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Performance Matters Podcast Peels the Personal Onion

I do a fair number of interviews with analysts, reporters, students and others interested in the automotive industry.

As a general rule, the best interviews are really conversations, marked by a healthy exchange of ideas and perspectives. Likewise, the best interviewers are those whose curiosities, interests and personalities produce open-ended, thoughtful questions that inspire meaningful responses. A journalist friend describes the interview process as “peeling the onion.”

A few weeks ago, I was the “onion” on Performance Matters with Garrett Jorewicz, senior director of operations for NextGear Capital.

Some background: Garrett’s podcast is his brainchild. He launched it as a way to primarily help his NextGear colleagues better understand their business and its connective tissue to other parts of Cox Automotive. The podcast struck me as a cool idea, and I made time for it on my calendar.

During the interview, Garrett proved to be a good interviewer. We discussed Stockwave, my books and a few personal things.

Here’s a link to have a listen:


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About the Author

Dale Pollak serves as executive vice president for Cox Automotive, a position he’s held since the company he founded, vAuto, became part of the Cox family in 2010. At Cox, Dale helps drive integrated innovation across the company’s auction, media and software divisions to help dealers increase efficiencies, sales volumes and profitability. The latest innovation, Provision ProfitTime™, debuted at the 2019 NADA convention, helping dealers embrace an investment value–based used vehicle management methodology. Prior to Cox, Dale led vAuto to become the premier inventory management solution provider for franchise and independent dealers. Dale pioneered the Velocity Method of Management®, which has been adopted by thousands of dealers. Dale has written five books, the latest of which, “Gross Deception,” was released in 2019.

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