Manheim announced this morning the appointment of former NextGear Capital chief operating officer Shane O’Dell into a new position with the company.
As Manheim’s first senior vice president of wholesale services, O’Dell takes on the responsibility of setting and executing key business strategies around Manheim’s third-party logistics. The company’s wholesale services include vehicle transportation, reconditioning, condition reporting, export and more.
O’Dell will report to Janet Barnard, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Manheim North America.
“Having made investments in these areas over the years to better serve our customers, we feel putting in place a leader with Shane’s industry and operational experience will help us drive continued innovation and growth in this important part of our business,” Barnard said. “Shane brings high energy, strong execution skills and deep industry knowledge in this key role.”
O’Dell’s new role further includes focusing on Ready Auto Transport as well as leading and developing a multi-year plan to fortify and expand wholesale service revenue. Ready Auto Transport president Jerry Tassone will report to O’Dell.
The new SVP began his career in 1995 with Automotive Finance Corporation, where he served as branch manager and regional manager. He was a founding member of Dealer Services Corporation and served as both regional vice president of operations and chief operating officer. He was a critical figure of the later integration of DSC and Manheim Auto Finance Solutions, which formed NextGear Capital, where O’Dell oversaw the day-to-day operating activities and gave strategic direction on revenue growth and risk mitigation.
Shane O'Dell, Manheim