Marketing firm AutoWeb has appointed Cox Automotive veteran Michael Sadowski as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). He starts work Nov. 30, according to a company release.

Mike Sadowski

His predecessor, J.P. Hannan, will remain with the company for a brief period to help with the transition. 

Sadowski has more than two decades’ experience in automotive, analytics and digital marketing for companies like Cox Automotive and General Electric. For the past two years, he has worked at amusement arcade chain GameWorks, where he finished his tenure as chief commercial officer.

At Cox Automotive, Sadowski led a variety of finance and operations functions for Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader and Dealer.com. There he worked closely with several members of AutoWeb’s current senior leadership team. 

“Mike’s unique breadth of experience and track record of success will undoubtedly strengthen our executive team,” wrote Jared Rowe, president and CEO of AutoWeb. “After our time at Cox, I hoped for an opportunity to work together again, and I am thrilled that the timing aligned so well for him to join our team.”

Sadowski holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management and an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He was also named to Auto Remarketing Magazine’s 2017 list of “40 Under 40.” 

AutoWeb, founded in 1995 as Auto-by-Tel LLC, is a media and marketing services company that specializes in converting web traffic into sales leads for vehicle retailers. Publicly traded under the symbol AUTO, it has seen declining year-on-year revenues and net losses since 2016.

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