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September 12, 2016 15:21 ET

DealerPeople® Welcomes New CEO, Jay R. Mortensen

Automotive Dealership Hiring & Training Platform Benefits From Mortensen's Decades of Auto Industry Expertise

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - DealerPeople®, the first-of-its-kind, free web-based and mobile platform dedicated to providing solutions for recruiting, training and retaining the most qualified employees in the auto dealership industry -- has officially and proudly announced field veteran, Jay R. Mortensen, as company CEO. This news represents the next step for the innovative platform, which started up earlier this year and has a mission to help raise the bar for employee and management standards in dealerships across the U.S.

"I could not be more excited to have Jay full-time on the executive team," says DealerPeople president, Scott R. B. de Ruyter. "There is no doubt that his years of sales, management and training experience will lead to the further success of our platform and solid results for our participating dealerships."

Founded in 2015 by industry insiders committed to reducing industry turn-over and streamlining hiring and training processes, DealerPeople is a free platform that allows dealers to post job listings while enabling job seekers to seamlessly search for dealerships, find career opportunities in practically every region of the U.S. and submit traditional print and video resumes. Available through Android, desktops and iOS, the DealerPeople application also offers real-time access to industry insights and best practices; a video library of "road-tested" solutions; leadership and sales training resources; and coursework to assist employees in achieving new performance goals -- which ultimately provides a competitive advantage and contributes to individual and organizational success.

With industry experience dating back to 1989, DealerPeople CEO, Mortensen, has held nearly every position in the sales department and has worked with nearly every make of car. He truly understands the challenges of the industry and deeply respects its salespeople and dealership personnel: "I am very eager to help dealers increase their success, by providing the right training, at the right time, to the right people, in an organized fashion," Mortensen states. "With a traditional revolving door of employees in the dealership business, it is time to help create a structure that promotes long-term relationships, loyalty and satisfaction in the workplace -- all of which can lead to more profit."

This announcement regarding Mortensen is just another move in the right direction for DealerPeople, which is fast becoming the go-to source for hiring and training in the automotive dealership industry. In addition to its range of aforementioned features and tools, DealerPeople will soon make it easy to assess skills, assign coursework, conduct workshops and track employee progress, all through its single portal.

For more information, visit www.dealerpeople.com or follow DealerPeople on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

ABOUT DEALERPEOPLE: DealerPeople® is a dedicated web portal focused on decreasing employee turnover and providing dealers with qualified job candidates, training courseware, and productivity tools to increase their ability to effectively recruit, train, and retain employees. Created by industry insiders in 2015, DealerPeople's job board lists open positions at dealer locations and actively promotes dealer careers to new job seekers -- extending the typical candidate pool available to dealers. As members of DealerPeople, dealerships can post their open job listings, review resumes of hundreds of potential applicants through DealerPeople's network of recruiting partners, contact qualified candidates directly to interview and set appointments, and track their entire hiring process all within the site. Committed to simplifying the search for good employees, DealerPeople offers its basic job board capabilities to dealers at no cost. DealerPeople will soon make it easy to assess skills, assign coursework, conduct workshops and track employee progress as well. For more information, visit www.dealerpeople.com

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