MISSION, Kan — Vice President and General Manager of VinSolutions Lori Wittman was promoted to senior vice president to lead the newly formed Cox Automotive sales and F&I solutions team. As part of her promotion, she will also be maintaining her role as the general manager.
In her new role, Wittman will lead Cox Automotive in addressing the automotive industry’s steady movement away from the onsite software and toward online solutions for the F&I space.
Wittman brings more than 20 years of cross-industry technology and business operations experience to her new role. Before joining VinSolutions in 2013, Wittman had held several positions at Accenture, Freightquote and H&R Block.
"Lori has been a driving force in the company's continued growth from day one," said Keith Jezek, president of Cox Automotive's software group. "Her dedicated leadership is a huge benefit to both VinSolutions and Cox Automotive. Now, in addition to shaping the future development of VinSolutions, Lori will lead this new solution team. Forming the Sales and F&I Solutions team is another example of how Cox Automotive continues to align and integrate offerings to enable dealer clients to be more profitable and efficient."
The Sales and F&I solutions team was created after Cox Automotive named VinSolutions as its designated CRM solution. The team comprises both the dealer-facing portions of Cox Automotive’s F&I holdings as well as VinSolutions, according to the company.