This week on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show it was #BostonCreamPieDay and we streamed live from Boston at the Navigate ’19 User Conference by CarGurus.
Our special guest this week was Jeff VanderWal, Founder & President of ClearShift. Jeff was one of three Panelists on the Discussion Panel where I was Moderator, Not Your Dad’s Car Lot: The Changing Face of Auto Retailing, which also included Jeff Miller from Carvana and Rudi Thun from Roadster.
Jeff and I recapped the panel discussion, giving viewers and listeners a reflective take on the discussion. And then afterwards we brought on a few others to opine on the subject: El Patronn, Christian Jorn, Paul J Daly, and Micah Birkholz.
The podcast featured in this post offers an edited version of the live show along with my commentary. The original live stream is right here below.
The Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show
Aired Live in October 2019
Jeff VanderWal [LinkedIn] has spent 16 years perfecting the way vehicles are retailed to consumers. Always a car nut, Jeff began wholesaling cars through dealers and auctions in ’03. Seeing an opportunity to serve consumers he founded VanderWal Motorcar Company in ‘07. He began brokering vehicles directly to consumers, cutting out the dealers and hassle that goes with a car purchase.
By 2012 VanderWal was recognized by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce as one of Denver’s Top 30 under 30, a feat never achieved prior to or since by anyone in the automotive field. In 2016 he founded ClearShift Leasing & Sales, bringing to life the “perfect” online shopping experience.
With ClearShift, consumers enjoy the person-to-person relationships they crave as well as the technological platform they demand. ClearShift has grown to have a multi-state presence and enjoyed significant increase in sales and influence.
VanderWal has become an industry leader in technology base automotive sales as well as an advocate for social impact in various parts of the world.
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