Barrett-Jackson, known for "The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions," has hired Ken Cranston as executive vice president of growth and strategy.
“We’re excited to bring Ken on board here at Barrett-Jackson,” Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said. “This company has seen incredible growth over recent years, and Ken’s experience and expertise will help propel us to new heights moving forward.”
Cranston is known for leading change in complicated business environments while improving efficiency and profitability. He has extensive experience leading acquisition activity through his roles in management, sales, marketing and operations.
“I see tremendous value in the Barrett-Jackson brand,” Cranston said. “I’m excited to be a part of this company and the growing collector car community. I see real opportunities to partner and grow this business both domestically and internationally.”
Most recently, Cranston served as senior vice president of admissions at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Scottsdale. Before that, he worked with investment firm Sun Capital Partners of Melbourne, Florida.
Barrett-Jackson regularly holds collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.