Eden Prairie, MN: Dealer Teamwork announced they have named Sean Stapleton as their new Chief Executive Officer. Sean was most recently the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at VIN Solutions, a Cox Automotive company.
“We reached a key turning point in our growth and knew a CEO was needed who could thrive in a highly dynamic environment, accelerate our existing foundation and lead our team properly. We set a goal of selecting an exceptional leader at a time when Dealer Teamwork is in a very strong position,” said Dealer Teamwork Co-founder Daniel Mondello. “It’s difficult to stand out in today’s automotive ecosystem. We have a solution that can help change the way dealers manage their marketing activities and Sean will help drive these efforts.”
Sean is a highly regarded sales leader and author in many top automotive trade magazines and a respected event speaker. With memberships in all major automotive networking groups, Sean’s expertise, leadership, and successful track record are sought as a consultant and mentor to many.
Sean joined VinSolutions as the Executive Vice President of Sales in August 2010. Later named Chief Sales Officer and appointed to the VinSolutions’ Board in 2010, Sean was a key component in executing the next step in the company’s evolution: making the industry aware of its successes and new solutions.
VinSolutions realized a growth rate of 678% under Sean Stapleton, contributing directly to the company being ranked by Inc. 500 in 2010 as the 33rd fastest growing software company and the 447th fastest growing company overall, and listed again in 2011, 2012, and 2013! Sean was Chief Sales Officer when AutoTrader.com purchased VinSolutions in June of 2011. He ultimately became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VinSolutions prior to leaving the company in 2014.
“Sean has the rare ability to translate automotive vision and strategy into world-class execution. He knows how to bring teams together and create real results. Sean knows every automotive segment, the industry’s weak points, and understands the direction of the business better than anyone,” Said Dealer Teamwork Co-founder Eric Miltsch. “I’m confident Sean will quickly move the company forward to capitalize on the opportunities ahead of us.”
“I joined Dealer Teamwork because I wanted to be involved with a digital marketing company where I believed the possibilities were virtually endless. I’m convinced Dealer Teamwork is that company,” said Sean Stapleton. “After seeing the initial versions of Launch Control and what the platform does for dealers, I immediately saw enormous opportunities. This company has the unique ability to lead the industry with a game-changing digital marketing solution. The chance to help write the next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating. My initial focus is on driving our innovation, executing stellar performance and delivering incredible support experiences. Our customers’ success will continue to drive us. Retail automotive marketing is due for disruption; I’m confident in our ability to help our customers win and even more honored to lead such a great company with a strong culture.”
About Dealer Teamwork LLC: Dealer Teamwork is a SaaS company creating first-class solutions for the retail automotive industry. Launch Control is the industry’s first MPOP, a patent-pending, merchandising and personalization optimization platform. The platform creates a significant competitive advantage for dealers by distributing their transactional data to more in-market shoppers effectively and efficiently. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.