Following the retirement of Van Koppersmith, president and founder of ACS, now Dominion DMS, Dominion Dealer Solutions has promoted Sharon Kitzman to president of Dominion DMS.
As president, Kitzman will be responsible for launching Dominion’s new DMS product, VUE, which Dominion Dealer Solutions president Dan Sykes says could have a “transformational impact” on the company’s dealer partners.
Dominion Dealer Solutions, an automotive dealership software and services company, described Kitzman as “highly regarded in the automotive and technology communities.”
According to the company, Kitzman has worked as an executive and consultant to automotive technology companies. For those businesses, she worked to execute growth strategies, M&A transactions and leadership development.
Kitzman led the Americas region for Infomedia, and prior to that she was vice president and general manager of Dealertrack DMS at Dealertrack Technologies for 10 years.
Previously, Kitzman was senior director, marketing and product, with Reynolds and Reynolds in the United States.
Sharon Kitzman. Photo courtesy of Infomedia.
As president of Dominion DMS, she will report to Sykes.
The company said Kitzman is working with dealers to improve Dominion DMS services, and she is developing its team to prepare for planned business growth.
Dominion Dealer Solutions also said Kitzman’s experience in automotive software and understanding of the “dealership ecosystem” will help her guide Dominion’s dealership customers who are embracing “digital transformation to navigate the competitive challenges ahead.”
“Sharon’s appointment underscores Dominion’s commitment to VUE, and the transformational impact we believe it will have on our Dealer partners,” Sykes said.
He continued, “Her relationships, experience and knowledge of the automotive landscape provide an excellent foundation for Dominion to advance our position in the DMS Market. We are also grateful for the years of leadership and innovation that Van Koppersmith has provided at Dominion. We wish him the best in his retirement.”
“I am excited to be back in the DMS space, especially on the cusp of a new product launch,” Kitzman said.
She continued, “Dominion VUE offers a transformative opportunity for dealers to embrace cloud-based technology, leap-frogging multiple generations of old technology to fast track their operations. This is the right time, and the right team.”