Tony leads the Sales Enablement team at Cox Automotive, an industry leader in transforming the way the world buys, sells, owns, and uses cars.
His team’s mission is to provide confidence, visibility and mindshare to nearly 1000 sales professionals across 15 different sales teams. They do this via learning, communications, tools, dashboards, process improvement, contracting, and general assistance.
During his eleven years at Cox Automotive, Tony has served in various leadership roles across Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Dealer.com. Some of his responsibilities have included acquisitions, product strategy, strategic operations, OEM advertising products, company integrations, mobile experiences, Hispanic market products, and corporate innovation. His progression through multiple disciplines across the company have given him a unique, rounded perspective of the entire organization.
Prior to joining Autotrader, he spent his entire career working in startup environments and was very active in the Atlanta high-tech community for over a decade. He assisted hundreds of startup companies in the Internet, software and telecommunications space with business planning, product strategy, and industry connections while leading the internationally-recognized technology incubator at Georgia Tech.
Tony was one of the founding members of Fizzion, a unique university/corporate incubation partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. As Director of Incubator Operations at Fizzion, he worked with entrepreneurs on matching their offerings with corporate needs.
Prior to working at Georgia Tech, he was the founder of Netgain, a startup company that created the first generation of web-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Netgain was acquired by Firstwave.He also started the first Internet initiatives at ADAM Software, a startup company that went public and later became adam.com.
Tony received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Georgia State. He lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife, Shay, and children William, Drew, and Phoebe.