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Randy Kobat: 2018 Q1 Live Market View

In the first-quarter edition of Live Market View, Randy Kobat, senior VP of inventory software solutions at Cox Automotive, discusses the ups and downs of 2017 — and why he anticipates 2018 will be a year of opportunity for today’s dealerships. Randy also talks about the value of the Market Days Supply metric and how this calculation can help dealers fuel their success in Q1 and throughout the rest of the year.

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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