automotiveMastermind Appoints Chief Commercial Officer


New York August 8, 2018 — The automotive dealership industry’s leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions, automotiveMastermind, announces the appointment of Andrew Rains as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). He brings more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies, startups and mid-size businesses as well as a wealth of Software as a Service (SaaS) commercialization experience to automotiveMastermind.

As CCO, Rains will oversee new business, customer retention, operations, strategic partnerships and marketing. His abilities will aid the organization in increasing market share and value for products, as the organization’s predictive analytics solutions continually advance.

Specifically, Rains will aim to increase automotiveMastermind’s overall number of dealer partners, while retaining strong relationships with existing partners. In addition, he will focus on elevating automotiveMastermind’s brand presence and ramping up demand generation and retention efforts. Rains actions will help dealer partners further strengthen customer service, increase customer loyalty and ultimately sell more cars.

“As Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew is responsible for aligning all of our departments to achieve the strategic mission and vision of the company as a whole,” said Marco Schnabl, CEO of automotiveMastermind. “With Andrew’s background at high-growth organizations he’s well-suited to position us for further, exponential growth. This appointment is one of many we have made in an effort to best serve our growing number of dealer partners and ensure superb customer service.”

Most recently, Rains was in leadership roles at several notable, SaaS companies including Senior Vice President of Global Sales at VTS and Chief Revenue Officer and President at Rainmaker.


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 long-lasting customer relationships.

About automotiveMastermind

Founded in 2012, automotiveMastermind, a business unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions 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 close to 1,300 dealer partners, and is headquartered in New York City and San Francisco. For more information, visit automotivemastermind.com or follow the company on Twitter @autoMastermind. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

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