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Randy Kobat: 2020 Q1 Live Market View

As 2020 gets underway, dealers are seeing that market conditions continue to change and margins aren’t what they used to be.

This edition of Live Market View helps you focus on the future of your business and achieve better results — despite ever-changing market conditions.

Hear from Randy Kobat, senior vice president of vAuto, HomeNet, and Rebates & Incentives at Cox Automotive, as he shares how a “never idle” mindset and an investment-minded approach to inventory management can help you optimize your performance and profitability in new and used vehicles.

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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