Lance Rigdon serves as Vice President of Development Operations and Analytics. Lance Rigdon is a seasoned “Technologist” with over 30 years of Information Systems experience involved in architecture, design, development and support of mission critical, high availability business solutions. He has a diverse and extensive background which includes client server, n-tier web, and database application development using technologies from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun and various Open Source technologies. During his professional career, he has worked on all aspects of the project lifecycle in both technical and management capacities. I have a proven history of successfully leveraging new technologies to deliver scalable, efficient, and effective solutions.
For the last two years, Lance Rigdon has been responsible for “DevOps” and Data Analytics for Clean Hands Safe Hands. Prior to making the decision to return to more “hands on” activities in the world of startups he was the senior director of product delivery for Manheim, the digital technology component of Manheim, the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its desktop and mobile websites, smartphone apps and live auction platform, Manheim Digital uses state-of-the-art technology to allow automotive dealers and other qualified sellers to securely connect with buyers anytime and anywhere.
Rigdon led the product delivery teams that build and maintain Manheim’s portfolio of digital properties, including the industry’s largest combined wholesale vehicle marketplace—Manheim.com, OVE.com, and Simulcast. Rigdon’s responsibilities required him to align Manheim’s business strategy with its product and technology roadmaps while managing over 90 employees, 100 consultants, and a $55+ million budget.
Before joining Manheim, Rigdon was Director of Enterprise Architecture at AutoTrader.com, where he developed systems and strategies that supported the company’s business requirements and long-term goals. He also worked as a consultant specializing in Microsoft, Oracle and Unix technologies.