AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vast, the leader in Retail Automotive AI and Big Data, announced a new member to its board of directors today. Paul Johnson is the former President and CEO of Kelley Blue Book. His deep understanding of the automotive landscape, and how companies use data and technology to succeed, will enable CarStory to accelerate the growth of its platform.
“Paul is joining at a key time in our history,” said John Price, CEO of Vast. “The CarStory Platform is poised for exponential growth in 2018. We are excited to build on our proven platform and our 7,000+ dealer relationships. As auto industry innovation quickens, we are proud to be a part of the positive change.”
As president and CEO for 13 years, Paul led the transformation, growth and sale of Internet giant Kelley Blue Book, as well as software and hardware services startup CDMdata.
“I have seen firsthand the way data can impact every aspect of the automotive ecosystem,” said Johnson. “The CarStory Platform combines proprietary data, artificial intelligence and mobile-first experiences. It is extraordinary for one company to be so strong in all three areas. The combination delivers a unique market perspective for both consumers and dealers. This makes the CarStory Platform one-of-a-kind and I’m excited to help bring it to the rest of the industry.”
Powered by the industry’s largest database of inventory and shopper insights, CarStory uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help both consumers and dealers make confident decisions. With a network of over 7,000 dealers nationwide, and touching over 15 million consumers a month, CarStory is the leader in automotive analytics. The addition of Paul’s expertise, specifically in building brands, products and businesses, will accelerate the growth of CarStory.
Vast has a 12 year history working with dealers, OEMs and third party marketplaces. The combination of experiences and innovations have all gone into the CarStory Platform. Using proprietary data and artificial intelligence, CarStory powers the industry’s most complex decisions. Learn more at Vast.com.