ATLANTA – As part of its focus on strengthening partnerships and driving business growth and velocity for its clients, Manheim has named Peter Grupposo as vice president of Dealer Sales and Holly Capps as vice president of Inventory Solutions Commercial and Wholesale Sales. Both will report to Tim McKinley, senior vice president of sales for Manheim, and assume their new roles effective June 1.
In his new position, Grupposo will lead a team of client executives responsible for developing and managing comprehensive inventory solutions for dealer clients. Having held leadership roles within Manheim’s sales organization since 2014, Grupposo most recently served as Manheim’s vice president of Inventory Solutions Commercial and Wholesale Sales. In 2013, he was named vice president of operations and business development for NextGear Capital where he designed and implemented the sales structure for both the field sales and inside sales functions focusing primarily on the independent dealer space. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions with Dealer Services Corporation and NextGear Capital dating back to 2005, including sales executive, general manager and regional director of sales for the Northeast region.
“Pete’s thought leadership and deep industry experience, coupled with his keen ability to assess industry trends and market dynamics, make him the ideal choice to lead our Dealer Sales team,” said McKinley. “I know he will bring a fresh approach and tremendous passion to continue driving sales while ensuring growth and continued success for our dealer clients.”
With Grupposo’s move, Capps will assume the role of vice president of Inventory Solutions Commercial and Wholesale Sales, where she will lead a team responsible for maintaining and exploring new revenue and market share growth opportunities for Manheim’s commercial clients. Capps joins Manheim from Cox Media, where she served most recently as group vice president responsible for the leadership and development of sales strategies for the advertising division of Cox Communications, Inc. No stranger to the automotive industry, Capps has worked closely with Cox Media’s automotive dealer and manufacturer clients throughout her 20-year career to develop media solutions that attracted and engaged customers.
“Holly’s a proven leader with in-depth knowledge of the industry’s changing market conditions as well as the demands facing dealers and manufacturers today,” said McKinley. “I’m confident that she will continue to evolve our sales strategies to further help our commercial clients thrive in today’s marketplace.”
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through 127 traditional and mobile auction sites and a robust digital marketplace, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $57 billion in value and generate annual revenues of more than $2.6 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.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 33,000 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 $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
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