May 30, 2019

AutoQuotes Announces Appointment of New CEO

AutoQuotes is pleased to welcome new CEO, Jim Contardi, who after 25-years in the tech industry will take up his role on June 3rd. Read the full press announcement below…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (May 30, 2019) – AutoQuotes, a leading technology and software company for the foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) industry, announced the addition of Jim Contardi as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

A 25-year veteran of the tech sector, Contardi’s background includes leadership and executive positions in growth-oriented software and technology organizations including SAP, IBM, i2 Technologies, and First Data.  He most recently served as CEO of Avitru LLC, a content and technology SaaS platform bringing together building product manufacturers, their distributors, and the architects and engineers that specify construction projects.  At Avitru, Jim led a growth strategy that included an acquisition and expansion of product offerings, the transformation of legacy content to enable high-impact analytics, and the development of strategic partnerships to increase the value of the marketplace. His expertise includes sales, product management and general management across an array of industry verticals. 

“Jim’s experience growing software companies through product expansion and acquisition fits perfectly with our strategy to deliver more value to the FES industry” said Mark Haidet, Executive Chair at AutoQuotes. “Jim has a strong track record of building high performing teams and making customers successful.   He has experience in supply chain technology, digital marketplaces, content distribution and channel management technology, bringing a very relevant perspective to the industry.”

“I am excited to join AutoQuotes at a time of tremendous opportunity and growth,” said Contardi.  “I look forward to working closely with our customers to deliver high value solutions to their business.  In partnership with Luminate, AutoQuotes has already started strategic initiatives that I am excited to take forward along with the new opportunities to which our customers are leading us.”

AutoQuotes is a portfolio company of Luminate Capital Partners, a private-equity firm dedicated to investing in software and software-enabled services companies. Luminate partners with each company to maximize its growth potential and sustain operational excellence.

Juleen Ayres - Sr. Marketing Manager

Juleen Ayres is a Sr. Marketing Manager at Revalize, AQ's parent company. She joined the team in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing. Juleen is responsible for keeping our customers educated and informed about AQ's solutions, services, and events.

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