TEAM OF CREATIVES, RETAIL AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS & PERFECTIONISTS

Working For Your Dealership 

We Know Cars. We know Car Deals. We know Car Shoppers! We treat your dealership as if it were our own! With a combined 33 years of Retail Automotive experience, our team of professionals at fusionZONE Automotive focuses on giving you and your customers, the best dealership website experience on the planet! You don’t become our client….we become YOURS!

About fusionZONE Automotive

fusionZONE Automotive is the industry’s highest performing dealer website solution. fusionZONE Automotive dealers enjoy numerous competitive advantages and are able to dominate their digital market area with advanced, all inclusive digital marketing services packages that include; SEO, Social Media Marketing, Google Ad Word Management, 24/7 Live Chat, Inventory Management Software, Hook Products, Micro-sites and Landing Pages, and unparalleled dealer support- including same day turn around on unlimited graphic requests and monthly digital marketing strategy meetings.

 

fusionZONE Automotive dealers attract more shoppers to their websites, convert more traffic to leads, and connect with more customers instantly by phone using unique technology solutions only available to fusionZONE Automotive clients. fusionZONE Automotive was chosen by Toyota to be part of the Toyota Dealer Digital Solutions (TDDS) Dealer Website Program (DWP)as a participating website provider. fusionZONE Automotive dealers have access to unlimited website options to dominate their market and surrounding PMA’s, including Service and Parts Department sites, Spanish sites with tremendous SEO value on Latino Google, Special Finance and Credit sites, Military sites, City sites, and much more. fusionZONE Automotive currently manages the SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Pay Per Click campaigns on more than 4,000 dealer websites, micro sites, and landing pages in the U.S. and Canada. The all inclusive digital marketing services provided by fusionZONE Automotive is so comprehensive and effective that dealers are able to produce results several hundred times more than the dealer’s prior provider, while saving most dealers thousands of marketing dollars in vendor costs.

Meet Our Key Executives

Brett Sutherlin

FOUNDER | CHAIRMAN

Brett Sutherlin brings over 18 years of automotive experience to fusionZONE Automotive. fusionZONE was founded in 2009 by Brett and Karen Sutherlin at the dealership level after identifying the need for a more robust website solution. As consumer web presence became increasingly prevalent in the automotive industry, the Sutherlin’s quickly found a niche in this relatively new digital marketing arena and launched fusionZONE Automotive. Together they have grown fusionZONE Automotive to be one of the largest Automotive Digital Marketing companies in the U.S.

Brett Sutherlin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Marketing from Northwood University. The National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.) selected Northwood University as the exclusive college to develop the only collegiate degree program in Automotive Marketing & Management.

Ed Barton

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Barton brings over 25 years of operational, technical, legal and financial management experience to fusionZONE Automotive, LLC. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Barton has a wide range of experience in B2B and B2C enterprises, including organizations in the consumer products, higher education, professional services and financial technology spaces. His experience includes Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer roles in multiple fast-growing Inc. 5000 Companies.

Barton holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA in Operations Management from Syracuse University, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design from Western Governors University and a JD from Northwestern California University. He is a CPA licensed in the State of Washington, and an attorney licensed in the State of California.

Andrew Somoza

Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer

Andrew Somoza is an experienced executive sales leader who works with established and early stage technology companies to optimize and drive top line revenue. Andrew is a passionate entrepreneur with proven track record for leading teams to success through strategy, direct sales, business development, and talent development. With 20+ years of experience in domestic and international Saas-based and Enterprise solution sales, Andrew knows what it takes to build and scale a winning sales program for businesses of all sizes.

Andrew is a former student-athlete and graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Management and a minor in Economics and Marketing. He is also proud to serve as a Board Member for Georgia Tech’s Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Board Member/Investor for Transcend LLC, Board of Directors for YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Board of Advisors for QASymphony, Board of Advisors for Junior Achievement Academy, and the Woodruff Arts Center EFA Committee. Andrew lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jessie, and three daughters.

Emily Sander

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Emily Sander brings over 10 years of customer service and operational leadership to fusionZONE Automotive, LLC. She has worked for companies ranging from Amazon and Microsoft to small technology start-ups. In her role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, she currently provides operational oversight for FZA Digital, LLC, manages strategic partnerships, internal change management, and multiple other cross-functional initiatives. She is a Certified Professional Coach and has a passion for developing managers and teams to achieve peak performance.

A lifelong learner, Emily is a graduate of the University of Washington and the International Coach Academy and has taken additional coursework at Bellevue College and the University of California, San Diego.

Anna Flom

Vice President of Operations

Anna brings nearly a decade of automotive website management experience to fusionZONE Automotive. In her role as Vice President of Operations, she is responsible for internal operations and developing processes to enhance customer service. Flom coordinates implementation, continued management and compliance requirements for all fusionZONE Automotive websites. Her focus is directed at team building, fostering a customer first service culture, and growing impactful processes for maintaining websites. Her background includes 7 years of practical experience in front-end website development, graphic design, customer service, and lean business management at Motorwebs a company that was acquired by fusionZONE Automotive in April 2018.

Glorimar Hefner

VP- Chief Financial Officer

Glorimar oversees all aspects of fusionZone’s finances, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to Primus Capital board and clients. Glorimar brings over two decades of financial management experience in the private sector with a focus on developing policies and procedures to improve performance and productivity. Before joining fusionZone, Glorimar worked for global providers of mobile application development, platforms, artificial intelligence and technology solutions companies. She helped these organizations prepare new business plans, streamline financial and procedural policies and create monitoring and accountability systems. Outside of work, in addition to spending time at the beach with her family, Glorimar truly enjoys working on genealogy and family history. Glorimar received her BBA in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Stetson University.

Alex Papadopulos

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Alex oversees all technical initiatives at fusionZONE Automotive, including management of existing technology as well as developing new product roadmaps. Alex has worked in a number of industries, as a Systems Analyst for Clover Dairies in South Africa, as a consultant for a BI consulting firm, and most recently as VP of Operations for Striata USA in the Electronic Bill Payment and Presentment industry. He brings technical and operational leadership experience with a passion for innovation in the technical field as well as process driven security and risk management, and well defined process oriented implementation.

Alex has a graduate degree from Bond University in Information Technology, majoring in Information Systems and programming.

Why Dealers Prefer Us

Our support team and turn around time is beyond comparison!

Increased Conversion

Our fast & secure websites have the highest conversion rates.

Fast Turn Around

On average, your support requests are completed within 24 hrs. In some cases, while you are on the phone.

100% Quality Work

Our Quality Control team ensures your website is 100% up-to-date, optimized and fully compliant with OEM standards and requirements.

Coast-to-Coast Support

Multiple offices allow our support team to handle your requests in a timely manner, while other website companies are closed.