Auto Industry Veteran Gary Marcotte Joins Vast's Board of Advisors

Oct 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vast, a technology leader in search and analytics based marketplaces, today announced the appointment of Gary Marcotte to the company's Board of Advisors, effective immediately.  

Marcotte, a 30-year automotive industry veteran with broad experience innovating in the online world, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce at AutoNation. During his 13-year tenure at AutoNation, Marcotte led successful initiatives in the areas of inventory management, online presence, social media and customer retention and served on the online advisory boards of numerous OEMs and Internet leaders. Marcotte has also held various roles at General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales USA, where he created the Lexus Certified Pre-Owned Program.

"We are very excited to add Gary's expertise to Vast," said John Price, CEO of Vast.  "Gary is known for his ability to translate consumer insights and advanced analytics into new products and services that serve consumers along with OEMs and retailers alike. Gary will help Vast harness our deep analytical understanding of inventory and consumer behavior to continue to expand offerings to benefit the automotive community."

"A major transformation of the automotive industry is underway," said Marcotte. "With its reach and advanced data platform, Vast is a company well positioned to help improve the way consumers and retailers interact with each other, guiding both sides toward a more comprehensive and efficient decision making process."

About Vast, Inc. is a technology leader providing decision-making tools to help consumers and sellers in the midst of complicated purchases make the right choice.  Vast works with some of the largest brands across the automotive, real estate and travel industries, including AOL, USAA and Yahoo.  For more information, visit