HPI continues to invest in the growth of the business with the appointment of a new management team.
Leading a focused sales strategy, Roger Evans is the new automotive sales director; he is joined by Madhur Srivastava, as consumer director. Dominique Horton has been appointed chief financial officer, and Barry Shorto who becomes head of industry relations. Together, the team will focus on the needs of dealers and consumers, as well as adding value, as part of its overall growth strategy.
Evan’s background is in international and results-focused sales strategy and development. His track record includes director of business development and European sales manager for Avis Rent a Car, head of developments at the AA and director of sales North America for Europcar.
Evans said; “This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong team, which focuses on delivering innovative solutions designed to help dealers improve their business practices and profitability, as well as protecting consumers and their own reputation. I aim to build on HPI’s already solid position in these areas by listening to dealers and taking a strategic approach to meeting their needs.”
Srivastava joins HPI after founding pay-to-bid auction site, Madbid in 2008. Srivastava was the operations director of Madbid, which went on to generate a 10-12 million turnover within 3 years.
Srivastava said; “By focusing on the range of value added services HPI can offer to support the used car buying process, I aim to engage with customers and create a thriving HPI community that fully understands the potential dangers and consequences of buying a used car with a dodgy history.”
Prior to joining HPI, Horton worked within manufacturing, distribution and utilities industries, as well as five years spent in specialist claims management. Providing service and support to the insurance sectors, including close ties with Audatex, making this step into Audatex’s sister company, HPI, a natural progression.
Shorto will be responsible for developing relationships with influencers across the motor, finance and insurance industries as well as with key government representatives. Shorto has been with HPI for over 9 years, responsible for managing relationships with HPI’s data partners. The new role will see Shorto strengthen existing relationships and nurture new associations with a specific view to protecting both used car dealers and consumers.
Daniel Burgess, managing director of HPI comments, “We have put together a highly experienced team, investing in talent to drive the business forward. These are key appointments, which illustrates how committed we are to taking HPI in a positive new direction for 2013, building on current successes. With this team at the helm, HPI is well positioned to deliver new products and services designed to protect our customers and deliver growth across the business."