We exist to provide data and insights that allow you to make intelligent decisions every day.
Black Book founded and books are sold out of a car
Entered into partnership with William Ward Publishing who licensed Black Book trademark for use in Canada, which later became the preeminent source for vehicle values in Canada
Bought by Hearst as part of United Technical Publication
Launched Black Book Express - CD product for used car valuations
First version of Web Services released
Launched our first mobile product, Palm Pilot app
First iPhone and Android apps released
Web API released
Retail Listings added
Enhanced Vehicle Matching released
Precise data + Actionable insights = Intelligent Decisions
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Yolanda oversees Canadian data licensing sales for all of Canada. Our clients include OEMs, lenders, government, dealers, software providers, and marketing companies.
Yolanda joined CBB in November 2019, two months after 12 team members won the lottery. Yolanda had the pleasure of briefly working with people who laid the foundation for CBB and instilled the 60 year legacy of the company. She is excited to be part of the team that is charting the course for the next generation of CBB by redesigning, reintroducing, and solidifying our place in the Canadian automotive industry.
Yolanda is passionate about service leadership in all aspects of life, whether it’s in the workplace or at home. She enjoys working with her colleagues on their career development and volunteering in my community for causes that she’s passionate about, such as volunteering at Gilda’s Club House and mentoring disadvantaged kids.
National Director, Data Licensing
Yves Varin joined Canadian Black Book in 2010 as the General Manager for Quebec. In this ever-evolving role, he works with current clients and prospective clients throughout the country to provide industry-leading data and innovative solutions to dealer groups, start-ups companies, value added resellers, as well as to lenders of all size, whether prime or non-prime.
Yves has spent the vast majority of his 25+ year career in the automotive industry, previously working at Powerband, Wells Fargo, BCE Emergis and Auto Trader. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Montreal and resides in Terrebonne, Quebec. Yves enjoys skiing throughout the world and has been an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol Association since 1998.
Director of Sales, Data Licensing
Kelly-Ann Neary is responsible for working with OEMs and financial lenders to deliver data and insights to reduce risk and maximize profit.
Kelly-Ann started her career in Montreal where she worked for a National Fleet Management company, then moved to Toronto, transitioning to the world of OEM where she spent over 20 years specializing in New and Used vehicle sales, Remarketing and Fleet Sales. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and completed her CPA CMA designation in 2013. She currently resides in the Toronto area with her husband and daughter.
Director of Sales, Data Licensing
Principal Automotive Analyst and Head of Canadian Vehicle Valuations
David Robins is the Principal Automotive Analyst and Head of Canadian Vehicle Valuations at Canadian Black Book responsible for residual values and other data analytics. He has been a part of the CBB team since 2012 and has contributed to the ongoing success of the company to date.
David holds a Specialized Honours BA in Economics from York University and a recipient of Auto Remarketing’s 40 under 40 award for 2018.
Senior Manager, Industry Insights & Residual Value Strategy
Daniel joined Canadian Black Book in 2017. His entire career has been based in the automotive industry, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgian College’s Canadian Automotive Institute.
Daniel has worked in both the Aftermarket Service sector as well as with multiple auto manufacturers in Marketing, Logistics and Sales Operations. Daniel lives in East Gwillimbury with his wife and two children.