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Autoquake announce new management appointments

Autoquake has announced three new appointments to strengthen its management team. Alan Burns, Mark Brophy and Karl Marriott join Autoquake from Expedia.

Alan Burns joins Autoquake as chief financial officer. Alan was previously VP finance for Hotels.com Worldwide and Venere.com.  “Autoquake operates in a large marketplace, but is constantly challenging how that marketplace operates,” said Alan.  “Because of this, the company is exciting and vibrant, and lives by true entrepreneurial values.”

Autoquake also welcomes Mark Brophy to the team as VP eCommerce.  Mark was previously senior director of eCommerce at Venere.com in Rome and before that he was the driving force behind the evolution of the Hotels.com website.  Commenting on his new role, Mark said: “The automotive industry is in the early stages of developing and integrating effective eCommerce offerings. It is an exciting time to work in this vertical where it’s possible to become the market leader and set the standards which consumers will come to expect over the next few years.”

The third addition to Autoquake’s senior management is Karl Marriott, the new VP customer contact and car operations. Karl was previously global VP of operations at Expedia where he was responsible for the operations strategy of Hotels.com, Venere and the Expedia affiliate network. Looking forward to a new challenge at Autoquake, Karl said: “Autoquake's growth and achievements in the last year have been truly remarkable. I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s continued expansion and growing reputation for great customer service.”

Like Autoquake’s CEO, Dermot Halpin, and CTO, Troy Kaser, all three new appointments share a background at Expedia Europe, the innovative travel website. “At Expedia we pioneered making travel products available to online consumers in an easy and transparent way. We built one of the biggest travel companies in the world by helping consumers find the right flights and hotels at lower prices,” said Dermot.

“Autoquake is using the internet to revolutionise the used car market, just as Expedia did for travel. The company enables consumers to buy low priced used cars from a trusted retailer in the comfort of their own homes.”

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