Dealer.com appoints Rick Gibbs as president

first_imgDealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external)) today named Rick Gibbs as its new president.  Gibbs co-founded the company in 1998 and has since held the position of CTO, shaping and directing Dealer.com’s technological vision, while spearheading its emergence as the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry. As President, Gibbs will help guide the company as it significantly increases employee headcount and accelerates product development and delivery volume over the years ahead.”Rick’s appointment sends a strong signal to the industry that we are first and foremost a technology company that empowers auto dealers, dealer groups and OEMs. We see a growing trend of powerful Software as a Service business models being driven by technologists,” commented Mark Bonfigli, Dealer.com’s CEO, who previously held the title of President as well.”Rick’s expertise and dedication have been critical in enabling us to nearly quadruple our revenues over the last three years among the most challenging years ever in the auto industry,” Bonfigli continued. “Combining creativity with strategic foresight, he has consistently led Dealer.com’s research and development teams to deliver cutting-edge products that are responsive to dealers’ needs and outperform anything on the market. He has continued to refine product management and added business analysis groups to benchmark best practices that keep our clients two to four years ahead of the competition. Assuming the role of president and CTO, Rick will now help guide us to entirely new levels of technology development, growth and expansion.”Commenting on his new position, Gibbs said, “I’m honored and thrilled to take on the role of president and excited about the opportunities ahead for Dealer.com. We have an industry-leading pipeline of products, a very strong and financially sound company, and are well-positioned for continued growth.”Prior to co-founding Dealer.com, Gibbs consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies, designing and building next-generation web applications and interactive training systems. Gibbs is a graduate of Clarkson University, with a degree in computer engineering.About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  The company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability. More dealerships use the Dealer.com platform than any other platform in the world.  Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2009 Top Rated Website Provider on DrivingSales.com, and won the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best Website Solution and the 2009 Most Comprehensive Search Marketing Platform Award from the Automotive Search Marketing Association. For more information visit:http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm(link is external).Source: Dealer.comlast_img read more

AFCON 2015: Players to be tested for Ebola

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that all players taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations will be tested for the Ebola virus.The governing body has implemented this measures in a bid to limit the potential spread of the deadly virus, which has claimed the lives of over 8,000 people.Anyone showing signs of infection will be quarantined for 21 days, along with those who refuse to be tested.Morocco were originally due to host the tournament but were stripped of their hosting rights after requesting that the tournament be postponed due to fears over the spread of the virus.A CAF statement read: “Everyone arriving at the Nations Cup must respect the medical rules and regulations.”Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the worst affected countries, although of the three, only Guinea will be involved in the 2015 edition of the tournament.last_img read more

9 Things You Will Experience When You Find The RIGHT Man

first_imgThis is what true love feels like.It might feel completely impossible for ladies to find a quality guy at this point. It’s like today’s modern culture just encourages men to be noncommittal, dishonest, and emotionally distant. You’ve gone out on dates with terrible men who just continue to disappoint you left and right. You find yourself in unfulfilling relationships that leave you feeling empty and frustrated. And so as a result, you don’t really feel like you know what a great guy looks like or what being in a happy relationship would be like.Well, to give you your answer, you just need to keep an eye out for these signs:1. There will be no playing of games with one another in your relationship.You aren’t going to be playing games with one another. Your boyfriend isn’t going to be withholding when it comes to feeling and emotions. He won’t want to make you feel jealous on purpose. He won’t deliberately make you wait a long time before he responds to your text messages. He is always going to be real about how he feels about you and he isn’t one to be immature with his methods.2. You are going to feel a sense of safety and security when you’re together.It’s weird how all of the relationships of your past always brought out your deepest insecurities. But that will never happen in a relationship with a great guy. He would never do anything to trigger your insecurities. He would always do his best to uplift you and give you constant reassurance about the strength of your love. He would never make you feel like you’re expendable in his eyes.3. You feel like you always have someone you can count on to be there for you when things get difficult.He is always going to deliver for you. Regardless of how challenging things might get in your relationship, he is always going to remain constant. You can always count on him to still be there when you wake up in the morning. You won’t have to worry about him abandoning you just because you’re going through rough patches. He is always going to be there for you even when it’s inconvenient.4. You are never going to feel isolated or abandoned.Sometimes, not even being in a relationship is going to save you from feeling alone or abandoned. But when you’re in a relationship with a quality guy, you’re never going to feel any of these things anymore. You are going to understand what it means to have constant companionship. You are going to finally going to learn to appreciate the escape from the world of loneliness and isolation.5. There will be a consistent balance and harmony in your relationship.You are always going to notice that all of your emotional investments in your relationship are going to pay off. All of the effort that you put forth into actually making things work for the both of you will be reciprocated. You will never be made to feel like you have to do the heavy lifting for the both of you. Your partner is going to try his best to actually keep you in his life. He will love you the same way that you love him – and you are going to feel it.6. You always feel like your confidence is getting a boost.You will just feel better about yourself because of this relationship. This relationship is going to make you feel like you are a person you can be proud of being.7. You feel okay when you have fights with one another.It doesn’t faze you much whenever you and your boyfriend have disagreements. Before, you would look to avoid arguments and conflicts as much as you can. You thought that even the slightest fight would be enough to make your relationship crumble to the ground. But now, you know that you are free to disagree with your boyfriend without having to worry that he’s going to want to break up with you.8. You consider your partner to be your best friend.At the base of it all, you are best friends. You have a solid friendship that you built your romantic relationship around. You have great chemistry and synergy. You are always communicating well with one another. You always have a good time when you’re together.9. The future won’t seem so intimidating anymore.In the past, the uncertainty of the future always used to bring a sense of anxiety and nervousness to you. Your insecurities would always be put on full display. But now that you’re in a relationship with a great guy, you aren’t so afraid of facing an uncertain future anymore. You embrace the idea of having a blank canvas on which you and your partner can build a life together.Sourcelast_img read more