InteractiveTel recently announced industry veteran David Malone has joined the company as vice president of sales. The move comes after InteractiveTel founder, Jack Behar, and Malone met and discovered their mutual admiration of the automotive industry’s family-first and hard work mentality.
In this role, Malone will use his passion and dedication for automotive as a springboard to explore and develop new business relationships between InteractiveTel and OEMs, dealer groups and partner companies. He comes to InteractiveTel with automotive sales expertise honed from a variety of technology positions, his most influential being the years he spent helping DealerSocket and Car Wars beat sales projections and win in the market as sales director.
“Working at both DealerSocket and Car Wars was such an important time for me. Both leadership teams represent the qualities I want to instill in my sons. I learned so much and had so many amazing teammates at both companies,” said Malone. “I love the people in Automotive. They’re genuine, relatable and work their tails off. I love who they are and what they represent. I feel strongly that InteractiveTel is powerfully positioned at the right time, and with the right technology, to help bring dealerships back to profitability and end the year strong.”
Malone comes to the space as a successful entrepreneur in several ventures outside of automotive, including coaching high school football and having a few of his players make it to the NFL, including Sam Darnold, Kyle Murphy and Sean Harlow. He has owned a clothing store and fitness gym, and can even claim the title of professional arm wrestler. But his love of the automotive industry is what keeps him coming back for more.
“David is a rare find in that he has the drive, dedication and enthusiasm that propels great leaders,” said Behar. “We are ecstatic to welcome David to the team. He will be instrumental in rolling out the next evolution of our technology platform for the automotive industry.”
InteractiveTel offers custom communication applications that provides dealers and CRM partners an end-to-end telephony solution, including: the phone system, call recording, sentiment analysis with real time alerts and full transcription of all calls. The result is a turn-key solution for capturing and analyzing the customer’s journey almost instantly.