Dearborn’s ChannelNet Expanding In NYC, Texas

DEARBORN — ChannelNet, a tech company providing digital marketing and sales products and services, announced its expansion into two major markets by opening new field offices in New York City and Austin, Texas.

To oversee the expansion, Jon Aurit joined the firm as vice president of business development and account management. Aurit is responsible for the leadership and success of ChannelNet’s overall business development goals, including client engagement, strategic planning, consulting and supporting the company’s client relationships.

Reporting to Aurit is Steve Chicarella, the new vice president of account management for the New York City office. Chicarella will manage all aspects of ChannelNet’s eastern U.S. accounts, and he is responsible for guiding clients’ digital solutions.

“We have been serving the financial industry for decades, so it makes sense to have a presence on the east coast and Texas,” said Paula Tompkins, CEO and founder of ChannelNet. “Both Jon and Steve have excellent reputations in the industry, and I am confident they will be instrumental in surpassing the 35 percent year-over-year growth rate we have experienced since 2011.”

Aurit, based in Austin, will be responsible for ongoing support for all ChannelNet clients. His client portfolio includes Fiserv, Toyota Financial Services, Kia, Hyundai, BMW Financial Services, Ally, Benjamin Moore Paints, Hunter Douglas and RouteOne.

He joins ChannelNet with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically within the insurance, consumer and commercial finance markets. As a sales and marketing executive, he has experience in business development, brand strategy, strategic planning, sales and digital marketing. Most recently, Aurit was the director of sales at Computer Sciences Corp., a Fortune 150 company.

Chicarella, a banker for more than 20 years, has held roles in sales, operations and marketing with JP Morgan Chase and TD Bank. Most recently, he was the director of product management for F&I and lender solutions at Dealertrack Technologies.

ChannelNet is a digital marketing, sales and tech firm that focuses on connecting the leading automotive, financial services, home improvement and retail companies with their channel partners and customers. Fortune 500 companies use ChannelNet’s patented software-as-a-service technology for B2B, B2C and B2B2C efforts that provide a personal, consistent customer experience. More at

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