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

Luxury hoses hit the shelves in Brisbane boutique

first_imgSunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in carribean kiss ($159). The Claw Wallmount Hanger is $279.Sunday Society owner Eliza Ditchmen said homeowners were increasingly paying attention to the “extra touches” when it came to decorating their property. “Often in life it’s the small details that enhance our experiences and the same applies to our homes,” Ms Ditchmen said.“Adding a glamorous hose and nozzle set to your beautiful garden is one of those interesting little details that surprise visitors in those spaces.” Garden hoses don’t have to be boring — or ugly!Homeowners are upping the ante in the decorating stakes and splashing cash on items previously thought of for practical purposes only. Homewares boutique Sunday Society, based at Coorparoo, sells everything from lamps to lounges, cushions to bookends, and recently added luxury hoses and hose nozzle sets to their stocked lines. Luxe Nozzle Set in Gold (Brass) is $167.Don’t forget about hanging your hose — a regular reel won’t do.Grab a claw wallmount hanger ($279) or a reindeer hose hanger ($299) for the final touches. Sunday Society patterned hose nozzle ($103).The nozzles come in a box with the neatly lettered phrase, “For glamorous people with dirty nails.” Sunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in gold digger ($219).Forget about garish green and orange hose nozzles, with nozzles to match the hose available for $79.If matching colours are not enough, a leopard print hose nozzle ($103) can be picked up, or a brass or chrome nozzle ($167) for the ultimate in class. Rusty rose hose with a claw wallmount hanger and chrome nozzle.The Luxe Garden Hose comes in seven different colours, from black swan and white snake for those who like to keep it monochrome, to rusty rose and carribean kiss for a colour injection, and will set you back $159 for 20m. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Sunday Society Luxe Garden Hose in rusty rose ($159).For those who want a little extra luxury, there is a gold version of the hose for $219. The Reindeer Hose Hanger will set you back $299.last_img read more