Appointment Notice: Kijiji strengthens senior leadership teams with three high-profile appointments
TORONTO, August 10, 2018 – Kijiji Canada, part of the eBay Classifieds Group, continues to expand its business by adding three powerhouse leaders to management positions across its automotive and commercial verticals. These appointments include:
• Will Harris, National Head of Sales, Autos
• Rohit (Bobby) Jaitley, National Head of Dealer Groups
• Robert Karbaum, Head of Business Development
Since the end of 2017, Kijiji has been on the move to seek out the best individuals – with the right expertise and experience – to support its forward-thinking innovation and growth strategy.
“We’ve got lots of exciting advancements coming to the autos vertical and ensuring that our team is stacked with the right people to lead what’s to come is crucial to our success,” said Leanne Kripp, Director of Autos at Kijiji. “Each person brings incredible experience and passion to their roles. I’m confident they will continue to strengthen the relationships between both our internal teams, and our valued customers and partners. I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome these respected industry leaders to the Kijiji family.”
“I’m delighted to have these three exceptional leaders join the team,” remarked Scott Neil, Senior Director, Commercial Business. “Their expertise will support and drive Kijiji to further success in 2018 and beyond. Each person offers a unique perspective and adds muscle to the team, enabling Kijiji to deepen our already strong relationships with our industry partners. Ultimately, Will, Bobby and Robert will lead us towards innovation and implement solutions that will, in turn, provide greater success for our partners, and customers.”
For more information on each of the appointees, please see below.
Will Harris, National Head of Sales, Autos
With four years of progressive management experience at Kijiji, Will is responsible for the development and performance of the Autos sales team, as well as remaining a trusted partner to dealers, supporting their business objectives. He will work with his team to advise automotive dealers on their holistic advertising and marketing strategies, helping to strengthen the Kijiji proposition and its overall value to Canadian dealers. Previously, Will held the position of National Dealer Group Manager, where he launched and built a team of key Account Managers, who act as advisors and advertising experts to Canada’s largest dealer groups. Will was recently recognized in 2018 in Auto Remarketing Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
Rohit (Bobby) Jaitley, National Head of Dealer Groups
With over 10 years of experience in automotive digital sales and marketing, Bobby will shape and lead the national dealer group team and its strategy. Bobby will build and cultivate partnerships with Canada’s dealer groups, showcasing the strength of the Kijiji ecosystem through data-driven insights and robust analytics. Also recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by Auto Remarketing Canada in 2018, Bobby brings a respected, well-rounded perspective to his role, having most recently worked with Leggat Auto Group as its Digital Marketing Manager.
Robert Karbaum, Head of Business Development
A well-known and respected figure in the Canadian automotive industry, Robert will be responsible for developing and executing the Kijiji commercial growth strategy. He will identify opportunities with strategic partners and define the long-term partnership plan across the site’s vertical categories, with a focus on Autos. He recently held the position of National Digital Strategy Manager at Dilawri Group of Companies, where he collaboratively worked with and represented 30 automotive brands across Canada. Robert was recognized in 2016 as a Top 40 Under 40 by both Automotive News USA and Auto Remarketing Canada.
Kijiji, the Number 1 online classifieds site in Canada is part of the fast-growing eBay Classifieds Group. Reaching over half of the monthly online population of Canada, we are one of the leading digital advertising properties across various market sectors, including autos, retail and real estate. Since 2005, Kijiji has focused on creating meaningful connections, linking businesses with buyers, seekers with sellers and consumers with communities.
About eBay Classifieds Group
eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative leader in online classifieds, with twelve brands in over 20 countries and more than 1,000 cities around the world.
Veronica Bart, Veritas Communications