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Cars.com Acquires Dealer Inspire

By February 15, 2018Press Release

If you spend a bit of time at auto conferences and around the social media watering holes where auto folks hang out, you’ll find that there’s a family in this industry. We may compete vigorously for customers and customer budgets, but I count so many people in this industry amongst my closest friends. Auto is a family and when a family member has a good day, it demands acknowledgement.

Cars.com announced yesterday morning that it has acquired Dealer Inspire. I’m excited for my friends Joe Chura (Dealer Inspire’s founder and CEO), Alex Vetter (Cars.com CEO) and Greg McGivney (now Dealer Inspire’s COO) on an amazing outcome, and I wish them well as they begin the often difficult process of integrating their companies.

The market declares value with its dollars and an investment of this magnitude in a competitor is both great news for the Dealer Inspire team and great news for DealerOn! This acquisition is not only a vote for Dealer Inspire, but a vote for the insurgency that DealerOn has long led: to provide the auto industry with innovative and compelling next generation alternatives to the entrenched interests that have dominated the space for years — CDK Global and Cox Automotive’s Dealer.com.

Congratulations Joe, Alex, and Greg! And GAME ON!

Author Ali Amirrezvani

DealerOn CEO and Co-Founder Email Ali | Follow Ali on Twitter Ali Co-founded DealerOn in 2004 with his brother and Partner, Amir. Ali with 11+ years of experience is considered one of the top minds of Digital Marketing in the industry and a frequently sought public speaker at NADA, Digital Dealer and other industry forums. Ali is focused on achieving growth by directing the company to develop and acquire best of breed products and services, strategic partnerships and being instrumental in attracting and signing up large Auto Groups. Prior to Dealeron, Ali held executive sales roles for both Cylynx, Inc. and Digiweb,where he focused on building customer retention strategies and selling outsourced support solutions.

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