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Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

The tech firm confirmed this week reports that COO Mark O’Neil plans to retire this February. He’ll depart almost four years after Cox’s acquisition of Dealertrack, a company he led as CEO for about 14 years.

September 25, 2018

Transparency Wave Rolling Into F&I

Transparency Wave Rolling Into F&I

Digital retailing invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center in late March for NADA 2018, but its arrival did little to bring clarity to F&I’s cloudy future.

May 7, 2018

Don’t Tune Out

Don’t Tune Out

The editor takes you inside a conference that had digital retailing makers wooing auto finance execs.

June 9, 2017

The Digital Evangelist

The Digital Evangelist

Cox Automotive’s Mark O’Neil talks to the editor about MakeMyDeal’s future, digital retailing, and the fate of the F&I office.

June 9, 2017

GO Financial Exits Indirect Channel

The subprime finance source’s president says the company’s decision to exit the indirect channel was neither performance-based nor a reflection of current conditions in the subprime auto finance sector. Move connected to Cox's purchase of Dealertrack.

May 12, 2016

Cox Automotive to Buy Dealertrack for $4 Billion

The software giants are currently forming an integration team to determine how the combined companies will be organized once the deal closes in the third quarter. A company official said Cox had identified Dealertrack as an acquisition target last year.

June 16, 2015

Transforming Automotive Retail

Transforming Automotive Retail

Dealertrack’s Raj Sundaram says the industry is in the midst of major change. He believes the company’s acquisition of Dealer.com puts the firm in the perfect position to respond.

April 7, 2014

To Catch a Customer

To Catch a Customer

Optimists at the NADA and the AFSA conferences believe the industry is primed to sell a million more vehicles this year than in 2012. But as one dealer rep said, it’s going to take a unified effort to make that prediction a reality.

April 16, 2013

Updating F&I

Updating F&I

Connecting F&I to the digital world was the talk at the annual dealer and lender conventions last month, and opinions varied on what the F&I office of the future will look like.

March 13, 2012

Industry’s Common Denominator Located

The editor weighs in on the industry’s migration toward a new credit scoring system that’s more understanding and a little bit harsher.

April 4, 2011

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

Karina Grile worked overtime to get Voss Auto Network’s stores in line with the industry’s newest rule — one that experts say could be a blessing in disguise.

January 1, 2011

Companies Ramping Up Risk-Based Pricing Solutions
DMS Arena Heats Up

DMS Arena Heats Up

Companies that went through Reynolds’ integration and certification program say the technology company upheld its promise to integrate third-party software companies, some even saying the debate over data access was more fervor than substance.

April 1, 2010

Industry Getting Its Second Wind

Key indexes point to a rebound, but the road to recovery is a long ways off. Still, there are opportunities to be had.

January 1, 2010

Stock Up/Stock Down

Stock Up/Stock Down

Experts believe the volatility the used-vehicle market experienced this year may not be temporary, and say dealers will need a culture change if they hope to succeed in this new environment.

December 1, 2009