For Peter Grupposo, professional fulfillment comes from being part of what he calls a dynamic ecosystem.
“Although my entry into the automotive industry was not strategically planned, once I became part of it, I became passionate about its people, complexity and opportunity,” he said. “I’m thrilled that players range from single-store independent dealerships to large, publically traded companies. From one end of the spectrum to the others, each plays an important role in the automotive ecosystem.”
Grupposo’s role as vice president, national accounts for Manheim has him leading a team of commercial account managers. “The team is responsible for providing a strategic remarketing vision for our Fleet, bank, third-party remarketers and rental car agencies,” he explained.
When asked to reflect on what has made him proudest thus far in his 12-year career, Grupposo’s answer was simple: being a leader.
“I have had the opportunity to lead and positively influence many people,” he said. “I’m proud of those who have progressed in the automotive remarketing space, many of whom continue to make strong contributions to the Cox Automotive family and industry.”
And while Grupposo enjoys the opportunity to help others grow professionally, he is quick to point out folks who have helped him do the same.
Peter Grupposo, Manheim
“For example, Shane O’Dell, Brian Geitner and Rich Coutu played a key role in my development while at DSC/NextGear Capital,” he said. “Additionally, I learned a tremendous amount from Tim McKinley and many others within Manheim.
“The common trait among them is that each helped me grow professionally and personally. They provided strong leadership, invested their time and knowledge, and ensured I had the tools to progress throughout my career,” he continued. “They motivated me to work hard and long in this industry, and to positively impact others as they did for me.”
Peter Grupposo, 34, is vice president, national accounts at Manheim.