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Manheim’s Hansen Takes on Expanded Role

ATLANTA — Manheim is continuing to align its assets to best serve the needs of its clients and is expanding the role of Derek Hansen as vice president of offsite solutions, effective immediately, the company announced.

In Hansen’s expanded role, all digital and mobile offsite solutions are organized under the vision of one leader — providing consistency and the opportunity to identify and capitalize on existing and new synergies. Aligning OVE, Bid Lot and Mobile offerings further strengthens Manheim’s overall dealer offsite and omni-channel strategies. This includes potential white labeling storefronts (using our technology to support the client’s or partner’s remarketing), robust technology and a seamless offsite experience, all according to the company.

Hansen will work closely with Zach Hallowell, newly appointed vice president of Manheim Digital Marketplace and RMS Automotive, for all key decisions related to the OVE.com and Manhem.com marketplaces, including functionality and customer-facing offerings, said Nick Peluso, the Digital Marketplace and RMS divisions’ president.

“As our digital marketplaces continue to grow and scale, we are committed to improving our technology platform and services,” Peluso said. “We plan to constantly introduce new features, all of which as aimed to enhance the customer experience. I look forward to our next phase of this exciting journey and believe 2018 will be our best year yet.”

Since June 2016, Hansen has been responsible for Manheim’s digital operations as vice president of digital inventory solutions. He joined the Cox Automotive team in January 2015 as senior director of strategic planning. Prior to that, he served in roles with Bain & Company, Deloitte Consulting and Intel Corp.

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