Former TrueCar and AutoNation Executive Simon Smith Joins CentralBDC as President and Chief Operating Officer
"Simon has extensive experience in the automotive sector and an outstanding history of driving both top and bottom-line results while ensuring our dealer partners' needs remain top of mind," said Ben Shamsizadeh, CEO and Founder of CentralBDC. "Simon's expertise and industry knowledge of how to scale and grow effective teams and businesses will help CentralBDC deliver better results for our current dealers and prepare our organization to scale to successfully serve over 2,500 dealerships in 2022."
Before joining CentralBDC, Smith was Executive Vice President of Dealer Solutions at TrueCar, where he oversaw a team of over 350 employees playing a pivotal role in the development and execution of the company's dealer relations, growth and industry expansion. Smith previously held senior leadership positions at AutoNation Direct, Carsdirect and Internet Brands, and has amassed an extensive network of dealer relationships from his 20+ years within the automotive industry.
"CentralBDC is specifically built with the business needs of today's modern dealership in mind. The combined operations, technology and processes of CentralBDC provide accountable ROI while coupling cost efficiencies for dealers," noted Smith. "I'm thrilled to be joining the company at this pivotal time and look forward to helping grow our already impressive dealer partner network while also helping CentralBDC dealer partners better understand and measure their marketing spend against actual sales results."
Established in 2018 CentralBDC is the largest and fastest growing BDC Company in the automotive industry. CentralBDC has responded to over 19 million customer calls and scheduled over one million appointments for dealer partners over the past 24 months. Experience the power of people and technology and learn more at www.centralbdc.com