CarCliq has hired former Auto Trader and Cap Automotive executive Ben Maguire as its new managing director.
“Ben’s extensive knowledge of both the automotive sector and the digital media landscape is undisputed. He brings with him a wealth of contacts from dealer, manufacturer and supplier areas of this industry,” said Antony Lewis, founder of car sales website CarCliq, which partnered with Cap last year.
“CarCliq has recently developed and launched a revamped website resulting in significant forward momentum. We are delighted to welcome Ben as part of the team and believe his appointment will be a pivotal point in the continued growth of the company.”
Maguire spent more than seven years at AutoTrader with roles in product, sales and manufacturer relationships before moving to Cap Automotive in 2013 to head a new consumer and digital media area of the business, taking Cap products to the consumer market and generating in-market leads for the retail sector.
“It’s great to join the team at the start of an exciting journey – make no mistake there is a lot of hard work ahead of us but the foundations in place are really strong” said Maguire.
“The passion shown not only for the business but also the industry and putting dealers as well as consumers at the heart of what we do feels like the perfect balance.”