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
The software solution provider today announced its rebranding and the release of a new remote sales tool designed to handle an entire deal electronically.
October 9, 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
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
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
Alex Mallman, who most recently served as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China, replaces AutoGravity’s co-founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs, who left in May, according to the Orange County Business Journal.
July 17, 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
EFG Companies CEO John Pappanastos said digital buying habits, millennial and Gen Z consumers, and women are forcing industry change dealers must embrace.
June 20, 2018
SpringStack is an end-to-end auto finance platform designed to power a direct-to-consumer online experience for banks and other finance sources. It supports multiple financing product options and offers real-time loan configuration, document upload, vehicle valuation and pricing, electronic signature and more.
June 13, 2018
Following the announced closing of its acquisition of The Warranty Group, Assurant announced new leaders for its global automotive business.
May 31, 2018
The turnkey, ecommerce solution allows dealers to present options for service contracts, tire-and-wheel, GAP, and many other F&I products during or after the time of purchase. Consumers simply visit the dealer’s website and enter their VIN to access competitive rates from multiple F&I product vendors.
May 31, 2018