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What will Dean do next?

Subject: Dean Evans VP Marketing resigned from the Cobalt Group.

I opened my inbox this morning to read an email from Dean Evans.

Catchy subject Dean!!

So Dean Evans has apparently officially moved on from Cobalt and Dealix as VP of marketing.

Dean, what will we do? I personally will miss seeing your sexy mugshot and chipper smile in all the Cobalt and Dealix articles?Deanevans

On a serious note; I’ve had a few lengthy conversations with Dean in the past and personally think he’s a great guy. He sure has done a great job at building his name and reputation. Who in our business does not know who Dean Evans is?

So what will Dean do next?

Will he completely get out of this crazy automotive business or lay low for awhile then resurface?

Dean, I would love to hear your feedback if you’re reading this. What are your plans?

I grabbed the cashed page from the Dealix website with Deans Biography.

Dean L. Evans, Vice President of Marketing

Dean is responsible for the full scope of Dealix’s marketing
activities, including equipping the Dealix national sales team with the
tools necessary to educate auto dealers and manufacturers about the
solutions Dealix offers. Dean is an indefatigable evangelist when it
comes to proving to the market that the Internet is the most efficient
way for dealers and manufacturers to connect with new car buyers.

Dean brings the experience of an auto industry veteran to the Dealix
team. Before being recruited to Dealix, Dean was the manager of global
customer relationship management and e-business at Aston Martin Jaguar
Land Rover of North America (AMJLR), after serving as manager of
e-business and new media for Land Rover of North America.

Prior to AMJLR, Dean was executive director of product development
at Autofusion Corporation, where he was responsible for site strategy,
configuration and content, and managing dealer acquisition programs.
Prior to Autofusion, Dean was the manager of the automotive category at, a startup Internet company, where he defined the online
strategy, developed Web site content, and led dealer acquisition
programs. From 1998 – 1999, Dean was general manager and operations
director of a full line Chrysler Corporation dealership.

Adding to his auto industry credentials, Dean held various positions
in management at DaimlerChrysler Corporation, from 1991-1998, including
directing customer service and wholesale operations, and providing
technical support and training to dealers using the Get a Quote lead
generation management system. Credited for knowing his market, Dean was
a retail automotive broker at H.M. Brown and Associates, where he
worked from 1990-1991.

Dean holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Management from the
University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. in Technology Management from
the University of Phoenix.

Founder of DealerRefresh - 20+ Years of dealership Sales, Management, Training, Marketing and Leadership.
I agree, Dean appears to be laying low for now.
He hasn't returned by emails yet either.
I would love to hire him back to AutoFusion Inc.
We are launching some really cool new products, and we need a VP of marketing to help us tell the world that they exist.

Roy van Beaumont
CEO - AutoFusion (Jan 1998 - Apr 2000) & (Apr 2006 + )

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    Steve Molnar
  • October 28, 2007
I heard that Dean Evans just made the move to Has anyone else heard this?

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    Mike Shaw
  • October 29, 2007
Hillary just named Dean as her running mate for Vice President. It has not been officially announced. Dean will start campaigning with the former first lady next month.
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    Jeff Kershner
  • October 30, 2007
Ha!! Funny Mike.

Actually though I too heard that Dean was over at It came through an anonymous AIM that I received a few days ago. Not sure what all the secrets are about. I figured someone was trying to start rumors.

Yes he is now working at my website provider and it is also posted over at
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    Gilbert A. Chavez
  • November 8, 2007
Dean Evans is a class act. Congratulations Dean!