CHICAGO — SOCIALDEALER, a social media management company, has hired Brian Fjeldsted as its director of corporate development.

Fjeldsted comes to SOCIALDEALER with almost 20 years of experience at General Motors, where he worked in vehicle sales, service and marketing. He was responsible for digital business development and provided consulting service to GM dealers.

“While I will miss all the great people and relationships I have made over the years at GM, I am really excited to be joining the team at SOCIALDEALER,” said Fjeldsted,  “I truly believe that this company has great products, services and people that will continue to propel it forward with tremendous growth.”

Joe Castle, CEO and founder of SOCIALDEALER, added: “We are very excited to have Brian join our team. The number of requests for SOCIALDEALER to work with OEM, ad agencies and technology partners has been tremendous thus far in 2012, and Brian’s automotive experience will be invaluable.”