Hugh Morris



  • Buy-Side M&A Advisory
  • Due Diligence and Valuation
  • Financial and Accounting Manager
  • Dealership Operations and Best Practices


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker Agent
  • American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants
  • Rotary Club Supporter
  • San Diego Food Bank


  • M.B.A., San Diego State University
  • B.B.A., Accounting, Eastern Michigan University

Hugh Morris

Hugh Morris is an operationally focused financial manager with thirty-five years of diverse experience in the retail automotive space.  

Hugh began his business career as an auditor with the Detroit offices of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). His first assignment with the firm was at Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.  After completing his CPA requirements, he transferred to the firm’s San Diego office, where he became the resident automotive specialist, working on several automotive engagements including dealership valuations.

Hugh was recruited from the accounting firm by a San Diego based regional auto group in 1989 where he served as Controller for a large Honda dealership, while also earning his MBA at San Diego State University.  He continued to develop his expertise in the automotive financial space with increasing responsibilities over the next 9 years. In 1997, Hugh joined the Van Tuyl Automotive Group (now Berkshire Hathaway Automotive), as Audit Director then Group Controller. His fourteen year plus tenure provided him an opportunity to work closely with the COO and executive team and apply a ‘continuous improvement process’ philosophy through the development and dissemination of best practices in all areas of the enterprise.  He and the team oversaw explosive growth, with Hugh directly supervising over thirty dealerships and approximately twenty dealership acquisitions.  

In 2013, Hugh’s career path led him back to San Diego, where he expanded the breadth of his automotive dealership expertise in various retail sales capacities, including Internet Director, Sales Manager, and General Sales Manager, with direct hands-on experience in all aspects of the retail sales process.  

For the last 5 years, Hugh has served as a Broker Agent with a buy-side automotive buy-sell and real estate brokerage firm, directly serving dealer clients and customers, with a strong focus on relationship development.  He successfully negotiated and closed numerous deals and holds real estate licenses in multiple states.

Hugh has been married 34 years to his wife Kathy, they live in Carlsbad, CA.