VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Diligence and Valuations
- Buy-Side M&A Advisory
- OEM Relations
- M&A Deal Sourcing
- M.B.A., Strategic Management, Niagara University
- B.A., Mathematics, Niagara University
- B.S., Marketing, Niagara University
PROFESSIONAL & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
- Boardmember, Newton Youth Lacrosse
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.