Kukui Starts the Year with 2020 Vision for the Future

Kukui Starts the Year with 2020 Vision for the Future

​Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing automation and business analytics solutions for the automotive industry has hit the ground running in 2020 with the addition of industry heavyweights to the company line up and powerful new product features. 

6 months after receiving its’ record-breaking investment from SSM partners, Kukui demonstrates that it has established a solid game plan for market expansion and growth. The company has made several strategic placements in sales, marketing, and business development to provide focus on stronger partner support and a deeper industry knowledge base, 

Luke Kusher has joined as the new Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Luke comes to Kukui from MechanicNet, now Epicor, where he led their business development efforts for over 15 years. 

Kukui has also expanded its’ marketing team to support new product initiatives with the addition of Rick Sage as Director of Marketing and Creative Services. Rick brings over a decade of marketing and branding expertise most recently as Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy with Honest-1. 

Additionally, while expanding the sales team, Kukui has tapped the talents of industry veteran Bill Adams owner of Bud Adams Auto Repair for 18 years and host of the California Car Show radio talk show for the past decade.  Also new to the Sales line-up are Karl Coleman, a 20-year sales veteran with both MechanicNet and Mitchell1, and Connor Tracy who spent over 15 years as a store manager with Firestone, Sears, O’Reilly, and others. 

Kukui has also invested in substantial additions to the client services and development teams and has implemented an Agile Scrum methodology for the entire technical organization to support an iterative release schedule. 

According to Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui, "Kukui has had an amazing couple of years with month after month of non-stop growth topped off with the investment by SSM Partners in 2019. But, I know that to continue to be the best in our industry and to continue to provide our customers with the highest levels of success we have to continue to add to our collective expertise. So, I sought out the best people who could bring new perspectives and a wealth of experience to the Kukui family.  I am really excited to learn from all our new team members.”

In addition to the new team members added, Kukui has launched several new components of the All-in-One Success Platform including; Kukui Connect for two way business messaging, Kukui Shop Videos, designed to increase a shops SEO and customer engagement, Advanced Customer Reports, Follow-Up version 2, and an all-new email marketing tool. 

About Kukui Corporation

Kukui is the maker of the All in One Success Platform®, which empowers each of its' clients with advanced business intelligence powered by an integrated suite of business marketing solutions and custom-built websites that are optimized for high sales conversion. Kukui clients drive their business decisions with a single intuitive analytics dashboard, providing at a glance quantitative data concerning their return on investment, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business. The Kukui platform enables clients with customer engagement and trust-building solutions through real-time business messaging, digital inspections, call tracking, online appointment setting, social media management, and online reputation management. Kukui lets business owners focus "on the business." For more information, visit Kukui at Kukui.com or call (877) 695-6008.





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