Cox Automotive Chooses Industry Veteran David Pyle To Lead Enterprise Dealer Partnerships
Industry-proven executive to lead team focused on enterprise partnerships across financial, inventory, media and retail solutions
ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2016 – Cox Automotive, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, has named David Pyle senior vice president of enterprise dealer partnerships.
In this role, Pyle will oversee the company’s sales division within the client success organization. Pyle will lead a team that is dedicated to selling products from the entire suite of Cox Automotive brands, including financial, inventory, media and retail solutions, to large enterprise clients. Additionally, this team is responsible for providing a unified sales, service and support experience that optimizes client interactions and satisfaction.
Pyle was one of the founding employees of Autotrader.com, now the Cox Automotive brand Autotrader, joining the company in 1998. Throughout his 18-year tenure, Pyle has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, product and sales. Pyle led the former Autotrader/Kelley Blue Book sales team for three years before transitioning to the company’s client success group in 2015. He was most recently senior vice president of client services for Cox Automotive leading loyalty and rewards strategy.
“David is especially qualified to lead the enterprise dealer partnerships team in meeting its goal of identifying unique ways to help our clients improve their business and solve their toughest challenges,” said Chief Client Success Officer Raj Sundaram. “Cox Automotive fosters a client-obsessed culture that is committed to deep partnerships, and I look forward to David’s leadership as we continue to evolve how we help our clients achieve success.”
Pyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.