Curtis Nixon – AUTOVATE 2019

Curtis Nixon is a third generation Collision Repair Center Owner and Co-Founder of Flash of Genius Inc., the parent company of UpdatePromise. He began his career as an automotive professional when he was just 14 years old, sweeping the floors and washing cars in his parent’s body shop in South El Monte, California. In 2009, Curtis embarked on a journey into the technology side of the industry. His goal was to deliver a new solution to the Collision Repair and Auto Insurance industries. This solution, at the time a simple Automated Texting platform, would improve the overall customer experience for consumers with the unfortunate experience of a car accident and the need for vehicle repair. In 2011, Curtis was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Flash of Genius, Inc.

Since its inception, UpdatePromise has recognized that business owners are constantly faced with one difficult challenge: providing exceptional consumer experience to their customers. Due to their dependency on the actions and follow through of their employees, as well as the increased focus on technology and the consumer experience, this issue has become a prevalent source of strife for business owners. “We recognized three things: First, we could identify the behavior patterns that customers consistently follow. Second, we could create a communication tool to fill in the gaps between what employees are already doing and what customers need. Third, we can trigger events based off behavior analytics, sentiment analysis and evolving trends in consumer demands. If we could do these things, we’d be able to keep customers informed throughout any service lifecycle. In collision, it’s the overall claims experience; in Dealer Service Centers it’s brand loyalty; and in Auto Glass it’s about convenience and timing. However, the one common thread that brings them all together is the overall consumer experience, and we can all agree that the most important factor in that experience is communication.”

Curt’s vision and relentless pursuit in his mission statement “To Impact Millions of Consumers One Industry at a Time” have been the driving force behind the unprecedented growth of the UpdatePromise user base, which currently spans across 18,000 businesses throughout the US. As a lifetime automotive professional, Curtis has the unique perspective and insight to develop products and services that meet the needs of his industry. As a result, Curtis as been able to establish and grow UpdatePromise’s market share with national level auto insurance companies as well as with business management system providers. These connections have pushed UpdatePromise to the forefront of the Collision Repair industry, ultimately enabling its expansion into several automotive verticals.

Today, UpdatePromise has impacted 40 million consumer lives, and the company continues to strive towards new and exciting goals.