AutoAlert, a leading provider of technology solutions that help auto dealers harness data to enhance customer loyalty, optimize dealership operations and drive revenue, has announced the appointment of Allan Stejskal as chief executive officer.
“Allan is a talented, proven leader, with a deep understanding of automotive retail technology and a focus on process and execution,” said Steve Young, chairman of the board and president of HGGC. “We see this as a vibrant and growing market, and both HGGC and the board are excited about the opportunity to continue to invest in and accelerate growth.”
“We also thank Mike Dullea for his many contributions to the company as CEO over the past five years,” added Young. “We know AutoAlert will continue to benefit from his insight as a board member.”
“Allan’s industry experience and knowledge will be critical to enhancing AutoAlert’s products, services and solutions, and driving growth,” noted Jeff Cotton, co-founder and member of the board. Boyd Warner, co-founder and member of the board added “AutoAlert will benefit from Allan’s unique combination of financial and operational expertise, as well as his strong people skills.”
Prior to joining AutoAlert, Stejskal was CEO of incadea, a global provider of automotive dealer management systems. At incadea, he drove process discipline with focus on a return to profitable growth and improved client experience. Previously, Stejskal served as senior vice president and chief information officer at AutoNation, the largest new car retailer in the United States, where he spearheaded digitization of the sales and service process. Stejskal increased the closing rate 5x for engaged customers and was named an “Information Technology All-Star” in 2015 for his work by Automotive News. Earlier in his career Stejskal served as vice president/general manager of the DMS, sales and F&I solutions business units at automotive retail systems and services company, Dealertrack, Inc.
“AutoAlert has momentum I am excited to build upon,” said Stejskal. “AutoAlert is well-positioned to continue helping dealerships sell more vehicles, source more used vehicles and improve margins using its well-respected products, services and solutions. I look forward to working collaboratively with Company leadership to drive innovation, strengthen operations and better serve our clients.”
For more information, visit www.autoalert.com.
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