AutoQuotes Announces Appointment Of New CEO
SaaS Veteran Joins Technology Leader for the Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Industry
A 25-year veteran of the tech sector, Contardi's background includes leadership and executive positions in growth-oriented software and technology organizations including SAP, IBM, i2 Technologies, and First Data. He most recently served as CEO of Avitru LLC, a content and technology SaaS platform bringing together building product manufacturers, their distributors, and the architects and engineers that specify construction projects. At Avitru, Jim led a growth strategy that included an acquisition and expansion of product offerings, the transformation of legacy content to enable high-impact analytics, and the development of strategic partnerships to increase the value of the marketplace. His expertise includes sales, product management and general management across an array of industry verticals.
"Jim's experience growing software companies through product expansion and acquisition fits perfectly with our strategy to deliver more value to the FES industry," said Mark Haidet, Executive Chair at AutoQuotes. "Jim has a strong track record of building high performing teams and making customers successful. He has experience in supply chain technology, digital marketplaces, content distribution and channel management technology, bringing a very relevant perspective to the industry."
"I am excited to join AutoQuotes at a time of tremendous opportunity and growth," said Contardi. "I look forward to working closely with our customers to deliver high value solutions to their business. In partnership with Luminate, AutoQuotes has already started strategic initiatives that I am excited to take forward along with the new opportunities to which our customers are leading us."
AutoQuotes is a portfolio company of Luminate Capital Partners, a private-equity firm dedicated to investing in software and software-enabled services companies. Luminate partners with each company to maximize its growth potential and sustain operational excellence.
AutoQuotes, LLC is a leading technology company that delivers products and solutions for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, including the industry's most comprehensive product catalog, quotation and design applications. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the company serves customers throughout North and South America and is the parent company of CaterQuotes, Ltd., a U.K.-based company that serves the U.K. and European markets. Learn more at www.aqnet.com.
About Luminate Capital Partners
Luminate Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in software and software-enabled services companies. Luminate partners with management teams to provide flexible capital to drive strategy, growth and operational improvements. For more information visit www.luminatecapital.com.