Chris Gugliotta, a former executive with Dealer.com and Lithia Motors, has joined the startup as head of strategic partnerships. He will be responsible for leveraging Driver Motors’ digital retailing tools for the industry’s largest finance sources and vehicle OEMs.
October 16, 2018
Express Desking integrates directly into a dealership’s branded Express Storefront, and allows sales agents to instantly message their desk managers, gain approvals on deal terms, and customize payment menu options without ever having to leave the customer’s side.
October 8, 2018
CDK Global announced on Tuesday that AutoFi has agreed to consume digital retailing APIs from the Fortellis Automotive Consumer Exchange Platform. Equifax, one of the platform’s inaugural publishers, also said on Tuesday it will publish new APIs for the platform.
September 12, 2018
DealerSocket announced the appointment of Gary Ito, who has worked at several global software and technology organizations over his 30-year finance and accounting career, as CFO.
September 10, 2018
Industry Summit’s annual ‘From the Boardroom’ session will feature executives from F&I product providers and software firms, who will tackle the big questions facing F&I offices as the industry continues to push for a more digitized car-buying experience.
July 23, 2018
The deal was first reported on Sunday by The Banks Report, which described the pending acquisition as checking off 'several boxes for CDK while filling a big product hole — a viable integrated CRM platform with significant market share.'
July 16, 2018
McGeorge Toyota is the latest dealership operation to add Roadster’s Express Storefront digital retailing platform. The dealership refers to its new website feature as ‘McGeorge @Home.’
July 12, 2018
The startup’s war chest now totals $30 million after securing $15 million in new funding. The announcement comes on the heels of two other major developments for the San Francisco-based startup, including new relationships with Lithia Motors and Lexus.
June 27, 2018
Lauren Wolfe, a more than 15-year digital-marketing specialist, will spearhead growth on the West Coast as the digital retailing provider’s new senior director of consumer experience.
May 30, 2018
The fintech firm’s executive previously served as vice president of product development and engineering at CDK Global. He is now tasked with accelerating AutoGravity’s engineering efforts.
May 24, 2018
MaximTrak aims to redefine the F&I transaction with its new FLITE ENGAGE digital retailing platform. Designed to provide an omnichannel experience, the platform can be used by dealership personnel in the showroom or by consumers on their mobile device.
March 22, 2018
Automotive finance veterans Joe Peterson and Flory Hunsaker join the tech firm as chief sales officer and regional sales director, respectively. They bring decades of sales success to eLEND as it prepares for the launch of its next-generation finance platform.
March 7, 2018
Through the newly forged partnership, indirect financing offers through TD Auto Finance will be made available to qualified buyers using AutoGravity’s digital retail platform.
March 6, 2018
Auto industry veteran and former Dominion executive Jessica Ruth has joined Clarivoy as vice president of product.
March 6, 2018
Blinker was founded in 2016 by a team of industry veterans from US Bank, CarMax, GM Financial, and Cox Automotive. With this week’s announcements, the startup is quickly gearing up to take on private-party marketplaces like Craigslist, Letgo, Autotrader, Cars.com and Facebook Marketplace.
February 20, 2018