EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Diligence and Valuations
- Buy-Side M&A Advisory
- OEM Relations
- M&A Deal Sourcing
PROFESSIONAL & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS:
- Boardmember, Newton Youth Lacrosse
- M.B.A., Strategic Management, Niagara University
- B.A., Mathematics, Niagara University
- B.S., Marketing, Niagara University
Analytical with a Twist
Brian Traugott brings a wealth of automotive operations, marketing, and sales experience to the DCG Acquisitions team and his clients. Brian has a unique set of both analytical and social skills, allowing him to apply data science to solve the most complex tasks involving organizational structure, people, or often both.
Critical Operational Expertise
Brian led the buy/sell processes for GM in the Northeast region before starting his role at DCG. He has extensive experience in operational structures, and managed major metro markets for GM on both the East and West Coast as well as serving as a financial report authority.
Brian has proven himself as an industry authority, a valued member of the DCG team, and a steadfast resource for those he serves.
He prides himself as someone who stands ready to support any client’s automotive M&A needs using his careful, thorough analysis and network of industry connections.
Even before we decided we were ready to sell, we knew that we could trust Brian Traugott for guidance and expertise on the process. He was fully transparent with us from day 1; and worked with us step by step all the way to the closing table. His knowledge of both the OEM and retail world proved invaluable to delivering us a successful deal. We cannot emphasize enough what an asset Brian has been; and would highly recommend him to all dealers on their future transactions.
Our recent purchase of Carbone/ Lithia Nissan took a little coordinating that really couldn’t have been done without the help of Brian Traugott. If there were any obstacles, Brian made sure he handled them to the satisfaction of both parties. Thank you Brian, and we look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
If you are looking to sell your store, or acquire one, Brian Traugott is your guy. He knows the industry and its nuances inside and out. More importantly, he took the time to get to know us and our dealerships like he was part of the family. Brian delivered on everything he promised and more; bringing several qualified and motivated buyers' offers to the table. With his expertise, he helped guide us from our first in-person sit down, through any hurdles, and to the closing table. We could not be happier that we chose to have Brian represent the sale of our stores.
I want to thank Dave Cantin and Brian Traugott from the Dave Cantin Group for their partnership with the Empire Automotive Group as we continue to grow our platform. Their industry expertise and buy/sell process were a huge asset in assisting the Empire Automotive Group in closing on such a tremendous acquisition. We couldn’t have gotten here without them. We look forward to working with the Dave Cantin Group on future growth opportunities as we continue to expand. We highly recommend Dave, Brian and their team to anyone considering a buy/sell.
We worked with Dave Cantin and Brian Traugott from the Dave Cantin Group on a legacy succession plan to sell our Toyota and Mazda Auto Mall. We could not be more appreciative of their assistance through this process. They worked daily with both us and the buyer throughout the hurdles that came up, but most importantly in respect and confidentiality through the unfortunate passing of Michael. Dave and Brian are the best in the business, and should be your only call when you are considering an acquisition or divestiture.
Having worked with Brian Traugott for a number of years in the industry, it was a pleasure to partner with him on this transaction. Brian is a dedicated professional who knows the buy/sell world like very few else, works hard for his clients and their deals, and gets the job done. We look forward to working together on more transactions to come and would recommend anyone to trust Brian with their automotive mergers and acquisitions needs.
Brian Traugott is a true partner and advisor who I would recommend to all dealers looking to buy or sell stores. Through all of the ins-and-out the process Brian was there to advise and guide me each step of the way. His network of OEM and dealer relationships, and industry knowledge were key assets in us reaching a successful closing.