Cox Enterprises announced on Thursday that it has hired Richard Cox Jr. as its chief information officer and senior vice president.
In his new role, Cox will provide oversight and direction to corporate IT and business leaders on strategy, standards and opportunities for data analytics and business intelligence, development and support, infrastructure, security and technical services.
Cox has more than 25 years of experience using data and metrics to drive business operations and efficiencies. He joined Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, in 2013, where he held several leadership positions including vice president of client performance and vice president of business operations and customer care. He played a key role in supporting operational transformation and the analytics function across Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book.
Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Cox was CEO and president of Jones International University. He also served as vice president of customer experience at Orbitz Worldwide, leading a team of more than 2,000 employees while transforming the online and offline customer experiences.
"Richard's leadership skills and ability to build strong, productive relationships with corporate and technology partners will help us drive innovation and adapt to the evolving needs of our businesses," said Dallas Clement, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cox Enterprises, in a statement. "We're thrilled to begin the next phase of our technology journey with Richard at the helm."