Chris Vitale
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  • Cleveland, OH
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  • Phone Ninjas
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Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

To GM or not to GM, that is the question....

Regardless of the business model, the dealership's business models have changed over time, with dealers introducing business development centers, exchange managers in sales, product consultants, and marketing managers, to name a few. On the other hand, the GM position is seldom addressed or evolved - a position that manages all departments at the dealer level and has the…See More
Apr 7
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

To GM or not to GM, that is the question....

Regardless of the business model, the dealership's business models have changed over time, with dealers introducing business development centers, exchange managers in sales, product consultants, and marketing managers, to name a few. On the other hand, the GM position is seldom addressed or evolved - a position that manages all departments at the dealer level and has the…See More
Apr 7
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Really.... Another Vendor Pitch?

How many times have you been told by a vendor that your current efforts aren't cutting it? If you don't sign up for their product, you're not going to get the same results. To then go with their product -- having been sold a bag of goods only to be left with a mess putting you in a worse position you were previously. Not to mention, don't you think some vendors have been conditioned to our tactics of saying, "well, what are other (your OEM) dealers doing"? To which they, in most cases, respond…See More
Mar 29
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Workflows are Broken

If there's one thing we're obsessed with in our industry – it's our CRM workflows. We live and breathe by the workflow; everything from our daily reports, reviewing them multiple times a day and using them as the “benchmark” for success to judging people’s worth based on them. While I am a fan of having a historical reference of past performance metrics and believe it's essential to have consistency in follow-up and a score card, the fact is many CRM's workflows are flawed. Flawed to the point…See More
Oct 21, 2020
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

Musical Positions

We sometimes wonder why the BDC is not performing like they used to be. At the same time, instead of acquiring new talent to fill a position or assist another department, we often shift them over instead. Sounds like a great idea, right? It means that we don't have to hire another position, and they have the skills needed for the job! But what we often don't consider is that it leaves an empty gap in the BDC. Or worse, if you leave the BD Agent in the BDC but have them off task, it lessens the…See More
Oct 2, 2020
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Musical Positions

We sometimes wonder why the BDC is not performing like they used to be. At the same time, instead of acquiring new talent to fill a position or assist another department, we often shift them over instead. Sounds like a great idea, right? It means that we don't have to hire another position, and they have the skills needed for the job! But what we often don't consider is that it leaves an empty gap in the BDC. Or worse, if you leave the BD Agent in the BDC but have them off task, it lessens the…See More
Oct 2, 2020

Profile Information

Which best describes you?
Vendor Partner
What company do you work for (or own)?
Phone Ninjas
What is your current position within your organization?
Vice President
What is your company website?
http://phoneninjas.com
What is your Facebook page/URL?
http://https://www.facebook.com/chris.vitale.562
What is your LinkedIn page/URL?
http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-vitale/
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Saw Arnold's post about buying it so I support my friends.
Not everyone gets approved for DealerELITE. To maintain the integrity of DealerELITE, tell us what you will have to offer once a dealerELITE member?
Extensive retail automotive experience from sales to GM/EM and most front end positions in between. Knowledgeable on the vendor side with CRM, desking, call tracking and monitoring and phone skills coaching.

Chris Vitale's Blog

To GM or not to GM, that is the question....

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Regardless of the business model, the dealership's business models have changed over time, with dealers introducing business development centers, exchange managers in sales, product consultants, and marketing managers, to name a few. On the other hand, the GM position is seldom addressed or evolved - a position that manages all departments at the dealer level…

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Really.... Another Vendor Pitch?

Posted on March 29, 2021 at 11:28am 1 Comment

How many times have you been told by a vendor that your current efforts aren't cutting it? If you don't sign up for their product, you're not going to get the same results. To then go with their product -- having been sold a bag of goods only to be left with a mess putting you in a worse position you were previously. Not to mention, don't you think some vendors have been conditioned to our tactics of saying, "well, what are other (your OEM) dealers doing"? To which they, in most cases,…

Continue

Workflows are Broken

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 11:48am 0 Comments

If there's one thing we're obsessed with in our industry – it's our CRM workflows. We live and breathe by the workflow; everything from our daily reports, reviewing them multiple times a day and using them as the “benchmark” for success to judging people’s worth based on them. While I am a fan of having a historical reference of past performance metrics and believe it's essential to have consistency in follow-up and a score card, the fact is many CRM's workflows are flawed. Flawed to…

Continue

Musical Positions

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 10:59am 0 Comments

We sometimes wonder why the BDC is not performing like they used to be. At the same time, instead of acquiring new talent to fill a position or assist another department, we often shift them over instead. Sounds like a great idea, right? It means that we don't have to hire another position, and they have the skills needed for the job! But what we often don't consider is that it leaves an empty gap in the BDC. Or worse, if you leave the BD Agent in the BDC but have them off task, it lessens…

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