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automotiveMastermind Appoints Vice President of Sales and Chief Technology Officer

Appointments reinforce commitment to both dealer partner and product growth

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- automotiveMastermind® (Mastermind), a leading provider of predictive solutions for dealerships, today announced the appointment of Kos Jha as Chief Technology Officer and the promotion of Daniel (Dan) Malloy to Vice President of Sales.

In Malloy's new role he will drive the expansion of Mastermind's presence in the automotive industry by adding new brands, dealer groups and individual retail stores to automotiveMastermind's portfolio mix. Previously, Malloy served as National Sales Director.

Jha, who joins Mastermind from S&P Global Market Intelligence, will be responsible for managing the technology and global engineering teams, while closely aligning with the product organization.

"We are most committed to being a true partner to our dealers and that begins from the very start of our relationship. Now, more than ever, dealerships need to look at their market holistically to maximize all possible sales opportunities," said Marco Schnabl, CEO and Co-Founder of automotiveMastermind. "Dan is committed to help dealers address their challenges and pain-points through partnering with Mastermind."

Malloy's experience in the retail automotive industry spans more than two decades. Prior to joining Mastermind, he held the position of General Manager for Audi of Freehold (New Jersey) and Group 1 Automotive – working with brands like Honda, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen. He also worked with DCH Auto group providing new car sales management, marketing initiative implementation and more.

"Mastermind is continuously innovating and pushing the boundaries of predictive solutions and this year is no exception," said Malloy. "There is a lot to get excited about in the upcoming year. I'm passionate about being a strong resource for dealers and am looking forward to showcasing this in my new role."

Jha's experience in the technology industry spans more than 25 years, joining Mastermind from S&P Global Market Intelligence where he was CTO for client-facing platforms and analytics products. Jha led large global teams to adopt modern cloud-native architectures and big data and analytics technologies to deliver growth and transformation. Prior to that he worked at EY in management consulting to lead IT strategy and implementation and at Honeywell as a Technology Manager to build software products.

"Kos is an extremely diversified leader who will further help us build a world class product development team around our strategic product vision," said Johannes Gnauck, CEO and Co-Founder of automotiveMastermind.

"Mastermind is constantly updating and innovating its technology to best serve dealer partners and their customers," said Jha. "My goal is to ensure that the technology is always catering to dealers' needs and providing the predictive analytics and solutions for each dealer's market."

automotiveMastermind has a proven track record of transforming the dealership experience for consumers and revolutionizing the way automotive dealerships and manufacturers, find, engage and earn long-lasting customer relationships.

About automotiveMastermind
Founded in 2012, automotiveMastermind, a business unit of IHS Markit (INFO), is a leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions for the automotive industry. Market EyeQ by Mastermind is the single sales platform to identify, communicate with and close every buyer in a local market. Mastermind is headquartered in New York City and San Francisco. For more information, visit automotivemastermind.com. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

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