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?
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
Nextag.com, 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.