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#RefreshFriday Taking Dealer.com to $1 Billion

Alex Snyder

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May 1, 2006
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Just what you wanted... more Rick. But hey - I got him to agree to this too!

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to start a company? What about getting one off the ground and selling it for $1 Billion?
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We are super excited to have two of Dealer.com’s
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founders on RefreshFriday to tell us what it was like to take that ride.

Mike Lane was the COO of Dealer.com working side by side with Rick Gibbs who served as CTO, President, and later CEO. Rick went on to be the Co-President of Dealertrack and Chief Product Officer of Cox Automotive until retiring in 2018 to help find threats to the education industry. Since Dealer.com, Mike has been helping companies grow and has his own startup that is on the rise.

Both are investors and sit on numerous boards. They know a thing or two about what it takes to start a business and we cannot wait to pick their brains!


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Josh S

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Jul 15, 2020
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This looks very interesting!

I've been searching around the website looking for some mechanism to drop this into my calendar with info, but can't seem to find anything. Is this possible currently? Would be super handy.
 

Alex Snyder

President Skroob
May 1, 2006
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That was a fun show! Good to roll down memory lane.

This show wasn't about Dealer.com, but to learn more about what it is like to run a business.

In August, we'll have the second episode in this series with the CEOs of Widewail, Dealer Policy, and Driven Data to dive into more recent examples of three different flavors of startups.