NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- automotiveMastermind, the leading predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for automotive dealerships and manufacturers, today announced the hire of two executives in response to rapid recent growth from the addition of new dealer partners, including Acura, Honda, Lexus and Toyota that will double the company's business in early 2017.
Andrew Gillman joined the team as vice president, sales and marketing. George Williams joined automotiveMastermind as chief data scientist.
"Our growth to date has been very organic and we are now at a period where we can begin to actively market the benefits of our predictive analytics," said Marco Schnabl, co-CEO and founder. "It is our goal to make the automobile purchase process simple and seamless, not only for the consumer but for our dealer partners. Our predictive analytics technology has been proven to create a powerful link between the consumers and retailer providing for more transparency, speed to sales and an overall enhanced customer experience."
As VP of sales and marketing, Gillman will expand automotiveMastermind's presence in the automotive industry, by adding individual retail stores, dealer groups and new brands to automotiveMastermind's dealer partner mix.
As chief data scientist, Williams will lead the company's world-class data science team and introduce leading edge techniques in Big Data analytics.
"Just like so many of our dealer partners have seen fast and tremendous growth when implementing our technology, we have also experienced rapid growth internally, and saw an immediate need to hire at the executive level," said Johannes Gnauck, co-CEO and founder. "The experience both Andrew and George bring to our team – from a dealer perspective and a data analytics perspective – will be invaluable."
Gillman spent more than 25 years with Mercedes-Benz USA in various leadership roles, including general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics and Northeast regional general manager where he partnered with dealerships in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Williams' career has spanned both industry and academia for the last two decades, including leadership roles in mobile computing, security, VR, wearables, and IOT. He brings a wealth of experience from Silicon Valley, having lead data science efforts at several startups to technology giants, including key positions at Sony and most recently, Apple.
automotiveMastermind has a proven track record of transforming the dealership experience for consumers and revolutionizing the way automotive dealerships and manufacturers, find, engage and earn longstanding customer relationships.
Founded in 2012, automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry. The company's cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior and automates the creation of micro-targeted consumer communications, leading to proven higher sales and more consistent customer retention. automotiveMastermind currently works with hundreds of dealerships from various automotive manufacturers, including Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and MINI and has plans to double that in 2017. automotiveMastermind is headquartered in New York City and San Francisco and has more than doubled its employee count in the last year. For more information, visit automotivemastermind.com.