Wittman assumes primary leadership of Sales and F&I Solutions
VinSolutions General Manager Lori Wittman Promoted to Senior Vice President
Tuesday April 5, 2016
MISSION, Kan. (April 5, 2016) — Lori Wittman, VinSolutions vice president and general manager, has been promoted to senior vice president to lead the newly formed Cox Automotive™ Sales and F&I Solutions team. Wittman maintains her role as the general manager of VinSolutions.
“Lori has been a driving force in the company’s continued growth from day one,” said Keith Jezek, president, Cox Automotive Software Group. “Her dedicated leadership is a huge benefit to both VinSolutions and Cox Automotive. Now, in addition to shaping the future development of VinSolutions, Lori will lead this new solution team. Forming the Sales and F&I Solutions team is another example of how Cox Automotive continues to align and integrate offerings to enable dealer clients to be more profitable and efficient.”
The Sales and F&I Solutions team was created after Cox Automotive named VinSolutions its designated CRM solution. The team comprises the dealer-facing portions of Cox Automotive’s F&I holdings as well as VinSolutions. As part of her new role, Wittman will lead Cox Automotive in addressing the automotive industry’s steady movement away from on-site software and toward online solutions for the F&I space.
Wittman joined VinSolutions in 2013 with 20 years of cross-industry technology and business operations experience. She was an associate partner with Accenture, and also held positions with Freightquote and H&R Block. In 2015, Wittman was recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, a prestigious list compiled every five years to recognize top female executives at automakers, suppliers and dealerships nationwide.
VinSolutions helps make every customer connection count by providing individual dealers and dealer groups with sophisticated yet easy-to-use software solutions that span the scope of dealership operations. With its cloud-based system, VinSolutions’ all-in-one internal management, sales and service marketing solutions platform is accessible from anywhere an Internet connection is available, including mobile devices.
VinSolutions has been named to the Inc. 5000 every year since 2011 and has received numerous industry awards for its innovative products. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is Autosoft, CDK, Dealertrack DMS and Reynolds & Reynolds certified. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Mission, Kansas, VinSolutions is a Cox Automotive brand. Visit VinSolutions online at vinsolutions.com.
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 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 $18 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.