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Derek Hammond
Works at HomeNet Automotive, LLC
Attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylania
Lives in West Chester, Pa
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Occupation
Senior Account Executive - Eastern Region
Employment
  • HomeNet Automotive, LLC
    Senior Account Executive - Eastern Region, present
  • CARisma West d.b.a. J.E.M. Inc
  • Highland Orchards
  • Mileone
  • HomeNet
  • HomeNet, Inc
  • Herb Gordon Dodge
  • Herb Gordon Mercedes-Benz
  • Herb Gordon AutoGroup
  • Atlantic Automotive
  • Dexter Consulting, Inc
  • Dexter Consulting
  • Dexters Garage
  • Celebrity Limousine
  • Dugal's Inn
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Currently
West Chester, Pa
Previously
West Chester, PA - Jeffersonville, IN - Louisville, KY - Downingtown, PA - Shippensburg, PA - West Chester, PA - Baltimore, MD - Phoenixville, PA - Chester Springs, PA - Frazer, PA - Southeastern Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Baltimore - Washington D.C. - Midlothian, VA - Chester County, Pennsylvania -
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Introduction

My full name is Derek Reed Hammond.  I've lived many places over the years, but I call Chester County, Pennsylvania my home.  I currently live and work in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.  My life has revolved around automobiles and transportation since I was a young child.  Growing up I took over my parent’s garage and learned how to work on cars.  From the time I was able to drive myself to work, I’ve worked in some form or automotive or transportation industry.  First at a Chrysler and Jeep dealership in the service and parts departments, later at a Mainline limousine company implementing post 9/11 security procedures at the Philadelphia International Airport.  One day, the owner of a local body shop, Carisma West, saw my freshly painted 1970 Opel GT.  He needed help and soon I was learning the tricks of automotive restoration, refinishing and reconditioning.  We provided most of our services to dealerships  used car departments, which consisted of minor paint and body work – Typically bumpers mirror’s and impact strips, PDR Paintless dent removal, vinyl and leather repair and refinishing, and sometimes larger projects.  This strengthened my ability to quickly look at a car and determine what was needed to get it retail ready as well as the cost and work required to present them in a marketable condition.  I began to buy and sell cars on my own.  My familiarity with the wrench, the internet / eBay, and the used car business, turned me into a one man dealership.  I not only bought them and did the reconditioning; I marketed them online to clients worldwide.  To date, I’ve completed many successful online transactions both personally and for dealerships to clients locally and across the United States, Amsterdam Holland, U.A.E., Iceland, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, and just about everywhere in between.  By the time, I graduated college in 2006, I had bought and sold roughly 30 cars for myself or others using the internet and traditional marketing.  I moved to Baltimore, MD after graduation and quickly found a home with MileONE, Herb Gordon Auto Group, in the Dodge retail franchise eventually finding my place at their Herb Gordon Mercedes-Benz retail franchise.  There I worked internet leads and built a successful eBay program marketing to local and international buyers.  In early 2007, I moved back home to Pennsylvania and began working at HomeNet, Inc., in the Client Services department.  I gained a great understanding of industry from yet another angle and further honed my technical grasp.  Now, I work with car dealerships everyday and help them to recognize value and take control of their internet marketing with the processes and tools used by the top eDealers in the country.  I believe in what I do. 

Education
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylania
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Downingtown High School
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Dexter
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