Manheim has selected Shane O’Dell as senior vice president of wholesale services, a new role within the company. Manheim’s wholesale services include vehicle transportation, reconditioning, condition reporting, export and more. He will report to Janet Barnard, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Manheim North America.
“Having made investments in these areas over the years to better serve our customers, we feel putting in place a leader with Shane’s industry and operational experience will help us drive continued innovation and growth in this important part of our business,” Barnard said. “Shane brings high-energy, strong execution skills and deep industry knowledge to this key role.”
O’Dell will be responsible for setting and executing key business strategies around Manheim’s third-party logistics. This includes focusing on Ready Auto Transport, the company’s transportation business. In addition, O’Dell will lead and develop a multi-year plan to strengthen and grow wholesale services revenue. Jerry Tassone, president of Ready Auto Transport, will report to O’Dell.
In 2013, O’Dell became chief operating officer of NextGear Capital, the world’s leading independent inventory finance company. He was a key member of the team that led the integration of Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) and Manheim Auto Finance Solutions (MAFS) that formed NextGear Capital. A veteran with 20 years in the industry, O’Dell oversaw execution of day-to-day operating activities and provided strategic direction on revenue growth and risk mitigation at NextGear Capital. He also directed short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic initiatives through established performance goals and metrics.
O’Dell began his career with Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC) in 1995. At AFC, he served as branch manager and regional manager. He was a founding member of DSC and served as both regional vice president of operations and chief operating officer.