Timmy D. James Joins OnlineDrive & ShowroomMagnet as Vice President of Sales
Houston, TX – October 18, 2012 – OnlineDrive, the first company to focus specifically on inbound marketing and the conversion of consumer auto leads, as well as the owner of ShowroomMagnet, is pleased to announce Timmy D. James has joined the OnlineDrive team as the vice president of Sales.
James comes to OnlineDrive with more than 20 years of sales experience and a proven track record of driving multi-million dollar growth for companies. In his new role, James will be responsible for the overall sales strategy and business development of OnlineDrive and ShowroomMagnet, including attracting new business, securing customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with external business partners. In addition, his skills as an accomplished mentor and coach will help the sales team recruit, build, and retain top-performing sales professionals.
“We are honored to have Tim on the team. He brings a solid track record and his unmatched level of sales organization and performance will take OnlineDrive to the next level,” said Larry Bruce, OnlineDrive President and CEO.
Previous to his position with OnlineDrive, James served as the Director of Sales at HomeNet Automotive, where he developed and implemented the Direct to Dealer sales and marketing strategy. The campaign exceeded company growth targets, exploding with 9900% revenue growth from 2006 through 2010.
“After seeing some of the forward-thinking marketing and targeting solutions that have come from OnlineDrive, I have no doubt we can grow the market substantially this next year,”said James. “I’m excited to be a part of the management team for a company poised for such tremendous growth.”
In addition to his executive work, James is a sought-after industry speaker and has penned several expert articles in automotive trade publications.
To find out more about ShowroomMagnet, visit OnlineDrive at the Digital Dealer 13 Convention
OnlineDrive is the first company to focus specifically on inbound marketing and the conversion of consumer auto leads. Founded by 30 year industry veteran Larry Bruce, former Vice President of Managed Marketing Solutions for Reynolds and Reynolds and founder of AIMdata, later sold to Reynolds and Reynolds to become Naked Lime, the aim is to help dealerships not only build traffic, but also cultivate their own first party leads and turn them into showroom visits. In addition to ShowroomMagnet, OnlineDrive also owns MicrositesbyU, the auto industry’s only landing page management platform.