•  Carzam hires more motor trade experts to bolster team

Carzam hires more motor trade experts to bolster team

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  • Published: 10 September 2021
  •  Carzam hires more motor trade experts to bolster team

Online used car sales website Carzam has hired yet more motor trade experts to help build its door-to-door used car buying, finance, and delivery service. The revolutionary new company, which puts customer service first and foremost, can offer a next-day turnaround on much of its stock. It has appointed former Cox Automotive President and Manheim Chief Financial Officer Michael Buxton and former Renault Retail Digital Director Ashley Wade to help move the business onto the next level.

The two new appointments follow the hiring of Kirk O’Callaghan as CEO, who will soon join Carzam directly from Sytner Group’s CarShop, adding to a huge wealth of motor industry experience within the Carzam team. 

Commenting on his appointment as Digital Marketing Director, Ashley Wade said: “I am very pleased and excited to have joined the Carzam team and look forward to working at the forefront of what I foresee as a wholesale industry change. Carzam has an amazing grasp on how fast the industry is evolving and holds a very strong vision for the future. The team around us is very experienced with a wealth of industry expertise, it’s a brilliant time to have joined such a visionary new business.” Wade is a multi-award-winning digital marketing director with more than a decade of digital automotive marketing experience, which is seen as critical for Carzam’s future growth.

Michael Buxton, meanwhile, brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the automotive industry and in particular the finance and wholesale side. He said: “I am delighted and excited to have joined Carzam at this stage in its journey. We have a clear purpose to lead and accelerate change within the used car remarketing and retail sectors and we are building the team and resources to meet that goal. I have worked with founding shareholders John and Peter over many years and it is great to be back with them and the new team at Carzam.”

Led by Big Motoring World CEO Peter Waddell and backed by former Cox Automotive boss John Bailey, the depth of motor trade experience inside Carzam is incredibly comprehensive. “These two new hires underpin our determination to create the best possible team from the world of retail, wholesale, and technology,” said Peter Waddell. “Our motor trade experience will be what drives the success of Carzam and I am delighted to have Michael and Ashley on board. Selling used cars online will be made even easier with this industry knowledge and expertise that these new appointments bring on board.”