Senior Vice President, Operations
Patrick Brennan is senior vice president of operations for Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises which includes Manheim North America, consumer-facing media properties Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, as well as a suite of companies that provide software tools that help dealers and manufacturers manage their inventory and advertising online.
In this role, Brennan
is responsible for overseeing all of Cox Automotive technology.
Prior to this, Brennan served as group vice president, financial services for Cox Automotive where he oversaw NextGear Capital Inc., Manheim ExportTrader and Manheim's credit & collections function.
Brennan joined Manheim in 1991 as a senior accountant.
Since then, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including assistant general manager at both Statesville Auto Auction in North Carolina and Georgia Dealers Auto Auction in Atlanta before being promoted to director of consistency on the Best Practices team in November of 2003.
In January 2006, Brennan was named director of international operations and in June 2006, he became vice president operations-Canada.
In this role, he was responsible for overseeing Manheim's existing Canadian operations, exploring new business opportunities and evaluating the growth potential in Canada. In March 2010, Brennan became market vice president for the Georgia and Tennessee markets and served in this role until becoming group vice president.
Brennan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).