Former VP of Product for Chrome charged with further innovating Vast and CarStory’s data and analytics offerings
Austin, TX, March 29, 2016 – Andrew Lumsden, the former Vice President of Product for Chrome, has joined Vast, as Vice President of Data Products, the Company announced today. Lumsden, an automotive data veteran who has lent his innovative vision and expertise to some of the auto industry’s top data companies, is charged with further developing and extending Vast’s product offerings for automotive brands and for dealers.
“Our focus at Vast is data and analytics – and for using that intelligence to improve the car buying process for dealers and consumers alike,” said John Price, CEO of Vast. “Andrew brings a matching passion for making connections between data, technologies and people, along with a record of proven innovation. His contribution will be invaluable as we broaden exposure of Vast’s services to our OEM and dealer customers.”
Lumsden has provided the North American automotive industry with data, content, e-commerce and other technology-enabled solutions for the last 15 years. Most recently at Chrome Data, where, as Vice President, he oversaw the development and management of its products, services, sales & marketing and content operations. Previously, he spearheaded product development for AutoData’s syndication business and managed data content/operations for consumer electronics brand Logitech. Lumsden has worked closely with many of the biggest names in the automotive industry, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Google, Cox Automotive, Kelley Blue Book, Cars.com, Edmunds.com, AutoNation, CarFax, eBay Motors, and others.
Lumsden joins Vast on the heels of its recent announcement of $14 million investment from Capital One Growth Ventures.
“There’s a lot of talk in our industry about ‘Big Data,’ but, until now, there has not been a true data solution that leverages its benefits to answer the pain points that plague used car shoppers,” said Lumsden. “Vast is delivering unprecedented data innovation to our industry, and I’m truly excited to join this creative and determined team.”
Vast is a big data-as-service platform that provides consumer experiences - powered by data and analytics - for big purchases in automotive and real estate. Founded in 2005, Vast is the premier provider of big data solutions for many of the Global 1000’s largest automotive and real estate businesses. Learn more at Vast.com.
CarStory is a service that matches used car shoppers with the right car. Using patented technology and an industry-leading dataset, CarStory facilitates an efficient, effective discovery process resulting in a confident purchase decision. With a network of over 6,000 participating dealerships nationwide, CarStory’s available inventory and user-data is the largest, and most accurate in the industry. Discover your new used car and drive happily ever after at: www.carstory.com.
Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, (949) 307-1723, email@example.com
Cassandra Cavanah, mWEBB Communications, (818) 397-4630, firstname.lastname@example.org