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We believe precise data reduces risk.

We exist to provide data and insights that allow you to make intelligent decisions every day.

Powering the automotive industry since 1961

1955

Black Book founded and books are sold out of a car

1962

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

1980

Bought by Hearst as part of United Technical Publication

1996

Launched Black Book Express - CD product for used car valuations

2001

First version of Web Services released

2004

Launched our first mobile product, Palm Pilot app

2010

First iPhone and Android apps released

2013

Web API released

2019

Retail Listings added

2021

Enhanced Vehicle Matching released

Our approach is what makes us different.

Precise data + Actionable insights = Intelligent Decisions

  • Precise data comes from combining advanced capabilities of our data scientists with industry expertise of our automotive analysts
  • More data than ever from more sources than anyone else
  • Flexible solutions that provide insights to make a difference for your business

That’s why we understand the factors that go into your decision-making and the impact they can have on your business better than anyone else.

Leaders driving
our team

Yolanda Biswah

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Yolanda Biswah

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.

Yves Varin

National Director, Data Licensing

Yves Varin

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.

Kelly-Ann Neary

Director of Sales, Data Licensing

Kelly-Ann Neary

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.

Dwain Samuels

Director of Sales, Data Licensing

Dwain Samuels

Director of Sales, Data Licensing

With over 25 years of experience in the auto industry with Captives, OEM’s, Digital Marketing/Sales and automation, Dwain provides a balance of expertise in his current role at CBB with key partners. Dwain believes that supporting our partners with critical market insights, trends, outlooks and more, combined with a consultative partnership approach, is imperative to optimizing strategies and decision making in our ever-changing market.
Dwain lives with his wife and three kids. He really enjoys a round of golf, working out and spending time outdoors.

David Robins

Principal Automotive Analyst and Head of Canadian Vehicle Valuations

David Robins

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.

Daniel Ross

Senior Automotive Analyst, Vehicle Valuations & Residuals

Daniel Ross

Senior Automotive Analyst, Vehicle Valuations & Residuals

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.