About | Paul Barlow

Paul Barlow

Paul Barlow
Managing Director International at carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/in/barlowpaul
Twitter – @barlowpaul
Email – paul.barlow@carsales.com.au or barlow.email@gmail.com

Over 30 years of technology based experience and over 18 years of online classifieds executive experience, including business startup, strategy, corporate development, software development, product development and business operations.

A member of the carsales.com Executive Leadership Team and currently responsible for carsales.com’s international expansion strategy and online business operations in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil.

Previously held a number of executive roles in the online classifieds industry since 1997 including co-founding a data aggregation and web services business servicing some of the largest media players in Australia, the UK and NZ.

Current carsales.com Appointments
Director at demotores.com (Argentina) – carsales.com 100%
Director at chileautos.cl (Chile) – carsales.com 83%, Management 17%
Director at soloautos.mx (Mexico) – carsales.com 65%, Management 35%
Director at tyresales.com.au (Australia) – carsales.com 50%, Digital Niche 50%
Director at webmotors.com.br (Brazil) – carsales.com 30%, Banco Santander 70%

Other Interests/Appointments
Board Member at Eastern Football League (Melbourne)
Non-Executive Director at Detector Loop Services Pty Ltd (Melbourne)

**All views are my own and not those of carsales.com Ltd

Professional History Overview

  • Started as a Trainee Computer Operator at Idaps Australia straight out of school
  • Moved into software development with Reynolds & Reynolds Pty Ltd in October 1988 and in 1994 developed a parts locating, ordering & invoicing service over a private network, then used the technology to seamlessly upload inventory to the Internet – carsales.com.au
  • Co-Founded an online technology and web services company, Digital Motorworks Pty Ltd, in 1999 and in 2001 oversaw the company being acquired by Digital Motorworks Inc. (Austin, Texas) and consequently ADP Inc. CEO & Managing Director post-acquisition from July 2003 through May 2009 – CAGR for Revenue was 31% and EBITDA 24% (FY04 through FY08) providing services to Australia, NZ & UK’s largest online media players and over 1,700 SME’s
  • Acquired Detector Loop Services Pty Ltd (with a private partner) in August 2005 which installs & maintains the road sensors for traffic lights, speed cameras, etc – Non-Executive Director and joint major shareholder
  • Commenced at carsales.com Ltd in June 2009 and oversaw the development of LiveMarket, the complete inventory management product for dealers including pricing, appraising & stocking
  • Currently a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) as Managing Director International overseeing the carsales.com global expansion and operations in Argentina (Director), Chile (Director), Mexico (Director), Brazil (Director) and South Korea
  • Joined the Board of Australia’s largest Australian Rules Football competition (by registered teams/players), the Eastern Football League, in April 2016

Paul Barlow
Football Coaching/Playing History

  • AFL – Richmond Football Club (Player 1986-1989; U19 Captain & Runners Up 1987; 4 Senior Games)
  • SANFL – West Adelaide Football Club (Player 1990)
  • VFL – Port Melbourne Football Club (Player 1991-1993; Runners Up 1993)
  • VFL – VFL State Team v NT (Player 1994)
  • EFL – Vermont Football Club (1995-2000; Captain/Coach 1995 & 1996; Premiers 1995 & 1997; Runners Up 1996 & 2000)
  • EFL – EFL Representative Team (Captain/Coach 1996)
  • EFL – Rowville Football Club (Playing Assistant Coach & Premiers 2003 & 2004; Senior Assistant Coach 2012 & 2013 – Premiers 2012)
  • EFL – Rowville Football Club (U9 to U14 Junior Coach 2007-2013; Runners Up U13 2012 & U14 2013)
  • EFL – Vermont Football Club (U19 Assistant Coach 2015-2016 – Premiers 2015; Runners Up 2016)

Paul Barlow

25 April 1988, Richmond v Geelong, MCG

Paul Barlow
November 1995, Vermont Football Club Captain/Coach

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