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John Hammer

ADESA
President
John Hammer is President of ADESA.
In this role, Hammer oversees all ADESA operations, including the company’s 75 auction
locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He focuses on integrating new technology
into ADESA’s online and physical auction marketplaces, expanding the company’s product
and service offerings and transforming the ADESA customer experience.
Hammer is an automotive industry veteran with a 25-year track record of delivering
successful results in a variety of wholesale, retail and financing environments. Prior to his
current role, Hammer served as CEO of U.S. Auto Sales, Inc. Previously, Hammer spent
seven years at ADESA sister-company Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), holding
senior leadership roles that included CEO, president and chief operating officer. Prior to
joining AFC, Hammer spent 17 years in roles of progressive responsibility at several automotive and finance companies, including Ally Financial, AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz Financial. Hammer earned his BSBA from Tennessee Tech University.