This month we will be interviewing Pete Petersen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petepetersen), CEO of Dealers United (http://dealersunited.com).
When Pete took over as CEO a couple years back, he moved their website to WordPress, and now uses it to run a multi million dollar operation that represents more than 6,500 car dealerships nationwide.
We will be discussing why he moved to WordPress, and dive into the specifics of how he uses WordPress to run a successful online business.
Pete Petersen is the CEO of Dealers United. Passionate and creative leader with a proven track record of team building and results.
Prior to joining Dealers United, Petersen was a member of S-One Holdings Leadership Team which is responsible for strategic planning, culture, tactical implementation and profitability. Petersen was also the CIO for S-One Holdings responsible for aligning technology with all S-One company’s business objectives.
Petersen founded his first network company, FireWall Group, in Sarasota, FL. Petersen sold the FireWall Group to start LexJet’s Information Technology department in 2003.
Petersen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He is also holds a Master Certificate in IS/IT Project Management from Villanova University.
What is it?
WordPress lunches are back, but in a slightly different format.
We'll be working with Clear Idea Labs (http://clearidea.us)in Gulf Gate for lunch and coworking on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
This is an informal meetup which will focus on a variety of tech and WordPress topics. We hope to create a collaborative environment with the specific intent of helping each other move closer towards our individual goals.
After lunch, you're also invited to hang out and co-work with us for the rest of the afternoon. We have fast wifi and lots of bars within walking distance. Just saying.
You should attend WordPress Wednesday's if...
• You are (or want to get) more involved in the Sarasota WordPress community
• You are a WordPress developer or make a living working with WordPress
• You love discussing, learning, and sharing ideas about technology
• You believe in co-petition rather than competition and are looking for creative ways to grow your online business.
• You enjoy meeting meeting new people, learning new things, and nerding out about technology.
See you there!