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Perspective from NADA 2023 in Dallas | Q1 2023 Live Market View | vAuto

Two things will define success for dealers in 2023—better operational discipline and greater trust in outcome-driven decision-making. Those are two key take-aways Derek Hansen, VP Operations for vAuto, and Dale Pollak, vAuto founder, gleaned from their discussions with dealers at NADA. Hear how dealers can achieve greater success in the year ahead, despite uncertainty about today’s more variable market.

About the Author

DEREK HANSEN VP of Operations, Inventory Management Solutions Cox Automotive Derek's focus is to advance vAuto's new Variable Management strategy, supported by its flagship solution ProfitTime® GPS, while continuing to grow Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer and Upside™. By driving integrations between dealer workflows and Cox Automotive’s offerings, Derek aims to help dealers achieve more profitable, efficient, and seamless outcomes across their retail and wholesale portfolios. Derek joined the Cox Automotive team in January 2015 as senior director of strategic planning before taking on responsibility for Manheim’s digital operations as VP of digital inventory solutions. In that role, he successfully launched and grew Manheim Express before joining vAuto as VP of wholesale operations in 2020. Prior to Cox Automotive, Derek served in roles with Bain & Company, Deloitte Consulting and Intel Corp. He holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in accounting from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University.

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