CYTK LLC. (CYTK.io) announced two “breakthrough” new hires in the first half of 2022. CYTK, which the company claims is the first AI-powered mobile repair finder app for the aftermarket and dealerships, has hired Jill Trotta as as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Trotta will work with David Ziegler, Vice President of Customer Success, and Travis Adragna, Director of Sales, to bring CYTK.ioof SmartSearch on the market.
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Trotta spent over eight years at RepairPal as Vice President/General Manager of Sales and Industry, where she was instrumental in growing RepairPal’s network from 100 stores in 2013 to thousands when she is out. She brings over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry in positions ranging from Service Advisor, Shop Owner, Fixed Operations Manager and ASE Certified Technician. In 2013, Trotta transitioned from the aftermarket direct service segment to her most recent role as Vice President of Sales and Industry at RepairPal. Trotta will use his wealth of knowledge to grow CYTK’s customer base by educating the industry on CYTK’s new auto repair app.
“When I saw the technology that CYTK.io brought to market, I knew CYTK would be a game changer to help improve efficiency and speed in the workshop environment. I knew I had to get involved, and given my love for software innovation, the diversity of CYTK’s leadership team, and the opportunity to continue my work in the automotive industry, this seemed like the ideal solution for me,” says Trotta.
Bryan Levenson, CEO of CYTK, said, “Jill brings to CYTK.io an invaluable automotive pedigree and understanding. She is highly respected in the auto repair industry and rightly so. We are honored to have Jill join our team. Jill will lead business development and technology/content partnerships, and become a key advocate for CYTK.io.
CYTK.io also announced that it has hired Travis Adragna as its first director of sales. Adragna brings over 12 years of sales and sales management experience specializing in automotive SaaS technology companies with positions ranging from Senior Director of Sales, Director of Sales and Vice President of Sales. Over the past six years, Adragna has focused primarily on early stage startups growing from MVP (minimum viable product) to $5-10M annual recurring revenue by building repeatable sales strategies with scalable processes.
According to CYTK, SmartSearch is the first mobile repair application allowing automotive technicians to search for repair and parts information wherever they are, using an AI-supported keyword search or via voice navigation (hands-free).
“CYTK.io is a unique and valuable auto repair app. for auto technicians working in dealerships or independent workshops – CYTK is for every auto repair segment. Historically, there haven’t been many mobile apps quality auto repair service in Google Play or Apple App Stores.CYTK allows technicians to search for repair information (wiring diagrams, how-to’s, technical service bulletins) and repair estimates via their smartphone directly on the vehicle (technicians no longer have to leave the vehicle to access repair information. Not to mention offering a mobile solution to help train new technicians who log on to service parts stores or dealerships. CYTK is poised to to experience massive growth, and I can’t wait to show techs just how easy to use and com a lot of time it will save them time,” says Adragna.
Levenson added: “We are very lucky that Travis has decided to join CYTK.io. We have always been an R&D-oriented automotive repair application company. Now that our SmartSearch product is ready for prime time, Travis is the perfect sales leader to help us launch CYTK SmartSearch nationwide. We are confident that Travis will help us build a world-class business organization that begins and ends with better service to our customers than any other mobile repair app in the automotive industry.