MISSION, Kansas, Sept. 5, 2017 –Chase Abbott, vice president of sales for VinSolutions and Dealertrack F&I, has been named to the 2017 Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s 40 Under 40 class. Awarded by trade publication Auto Remarketing, the distinction honors young professionals taking leadership roles in the auto industry and impacting the remarketing and used-car business.
Abbott has become recognized as a leader in automotive for his refreshing approach to management and his striking commitment to ushering a young, diverse generation into the auto industry. Abbott has built a highly effective, dedicated sales team. Under his leadership, June sales were up nearly 50 percent over 2016.
Abbott’s effective leadership approach is built on the empathy he has for each of his employees and their clients. In his nearly 15 years in the automotive industry, Abbott has held a variety of sales positions, first with a dealership – holding titles including internet director, finance director and general sales manager – and then with VinSolutions.
Abbott said his proudest career accomplishment is the sales team he has played a role in creating at VinSolutions.
“I have been a part of building a highly effective, dedicated sales team – not by focusing on time spent on the phone or in dealerships, but instead on employee engagement and outcomes.”
“For our industry to continue to attract top talent, we must change the conversation about what makes a top performer. Measuring success by the number of hours clocked isn’t sustainable. Instead, we must start focusing on how we can use one-on-one coaching and training to enhance our employees’ development, and, ultimately, our business outcomes.”
Abbott and the rest of this year’s 40 Under 40 class will be honored at Used Car Week, Nov. 13-17, 2017, in Palm Springs, California.
As the provider of Connect CRM, a leading dealership customer relationship management system, VinSolutions helps more than 5,000 dealers make every connection count. VinSolutions products integrate dealership systems, processes and tools to deliver a single view of the customer across the business – so dealers can focus on building relationships throughout the sales cycle. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Mission, Kansas, VinSolutions fosters dealership success by providing a fully customizable suite of solutions, including equity mining, market pricing and desking tools, combined with the continuous, personal support of a designated Performance Manager. VinSolutions is OEM certified by every major manufacturer and is Autosoft, CDK, Reynolds & Reynolds and Dealertrack DMS certified.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across 100+ countries and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.