Key Automotive Industry Expert Joins Leading Used Car Sales Organization
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Auction Direct USA announces that Maryann Keller, managing partner of global auto industry advisory services, Maryann Keller & Associates, LLC has joined its board of directors. Keller brings more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry to the table.
Maryann Keller founded Maryann Keller and Associates in 2001, after 28 years of automotive expertise as a Wall Street analyst. She previously served as Managing Partner at ING Furman Selz as lead auto industry analyst for 14 years following previous employment as an auto analyst with Kidder Peabody & Co. and PaineWebber. Currently, her firm offers advisory services to clients, providing a strong understanding of the financial markets, expertise in the automotive sector, and fresh thinking on competitive opportunities to clients across the globe.
“We’re excited to welcome Maryann to our exceptional team of board members,” said John Iannone, Chief Executive Officer at Auction Direct. “Her expertise and industry knowledge will help us continue to successfully grow our business by providing customers with the best possible car buying experience.”
About Auction Direct USA
Named 2012’s #1 Independent Retailer in the U.S. by Auto Dealer Monthly, Auction Direct USA Used Car Superstore is committed to revolutionizing and legitimizing the used car business. Guided by principles of trust and open information exchange, Auction Direct USA strives to provide a truly unique and satisfying used car buying experience by providing over 30 brands, a no-haggle price structure and a Thee-Day, 500-Mile Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.
The company currently employs nearly 300 people in its four locations in Victor, N.Y.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Raleigh, N.C., and will grow their market reach with a new store opening in Pittsburg, Pa., this fall.