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Cox Automotive Names New SVP of Sales To Guide Integrated Sales, Client Growth Strategy
Move follows retirement of SVP Holly Capps following a distinguished 25-year career

ATLANTA (Sep. 7, 2022) – Cox Automotive announced today the selection of Peter Grupposo as senior vice president of sales overseeing the Commercial Sales, Dealer Sales and Market Insights teams for Manheim and NextGear Capital. He succeeds Holly Capps who is retiring from the position at the end of 2022 after an exceptional 25-year career with the company.

Most recently, Grupposo served as vice president of Dealer Sales. In this role, he was responsible for leading Manheim and NextGear Capital’s field sales teams nationwide who represent a broad range of inventory solutions for dealer clients. In this role since 2017, his sales strategy delivered significant growth across the company’s inventory platforms, including DealShield, Ready Logistics and Manheim Express.

Grupposo began his automotive career in 2003 in the management trainee program at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. In 2005, he joined Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) as a field sales representative, and then general manager, before Manheim acquired DSC in 2012. Since then, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility within the Cox Automotive family, including vice president of operations and business development for NextGear Capital, vice president of national accounts for Manheim, and Manheim’s vice president of Inventory Solutions Commercial and Wholesale Sales.

Capps’s tenure as senior vice president of sales was defined by a relentless focus and customized approach to each client’s business needs, driving new growth and increased market share. She joined Cox Automotive in 2017 as vice president of commercial sales for Manheim, leading a team of sales leaders and strategic account managers and helping to deliver significant revenue growth. Previously, she spent 20 years with Cox Communications, earning five management and executive-level promotions, culminating in her role as group vice president.

“There is no question, Holly’s vision and execution have made an incredible mark on this company, and her positive impact will last for many years to come,” said Tim McKinley, chief sales officer, Cox Automotive. “We can’t thank Holly enough for her many contributions and wish her all the best in the next chapter.”

Over the next few months, Capps will work closely with Grupposo to ensure a seamless transition with team members and clients.

“I am confident Pete will build on Holly’s strategic thinking and be instrumental in driving critical, enterprise-wide imperatives across the business,” said McKinley.

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using vehicles easier for everyone. The global company’s more than 27,000 team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion.