Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 2pm ET
In this live webinar, the panel of experts will discuss how COVID-19 has changed the way dealers are managing cash, tactics being employed to control expenses, and what new opportunities dealers should be anticipating as the recovery begins. Join Mike Trasatti, Andy Gordon, and Haig Stoddard as they discuss strategies, best practices, and insights to help dealers effectively manage cash and expenses to meet the challenges of 2020 and beyond.
Attendees will learn:
- How dealers are taking advantage of government programs to protect their business and employees
- How technology can support managing critical concerns – such as contracts in transit, receivables, and inventory
- The outlook for dealers and their customers post-COVID-19
Haig Stoddard, Senior Industry Analyst, WardsAuto
Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for over three decades, starting as a reporter for WardsAuto and transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at Wards, with stints along the way at another independent organization forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle sales analyst at both a major supplier and automaker. Since returning to Wards eight years ago, he has served as the company’s chief market analyst contributing to several of the information provider’s data products and tools, focusing on vehicle production, sales and powertrain analysis.
Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt
As Chief Executive Officer of DealerBuilt, Michael Trasatti leads the business strategy and daily operations for one of the nation’s premier Dealer Management System (DMS) providers. Under Mike’s leadership, DealerBuilt broadened and enhanced its LightYearTM DMS solution to deliver a comprehensive, enterprise-class DMS platform that is now relied upon by many of the top dealers and dealer groups in the US. This, combined with Mike’s relentless focus on customer satisfaction, have propelled the company’s significant growth.
Andy Wright, Vice President, Vinart Auto Group
Andy Wright is the Vice President of the The Vinart Dealerships based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. His dealer group includes Lehigh Valley Acura Honda Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz Porsche of Lehigh Valley and the Vinart Collision Center. Vinart has been serving residents of the Lehigh Valley since 1983.