We are pumped at DrivingSales to announce another new member to the team! I’d like to introduce you to Paul, our new Production Manager. Paul will be in charge of DrivingSalesTV.com and is also overseeing the production of our quarterly magazine the Dealership Innovation Guide.
Paul has been serving the DrivingSales community since before it really was... In 2005, I wanted to open up DrivingSales to the industry (at that point it was a private community for my dealer academy class), so I hired some college kids to go door to door and invite dealers to join and participate in the community. Paul was attending Cal Sate University Fullerton at the time and was one of the guys I hired to help kick off DrivingSales. Overall, dealers loved the concept of the DrivingSales community, but people didn’t know how to interact on social media, so it didn’t catch. We decided to put DrivingSales on the back burner until social media usage matured a bit.
In the meantime, Paul completed degrees in Entrepreneurship and Finance; we relaunched the community in 2008, and it took off. Paul began managing our newsletters part time in 2009, so he has been quietly behind the scenes for a while.
I will also tell you that while Paul is really smart and can kick butt at just about any sport, he is also a bit of a bum. I can say that because:
a) he took the last 10 months off to travel the world. I am jealous looking at the pictures, his trip was amazing!
b) he is my younger brother... so I can get away with calling him a bum. (He will take it out on me on the racquetball court.)
I knew when he got back he would have a gazillion job options, so a few weeks before his trip ended I Skyped him and used some of my Grant Cardone closing skills to get him to start work for us as soon as he got back. We will all be better off with him on the team.
A major focus of Paul’s is to oversee and produce the content for DrivingSalesTV. If you would like to do an interview or have ideas for the show, we welcome it, just email him and let him know. He will be filming at the upcoming Automotive Boot Camp that Brian Pasch is putting on and will also be filming at DD10. You can reach Paul here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome him back to the states and into the community.