British online used car platform has announced two new senior hires to “help move the business onto the next level.”

The company has appointed former Cox Automotive Inc president Michael Buxton (LinkedIn profile) to an unannounced role. Buxton has previously worked closely with John Bailey, one of Carzam’s co-founders, at Cox Automotive.

“I am delighted and excited to have joined Carzam at this stage in its journey,” said Buxton. “We have a clear purpose to lead and accelerate change within the used car remarketing and retail sectors and we are building the team and resources to meet that goal.”

Buxton left his role as president and COO at Cox Automotive in February. He spent six years as CEO of Cox Automotive U.K., between 2012 and 2018. Before that was CFO at Manheim for 18 years, lending him extensive experience of the U.K. automotive sector.

Carzam has also hired former Renault Retail digital director Ashley Wade (LinkedIn profile) as its chief marketing officer. Wade spent six years at Renault in senior marketing roles and he will aim to drive Carzam’s digital capabilities and growth.

“Carzam has an amazing grasp on how fast the industry is evolving and holds a very strong vision for the future,” said Wade.

“These two new hires underpin our determination to create the best possible team from the world of retail, wholesale and technology,” said Waddell.

“Our motor trade experience will be what drives the success of Carzam and I am delighted to have Michael and Ashley on board.”

Ahead of its delayed launch Carzam appointed Kirk O’Callaghan (LinkedIn profile) as CEO and he will shortly join the company from Sytner Group’s CarShop where he is operations director.

Carzam launched in December and is run by Big Motoring World boss Peter Waddell and investor and former Cox Automotive International president, John Bailey.

As of today, 1,372 used cars are available for sale. PCP finance options are available and it offers next-day delivery at selected times for some of its stock. Alternatively buyers can collect on the same day from one of Carzam’s two hubs in Corby, Northamptonshire, and Stratford, London. Its main hub in Peterborough is used to inspect and prepare the cars for sale.

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