April 28, 2017 8:12 PM ET

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Company Overview of Cox Automotive, Inc.

Company Overview

Cox Automotive, Inc. provides digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale, and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, and the automotive ecosystem worldwide. The company offers wholesale vehicle inspection services online; used car valuations for dealers and consumers online; dealer management system, fixed operation, CRM, sales and F&I, and registration and titling solutions; vehicle remarketing services; transportation and logistics solutions; client relationship management software solutions; buyer and seller guarantees and risk-avoidance services; and a suite of inventory management solutions. It also provides new and used vehicle information; physical and onli...

3003 Summit Boulevard

Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30319

United States

Founded in 1997

3,300 Employees





Key Executives for Cox Automotive, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 50
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 57
President of Retail Solutions Group
Age: 52
President of International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Cox Automotive, Inc. Key Developments

Cox Automotive Announces Executive Changes

Jonathan Smoke joins Cox Automotive as chief economist and will lead the creation of an economic industry insights office. This new office is tasked with leveraging data to expand Cox Automotive's deep expertise in all aspects of the automotive industry. Smoke succeeds Tom Webb who is retiring June 30, 2017. Based in Atlanta, Smoke reports to Isabelle Helms, vice president of research and market intelligence, Cox Automotive. A 21-year veteran of the housing industry, Smoke is skilled in translating data and trends into relevant, actionable insights. Most recently, Smoke served as Realtor.com's chief economist. Prior to that, he was the chief economist for Hanley Wood, and also served in a variety of roles at Beazer Homes, including senior vice president of strategy and innovation. Charlie Chesbrough is joining Cox Automotive as senior economist and senior director of industry insights. Chesbrough previously served as executive director and senior economist for Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). Prior to joining OESA, Chesbrough was the senior principal economist and director of industry analysis at IHS Automotive, where he was responsible for developing and integrating statistical models and economic scenarios into global automotive forecasts.

Tom Webb to Retire as Chief Economist of Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive announced that chief economist Tom Webb will retire on June 30. His departure marks the end of an illustrious automotive industry career that spanned some four decades and earned Webb recognition as the pinnacle of automotive market intelligence and economic analysis.

Cox Automotive Media Solutions Unveils nGauge by Pixall To Measure Traffic Quality

Automotive Media Solutions will unveil its latest innovative product offering, nGauge by Pixall™ at NADA 2017 in New Orleans. nGauge is a data-driven analytics tool that assigns meaning to a specific combination of online consumer engagement behaviors that signal the intent to purchase a vehicle.  The new solution will support dealers in their sales strategy by targeting the most serious car shoppers, which frees up time to engage with the right opportunities to help increase sales and the return on investment in digital advertising spend. Cox Automotive Media Solutions will also feature an update to its monthly DataView index, comprised of a comprehensive data index of consumer demand and digital advertising trends.  Dealers can leverage the unique vantage point provided by DataView to observe and understand retail insights on what inventory consumers want to interact with and its effect on advertising costs against both national and regional key performance metrics.

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