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Dealer Voices: “We Love the Science of the Automotive Business”

 In this episode of the vAuto Podcast Retail Revival series, host Randy Kobat and Dan Garwatoski, sales manager at Nissan North in Columbus, Ohio, discuss how Dan and his team have found success despite ongoing volatility in the retail automotive market. Dan shares how Provision ProfitTime™ helped the dealership raise prices to meet retail demand and acquire the right cars for the right money, despite a hot wholesale market. Dan also discusses the digital retailing lessons his team has taken to heart, and how the right people and processes feed the dealership’s ongoing success.

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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