President & Chief Executive Officer
David McMinn was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the Sales, Service, Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources teams at TRADER Corporation. David came from Trader Media Group in the UK where he held various positions over 5 years. These included Group Sales and Service Director, Managing Director of Trader Publishing, as well as Group Operations Director, which was responsible for the migration of print operations to online and transformation of the company cost base.
Prior to joining Trader Media Group, David was Chief Financial Officer and then National Sales Director at Sensis Classifieds in Australia.
David has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Financial Officer for TRADER Corporation, Gerry O’Reilly oversees all finance, accounting, treasury, tax, credit and collections, corporate program management, investor communications and relations, and legal and trademark activity.
Gerry brings a wealth of finance management, financial planning and commercial insights experience from multiple business sectors. Prior to joining TRADER Corporation, Gerry held positions at Quickplay Media, a Canadian-based company that provides managed services for the distribution of premium multi-screen video to connected devices, and Xplornet Communications, a national service provider focused on delivering telecommunications services to rural Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Edwin Ulak was appointed Chief Product Officer in January 2012. His mandate is to develop the #1 destination in Canada for buying and selling vehicles online quickly, easily and confidently. Edwin is responsible for the continued growth of autoTRADER.ca, with a goal to increase audience, drive more leads to advertisers and create a product pipeline that will support revenue growth.
Prior to joining TRADER, Edwin was responsible for user experience on AutoTrader.co.uk, Europe’s largest automotive marketplace. He has worked as an online specialist since 1999, and has experience in senior roles in several online disciplines, including User Experience, Product Development, Operations and Marketing in both e-commerce and media sectors in Canada, the UK, and the US.
Chief Product Officer
Jeff Woolcock was appointed Chief Sales Officer in January 2012, with a mandate to transform the sales and service organization to drive digital growth and deliver outstanding customer service.
Originally from Australia, Jeff has worked in a variety of senior sales leadership roles in the Australian online automotive market. Previously, he served as National Sales Manager at CarSales.com.au, where he was responsible for all dealer solutions and services revenue. Prior to that, Jeff was a General Manager at Trading Post, Australia’s #1 classified website, where he led the Queensland business unit.
More recently, Jeff was the Southern Region Sales Director for Australia’s second largest telecommunications company and General Manager of Direct Sales for a global business services organization. Along with sales management expertise, he has significant experience leading large contact centre and operations functions.
Jeff has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Business at the University of New South Wales.
Chief Sales Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer at TRADER Corporation, Christopher Mercer oversees the consumer and business marketing initiatives across the strategy to execution stages.
Christopher joined TRADER in 2017, bringing over 15 years of experience in general management, consulting and marketing. Prior, Christopher worked at Rogers Communications where he led a number of business initiatives and developed brand management across Television, Radio, Publishing, Sports, and The Shopping Channel.
Throughout his career Christopher has been successful in growing new and existing brands, developing business models and managing multiple teams.
Christopher has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Beth Worthington oversees employee relations, policies, labour relations, talent management and recruitment strategies for TRADER Corporation. Her focus is to enhance the company’s overall employee value proposition and continue building high levels of engagement throughout the organization.
Beth joined the company in April 2015 as Director, Human Resources to help attract, retain and develop talent. She was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the TRADER executive team in October 2016. Prior to joining TRADER Corporation, Beth led the national Human Resources teams and strategies at Canon Canada and Sysco Canada.
Chief Human Resources Officer