ATLANTA, January 19, 2016 – Cox Automotive, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, announced the appointment of Eric Jacobs as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. In this position, Jacobs will lead strategic business development across Cox Automotive, including mergers and acquisitions. He will also continue to create partnerships that will further the success of Cox Automotive’s client portfolio. Jacobs will report directly to Cox Automotive Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Neil Johnston.
“Eric’s leadership and commitment to bringing the best solutions to the table for our customers made him the ideal choice to lead our business development efforts,” said Johnston. “As we look into the future and expand our footprint both domestically and internationally, he will help us to continue to create partnerships that will further the success of our clients.”
Jacobs was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Dealertrack Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Cox Automotive on October 1, 2015. He brings more than 15 years of automotive experience to Cox Automotive, previously serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Dealertrack Technologies and President of Dealertrack Canada.
Prior to working at Dealertrack Technologies, Jacobs was an attorney focusing on corporate mergers & acquisitions and securities law at O’Melveny & Meyers and an audit manager at KPMG. He received a J.D. from with honors Rutgers School of Law-Newark and a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Rider University and is a former Certified Public Accountant.
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 Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 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 more than $17 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.