Black Book Expands Senior Leadership Team with Industry Veteran Rene Abdalah

In this role, Abdalah will work closely with vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies, lenders and other automotive-related companies in the United States and Canada to deliver industry-leading data and analytical solutions.  - IMAGE: Black Book

In this role, Abdalah will work closely with vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies, lenders and other automotive-related companies in the United States and Canada to deliver industry-leading data and analytical solutions. 

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Black Book, a leading provider of automotive vehicle pricing and analytical services, announces the appointment of Rene Abdalah to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Business Development.  In this role, Abdalah will work closely with vehicle manufacturers, captive finance companies, lenders and other automotive-related companies in the United States and Canada to deliver industry-leading data and analytical solutions. 

With the addition of Rene and his broad automotive and automotive finance background, along with his keen understanding of the collateral, risk modeling, and residual forecasting components of our industry, Black Book reaffirms our commitment to our customer base to deliver the most comprehensive data sets, created and powered by the industry’s leading team.

“Our industry continues to be more data and analytics driven,” said Jared Kalfus, Black Book Executive Vice President, Revenue.  “With the addition of Rene and his broad automotive and automotive finance background, along with his keen understanding of the collateral, risk modeling, and residual forecasting components of our industry, Black Book reaffirms our commitment to our customer base to deliver the most comprehensive data sets, created and powered by the industry’s leading team.” 

Abdalah comes to Black Book with a deep understanding of automotive price forecasting and the sophisticated modeling techniques employed by Black Book’s data science team.  He joins Black Book from GM Financial, where he served as Vice President of Economic Risk and Residual Management.  Prior to GM, Abdalah spent 16 years leading RVI Group’s passenger vehicle and analytical services business units.  

“I’ve gotten to know the team at Black Book very well and am impressed by their passion for customers and our industry,” said Rene Abdalah.  “Their advancements in data, analytics and market analysis are best in class and I’m honored to join this iconic institution.”

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