Earlier this week, industry heavyweight KAR Global announced that auto retail veteran Steve Jordan would join their ranks this September as their executive vice president of dealer sales. As the former National Independent Automobile Dealers Association president, Steve joins us to discuss his transition and how he will lead KAR’s U.S. and Canadian dealer sales organization.
Working at the NIADA was one of the highlights of Steve’s career. He and his team brought together the fractured independent group under one single banner, and re-established the NIADA name and voice at the legislative level in Washington, D.C. This was a tall order considering that now the NIADA has 16,000 members across all 50 states and there are 44 state associations that work in tandem with the national association. Shaun Petersen has been named as the interim president for the time being.
KAR Global is uniquely positioned in the market place to be on the leading edge of what the ‘new normal’ is going to look like for independent dealers, franchise dealers, and consignors. That is what attracted Steve to the position. This opportunity will allow Steve to serve the same dealer community he has been in for the last 20 years, in a whole new way.
Prior to becoming KAR Global’s executive vice president of dealer sales, Steve Jordan served at the President of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association for seven years. He was also the CEO and executive director of the Florida Independent Auto Dealers Association. Earlier in his career, he served as managing partner at Byrider and CNAC, and was a co-founder of this.com.
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