Dale Pollak
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Dale Pollak

Dale Pollak's career in the automotive industry spans more than two decades. As a dealer, technology entrepreneur and best-selling author, Pollak has helped over 10,000 automotive dealers in North America make dramatic improvements in their new and used vehicle operations.

Pollak pioneered the Velocity Method of Management™. It maximizes a dealer's profitability through the use of new and used vehicle market-metrics. Pollak crafted this approach during his years as a Cadillac dealer in Chicago in light of his unique circumstances of not being able to physically observe his used vehicle inventory due to blindness.

His investment and market based approach served as the foundation for vAuto, Inc., the company that he founded in 2005. Since then, the company's technology and tools have been adopted by thousands of dealerships in North America. In late 2010, AutoTrader.com acquired vAuto, with both companies now operating as a part of the Cox Automotive family. Pollak continues to guide strategic product development/integration for vAuto and other Cox Automotive companies. Prior to vAuto, Pollak helped build and lead Digital Motorworks, Inc. to its successful acquisition in 2002.

Pollak has written three books that detail the application of the Velocity Method of Management™ in dealerships. The latest, Velocity Overdrive: The Road to Reinvention, was released in 2012. His latest book, Like I See It, Obstacles and Opportunities Shaping the Future of Retail Automotive was released October 2017.

Pollak holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University, a law degree from DePaul University's College of Law, and is a four-time winner of the American Jurisprudence Award. In addition, Pollak received the 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 2011, Pollak was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. In 2014, Pollak was named as Poling Chair at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

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Best Sellers

    • Velocity 2.0

    • From Paint to Pixels
    • By: Dale Pollak
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Velocity 2.0 offers a playbook of best practices and processes to help automotive dealers become more successful....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The future of Used Car Sales

    • By Anonymous User on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Like I See It

    • Obstacles and Opportunities Shaping the Future of Retail Automotive
    • By: Dale Pollak
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Simply selling more cars won't be enough. Dale Pollak believes that the car business - and the dealers who make their living in it - are in more trouble than anyone cares to admit....

    • Obstacles and Opportunities Shaping the Future of Retail Automotive
    • By: Dale Pollak
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 11-23-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Velocity Overdrive

    • The Road To Reinvention
    • By: Dale Pollak
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Velocity Overdrive: The Road to Reinvention is the third book from entrepreneur and former dealer Dale Pollak's Velocity series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • rebirth of the automobile business

    • By Capt. Abiy on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $20.97

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