From there he was promoted to national sales manager.
Prior to LML, Powers worked as the general manager at a Ford dealership in Ohio. At the time Powers took it over it was one of the lowest in its zone for CSI and first service show ratio. Powers realigned the advertising budget to be more effective, retrained the sales team and instituted new systems and processes. As a result the store rose to second place in its zone for sales volume and grosses, and into the top 10 percent for CSI.
Commenting on his new position, Powers stated, “It’s been a wonderful experience working with such a dynamic and growing company over the past couple of years. The need in the automotive industry has never been greater for solutions that dramatically reduce marketing costs and improve customer response. OneCommand is well positioned to help dealers overcome these challenges and I am thrilled to step up and take this new position to help ensure success for our company and our customers.”