ATLANTA, April 11, 2013 – To support its commitment to technology development, innovation and leadership, while delivering the most efficient and convenient experience for customers, Manheim has selected Michael Noel as its Chief Technology Officer. In this critical business role, Noel will lead Manheim’s vast technology systems, applications and operations that enable Manheim to deliver products and services to its customers anytime and anywhere. Noel will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Janet Barnard effective May 6.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our team, as he brings the type of IT vision, business engagement skills and leadership that will further our goals of enhancing our technology systems and processes, while ensuring we stay ahead of trends that influence our future direction,” said Janet Barnard, Manheim’s EVP and COO. “Our goal is to lead the industry by anticipating the types of innovative solutions our customers will need to grow and better compete.”
Noel brings more than 15 years of global business, consulting and technology strategy to Manheim. He most recently served as Chief Information Officer and SVP of Shared Services for PRGX Global Inc., where he led efforts to evolve a single-service business into a multi-service business that drove increased growth and profitability. During his tenure, Noel was also responsible for developing industry-leading IT-enabled business services, innovative software solutions and a customer-centric shared services delivery operation in Pune, India.
Noel began his career at A.T. Kearney, a leading global consulting company, in their technology and transformation practice where he led the development, design and execution of IT solutions for Fortune 500 clients. He also held key leadership roles at Infosys Consulting, Inc., including Partner of their Information & Technology Strategies (ITS) Practice, where he drove the development of high-impact solutions for clients that improved productivity, effectiveness and knowledge management across global business units and functions. Noel holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 106 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Drawing from its auction transaction volume, Manheim Consulting publishes the annual Used Car Market Report, the definitive source of data for the used car industry. Manheim Consulting offers a wide range of services including custom analytics, business optimization and macro economic analysis.
Manheim is the online vehicle remarketing leader, connecting buyers and sellers to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visits each week.
Additionally, Manheim offers services including reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, title management and marshaling, among others. Through its wide array of services and technologies, industry publications, customer support and educational offerings, Manheim gives its customers maximum control over how they buy and sell vehicles, helping them to conduct business in the most efficient way possible. Worldwide, the company handles nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.
NAAA Posted 4/11/2013