CARY, N.C. -

Understanding the perspective from the other side of a business transaction — or even the other side of an organization’s operations — can be quite valuable, especially in an industry weaving as many moving parts and niche silos as wholesale automotive.

Stephanie Compton, who is vice president of asset remarketing for Exeter Finance, has built an award-winning career on the consignor side of the business, including being named by Cherokee Media Group as the 2023 National Remarketing Executive of the Year and a 2020 Women in Remarketing honoree.

But she has also walked a mile (or several miles, on sale days) in the shoes of folks who would now call her a customer: the auto auction ...