Jack J. Ross
President, Dominion Dealer Solutions
Jack Ross is the president of Dominion Dealer Solutions. He began working for Landmark Communications Inc. in 1984 as an advertising sales representative with The Virginian-Pilot. In 1989, he was promoted to general manager of Landmark’s Norfolk Auto Trader and became regional manager of the mid-Atlantic region. In 1996, he was promoted to vice president/general manager of The Employment Guide, where he built the first nationwide brand for print classified employment listings covering local markets. Ross was named vice president/general manager of For Rent Magazine in 2001, and led the successful integration of the United Advertising Publications acquisition into the Trader organization, the largest acquisition in the company’s history. In January 2009, Ross was named president and COO of Dominion Enterprises and Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, overseeing The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, numerous community newspapers, Cycle Trader, ApartmentsForRent.com, Homes.com, Travel Media and Power Sports Network, among others. In 2017, he assumed the role of president of Dominion Dealer Solutions.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Ms. Whitehead is VP of Program and Product at Dominion Dealer Solutions since November 2016. Jill Whitehead was appointed GM prior to her current post. Having held various senior management roles in the automotive sector in the US and globally, she has gained over 25 years of experience in the industry. She was previously Exec Vice President at OneCommand before joining the Dominion Dealer Solutions Team. During her career, she has held leadership positions at TeleTech Holdings (Newgen Results), Franklin Templeton, General Motors, and American Express. Ms. Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Michigan and completed advanced coursework at the Harvard Business School Exec MBA program.
Vice President of Marketing & Industry Relations
Prior to joining the Dominion Dealer Solutions division, Jennifer built the Key Account and Marketing departments for The Employment Guide®, a national multimedia recruitment platform and a division of Dominion Enterprises. Jennifer’s experience covers a broad variety of technology and media and includes handling international marketing for a hardware peripheral, launching a niche recruitment Internet website and developing the national sales team for The Employment Guide® an employmentguide.com. Jennifer has written articles for numerous volunteer organizations as well as industry-specific publications. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and Masters of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.
Director of Information Technology
Jim has been with Dominion Enterprises for 13 years. After a successful sales career and completion of a degree in the Information Technology field, Jim started with Dominion as an Oracle database administrator in January 2001 and worked to eventually assume the responsibility for the database team in the Electronic division in 2003. Jim as been responsible for architecting and managing numerous backend solutions for Dominion to support a variety of products including classified advertising, business tools, and multi-terrabyte reporting systems. In 2006, as Dominion continued to transition deeper into electronic media, Jim was promoted into the Director of Information Technology role serving the Forrent and Employment Guide businesses. In 2008, Jim moved into the role of overseeing the Information Technology for the Dominion Dealer Solutions division and works closely with the businesses on their hosting solutions.
Vice President of Finance
After three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including work on Landmark and Trader Publishing audits, Karley joined Dominion as the Business Manager for Trader Electronic Media in 2001. In that role, she established the accounting and administration systems for the TraderOnline sites, HarmonHomes.com, ForRent.com, Parenthood.com, EmploymentGuide.com, and Vehicle Web Services. Additionally, she lead the accounting work for the acquisitions of Boats.com and Yachtworld, Best Image Marketing , Homes.com, 123Movers.com, RVAmerica, RPIS, Katabat, Advanced Access, PSN, and eNeighborhoods. She was promoted to Director of Finance for Dominion Homes Media in August of 2007 and picked up responsibility for the accounting of the Dominion Hosting Services division upon its establishment in 2008. In 2011, Karley was promoted to Vice President of Finance and assumed accounting responsibilities for Dominion Dealer Solutions and Landmark Interactive.
Vice President of Sales
Bobby Gaudreau has over 18 years of sales, marketing and management experience at emerging and established companies across a range of industries that include: automotive, retail technology, e-commerce and digital marketing. Prior to joining Dominion, Bobby worked at a number of VC and PE-backed automotive companies including DealerRater and IMN. During his tenure as VP of Sales & Marketing at DealerRater, the company doubled top and bottom line revenue and was successfully sold to Cars.com in 2016. As the VP of Sales at IMN, Bobby was responsible for revamping the go-to-market field strategy that helped lead turnaround efforts and an eventual sale to Reynolds & Reynolds in 2014. No stranger to Dominion, Bobby spent over three years at Autobase prior to Dominion’s acquisition in 2007. At Autobase he gained experience from a number of roles including launching the New England territory where he was recognized as the company’ top salesperson and was a multiple President’s Club award winner.
Bobby earned a BS from Keene State College, an MBA from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and completed course work towards a MS in Organizational Behavior & Administrative Studies at Boston College. Bobby lives in Charlestown, MA with his family.
President, Dominion DMS
Van Koppersmith serves as the president of Dominion DMS. He founded Automotive Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) in 1992 and served as president and CEO. Along with a handful of engineers, Van developed a comprehensive dealer management system (DMS) for the new vehicle dealer market. The local server based product, called ACCESS®, is fully integrated and easy to learn and use, while offering real time updates in all areas of the dealership. ACCESS pioneered full data archiving in the field, allowing total recall of all history forever. The company grew to 70+ employees and serviced nearly 400 dealerships in 47 states using ACCESS. In 2011, Dominion Dealer Solutions acquired ACS as its next generation DMS was being developed. The new operating company is Dominion DMS and the new DMS was introduced in 2013 as DominionDMX. Prior to ACS, Van served in founding rolls for two other successful start-ups. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and resides with his wife in Mobile, Alabama.
Vice President, Inventory Services and Solutions
Shane Marcum is the Vice President of Inventory Services and Solutions, having joined Dominion Dealer Solutions in 2010 as part of the Dominion Cross-Sell Report team. Shane came to Dominion after an extensive career in the automobile industry where he was a successful executive level manager in multiple top-performing Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler dealerships. In 2003, Shane was recognized as one of Ford Motor Company’s youngest single-point, franchised dealers in the Cincinnati Region. Shane possesses a strong and expansive knowledge of automobile dealership fixed and variable operations, having been a Ford franchise dealer principal and previously managing top-performing automobile dealerships at every level.
Shane resides in Georgetown, KY with his wife Selena and his three children, Rylea, Whitlea and Revan.