Benites brings over 30 years of automotive retail experience to ZipDeal, 25 of which were spent as a general manager, platform chief operating officer or owner. He has held just about every position in a dealership, starting his automotive career working as a lot porter and ending up as the owner of three franchises. He then moved on to his own consulting business.
“Having served in almost every position inside the walls of franchise dealerships, Danny brings a current, real-world knowledge of the day-to-day workings of our clients,” said Tony Gomez, ZipDeal CEO and partner. “He also owns DealerHealth Consulting and has worked extensively with dealers and vendors around the country, transforming numerous companies with his unconventional ideas and unique leadership style. We are excited to have such a retail automotive superstar heading up our sales team and look forward to the future expansion this will bring,” Gomez added.
In addition to his dealership experience, Benites is a nationally recognized speaker and has delivered keynotes and served on expert panels at events such as Driving Sales Executive Summit, Women in Automotive Conference, Innovative Dealer Summit, DealerSocket User Summit, Insight Loyalty & Retention Conference and others. He has also served on several national dealer advisory boards.
Commenting on his new role at ZipDeal, Benites stated, “I am so honored to join the ZipDeal family and grateful to represent such a game-changing platform with life-changing people. After 30+ years inside the walls of franchise dealerships, I have truly never seen such an effective platform that dramatically enhances and expedites the customer experience and exponentially increases dealer profits.”
The ZipDeal digital delivery experience was created by Steve Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Automotive, which includes Lindsay Honda, the top volume Honda dealer in the Midwest and among the top 10 in the nation. Brought to market by industry veterans Chip King and Tony Gomez, ZipDeal links 11 touchpoints between the end of vehicle negotiations and entering the F&I office on one customer-driven interactive tool. ZipDeal leads customers through titling and registration, insurance information, finance and protection products, vehicle features, personal vehicle settings, posting online dealership reviews and more.
For more information about ZipDeal, visit: www.zipdeal.com.