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

Barca complete signing of highly-rated Brazilian youngster– report

first_imgBarcelona have paid Sao Paulo €4.5m to complete the signing of highly-rated forward player Gustavo Maia, report Globoesporte. The Catalan giants have now paid an additional €3.5m deal to complete the transfer after holding a €1m deposit on a player who has yet to play a senior match for the Brazilian club. Maia is known as a pacey forward with strong finishing ability and an eye for a pass but it is no doubt unusual that he is yet to play a professional game in his home nation before securing a switch to European football. Loading… Advertisement Read Also:Chelsea table cash plus Kepa for Atletico Madrid shot-stopperMaia has impressed for the club’s underage sides, as well as the Brazilian Under-16 and Under-17 sides.He joined Sao Paulo as a 14-year-old and he scored 30 goals in 36 appearances during the 2018 calendar year and hit 21 the following year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona transfer news has been dominated by their pursuit of Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and the arrival of Miralem Pjanic from Juventus, with the club extremely busy in restructuring their squad. Blaugrana director Xavier Vilajoana confirmed last month that there was an agreement in place to complete a deal but there has yet to be an official announcement. Barcelona were happy to pay the initial €1m for the deal earlier this year but then had to delay the confirmation due to a disagreement on the restructuring of the payment schedule. However, that is not expected to force the deal to collapse, with Barcelona set to secure a majority ownership transfer, with Sao Paulo retaining a 30% stake in the highly-rated forward. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayMysterious Underwater Objects Most People Don’t Know About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern FoodsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?last_img read more

Names of BH Participants at the Olympic Games announced

first_imgA total of 11 BH athletes, participants of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be officially presented tomorrow at the Olympic Committee of BiH (OC BiH).At this Olympics, BiH will have the most numerous team in history. Colors of BiH will be defending following: athletes Amel Tuka, Hamza Alic, Kemal Mesic, Mesud Pezer, Lucija Kimani; tennis players Damir Dzumhur and Mirza Basic; swimmers Amina Kajtaz and Mihajlo Ceprkalo; judoka Larisa Ceric and shooter Tatjana Djekanovic.Coaches will travel with athletes and the Olympic delegation will consist of 24 persons.“Amel Tuka put his professional masseur on disposal to the whole team, so for the first time, we will be a complete Olympic delegation with all supporting contents,” said the Secretary General of OC BiH, Said Fazlagic.For the first time, BiH is going to the Olympics with great ambitions, including a wish to win a medal. The most is expected from the athlete Amela Tuka and judoka Larisa Ceric.For the first time on the Olympic Games, two BH tennis players will perform, since Mirza Basic received an invitation as well.(Source: fokus.ba)last_img read more