June 8, 2009 (Burlington, VT) – Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that industry veteran Tom O’Leary will join the Dealer.com team as vice president of sales. In the new role, O’Leary will lead the company’s sales operations for North America’s leading dealerships, dealer groups and OEMs. With almost two decades of demonstrated professional success in automotive, IT and online marketing best practices, O’Leary brings a wealth of knowledge and direct insight to Dealer.com’s clients, staff members and management.
“We are honored to add the experience and expertise Tom brings to the Dealer.com senior management team,” commented Dealer.com CMO Dean Evans. “We are dedicated more than ever before in our history to our direct retail sales efforts and O’Leary is a leader who will help drive our continued successful momentum. He can speak to our retail customers from a consultative role, with a very high level of detail. Plus, he understands the nuts and bolts of our most advanced automotive Internet marketing platform. We are more dedicated than ever to helping our retail dealers in North America achieve success and O’Leary will be another great resource for our clients.”
O’Leary’s most recent career highlights have been as a managing partner of eBizAutos and as director of retail sales operations for Tesla Motors. While at Tesla, he managed all aspects of development of the first two retail installations in southern California, serving as interim general manager at both stores. He has also served as the senior manager for eBay Motors’ Dealer Marketplace where he was responsible for the entire passenger vehicle dealer vertical. As vice president for Jumpstart Digital Marketing, O’Leary managed strategic marketing programs for OEMs, Vehix.com and NADAguides.com. In addition, he served as the director of the SoftAd Group’s Ford Dealer Connection.
O’Leary’s depth of experience includes work with dealer ad networks, direct sales and marketing, OEM dealer website programs, third party lead providers, OEM retail sales and national consumer automotive portal retail sales. His unique experience includes work directly with OEMs, dealerships and online marketing companies, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry and the world of online retail sales and marketing. In his new role, he will head up the sales operations for Dealer.com and report directly to CMO Dean Evans.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Dealer.com team,” commented O’Leary. “I have been familiar with their online marketing platform for many years and have seen them grow into the major industry leader, helping more and more dealers and OEMs improve their online retail operations. In my new role, I want to share my knowledge and experience with Dealer.com clients and help bring more dealers on board to maximize their online marketing activities. I see my job as being an advocate to help all current and future Dealer.com clients be more successful.”