Mark has 35 years of progressive management experience in the auto industry with wholesale automotive (Ford Motor Company; field and national level), retail dealerships operations – both private and public —as a dealer/owner and GM, and executive management experience as Vice President of an industry-leading digital database direct mail firm. A results-oriented MBA, Mark has proven management skills to bring multifaceted transactions to a successful conclusion.
Past wholesale positions have included Western Region Marketing Manager, National Contest and Incentive Manager, Regional Franchising and Market Representation Manager, Business Management Director. He has been directly responsible for open-point presentations as well as buy-sell manufacturer applications. Mark’s retail turnaround/rehabilitation work as general manager and dealer owner occurred in key market areas in the Midwest, Northwest, Southeast with Ford/Lincoln, CDJR, Kia, Saturn, Hyundai and Subaru franchises.
Mark’s success comes through a management style of building rapport through shared values and measurable performance with a solid industry network of contacts to meet specific needs of buyers and sellers.
Mark is an active volunteer with the Department of Corrections and serves as the Director of Prison Ministries at his local congregation.
Mark came to me through a recommendation from my contacts at the Hendrick Automotive Group. His diligence and attention to details are exemplary. He has an incredible network of automotive professionals in his arsenal and brings a fresh sense of creativity the transaction.
I have worked with Mark for the past 11 years on many projects. Mark’s experience as both a factory executive and dealer operator brought a unique level of confidence and expertise to our transactions. He understood my goals and exceeded my expectations; I trust him implicitly and am proud to call him my friend.
Mark’s relationship with our stores spans over 25 years. His work ethic coupled with integrity drives his passion for the business. Mark is highly professional with strong automotive business instincts. His background in interpreting financial data and factory relationships has helped our company immensely in some complicated manufacturer issues.