LONG-TERM Glass’s stalwart Rupert Pontin is Cazana’s new director of valuations, joining the used vehicle database’s rapidly expanding valuation team.
Rupert brings more than 30 years’ experience in the management, valuation, and strategic remarketing of new and used vehicles, boosting Cazana’s growth ambitions.
His appointment is an impressive move for Cazana as it continues to build its influence and relationship with leasing companies, fleets, OEMs, and dealerships.
Since launching in 2013, Cazana has quickly become the largest search and indexing engine for used vehicles on sale in the UK, with more than 600,000 vehicles listed for sale on the website and records of all 37 million vehicles on the road.
The business is currently expanding its offering to the US, and other key European countries. Rupert’s appointment will expedite these growth plans as a key liaison with finance & leasing companies and OEMs.
Commenting on his appointment, Rupert Pontin said: “I have joined Cazana at a very exciting time as it continues to grow its presence in all areas of the market. Access to accurate, real-time valuation data is increasingly becoming vital for the fleet and finance sectors and Cazana is in an extremely strong position to provide this.”
Rupert is a highly respected figure in the motor trade, having spent time working at several blue-chip companies, in addition to running his own car sales business for a five-year period. As director of valuations, he will help Cazana continue to be a credible voice for the analysis of used vehicles, and an industry leader when it comes to understanding residual values.
Tom Wood, CEO and founder of Cazana added: “We’re extremely pleased with Rupert’s appointment to the team.
“He has a wealth of experience in vehicle valuations and remarketing which, coupled with our unparalleled data coverage and data science, creates a formidable vehicle data offering. As we progress with our international expansion Rupert will be a key figure as we continue to collate and analyse vehicle data from throughout the globe.”
Cazana has an extensive database of more than 600,000 used vehicles listed.