Former Toyota Senior Analyst David Lovato Moves to Artificial Intelligence Company

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David Lovato brings more than seven years of financial management experience to SmartAction.

SmartAction, a provider of artificial intelligence voice self-service, announced today that David Lovato has been selected as their Vice President of Finance. With more than seven years of high-level corporate finance experience, David has a proven track record of providing successful financial leadership and insight within high-growth, mission-driven organizations.

Prior to joining SmartAction, David was a senior member of the corporate finance team at Toyota Motor Sales overseeing budgeting, forecasting, and analysis for Toyota’s entire North American enterprise. He has also held senior management positions in finance at First American Title Company and The Los Angeles Times (Tribune). David is a United States Marine Corps veteran and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business.

This strategic hire from Toyota, a highly respected global corporation, continues SmartAction’s emphasis on attracting and retaining top talent from companies like Toyota and Deloitte, where SmartAction’s CEO was a former senior partner.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented team at SmartAction. Their use of Artificial Intelligence is transforming customer service and the way we interact with automated systems. I look forward to bringing my experience, energy, and vision to help guide and strengthen SmartAction’s financial goals,” said David Lovato.

In his role as Vice President of Finance, David will oversee SmartAction’s financial reporting, investor relations, and corporate governance. “I am pleased to welcome David to the leadership team at SmartAction. He has both the experience and foresight needed to guide us through this period of rapid growth and expansion,” said Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction. “I know the vital role finance plays at this stage in a company’s development and I am confident David will be a valuable asset to our senior management team.”

About SmartAction:
SmartAction offers one-of-a-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice self-service for medium to large businesses. We use a cloud-based technology grounded in purpose-driven Artificial Intelligence that utilizes Natural Language speech capabilities as a means to complete self-service calls. Commonly used for providing customer service, our Intelligent Voice Automation technology allows companies to handle complex customer interactions with an intuitive, resourceful, and cognizant AI agent.

Learn more at or call 888-882-9520.

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