AutoQuotes, quotation platform CaterQuotes’ parent company, has welcomed Jim Contardi as its new CEO.
A 25-year veteran of the tech sector, Contardi’s background includes leadership and executive positions in software and technology organisations including SAP, IBM, i2 Technologies, and First Data.
He most recently served as CEO of Avitru, a content and technology SaaS platform bringing together building product manufacturers, their distributors, and the architects and engineers that specify construction projects.
There, he led 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. His expertise includes sales, product management and general management.
Mark Haidet, executive chair at AutoQuotes commented: “Jim’s experience growing software companies through product expansion and acquisition fits perfectly with our strategy to deliver more value to the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.
“Jim has a strong track record of building high performing teams and making customers successful. He has experience in supply chain technology, digital marketplaces, content distribution and channel management technology, bringing a very relevant perspective to the industry.”
Contardi added: “I am excited to join AutoQuotes at a time of tremendous opportunity and growth.
“I look forward to working closely with our customers to deliver high value solutions to their business. In partnership with [private equity investor] 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.”