Sean Wolfington, Chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, was the former Chairman of the Board of Vin Solutions, the 33rd fastest growing technology company on the Inc 500 list when Cox Automotive & Autotrader bought the company in June 2011. Before the sale of VinSolutions, Wolfington founded industry leading digital marketing companies, including BZ Results (acquired by ADP in 2006), Cyber Car (acquired by Reynolds & Reynolds in 2001), and Automark. Wolfington’s automotive tech companies have worked with 16 automotive manufacturers, 76 of the top 100 dealer groups, and over 5,000 retailers in 18 countries. Current companies include CarSaver, Data Driven Holdings, Team Velocity Marketing, Tier 10 Marketing, Driving Loyalty, CallRevu, Social Dealer, Intellacar, DealerAPP Vantage, and one of the top selling dealerships in the country, Honda of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Wolfington Companies have also invested in a number of organizations including Loog Guitars, Exit 7, Hispanicize, and This Bar Saves Lives – a company that sends a packet of life saving food to those in need for every bar sold. Below are brief summaries of the companies mentioned above.
CarSaver is a free auto-buying program that uses a network of certified dealers, lenders and insurance providers to guarantee savings and low prices on all brands, new and used. Our mission: to make car buying fun again, by offering a fast and easy way to find the right car at the right price. carsaver.com
Data Driven Holdings is the leading all-in-one data-driven marketing solution and technology platform for automotive advertisers. Our solutions help automotive advertisers manage and optimize multi-channel campaigns, and with our portfolio of companies, Data Driven Holdings has the assets to craft any corporate marketing solution. datadrivenholdings.com
Team Velocity Marketing is a marketing company solely devoted to the automotive industry. The firm provides a broad range of integrated marketing products & services for new and used vehicle sales and service, and has worked with 75% of the top 100 dealers and 18 manufacturers in the U.S. and globally. Over the last 20 years, Team V has founded some of the most successful marketing and training companies in the industry. teamvelocitymarketing.com
Tier10 is an awards winning advertising agency that brings together a team of professionals from the automotive, entertainment, and design worlds to create innovative and industry leading campaigns. Tier10lab is the official web presence of Tier10, reporting on the latest in Social, Creative, Technology, Marketing and more. tier10.com
Driving Loyalty is a Customer Retention Program that helps your dealership increase market share, grow sales and service revenue, increase retention, and reduce advertising expenses. The Upgrade Program helps your dealership upgrade current customers more often increasing trade cycles at a higher average gross profit. drivingloyalty.com
CallRevu is the industry standard for phone performance in dealerships. Tracking and monitoring over 10 million calls a year, on over 100,000 lines, CallRevu offers services to over 1,200 dealerships in North America. CallRevu helps dealers fix their phones by measuring phone handling processes and skills, while providing actionable alerts on missed opportunities. callrevu.com
Social Dealer began offering a truly unique social media management tool in 2010, providing dealers with the ability to enter into the complex, fast-changing world of internet and relationship marketing. Social Dealer gives dealerships the ability to build their businesses, engage with customers, and drive dealership customer retention and loyalty. socialdealer.com
IntellaCar was created by a passionate team of automotive marketing specialists with decades of experience in developing breakthrough OEM and dealership solutions that deliver powerful results. Our expertise is in using technology in innovative ways to simplify the complex, and facilitate the sales flow critical in today’s world of information overload. IntellaCar is committed to helping dealers improve customer experience and bring back the excitement of buying a new car. intellacar.com
DealerApp Vantage is the nation’s leading native mobile app development company, specializing in all dealer types. No matter how big or small the dealership, our solutions work for all. dealerappvantage.com
Honda of Downtown Los Angeles is one of the largest Honda dealerships in the world. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Honda of LA is your source for all things Honda including sales, parts, service and more. Our dealerships goal is to provide the best possible buying experience. World class cars, world class city. hondaoflosangeles.com
loog Guitars started as an academic project in 2010 when Rafael Atijas developed the concept as his Master’s thesis at New York University. Since, the Loog guitar has become a reality. Loog guitars are created with only the first three strings and a narrow neck. This makes the instrument easier to play for younger people with smaller hands. Each guitar comes with an app that has everything you need to play songs: video lessons, chord diagrams, a tuner and even a monkey drummer to help you stay on the beat. loogguitars.com
Exit7 manages and connects a network of hispanic celebrities, influencers, and brands, providing digital representation, monetization opportunities, creative content services, and distribution capabilities across social platforms. Our influencers include some of the biggest names in Film & Television, Music, News, Fashion, Comedy, and more. exit7media.com
Hispanicize, taking place April 3-6th in Miami FL, is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. hispanicizeevent.com
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