Welcoming Carmigo’s Memphis Dealer Sales Representative, Jennifer Little

Welcoming Carmigo’s Memphis Dealer Sales Representative, Jennifer Little

She brings more than fourteen years of automotive experience to the team.

We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Carmigo team – Jennifer Little. She has joined as a Dealer Sales Representative for our Memphis, TN market as we continue to expand our dealer network across the South. She brings more than fourteen years of automotive experience to the team.

 

Little joins us from ADESA where she worked as a sales manager. She has an extensive background in the auction world, having worked more than 14 years in outside sales, arbitrations and management. 

 

This newest expansion of our team directly aligns with the launch of Carmigo Turn – our new wholesale platform designed to help dealers increase their used inventory turn. If you’re in one of our markets and want to see how Carmigo can make it easier to manage your lot, give us a shout. We’d love to help.



Carmigo announces promotion of Austin Hille to Director of Marketing

Carmigo announces promotion of Austin Hille to Director of Marketing

Hille has served in the company’s leadership for more than two years, and is now taking on a new role and responsibilities

Carmigo has announced the promotion of Austin Hille to Director of Marketing. Hille left his role as Manager, Marketing Strategy at C Spire to join Carmigo in November 2021. He was the company’s first full-time marketing hire. Since then, Hille has taken on a wide range of responsibilities within the company.

“We originally brought Austin onboard to build out our consumer marketing strategy, but as Carmigo has taken on more of a dealer-to-dealer focus, we needed him to step outside of his original role,” said Andrew Warmath, CEO and Co-Founder of Carmigo.

“While marketing is still his primary responsibility, we’ve all been impressed with his ability to serve the company’s goals wherever we need him.”

Hille has managed projects within product, sales, and operations. Most recently he oversaw the launch of the company’s new wholesale platform – Carmigo Turn.

He’ll now work alongside other departments to ensure the company’s growing salesforce has the support it needs to scale their dealer network, and will continue to build out a dealer-focused marketing strategy.

“2024 will be a massive year of growth for us,” said Hille. “I am happy to help in any way I can to help us realize our goals this year. It’s been a privilege to work with the team at Carmigo thus far, and I am excited about what the future holds for us.”

Carmigo launched Turn alongside a suite of improvements for its users on February 1. In the first quarter of 2024, the company has more than tripled its salesforce and is anticipating unprecedented growth throughout the year. Visit carmigo.io to learn more.

About Carmigo

Carmigo is an online marketplace and wholesale platform for dealerships. They provide tools to help dealerships increase used inventory turn and source consumer cars for their dealership. The startup works with dealerships across the nation, but is based in Tupelo, MS, and is rapidly expanding its team.

Carmigo elevates Chris Michael to Vice President of Operations

Carmigo elevates Chris Michael to Vice President of Operations

Michael is a nearly three-year veteran of the company, and now serves as a Vice President alongside new responsibilities

Carmigo has announced the promotion of Chris Michael to Vice President of Operations.

Michael started at Carmigo in April of 2021, just three months after the company’s founding. He has remained a foundational member of the Carmigo team, and has lead its operations department across multiple company wide initiatives.

Carmigo started as a solely consumer-focused platform with in-market inspectors across the Southeast. Michael oversaw the inspection and post-sale teams when they were in-market, managed the transition of those teams to headquarters based roles, and is now in charge of managing in-market operations for Carmigo’s growing dealer-to-dealer network.

“It’s hard to imagine Carmigo without Chris,” said Andrew Warmath, CEO and Co-Founder of Carmigo. “I asked him to join the company when there was no promise of a future. Since then, we’ve thrown a lot of changes at him, and he’s handled each one with precision and candor.”

Michael’s newest set of responsibilities come following the launch of its wholesale platform – Carmigo Turn. Carmigo has more than tripled its salesforce in the first quarter of 2024, and alongside this growth comes a need for operational support in markets across the south.

“We’re seeing a growing need for inspector and post-sale efficiency as our network grows and our sales increase,” said Michael. “It’s all about perspective. Our dealers demand a level of service and support on par with our national competitors, and we must meet those needs in order to stay competitive.”

Michael will be focusing on rapidly growing the Carmigo Inspection Team as they eye expansion across the southeast throughout 2024.

Carmigo launched Turn alongside a suite of improvements for its users on February 1.

Visit carmigo.io/turn/ to learn more.

About Carmigo

Carmigo is an online marketplace and wholesale platform for dealerships. They provide tools to help dealerships increase used inventory turn and source consumer cars for their dealership. The startup works with dealerships across the nation, but is based in Tupelo, MS, and is rapidly expanding its team.

Carmigo welcomes new Vice President of Sales, John Tharp

Carmigo welcomes new Vice President of Sales, John Tharp

Tharp comes to Carmigo with more than 35 years of experience in the automotive industry

Carmigo has announced the appointment of its new Vice President of Sales – John Tharp.

Tharp most notably served as the National Program Manager for Insurance Auto Auctions, where he oversaw a team of more than 80 direct reports. He was responsible for maintaining relationships with hundreds of dealerships nationwide, and working with them to meet their inventory acquisition needs.

Tharp left his role as General Sales Manager for America’s Auto Auction – Baton Rouge to join Carmigo, and has also served as a general sales manager and used car director at the dealership level.

“Carmigo is in a prime position to help dealerships’ evolving inventory management needs,” said Tharp. “Carmigo’s wholesale platform brings a lot to the table, especially as the market is challenging used car managers like never before. After I got to know the team, I knew I could play a role in serving and growing their dealership network.”

Tharp has joined Carmigo immediately following the launch of its wholesale platform – Carmigo Turn. He will be working alongside the company’s product and marketing teams to bring the platform to new dealerships across the southeast, and use their feedback to shape its future offerings.

“John has joined our team at the perfect time,” said Andrew Warmath, CEO and Co-Founder of Carmigo. “We’ve already seen how Turn can help dealerships protect their profits and navigate a never-before-seen used car market. John is going to help us bring that to more dealers and serve the buying and selling needs of those in our network.”

John will also be focusing on rapidly growing the Carmigo Sales Team as they eye expansion across the southeast throughout 2024. Carmigo has already tripled its salesforce in the first two months of the year, and they anticipate even more growth in the months that remain.

Carmigo launched Turn alongside a suite of improvements for its users on February 1. Visit carmigo.io/turn/ to learn more.

Meet Brandon and Mike, Carmigo’s Newest Dealer Sales Representatives

Meet Brandon and Mike, Carmigo’s Newest Dealer Sales Representatives

They bring more than 30 years of automotive experience to Carmigo

We’re thrilled to welcome the two newest members of the Carmigo team – Brandon Crouch and Mike Benke. They have joined as Dealer Sales Representatives as we continue to expand our dealer network. Combined, they bring more than 30 years of automotive experience to Carmigo.

 

Crouch joins us from Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram where he worked as the General Sales Manager. He has an extensive background in the dealership world with previous posts at Gossett Motor Cars and Ford ProfitBuilder. Brandon is now bringing his more than 10 years of automotive experience to our Memphis market.

 

Benke served as the Territory Manager at ACV Auctions where he was responsible for the buying and selling relationships of dealers throughout Southwest Virginia. He brings a wide range of experience from both the dealership and auction world, working roles at Capitol City Auto Auctions and Advantage Ford. Benke is now responsible for launching our Roanoke market.

 

This newest expansion of our team directly aligns with the launch of Carmigo Turn – our new wholesale platform designed to help dealers increase their used inventory turn. If you’re in one of their markets and want to see how Carmigo can make it easier to manage your lot, give us a shout. We’d love to help.

Meet Angelia and Shannon, Carmigo’s Newest Dealer Sales Representatives

Meet Angelia and Shannon, Carmigo’s Newest Dealer Sales Representatives

They bring more than 30 years of automotive experience to Carmigo

We’re thrilled to welcome the two newest members of the Carmigo team – Angelia Madderra and Shannon Short. They have joined as Dealer Sales Representatives as we continue to expand our dealer network across the Southeast. Combined, they bring more than 30 years of automotive experience to Carmigo.

 

Madderra joins us from America’s Auto Auction in Birmingham where she worked as a Digital Sales Representative. She has an extensive background in the auction world with previous posts at ACV Auctions and Auto Auction of Montgomery. Madderra is now bringing her more than 13 years of automotive experience to our Montgomery/Columbus market.

 

Short previously served as a Market Expansion Manager at EBlock where she was responsible for the go-to-market strategies for nine states. She brings a breadth of experience from both the dealership and auction world, working roles at KAR Global and Dealers Auto Auction. Short is now responsible for launching our Mobile/Pensacola market.

 

This newest expansion of our team directly aligns with the launch of Carmigo Turn – our new wholesale platform designed to help dealers increase their used inventory turn. If you’re in one of their markets and want to see how Carmigo can make it easier to manage your lot, give us a shout. We’d love to help.



Meet Stacy, Carmigo’s Alabama Dealer Sales Representative

Meet Stacy, Carmigo’s Alabama Dealer Sales Representative

She has 15 years of experience in the auction and automotive industry

We’re thrilled to welcome Stacy Williams to the Carmigo team in her role as our Alabama Dealer Sales Representative. Not only does she possess a wealth of knowledge in the auction world, but she also holds a well-rounded accounting background rooted in the automotive sector.

 

Stacy began her career in accounting at Wilson Dodge and Gray Daniels Auto Family in the Jackson, MS market. In addition to standard accounting practices, Stacy’s responsibilities included managing wholesale and retail accounts, auditing, cash control, and inventory management

 

Most recently, Stacy worked as a Field Sales Representative for IAA in Birmingham. She was responsible for building out a buyer network for auctions, negotiating sales, and managing relationships with customers and providers.

 

Stacy’s extensive automotive background, combined with her knack for forging connections, makes her a perfect fit for Carmigo’s customer-centric approach. As we expand further into the Alabama market, we are excited to see Stacy’s skills in action, furthering our mission of making managing your inventory easy.

 

Stacy’s primary focus is connecting with dealers in our Alabama market. If you’re in Alabama and want to see how Carmigo can make it easier to manage your lot, give Stacy a shout.

Meet Toni, Carmigo’s newest Dealer Sales Representative

Meet Toni, Carmigo’s newest Dealer Sales Representative

With an exceptional track record and a deep understanding of the industry, Toni brings a wealth of experience to Carmigo.

We’re excited to welcome Toni Paige to the Carmigo team as our newest Dealer Sales Representative.

Toni is no stranger to the world of auto auctions. She entered the industry as an Auction Coordinator for IAA. There, she was in charge of setting up new provider contracts, registering new buyers, and a myriad of other responsibilities that helped build their pipeline of inventory in her six-year tenure. Toni then joined Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auction as their Professional Sales Representative, which has historically transacted over 15,000 vehicles annually.

Toni’s keen ability to empathize with dealers’ needs makes her a perfect fit for Carmigo’s customer-centric approach. As we embark on exciting ventures, we are thrilled to harness Toni’s skills to help our mission of making managing inventory easier.

Toni’s first focus is helping dealers in our Jackson, MS market. If you’re in Jackson and want to see how Carmigo can make it easier to manage your lot, give us a shout.

Sean Peoples Elevated to Carmigo Chief Technology Officer

Sean Peoples Elevated to Carmigo Chief Technology Officer

Sean Peoples has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Tupelo-based technology start-up, Carmigo.

Peoples has been essential in building Carmgio’s cutting-edge technology.

Head Carmigo Website Developer - Sean People's HeadshotTUPELO, Miss. — Sean Peoples has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Tupelo-based technology start-up, Carmigo. 

Peoples, one of the company’s co-founders, served as Carmigo’s head developer and head of product.

“Sean has been at the center of Carmigo since the day I first pitched him the idea,” said Carmigo Founder and CEO Andrew Warmath. “This new title is a reflection of his ongoing role as a leader in shaping our company’s technology offerings.”

Carmigo’s marketplace technology was recently recognized by Auto Fin Journal as an Emerging 8 company, an award given to companies that improve a specific aspect of the automotive industry through technology. 

“Carmigo was recently named one of eight emerging auto-technology companies by industry leaders,” said Carmigo Co-founder and COO Daniel Kim. “That’s thanks in large part to Sean’s contributions and a reflection of his commitment to Carmigo’s mission.”

Peoples will continue to be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Carmigo inspection tool and Carmigo Marketplace. In his new role, he is also exploring new ways to leverage Carmigo’s technology to meet the needs of dealerships across the country.

“I’m honored to accept this new role, but my dedication to Carmigo’s products is the same as it’s always been,” Peoples said. “My goal, and the goal of my team, is to continue to use technology to make selling a car easier for consumers and inventory management easier for dealers.” 

Cherokee Media Group Names Carmigo Emerging 8 Automotive-Tech Company

Cherokee Media Group Names Carmigo Emerging 8 Automotive-Tech Company
Carmigo co founders (left to right) Sean Peoples, Daniel Kim, and Andrew Warmath. Carmigo is a 2023 Emerging 8 automotive tech-startup.
Carmigo co founders (left to right) Sean Peoples, Daniel Kim, and Andrew Warmath walk and talk around the Lee County Courthouse in front of Tupelo Carmigo's headquarters. Carmigo is named a 2023 Emerging 8 automotive-tech company.

Mississippi-based startup recognized as industry innovator.

TUPELO, Miss. — Cherokee Media Group, the leading news source for the pre-owned automotive industry, named Carmigo one of the eight most promising companies using technology to improve an aspect of the automotive industry. 

“We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s honorees who are setting new standards for excellence in the automotive industry,” Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits said. “The Emerging 8 award program was developed to fulfill our commitment to honor companies that push the boundaries of innovation.”

The award is given annually to companies selected from a candidate pool nominated by industry leaders. 

“Being named an Emerging 8 company is special to us because it reflects our mission,” said Andrew Warmath, Carmigo founder, and CEO. “We have the words ‘Make it easy’ covering a wall in our office because we want to use our technology to make buying and selling cars easier. This recognition affirms our mission.”

Carmigo’s technological advantage is its mobile inspection tool that allows consumers to list their cars to our network of dealerships in less than 10 minutes. The tool, combined with Carmigo’s industry-standard auction platform, diversifies the inventory sources, connecting car dealerships with a variety of daily inventory that includes consumer, fleet, sub-prime, dealer, and overage cars. 

“The 2023 Emerging 8 honorees are making significant contributions to the automotive industry through their innovative use of technology,” said Amanda Dunlap, EVP of events and marketing at Cherokee Media Group. “We are proud to recognize their ingenuity and we look forward to celebrating their success at this year’s Auto Intel Summit.”

As a part of the recognition, Carmigo is featured in the April issue of Auto Fin Journal and will be recognized at the April 19 Auto Intel Summit in Raleigh, N.C.

About Carmigo:

Carmigo is an online vehicle marketplace connecting individual sellers with dealerships. Carmigo was founded through the frustration of consumers looking for a more transparent and convenient way to sell their vehicles and seeing dealers look for a better source of inventory than traditional auctions. Carmigo is based in Tupelo, Mississippi, and is rapidly expanding its team.

About Cherokee Media Group:

Cherokee Media Group (CMG) is a leading business-to-business media company that provides news and information to the vehicle remarketing, auto finance, and used-car industries in the US and Canada. Established in 1990, CMG publishes top industry media brands, including Auto Remarketing, Auto Remarketing Canada, SubPrime Auto Finance News, BHPH Report, and Auto Fin Journal. Delivering timely, accurate, relevant news and insights, its publications reach a broad audience of franchised and independent dealers, remarketers, auctions, OEM executives, captives and independent finance companies, banks, and more, through print publications, digital media, and live events including Canada’s Used Car Week, Automotive Intelligence Summit, National Remarketing Conference Spring Summit, and Used Car Week.

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