Autochek, says the automotive technology company based in Africa, has appointed Robert Granados, to its board of directors.
The appointment of Granados, Autochek says, will help support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion.
Granados, a veteran of the US automotive industry, has over two decades of global experience in leading and growing technology companies focused on providing solutions for the automotive industry value chain.
Autochek Group CEO: Robert Granados brings value on board
“We are excited to have someone of Robert’s calibre on our board with his vast experience from the most advanced automotive markets in the world. He has played a major role in building many successful automotive technology companies and we are looking forward to leveraging his experience to support our continued growth as a company,” Etop Ikpe, Autochek Group CEO, says in a company statement.
Before joining Autochek, Granados served as CEO of CloudOne, a marketing company that helps auto dealers find and engage customers. He also held various leadership positions at DealerTrack Technologies, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of different units, such as finance and lender networks, inventory management and transportation, CRM, and independent dealer websites. After the acquisition of DealerTrack Technologies by Cox Automotive Inc., Granados served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, at Cox Automotive, where he performed assessments of new growth opportunities, expansion of current business offerings, and effectiveness of current products and services.
According to Robert Granados, his coming to Autochek “is a great opportunity to transform lives and livelihoods across Africa by making car ownership more accessible and affordable, and I am thrilled to be supporting Etop and the team to make this happen. Autochek has achieved so much success in a short period of time and I believe there is so much more to come.”
In addition, Granados was Operating Partner at SNH Capital Partners, where he was CEO of the Automotive Portfolio, which comprised National Credit Center, the leading provider of comprehensive data, software, and marketing solutions to US dealerships, and ProMax, the leading software provider to retail automotive dealers, offering award-winning CRM, desking, website, credit, and lead generation solutions. He was also CEO of MAX Digital, a leading automotive inventory management and merchandising platform, supporting the company through a successful exit in 2021.
Autochek offers technology and advisory solutions to car dealers, financial institutions, and other stakeholders in Africa’s automotive ecosystem. The company supports them to improve credit decisioning, collections, pricing, portfolio management, and product development, as well as deliver an enhanced customer experience. Since launching in 2020, Autochek has driven the penetration of auto-financing across Africa, enabling more consumers and businesses across North, West, East, and South Africa to access financing solutions to purchase their desired vehicles.
In less than two years of operations, the company says it has worked with more than 70 financial institutions and over 2,000 dealerships to process more than 80,000 car loan applications.
Leveraging the vast reach of its online marketplace, the company originates auto loans powered by data analytics that makes it easier for financial institutions to offer credit to consumers, Autochek says.
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