Grace Huang leads Manheim, the nation’s largest wholesale vehicle marketplace. With her leadership, Manheim enables clients to conduct business efficiently and conveniently anytime, anywhere by connecting them with the largest network of digital and physical platforms and end-to-end solutions. Groups that report to her include Safety, Manheim Digital, Manheim Marketplace, Assurance, Industry Partnerships and Manheim Logistics.
Huang directs Manheim’s Digital First marketplace, a strategy to transition the company’s auction marketplace into a single client experience that is maximized for digital interactions and supported by efficient and flexible physical operations. This includes unifying Manheim’s digital platforms – Manheim.com, Simulcast, OVE, Manheim Express and the Manheim mobile app with physical assets – to give clients a seamless, transparent and personalized experience no matter how and when they choose to conduct business. Her role also extends to strengthening Cox Automotive’s leadership position in mobility by furthering vehicle innovations developed at Manheim locations.
Previously, Huang served as senior vice president of Manheim Inventory Services. In this role, she was responsible for auction operations, digital services and the execution of an enhanced auction model that delivers greater efficiencies to dealers and commercial clients. She also led the creation of a vehicle services strategy that has positioned Manheim as the integration point for numerous Cox Automotive brands.
Huang joined Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises in 2007 and has managed numerous strategic initiatives across the Cox family of companies. She has served as vice president of Enterprise Product Planning for Cox Automotive, as well as held senior director roles in Corporate Development at Cox Enterprises, Corporate Strategy for Cox Media Group and Business Development at Cox Autotrader.
In 2019, Huang was profiled in Auto Remarketing’s “Power 300” edition that highlights the most powerful companies in the pre-owned auto industry. That same year, she was also recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Women Who Mean Business” honoree. Other recognitions include being named among “Women Worth Watching” in 2018 by Profiles in Diversity Journal and a “Woman in Remarketing” 2017 honoree by Auto Remarketing.
Huang’s leadership extends to volunteering her time and talent to support the community and industry. She is a board member of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and champions efforts to support and raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research.
Huang earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She resides in Atlanta with her husband Jeff, and has two children. She enjoys travel and spending time with her family.