speaker lineup

Our speaker lineup reads like a “best of” from the biggest national dealer events including NADA, Digital Dealer, and the Driving Sales Executive Summit.

ClarityCon speakers have authoritatively moved, and continue to move, retail automotive forward in sales, fixed ops, human capital management, branding, marketing, and leadership. You and your team will not only have the opportunity to hear from these industry leaders, but simultaneously interact with them.

The opportunity to be inspired by their insights and energy is truly rare. Don’t miss it.


Dale Pollak

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Founder, vauto

Aligning Strategies To The Realities Of The New Used Car Market

 
 

Dale Pollak's career in the automotive industry spans more than four decades. As a dealer, technology entrepreneur and best-selling author, Pollak has helped many successful automotive dealers make dramatic improvements in their used vehicle operations.

Pollak pioneered the Velocity Method of Inventory Management™. It maximizes a dealer’s used vehicle profitability through the use of market metrics—an approach Pollak crafted as a Cadillac dealer in Chicago who could not physically observe his used cars.  

With this approach, Pollak founded vAuto, Inc. in 2005. In late 2010, the AutoTrader Group (ATG) acquired vAuto. Pollak now guides strategic product development/integration for vAuto and other Cox Automotive companies.

Pollak holds a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University and a law degree from DePaul University.


Adam Robinson

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Ceo, hireology

How To Win The Applicant Economy

 

Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, driving his mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology.

With more than 20 years of experience, Adam is a noted recruiting industry expert and speaker. He is the author of the book “The Best Team Wins” and a contributing author for Inc. Magazine. Adam has been named a finalist for “Top Company Culture” by Entrepreneur magazine.

Hireology was named the “#1 Talent Management Platform” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and “#1 in Customer Service” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Human Resources Online magazine.

Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Through multiple leadership roles at Entrepreneurs Organization, he has helped to develop and launch programs that teach core business skills to early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

Adam has a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University. He’s a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and lives with his family in Chicago, Illinois.


Candice Crane

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People Strategist

Preparing Your Teams For The Future of Retail

 
 

Candice Crane has 15 years of sales and operations experience in a variety of markets. As the Organizational Development Director of a large automotive group in the Midwest, Candice designed and led a transformational change that improved the customer experience and reduced employee turnover by replacing the F&I silo with cross-functionally trained recent college graduates. Candice has extensive experience in Talent Management and is considered a SME in recruiting and retention strategies for high turnover environments.  Candice completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a M.S. in Organizational Development.


Glenn Pasch

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ceo, pcg

Now What: From Idea To Action

 
 

Glenn Pasch is CEO of PCG Digital, an Inc 5000 agency that specializes in helping dealerships generate qualified shoppers. He’s been featured in CBT News, Dealer Marketing Magazine, Auto Success, and Automotive News. He’s the co-author of two books including Selling Cars in the Digital Age and The Power of Connected Marketing.

He was an adjunct professor at Northwood University and is also an international speaker who has who has spoken for NADA, Digital Dealer, NIADA, The World Shopper Conference and others. His firm has worked with everything from single-point dealerships up to companies like GM, Lithia, Berkshire Hathaway, AutoCanada, and Nissan.

“My goal is to help you simplify your online strategy and cut through chaos to deliver more qualified customers and increase sales.”


Michelle Denogean

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CMO, roadster

Digital Retailing Is Just a Tool: The Power of Omnichannel Selling

 
 

Michelle Denogean has been at the forefront of digital marketing for more than 15 years as a thought leader and practitioner. At Roadster, she oversees all marketing and analytics efforts. Prior to that, Michelle was CMO at Edmunds, where she led integrated brand vision and set the marketing agenda for both consumer and dealer audiences.

Before Edmunds, Michelle held executive level roles in marketing and product leadership at eHarmony and Move.com. She is an alum of UCSD and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.


Paul J Daly

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Ceo, congruent

How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive

 
 

Paul J Daly is the Founder and CEO Congruent Automotive, a full service creative marketing agency and the author of “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive.” Paul founded his first startup in 2003 (Image Auto / Rim Doctor) which was acquired in 2018 by Dent Wizard International. With almost two decades of auto industry experience and a deep understanding of the retail buying psyche, Paul’s approach to the challenges and opportunities facing the modern dealer is clear and human. Paul is a prolific contributor on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and is the host of the weekly Clarity Compressed Podcast who has featured guests such as Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia, vAuto founder Dale Pollak and business marketing master Gary Vaynerchuk.