Granados joins Autochek to support growth
Automotive technology company, Autochek, has appointed American automotive industry leader and veteran, Robert Granados, to its board of directors to support ongoing growth and expansion.
Autochek, in a statement, said Robert has over two decades of global experience in leading and growing technology companies focused on providing solutions for the automotive industry value chain.
He is currently CEO of CloudOne, a marketing company that helps auto dealers find and engage customers. He was Senior Vice President and General Manager at DealerTrack Technologies, where he led various units, including the finance and lender networks, inventory management and transportation, CRM, and independent dealer websites.
Post the acquisition of DealerTrack Technologies by Cox Automotive Inc., the global leader in providing automotive solutions, he served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, at Cox Automotive, where he performed assessments of new growth opportunities, expansion of current business offerings, and effectiveness of current products and services.
He will bring this vast experience to Autochek, supporting the integration of the Pan-African automotive industry to drive shared value for consumers, manufacturers, financial institutions, and other stakeholders.
Autochek provides the best in class technology and advisory solutions to car dealers, financial institutions and other stakeholders in Africa’s automotive ecosystem, supporting them to improve credit decisioning, collections, pricing, portfolio management and product development, as well as deliver an enhanced customer experience.
Since launching in 2020, Autochek has driven the penetration of auto-financing across Africa, enabling more consumers and businesses across North, West, East and South Africa to access financing solutions to purchase their desired vehicles. In less than two years of operations, the company has worked with more than 70 financial institutions and more than 2,000 dealerships to process more than 80,000 car loan applications.
Leveraging the vast reach of its online marketplace, the company originates auto loans powered by data analytics that makes it easier for financial institutions to offer credit to consumers.
Chief Executive Officer, Autochek Group, Etop Ikpe, said: “We are excited to have someone of Robert’s calibre on our board with his vast experience from the most advanced automotive markets in the world.
“He has played a major role in building many successful automotive technology companies and we are looking forward to leveraging his experience to support our continued growth as a company.”
Granados said: “There is a great opportunity to transform lives and livelihoods across Africa by making car ownership more accessible and affordable, and I am thrilled to be supporting Etop and the team to make this happen. Autochek has achieved so much success in a short period of time, and I believe there is so much more to come.”