WALTHAM, Mass. – DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, today announced that Larry Cochran has joined its management team as Senior Vice President of Dealer Products and Services. In this critical new role, Cochran will have executive oversight of DealerRater’s Client Services and Marketing areas, and will work to ensure that DealerRater’s Certified Dealer partners continue to have access to the most innovative online reputation and social monitoring tools as well as best-in-class customer service for which the company has become known.
Since establishing the Certified Dealer Program in 2008, DealerRater has continuously enhanced the suite of review-gathering and leveraging tools offered to car dealerships. Cochran joins the DealerRater team soon after the revolutionary launch of 360Certified™ – the premium level of the Certified Dealer Program – which features a comprehensive online reputation and social monitoring platform to monitor reviews across the web, track web mentions, measure social media success, and ensure online visibility.
“DealerRater is a fast-growing company that has built an excellent reputation as a leader in the industry, with well over half a million consumer reviews and more than 4,300 dealer clients across North America,” said Cochran. “With the recent launch of 360Certified, it’s a very exciting time to join the company and I look forward to working alongside my DealerRater colleagues to offer dealers the most complete and cutting-edge online reputation solutions available in the market.”
Cochran brings over 15 years of auto industry experience to DealerRater. Prior to joining the company, Cochran spent more than a decade in key executive positions at ADP Dealer Services, most recently serving as Vice President – Digital Solutions. Previous to that Cochran built a start-up Marketing Outsource Services business unit within ADP Dealer Services and also served as ADP Dealer Service’s Director of Operations & Sales.
“Larry has an impressive track record of driving growth and improving business performance while maintaining a client-centric philosophy,” said Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater. “His proven success in the industry and results-driven leadership make him the ideal fit for propelling DealerRater to the next level in terms of customer loyalty and product management. We are fortunate to have him with us and expect that he will play a vital role in ensuring our continued growth.”
For more information call 800-266-9455, or visit www.dealerrater.com
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, 700,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 8 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience. In addition, DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Today, more than 4,300 dealers are members of DealerRater’s Certified Dealer Program. For more information, visit www.DealerRater.com or call 800-266-9455.