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STELLA™ strengthens leadership with the addition of automotive veteran Ben Okuka

New Head of Product adds valuable product and technology expertise to the STELLA leadership team

Tampa, Florida – October 20, 2022 -- STELLA Automotive AI, provider of high-end conversational AI technology, announced that Ben Okuka has joined the executive team as Head of Product.

The need for turnkey conversational AI solutions remains high as automotive dealers struggle with access to talent while experiencing high inbound telephone traffic. Created to answer automotive dealership telephones, STELLA Automotive AI is committed to helping retail automotive dealers deploy transformative AI technology.

“As our business grows, we are investing in our team so that we can deliver the very best products and customer experience,” says Josselyn Boudett, CEO and Founder. “Ben has a depth of expertise in automotive dealership technology that will help us design products for maximum dealership benefit and with minimum business interruption.”

Ben Okuka is an automotive product leader with over a decade of experience building digital products that power the vehicle shopping, buying, and ownership lifecycle. He's obsessed with simplifying the car buying and ownership experience and has worked with auto brands, dealers, and technology partners to advance this mission. Before joining STELLA Automotive AI, Ben was Director of Digital Product Management at Rocket Auto and Director of Product Management at FordDirect. In addition to automotive, Ben has experience in software development and consulting in the eCommerce, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Digital Marketing industries. Ben has an MBA from Western Michigan University, a bachelor degree in Business Administration, and an associate degree in Computer Science from Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon.

“The STELLA AI team has developed an incredible product that delivers immense value to dealers and their customers. STELLA drives down costs, increases revenue, and lifts CSI scores for dealers. I am delighted to join the team and continue building a transformative product that will save customers time and reduce the pain points associated with calling a dealership. Customers will no longer dread calling a dealership. It is an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with world-renown scientists and engineers to elevate the dealer and car owner experience.” says Ben Okuka.

About STELLA Automotive AI

STELLA Automotive AI helps dealers with a major pain point which is answering telephones. STELLA is trained to deliver exceptional customer experiences through consistent branding, flawless dialogs, and the collection of essential data. With STELLA AI, dealers free up staff to focus on sales and in-dealership service while STELLA handles inbound calls, answers questions, finds and books appointments and takes messages. With a U.S. headquarters in Tampa, Florida, STELLA is powered by Telepathy Labs, Inc, a world-class AI technology provider. For more information, visit our website, like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram.

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