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ABOUT ZIPDEAL

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Why

ZipDeal

 

The Lightbulb Moment

ZipDeal was originally created to solve our team's problem.

ZipDeal was developed to address a challenge in a store that’s existed for decades; how to keep the customer engaged and excited about their new vehicle purchase after they consummate a deal, while waiting to go into F&I and sign paperwork.

Dealers see that the longer the customer had to wait between end of vehicle negotiations and signing their final paperwork in F&I, the more frustrated they grew. This was evident in customer satisfaction scores and profitability. We needed to figure out a way to engage and occupy the customer during this downtime in a way that was satisfying and meaningful to both the customer and business.

Like most Dealers, the dealership that ZipDeal was founded in struggled as a Sales Team to consistently execute against their key processes that drive customer satisfaction and dealer profitability. Orchestrating an entire sales team to move in unison with consistency proved to be a challenge. They needed their salespeople to complete the pre-delivery paperwork, verify all the customer titling and registration information accurately, pitch accessories and paint & fabric, conduct an F&I interview, verify or acquire insurance, satisfy the manufacturer’s delivery experience requirements including programming the customer’s vehicle settings, pre-surveying to include soliciting online reviews, ensuring the management team conduct exist interviews and doing a complete review of the vehicles key features and functions.

Unfortunately, it’s a tall order for any dealership and made even more challenging with the perpetually shifting roster so often experienced in the auto industry. Every dealer develops solid processes built to support each of these activities and getting your team to execute consistently the customer would stay enthusiastic and engaged, and the dealership would make more money.

This dealership realized they needed to develop a system that corralled all these key touchpoints into one streamlined post-sale, pre-F&I delivery process that was trackable, measurable and assured absolute and consistent execution with every customer.

This is how ZipDeal was born.

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The

Manifesto

Integrity

Do the right thing. Always.

Excellence

Strive to operate in perpetual state of excellence.

Customer-First

Build a solution that revolves around the customer experience.

Transparency

Open and honest. Always.

Partnership

We partner together with clients.

Reliable

Build a product and personal relationship that our partners can depend on.

The

ZipDeal Team

Comprised of Automotive Veterans

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Tony Gomez

CEO/Partner

Tony Gomez is a 34+-year automotive industry veteran, focusing on developing high performance teams and creating and implementing business improvement models to drive bottom-line results. While service as COO of CallRevu, Tony developed and trained teams responsible for growing the business 200% in just two years. Tony has served as Platform President for a 10-rooftop dealer group. Tony's passion and experience for the automotive industry and developing teams led him as the perfect fit to lead this industry-first company.

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Chip King

CRO/Partner

Chip King spent his career in automotive retail from 1977-2008, holding every position in variable operations from GM to DP. In 2008, Chip founded the company CallRevu in his dealership, working as the CEO until he sold the business in 2019. His vast experience as an entrepreneur, developing companies from the ground up, led him to ZipDeal. Chip's passion about the customer experience is the reason he's highly sought after for many of the industry's biggest and best dealer conferences.

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Chris Rothermel

National Sales Director

Chris Rothermel is a 28-year automotive veteran and has served in all capacities in Parts, Service, & Collision, spending the last 15 years in Fixed Operations Director Roles in some of the largest and fastest growing retail automotive groups in the country.

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Danny Benites

National Sales Director

Danny Benites has spent the last 30+ years working in the automotive industry, holding many positions such as General Manager, Dealer Partner, and everything in between. Danny is a nationally recognized speaker, delivery keynote speeches at the nation’s most recognized events.

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Blair King

Director of Marketing

Blair brings over 10 years of auto industry experience, most recently as Director of Marketing for one of the top vendors in the industry. Blair has an expansive view of the business and has been able to apply her love for marketing to the automotive industry for the last 7 years in a variety of roles.

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Elizabeth Gomez

Customer Success Manager

Elizabeth Gomez has spent over 8 years in the hospitality industry executing large conferences for some of Florida’s most renowned, world class resorts. Elizabeth has been recognized on numerous occasions for her excellence in customer service.

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Amanda Hubbard

Customer Success Manager

Amanda has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry and thrives on improving the customer experience for her clients. Amanda loves building strong personal relationships, taking risks, and helping her clients improve their bottom line.

 

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