The headcount at DealTrak HQ has certainly grown over the past 12 months. And, in celebration of the faces both old and new – in terms of tenure, not age, of course – we’ve decided to give you the inside track on a different member of the team each month, to learn more about what makes them tick.
This month we’re finding out more about Joe Finnigan. He joined the DealTrak family in February 2018 and became our first account manager four months in – a role he created for himself. Talk about making yourself part of the furniture!
Summarise your role in one sentence
I look after customers across the UK who have between 50 and 100 vehicles in stock.
What’s the best part of your job?
Speaking to new people every day and constantly learning about the F&I space.
Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?
And what word do you think best describes DealTrak?
What’s been the most satisfying moment of your DealTrak career so far?
What do you love about the DealTrak office?
It’s modern, and the location [Leeds Dock] is great.
Workplace wellbeing is something which is really important at DealTrak HQ, so what’s your favourite work perk?
All the wonderful work we do for our chosen charities. Oh, and the free tea and coffee!
If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?
I would have to give this award to Ian Tinker, our commercial director and my manager. He’s quickly shaped a team around his way of working and is the right man in charge.
What are your hopes for DealTrak in the coming year?
To grow our reputation within the automotive sector and bring on board lots of new franchised dealer groups.
What is the biggest challenge facing the industry over the next 12 months?
For DealTrak, I’d say the stiff competition from competitors. But, with the people we now have in the business I know we’ll achieve our goals.