Chicago, IL – Hireology has brought on former Cars.com executive Michael Kraut as vice president of automotive partnerships.
Kraut most recently served as vice president of national sales at Cars.com, and led the company to over thirteen years of record growth, according to Hireology.
“Michael comes to Hireology during a period of rapid growth and transformation,” Hireology co-founder and chief executive officer Adam Robinson said in a news release. “Over the past six months, Hireology has strengthened our product offering by adding integrated payroll and talent management capabilities and enhanced reporting. Michael’s extensive background in retail automotive and progressive leadership experience position Hireology for continued success in the automotive market.”
In his new role, Kraut has been tasked with driving growth for Hireology through enhanced OEM partnerships and automotive association relationships.
“During my time at Cars.com, I saw firsthand the impact dealership employees have on the customer experience and, ultimately, profitability,” Kraut said.
“Hireology’s industry leading platform simplifies the process for dealerships to hire and manage their talent, and turn their people into a source of competitive advantage. I look forward to expanding Hireology’s relationships with OEMs and partner networks across North America, and helping dealerships manage their human capital as a core and critical function of their business,” he said.
Additionally, Kraut will be responsible for overseeing his teams’ efforts to educate the retail automotive industry on how to use impactful people strategy to build high performing businesses, according to Hireology.