Christy joined NADAguides in 1976 holding positions in distribution, editorial and organizational management and working closely with his father; NADAguides founder Don Christy, Sr., as the brand grew from traditional appraisal guides to the largest online vehicle information and valuation resource today.
Christy began his tenure with the organization in guidebook distribution and quickly moved to the sales department where he managed the strategic development of new business alliances in the banking, insurance, and automotive industries.
established relationships with government regulatory agencies and finance professionals, helping to establish the company as the respected leader in vehicle valuation information.
In 1980, Christy
became instrumental in developing the Motorcycle, Marine, Older Car and Collector Car Guides when he
transitioned to the editorial department.
spent much of his
time on the road traveling to tradeshows, introducing new products and learning about the needs of industry professionals.
In 1984, Christy became managing editor and 4 years later, he was appointed to the position of general manager and marketing director, overseeing all daily operations, as well as maintaining profitability with the company's comprehensive client roster.
In 1991, Christy assumed responsibility as the President and CEO of NADAguides, becoming the visionary leader for the company's traditional and online operations.