CarNow Adds New Senior Vice President and Partners with ShipYourCarNow
In addition to a new partnership in vehicle transportation, CarNow, which provides digital retail solutions to the automotive industry, has appointed a new senior vice president of OEM relations and national accounts.
Hired for the role was Michael Seeman, who previously served as vice president and general manager of corporate divisions at CDK Global, where he worked for 20 years.
In his new position, Seeman will lead the development of OEM relationships as well as business development efforts, including new strategic partnerships and national dealer groups.
“We are truly excited about Michael’s energy, experience and passion for the automobile,” CarNow Managing Director Andy Park said in a press release.
“His impressive automotive experience, industry reputation and track record of developing, growing and maintaining the most strategic relationships and sales results make his leadership a key driver of our next phase of growth. I am delighted to welcome him to the CarNow team.
Seeman added, “I am thrilled to join a respected organization with an incredible culture. My goal will be to serve our customers by helping to streamline the online and in-store car buying experience for their consumers through a unified, real-time platform that eliminates the need for numerous single-point solutions.
“We have strong momentum and a very talented team with experience in multiple industries,” he said. “I look forward to contributing to this pivotal stage in the company’s evolution.”
Speaking of partnerships and relationships, it was announced last week that CarNow has partnered with ShipYourCarNow, an automotive transportation, technology and services provider.
Thanks to this partnership, CarNow’s Real-Time Retail tool will now have a seamless shipping solution integrated directly into the platform.
With this, CarNow dealer partners can include shipping as part of the consumer’s purchase process, giving them accurate, real-time delivery costs before completing their purchase.
They may also include shipping costs as part of vehicle financing.
“With our suite of Integrated Automotive Transportation Solutions (IATS), we have the flexibility to meet any business process requirements for an exceptional user experience,” John Robertson, executive vice president of ShipYourCarNow, said in a statement.
“CarNow has chosen a completely transparent solution, all the information necessary for transport is automatically filled in via the API. The customer experience is as simple as choosing how quickly they want their car delivered and ticking the box. We realize it from there. said Robertson.
Paul Chae, Senior Vice President of Product CarNow, added, “CarNow’s platform is designed to provide dealers and consumers with advanced, easy-to-use technology solutions that streamline the car buying process.
“We want to ensure that our dealers and their buyers have the best possible options for shipping vehicles during the digital retail process, which is why we are pleased to announce the integration of ShipYourCarNow with our platform. real-time retail.”