Autochek, the Nigerian automotive tech startup making automotive possession extra accessible and inexpensive throughout Africa, has appointed US automotive business veteran, Robert Granados to its board of administrators to help its ongoing progress and growth.
Robert is predicted to help the combination of the Pan-African automotive business to drive shared worth for shoppers, producers, monetary establishments and different stakeholders.
Based on Etop Ikpe, CEO of The Autochek Group, “We’re excited to have somebody of Robert’s calibre on our board along with his huge expertise from essentially the most superior automotive markets on the earth. He has performed a serious position in constructing many profitable automotive expertise corporations and we’re trying ahead to leveraging his expertise to help our continued progress as an organization.
Robert has over 20 years of worldwide expertise in main and rising expertise corporations centered on offering options for the automotive business worth chain. He’s presently CEO of CloudOne, a advertising and marketing firm that helps auto sellers discover and interact prospects. He was Senior Vice President and Normal Supervisor at DealerTrack Applied sciences, the place he led numerous items, together with the finance and lender networks, stock administration and transportation, CRM, and impartial seller web sites. Put up the acquisition of DealerTrack Applied sciences by Cox Automotive Inc., the worldwide chief in offering automotive options, he served as Senior Vice President, Technique, at Cox Automotive, the place he carried out assessments of recent progress alternatives, growth of present enterprise choices, and effectiveness of present services.
He served as Working Companion at SNH Capital Companions, the place he was CEO of the Automotive Portfolio which comprised of Nationwide Credit score Middle, the main supplier of complete knowledge, software program and advertising and marketing options to US dealerships and ProMax, the main software program supplier to retail automotive sellers, providing award profitable CRM, desking, web site, credit score, and lead era options. He was additionally CEO of MAX Digital, a number one automotive stock administration and merchandising platform, supporting the corporate by means of a profitable exit in 2021.
Autochek offers expertise and advisory options to automotive sellers, monetary establishments and different stakeholders in Africa’s automotive ecosystem, supporting them to enhance credit score decisioning, collections, pricing, portfolio administration and product growth, in addition to ship an enhanced buyer expertise.
Launched in 2020, Autochek leverages the huge attain of its on-line market and originates auto loans powered by knowledge analytics that makes it simpler for monetary establishments to supply credit score to shoppers. The agency is operational throughout North, West, East and South Africa, serving to its customers to entry financing options to buy their desired automobiles. The corporate has labored with greater than 70 monetary establishments and greater than 2,000 dealerships to course of greater than 80,000 automotive mortgage functions.
Robert Granados mentioned, “There’s a nice alternative to remodel lives and livelihoods throughout Africa by making automotive possession extra accessible and inexpensive, and I’m thrilled to be supporting Etop and the workforce to make this occur. Autochek has achieved a lot success in a brief time frame and I imagine there’s a lot extra to return.”