About RMS Automotive

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RMS Automotive Remarketing Professionals

RMS Automotive has purposefully built a team of people with diverse talents, backgrounds and experience. Our business success is built on the intricate collaboration of highly trained and skilled technical teams and dedicated experts in the field of remarketing who are passionate about achieving our clients’ goals.

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Senior Leadership Team

Nick Peluso

Nick Peluso is President of Manheim Digital Marketplace. Peluso’s bold vision is defining the strategy for Manheim’s Digital Marketplace, a 24/7 omni-channel destination for buyers and sellers delivering unmatched value and solutions. In his role, Peluso enables the digital portfolio of brands including Manheim.com, Manheim Express, Simulcast, OVE and RMS Automotive’s global business to lead the market through artificial intelligence, technology and industry perspectives. His vision is enabling clients to conduct business effortlessly, while using the strength of Manheim and other Cox Automotive brands to enhance profitability.

Under his leadership, the Manheim Marketplace achieved record growth across its U.S. digital channels in 2018—surpassing two million digital transactions for the first time—affirming client demand for digital buying and selling options.

A respected thought leader, Peluso is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, sought out regularly to speak at key events such as NRC/NAAA, CAR, NADA, and IARA.  He has served as Manheim’s Digital Marketplace president since 2014 where he leads an executive team focused on accelerating portfolio management for clients through intelligent remarketing solutions and advanced data analytics. Through his leadership, Peluso fosters a strong collaborative culture, which he believes is fundamental to continued growth, engagement and expansion.

Peluso joined Cox Automotive in 2000 and soon became senior vice president of customer management for Manheim with responsibility for Commercial & Dealer Sales, Marketing and Manheim Consulting before being named the president of RMS Automotive in 2014. Before Cox Automotive, Peluso spent 12 years in leadership positions with ADT Automotive, Inc., including vice president of sales and marketing.

Peluso gives back to his community by participating in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (KPCRAA) to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction and other charities supporting chronically ill children. He also participates in the Annual Las Vegas Governor’s Black-Tie Event that raises funds to support various nonprofit organizations aiding children and families in need throughout Las Vegas.

He and his wife Jessie reside in Las Vegas, enjoying their new role as grandparents. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and a good game of golf.

Email: nick.peluso@coxautoinc.com      Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-peluso/

Zach Hallowell
Zach Hallowell Vice President

As Vice President of Manheim Digital Marketplace and RMS Automotive, Zach has oversight for the overall domestic and global operational activities for our digital channels, ensuring optimum efficiency and productivity to maximize growth and profitability. Zach coordinates closely with Manheim’s physical and mobile auction leadership teams to create a seamless experience for our clients.

Zach is a seasoned remarketing industry executive, with extensive experience in the global wholesale automotive industry. Before joining RMS Automotive in 2015, Zach held several senior leadership roles at OPENLANE and served as VP of Product Management for ADESA.

Zach is a graduate of Middlebury College and is the named inventor of numerous patents related to wholesale remarketing systems, including vehicle lifecycle management, electronic marketplaces, and third-party vehicle inspection processes. Based in Maine, Zach resides with his wife Kate and his two children.


David Gaynoe
David Gaynoe AVP, Global Sales and Marketing

With oversight of global sales and marketing for RMS Automotive, David is responsible for topline revenue and business development, including growth of customer acquisitions and client service opportunities. Key functions include development and execution of sales strategies, key account management and management of the global sales team. David also oversees the global marketing team’s efforts to identify and develop strategic initiatives and new client service opportunities. Prior to joining the RMS Automotive team, David held roles of increasing leadership at Cox Enterprises, providing continuous business improvement across multiple operational disciplines both domestically and globally. Before his roles at Cox Enterprises, David worked at Ernst & Young as part of their Advisory and Assurance practice. David is a former U.S. Marine who earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of West Florida.

Connie Suozzo
Connie Suozzo AVP, Operations

As AVP of RMS Automotive Operations, Connie Suozzo is responsible for the quality, speed and efficiency in which RMS Automotive serves its’ Clients and Partners. Key functions include: Oversight for the global application support and leveraging third-party relationships that drive the best quality service possible across the RMS domestic and international footprint. Prior to joining RMS Automotive, Connie managed a team of Sales Engineers under Manheim’s National Client Sales Support team.

Connie joined Cox Automotive in 2013 from Allscripts, and has more than 15 years of leadership experience in operations and technology development.

Connie holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Journalism from Kansas State University, with a secondary major in Women’s Studies. She is based in Atlanta, GA where she resides with her husband Mike and two children, Jude and Finnley.

Scott Liniado
Scott Liniado Head of Technology

Scott Liniado is the Vice President of Technology for RMS Automotive. Scott is responsible for global technology, including engineering and infrastructure. Based in Atlanta, Scott works to build the right technology for the RMS Automotive product portfolio while delivering an exceptional experience for our clients.

Prior to joining RMS Automotive, Scott founded a startup in the Atlanta area, CareerStream, which was later purchased by Kronos, a global workforce management solutions company. While at Kronos, Scott served in roles of increasing responsibility across product development, product management, and implementation. In his most recent position, Scott was Director of Product Management, where he was responsible for managing the product design, strategy, and the roadmap for their software solutions. In this role, he also coordinated and led all product development activities for multiple integrated global teams.

Scott graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He was recipient of the Georgia Youth Entrepreneur of the Year and was also awarded the Best Youth Operated Business by Business Atlanta and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Ed Berkowitz
Ed Berkowitz Head of Product

Ed Berkowitz is the Head of Product for RMS Automotive. Ed provides global oversight for the RMS Automotive product portfolio, client delivery, and analytics. Based in Silicon Valley, Ed manages vision, strategy and execution of the RMS vehicle portfolio management solution as well as the performance optimization which together, enables clients to achieve increased remarketing efficiency while maximizing portfolio values.

Prior to joining RMS Automotive, Ed held senior roles in the software field within the automotive and financial sectors, most recently serving as Vice President of Product Management for ADESA and OPENLANE. Previous roles also include broad Engineering and Operations responsibilities at RES Finance, Closedloop Solutions, Greenlight.com, Silicon Graphics, and Travelers Insurance Companies. Ed is known as a sharp analytical thinker, an innovative designer and developer of new business models – which has resulted in multiple patents.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Computer Coordinate from Trinity College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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Blake Kennedy
Blake Kennedy Senior Director, NORTH AMERICA SALES

As Senior Director of North America Sales, Blake is responsible for identifying prospective clients, cultivating new relationships and optimizing existing client solutions. Blake drives product and solution innovation, ensures partner satisfaction and business objective achievement for all RMS clients in the North America market.

Prior to joining RMS Automotive, Blake spent 15 years with OPENLANE.  During his tenure at OPENLANE he worked closely with nearly all of the captive finance, upstream and grounding programs. Blake also managed the sales, account management and program coordination teams in support of the ADESA upstream online business.

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