Dave Cantin started as an 18-year-old dealership salesman right out of high school in New Jersey. By the age of 21 he was a senior manager at the store. He went on to invest in the Brad Bensen Automotive Group, becoming dealer principal of its Hyundai dealership in New Jersey, one of the brand’s biggest outlets in the U.S.
After selling his dealership interest, Cantin, 39, established the Dave Cantin Group, a company that offers a range of services relating to the buying and selling of dealerships. Wards talked to him about that, what dealerships need most to run successfully, the changing landscape of auto retailing, his unusual childhood and more.
Read the full interview at Ward’s Auto.
Article written by WardsAuto Senior Editor Steven Finlay.
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About Dave Cantin Group:
Dave Cantin Group (DCG) is a full-service M&A firm that manages the sale and purchase of automotive dealerships throughout the United States. With over $11.5 billion in collective dealer acquisitions and $3 billion in dealership listings, DCG is one of the world’s largest automotive dealership M&A firms. Dave Cantin personally has helped raise more than $150 million in the fight against pediatric cancer, and DCG is committed to donating a percentage of its revenue to the cause. DCG is headquartered in New York with regional offices in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas.