AutoQuotes has appointed Jim Contardi, a 25-year veteran of the tech sector, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Contardi joins the Florida-based company, which offers technology solutions for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, after leaving his post as CEO of construction specifications firm Avitru LLC.
He comes equipped with a wealth of experience, with previous roles including executive and leadership positions at companies such as SAP, IBM and i2 Technologies, and he lists sales, product management and general management amongst his areas of expertise.
His role at Avitru involved leading a growth strategy that included an acquisition and expansion of product offerings, the transformation of legacy content to enable high-impact analytics, and the development of strategic partnerships to increase the value of the marketplace.
AutoQuotes executive chair, Mark Haidet, said of the appointment: “Jim’s experience growing software companies through product expansion and acquisition fits perfectly with our strategy to deliver more value to the FES industry.”
Haidet went on to praise Contardi’s strong track record of building high performance teams, and outlined his experience in supply chain technology, digital marketplaces, content distribution and channel management technology.
Meanwhile Contardi spoke of his excitement at joining the company at a time of “tremendous opportunity and growth.”
He said: “I look forward to working closely with our customers to deliver high value solutions to their business. In partnership with Luminate, AutoQuotes has already started strategic initiatives that I am excited to take forward along with the new opportunities to which our customers are leading us.”