PLEASANTON, Calif. — Dealer reporting solutions provider Dashboard Dealership Enterprises announced it has hired former dealer and 30-year industry veteran Kip Miles as vice president of sales and marketing. Miles will be responsible for new business development, sales and marketing for each of the company’s products, including its flagship data analytics and reporting solution Executive Eye.

“I am thrilled to join such a dynamic and growing company that is making a difference in the automotive industry by helping dealerships understand how to use business intelligence tools to make decisions that increase profitability,” Miles said. “From best practices to operational disciplines to ‘cause-and-effect’ warning signs, I will help bridge those gaps. Dealerships operate best when they adhere to the ‘no surprises’ rule.”

Miles has more than three decades of retail automotive experience in sales, leadership and management, covering the full spectrum of new car franchises. He began his automotive career washing cars and answering phones at his father’s Chevrolet dealership, eventually advancing to the dealer principal’s chair. He has successfully owned and operated domestic, import, luxury and exotic dealerships.

“Kip has an incredible track record in this industry and we are fortunate to have him join our team. He brings a unique understanding of key dealership operational pain points as he has literally been there and experienced just about every area,” said Josh Blick, Dashboard’s CEO. “Kip will be an invaluable asset to help us empower our dealers with a critical focus on business metrics. With his operational experience, he can help both our existing dealers and new clients.”

Originally posted on F&I and Showroom