Dealerscope 2019 40 Under 40: Robert Marks, iPoint LLC
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Name: Robert Marks
Job Title: President
Company: iPoint LLC
Years in the Industry: 4
Major Accomplishments that you’re proud of: I've helped grow iPoint from helping 30 dealers improve their businesses to nearly 200 dealers. I've led the development of some of our favorite new features like automated commission tracking and credit card processing. I love hearing from dealers who use our features and it's saving them a lot of time, frustration, and money - it makes me really proud to know that one change I make can make the work of thousands of users better.
What do you like best about your job?: I love problem solving. I love talking to our community members and hearing what they are struggling with and knowing I've got a solution for them or I can build a solution.
What do you like least about your job?: Seriously? I love my job.
Favorite hobby: I have a 2 year old daughter who gets practically all my time and attention away from work. My favorite pastime is hanging with her and helping her grow. Also snowboarding rocks!
Last book you read: I'm halfway though Essentials of Inventory Management by Max Muller. I'm also reading Fire & Blood by George RR Martin for fiction.
Favorite consumer tech device: My Roku. It lets me what whatever I want on the big screen without worrying about if the app on my phone will cast or if my smart TV has the right app.
What you’d be doing if you weren’t in tech: Helping another industry create perceptive solutions to solve everyday problems and offer procedural wisdom to help businesses increase profitability and reduce chaos through organized workflow, processes, communication and documentation. (That's our Mission statement if you couldn't tell - I love this industry though because the dealers are helping their customers make life simpler and more enjoyable so they have a higher expectation of the software they use than another industry would).
What’s your outlook for the CE industry for the next five years?: People are lazy and they want things not at the touch of a button anymore but just by saying one word. Consumers are going to be demanding more and more simple things to improve their lives and this industry will provide them.