RMS Automotive organisational changes

RMS Automotive strengthens client focus with organisational changes

RMS Automotive today announced several key personnel moves to optimise the client experience while strengthening the delivery of the company’s leading vehicle lifecycle management software solution. Assuming new and expanded roles are Zach Hallowell as general manager, David Gaynoe as assistant vice president of global sales and marketing, Connie Suozzo as assistant vice president of operations and Ilana Kearns as manager of executive support and communications.
“Backed by their experience and passion for the business, these individuals will help RMS Automotive take a more holistic, client-centric approach and build upon our momentum as we head into 2017,” said Nick Peluso, president of RMS Automotive. “They will continue to partner with our clients as well as our colleagues across Cox Automotive as we move forward in the next phase of our exciting journey.”
Zach Hallowell, General Manager: In this leadership role, Hallowell will direct global operations for RMS to ensure optimum efficiency and productivity while maximising growth and profitability. He is a seasoned remarketing industry executive with extensive experience in the global wholesale automotive industry. Prior to joining RMS in 2015, Hallowell held several senior leadership roles at OPENLANE and served as VP of Product Management for ADESA. He also holds several patents related to wholesale remarketing systems, including vehicle lifecycle management, electronic marketplaces and third party vehicle inspection processes.
David Gaynoe, Assistant Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing: With oversight of global sales and marketing, Gaynoe is responsible for topline revenue and business development, including growth of customer acquisitions and client service opportunities. Prior to joining RMS in 2014, he held roles of increasing leadership at Cox Enterprises across multiple operational disciplines both domestically and globally. A U.S. Marine Corp veteran, Gaynoe began his career at Ernst & Young as a member of their Advisory and Assurance practice.
Connie Suozzo, Assistant Vice President, Operations: Since 2014, Suozzo has led the operations team at RMS, having significantly improved client service and the effectiveness of numerous digital initiatives and internal processes. In her expanded role, she will oversee global application support as well as key programs and operational partnerships for RMS clients worldwide. A Woman in Remarketing honoree in 2016, Suozzo joined Cox Automotive in 2013 where she led sales efforts for Manheim’s National Client Sales Support team. Prior to that, she held various leadership roles in the healthcare technology field spanning 15 years.
Ilana Kearns, Manager, Executive Support and Communications: As an adjunct member of the leadership team, Kearns will continue to manage the administrative operations and will now lead communications for RMS. Previously she held various operations, marketing and executive support roles for leading companies such as Intercontinental Hotel Group, FOCUS Brands and R. L. Polk & Company. Kearns has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and is fluent in English and Russian. She currently serves on the Emory Winship 2017 “Fashion A Cure” Fashion Show Planning Committee benefiting the treatment and research of cancers affecting women at Winship.
“These new and expanded roles support RMS Automotive’s natural evolution as the company continues to grow and scale,” added Peluso. “We are committed to improving our technology platform and services and plan to constantly introduce new features, all of which are aimed to enhance the client experience.”