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Ways to Win in Wholesale and Retail - Cox Automotive Experience 2021 Session

Ways to Win in Wholesale and Retail

If operations during a health crisis was the number one story for dealers in 2020, inventory acquisition would likely be a close second. A similar story will be true in 2021, which means it’ll be essential for dealers to take advantage of technology and tools that help them more efficiently acquire and sell used vehicles.

  • Randy Kobat - Vice President, Inventory Management Solutions
  • Grace Huang - President, Manheim

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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