AUSTIN, Texas — F&I product provider RoadVantage announced the promotion of Randy Ross from senior vice president of sales to president of sales, and the addition of two new members to its senior management team.
Ross, who joined the company five years ago, previously owned and operated Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Boone, N.C., for nearly 15 years. He also cofounded Group 1 Automotive and served as dealer group’s platform president between 1997 and 2000.
"From the start, I have believed in the power of the mission here at RoadVantage,” said Ross, who also served as managing partner at Town North Nissan Mitsubishi, Elgin Ford, Round Rock Nissan in Austin Texas. "We have some of the most talented people in the industry, the most comprehensive products, and certainly the most amazing claims staff in the business. I am extremely proud at what we have accomplished so far, and with these two awesome additions, this is only the beginning of where we're going to take this company."
The company also announced that Keith Cooper, former senior vice president of sales at Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS), has been hired to replace Ross as the company’s new senior vice president of sales. He will spearhead the company's national sales efforts.
Prior to his tenure at IAS, Cooper served as the executive vice president and general manager at the Genesis Marketing Group. He also served as director of national sales for Gulf States Financial Services, president, COO and partner at Triple Protection Auto Care, and president and general manager for Walkaway USA Inc.
"This is an exciting next step for me, and I am beyond pleased to be joining RoadVantage,” Cooper said. "This is a company that values people, while ensuring they have the absolute best possible products on the market. I am truly excited to be a part of the next stage of their growth and evolution."
Joining the RoadVantage team in September as national vice president of sales is Steve Chandler. He most recently served as regional vice president at CNA National, where he was responsible for growth, management, and agent relationships for the company’s Western region of the United States. He and Brad Blizzard, the company’s other national vice president of sales, will report directly to Cooper.
Chandler’s industry career also includes stints as regional vice president at Protective Life, director of operations and marketing at Trend Personnel, and vice president of training services at EFG Companies.
"I have watched RoadVantage grow into a powerhouse in this market, and I am excited to be joining the team,” said Chandler. “This is an amazing opportunity, and I look forward to helping them continue this forward momentum."
Commenting on Ross’ promotion and his senior management team’s new additions, RoadVantage CEO Garret Lacour added: “There is a reason we are the fastest growing F&I company in the industry, and that's the people. We have an incredible team, and I know that Randy, Keith, and Steve are all going to do great things. We're just getting started."