President and Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Daniels founded ABN in 2007 and continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. In this capacity, Daniels has been driving innovation in the digital marketing space by providing automotive dealership signage tools to capitalize on direct marketing to customers throughout the showroom, service areas, and waiting rooms of the dealership.
Leveraging more than 30 years of retail automotive industry experience, Daniels drives ABN’s development of pioneering solutions featuring compelling content and exceptional technology at the forefront of the digital signage industry. ABN’s digital engagement platform empowers dealers and OEM’s to tell their brand stories, drive transactions, enhance customer loyalty, and impact their bottom line.
Daniels has directed ABN from a concept based on emerging technology to a national enterprise with dealership clients in all 50 states, proprietary intellectual property including a U.S. patent and recognition as a GrowFL Company to Watch in 2016 and Fast50 designation by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2018.
Prior to founding ABN, Daniels served as Executive Vice President of Asbury Automotive Group, a Fortune 500 company ranked as the seventh-largest dealership group in the U.S. by Automotive news in 2017. In this role, he provided and cultivated leadership for 25 dealerships with stewardship of nearly 3,000 employees and annual company revenues reaching $2 billion.
He assumed that post after founding and serving as CEO of Auto Town, a software company providing Customer Relationship Management (CRM), inventory tracking and finance & insurance (F&I) software to automotive dealerships in 13 states.
Daniels began his career as an automotive salesperson in San Jose, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. Rooted in the technology that was developing all around him, Daniels’ intellectual, data-driven approach to sales and leadership enabled him to quickly rise through the dealership ranks before ultimately becoming a dealer principal at age 30 after graduating from NADA’s Dealer Candidate Academy in 1990.
A recognized innovator and thought leader in both the automotive and retail digital signage industries, Daniels has been featured in multiple business and industry publications and is currently working on his first book.