LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Authenticom, a leading provider of automotive dealer management system (DMS) integration and data enhancement solutions announces Kevin Kilgore has joined its executive team as Chief Operating Officer.
"After working with Authenticom strategically for three years while at DealerTrack, I'm excited and optimistic about the opportunity to contribute to the continued success and growth of the company," said Kilgore. "Authenticom is well positioned to innovate, execute and deliver the best value data solutions in our marketspace. Our future is very promising."
During a 3-year tenure at DealerTrack DMS as Senior Manager of Operations, Kilgore spearheaded DealerTrack's OpenTrack initiative, an open interface that provides third-party service providers real-time and bi-directional access to the DealerTrack DMS. While at DealerTrack, Kilgore was also a key contact for over 70 integration partners.
Stephen Cottrell, President and CEO of Authenticom, finds the company to be very fortunate having Mr. Kilgore join its team in a core leadership position. Cottrell added, "Kevin's business acumen and leadership skills will ensure Authenticom continues to be agile and operates at a level that sets standards of excellence in the automotive data services industry. Maintaining high standards is essential to the future success of Authenticom."
Kilgore has over 30 years of diversified professional experience in Operations, Finance, Strategy, Sales and Marketing across sectors, including the Automotive, Software, Real Estate and Retail industries. Mr. Kilgore was also a certified professional accountant with Ernst & Young.
Authenticom is a leading source of automotive dealer management system integration services and enterprise-level data enhancement solutions. The company integrates with over 75 Dealer Management Systems and connects with over 10,000 automotive dealerships across North America. Authenticom is a privately-held corporation founded by Stephen Cottrell in 2002 and headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin. (www.authenticom.com).
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