HACK-O-MOTIVE2013

Reinventing the automotive shopping experience

  • Mike Accavitti
    Michael Accavitti: Vice President, Automobile Marketing American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    As vice president of Automobile Marketing for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Michael Accavitti is responsible for the marketing of both the Honda and Acura automobile brands. In this role, he oversees advertising, corporate and diversity marketing, automobile public relations, including product launches, auto shows and motorsports public relations, and marketing communications, including digital marketing, among other responsibilities.
    @MikeAccavitti
  • Jeremy Anwyl
    Jeremy Anwyl: Vice Chairman, Edmunds.com
    Jeremy Anwyl is the Vice Chairman of Edmunds.com, the Internet’s leading resource for unbiased automotive information to empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. At Edmunds.com, Mr. Anwyl advises business operations and development. Previously, Mr. Anwyl led Marketec Systems Inc., an international firm he founded in 1990 that provided consulting services to automobile manufacturers, distributors and major retailers in automotive brand, retail, and channel change management.
    @JeremyAnwyl
  • Stacey Coops
    Stacey Coopes: CEO, FordDirect
    Stacey Coopes became CEO of FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and its franchised dealerships, in May 2011. The organization creates a comprehensive Web presence for dealers and provides digital marketing services that help dealers sell more cars and trucks. Sales from FordDirect Internet referrals represent 22 percent of Ford Motor Co. retail sales. Previously, Ms. Coopes served as executive vice president of marketing and technology for the company. In 2012 she was named a finalist in the "Female Executive of the Year" category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
  • Tamara Darvish
    Tamara Darvish: Executive Vice President of DARCARS Automotive Group
    Tamara Darvish has served as a member of the executive board of directors for Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association since 1995 and served as the first woman Chairman for the Association. Currently, she is serving her second term as Washington DC Director on the National Board of Directors at the National Automobile Dealers Association. She keynotes several corporate and philanthropic events throughout Greater Washington including the ABC Working Women of the Year Award and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
    @TamaraDarvish
  • Joseph Essas
    Joseph Essas: Chief Technology Officer, Opentable
    Joseph Essas is currently CTO of Opentable, where he oversees global engineering, operations and software architecture. Prior to Opentable, Mr. Essas served as Chief Technology Officer for eHarmony where he was responsible for technology development, operation and growth of the company. Earlier, Mr. Essas served as Vice President of Engineering of Yahoo! where he managed engineering teams for the search marketing division.
    @jessas
  • Carl Sewell
    Carl Sewell: Chairman, Sewell Automotive Companies
    Carl Sewell is Chairman and CEO of Sewell Automotive Companies. Established in 1911, Sewell Automotive Companies is a privately owned Texas based company with 14 dealerships that represent 15 franchises. In 2012, Sewell sold over 31,000 new and pre-owned vehicles and generated revenue in excess of $1.5 billion. Sewell employs close to 1,900 associates in their 14 dealerships and five collision centers. Mr. Sewell is a past Director of the Neiman Marcus Group Inc. and past Chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees. He is the author of Customers for Life, named best business book of 1990 by Tom Peters. Recently re-released by Doubleday, Customers for Life has been translated into 17 languages and has sold more than one million copies.
  • Michael Zimbalist
    Michael Zimbalist: Vice President, Research & Development Operations, The New York Times Company
    Michael Zimbalist founded The New York Times Company’s R&D group upon joining the Company in 2006 and in 2012 established its New Ventures group to commercialize inventions from R&D. Before joining The New York Times Company, Mr. Zimbalist co-founded the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and served as its president from 2001 to 2006. Previously he held a variety of senior management positions in digital media including executive vice president of marketing and business development for ePod Corporation (1999 to 2001).
    @zimbalist