Woody Woodward



  • CSI
  • Operational Performance
  • Fixed Operations
  • M&A buy-side


  • 911 Memorial & Museum
  • Cure for Childhood Cancer

Woody Woodward

When Performance Matters

William “Woody” Woodward has been in the retail automotive business for over 37 years.

Prior to joining the Dave Cantin Group, Woody worked for Prestige Automotive Group, based in New Jersey, in numerous leadership roles. He was responsible for turnarounds of underperforming dealerships, as well as the opening of new dealerships. Woody also had his own private consultant business practice for over 18 years, working with several large dealer groups, manufacturers, and independent dealers throughout the Northeast with a focus on improving dealerships’ operational performance.

Woody started in the business as a salesman and would advance to become Vice President/General Manager of Inskip Autocenter, which he helped build into one of the most prestigious Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lexus, and Infiniti dealership groups in the country.

He Turns It Around

Woody specializes in turning around underperforming dealerships through improving sales and fixed operations performances, as well as helping startups from square one. Through his strong leadership skills and his contagious positive attitude, he has a successful track record of building great dealerships and improving sales, CSI, and profitability.

Woody’s understanding of the automotive industry and his strategic approach to the business make him an invaluable asset to dealers looking to expand their portfolio of dealerships, improve their dealer operations, or exit the business.

A Reputation and a Goal

Woody has long said, “My goal is to help dealers come together and make the best decisions for all parties involved.” 

Woody has real-world experience, a stellar reputation, a deep vision, and a burning desire to create positive outcomes. Speak to anyone that has worked with him and you’ll likely hear, “Woody wants to help everybody achieve success.”