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Fall Expo 2021 Replay | The Art and Science of Appraising and Acquiring Customer Cars | vAuto

Our session teaches you how to expand your acquisition and sourcing efforts to more channels. Discover new ways to find, appraise and acquire the best vehicles for the right money and right reasons. Getting the right inventory today requires creative acquisition planning. Learn about the latest solutions and technology available to diversify your acquisition strategy and source more cars direct-from-consumers to unlock your full profit potential.

About the Author

Randy Kobat is vice president of operations and inventory management solutions for vAuto, Rebates & Incentives, KBB ICO and related products. In this role, Randy oversees all aspects of operations and performance for these companies and segments of Cox Automotive, helping them meet their respective goals for growth, product development and integration, and customer and employee satisfaction. Randy brings a unique blend of executive leadership expertise to vAuto that includes long-term planning, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, operations, sales management, and strategy development. Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Randy successfully held a variety of top-level leadership positions for automotive-related companies including Service Repair Solutions Inc., Trilogy Enterprises and CDK. Randy has also served as a business leadership lecturer for the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and other business schools. Randy earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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