Podcast Derek D. Hosted Series

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 16: “So what do you do? You start a company.”...

"You hear more and more about EVs coming. You hear about the benefits—you also hear about the concerns...With my clients, I’m trying to help...

SEASON 5 | EPISODE 7: “We’re just always on our feet” || Nadia Bical,...

Nadia Bical was born into the automotive industry and considers herself to always have been a part of Bical Auto Mall. Growing up, the...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 16: Fast Talk: New Car Sales Trends & Tips |...

“You look at the new car sales results and you think that this country is absolutely on fire right now...it’s just a remarkable thing.”...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 7: “I had two choices – sit on the sidelines,...

“It was more an approach of growing and cultivating a business than it was specifically cars, so to speak.” Matt Gunderson came from a large...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 5: “The Perfect Storm” | Dave Cantin, President & CEO,...

"Almost like walking into an Apple store, you’re going to sit down and build your next car...exactly how you want it. That’s what I...
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SEASON 4 | EPISODE 17:“It’s like this giant amazing circle” || April Ancira, Vice...

Although she’s the vice president of Ancira Auto Group, which has 12 dealership franchises across Texas, the automotive business is just the foremost among...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 17: “It’s not about talk, it’s about action.” || Don...

“You can’t truly take in and enjoy a great day or a great success unless you’ve been through the wringer. You’ve got to have...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 8: “Getting away from gasoline is the right move” ||...

Lifelong LA area resident William M. Monroe Jr. has been a leader on the OEM side of the auto industry for over 20 years,...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 17: Turning Wins & Losses into Future Successes | w....

“We’ve got a stimulus check, we’ve got tax time, we’ve got a lot of cash in the pocket, so that tends to change what...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 8: “We’ll just do what we’ve done – take care...

“I wore the hats in order to stand out, to draw attention to me, and then it was up to me to prove that...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 6: “Let’s look at it from 10,000 ft.” | Ernie...

“Let’s look at it from 10,000 ft.”  —  Ernie Boch Jr. Ernie Boch is an automotive entrepreneur, global philanthropist, accomplished musician, and all-around fascinating guy. He’s...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 19: “It’s a cliche, but I’ve got gasoline in my...

It’s no surprise that Randy Dye was selected as the chairman of Stellantis’s National Dealer Council for 2022. He’s a proven automotive industry veteran...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 7: With new pricing tool, data drives used car profits

“When business is good and easy, I fear that dealers often turn away from important disciplines and strategies to make even more money.” —Dale...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 18: “‘What is your forecast for 2022?’ is a loaded...

“For people financing used cars...payments were exactly the same as new car payments five years before. Never has our industry changed so fast in...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 11: “The strongest trend we’ve all experienced is sustainability” ||...

“German engineering” is a byword for quality in the automotive industry, almost a cliche. And Ralf Klädtke personifies that concept. A 25-year veteran in...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 18: The Data Bill of Rights | Tracy Fred &...

“Every consumer out there wants a personalized experience, and leveraging data allows dealers to deliver that personalized experience.” — Tracy Fred If you’re not...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 9: “Personnel is the number one challenge” || Steve Barna,...

“There are a lot of bad habits being formed that are going to have to be addressed, once the situation becomes back to a...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 7: “Consumers are widening their search radius” | Alex Vetter,...

"Consumers are widening their search radius” — Alex Vetter You might be surprised to learn, Alex Vetter isn't exactly a car guy. But to hear...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 20: “We measure everything” || Brad Cobb, President, Bowers Automotive...

Diversification is the name of Brad Cobb’s game - in addition to being president of the entirety of Bowers Automotive Group, he is also...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 8: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional & Digital Retail

“I remember my dealer principal said, ‘Nobody’s ever gonna buy cars through a damn website!’...I need to call him today and have another conversation!”...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 19: “A lot will be said in the history books.”...

“You have to be much more creative. The entrepreneurial spirit is definitely alive and roaring, and those who can capitalize on that are doing...

SEASON 5 | EPISODE 10: “The good news is you can only go up”...

Mario Benedetti proved his acumen with decades of success in the automotive industry in his native Venezuela, then proved his resilience with his move...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 19: New Rules in Client Engagement | Mandi Fang, VP...

Using data and technology will allow us to become efficient and effective at delivering not only products but also experiences...What the digital transformation allows...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 10: “It’s education, it’s creating that relationship, and it’s constant...

“It’s been a recipe for 30 years at this dealership, and we’re never going to change.” Dorian Jimenez has been in the automotive business...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 8: “Hopefully those lessons stick” || Bernie Moreno, President, Bernie...

“Once chips are more available, will they crank up production volume and oversupply cars? Will dealers go back into bad habits? Or will there...

SEASON 5 | EPISODE 1: “I learn a lot more about this industry every...

To say that Cynthia Caine has a keen mind for finance is an understatement. She has spent her whole career in this field, serving...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 9: Every Tech Integration is a Win-Win-Win | Derek D...

“We set the foundation last year. This year is—now dealers are leveraging the product—how do we just make it better for them?” — Emil...

SEASON 3 | EPISODE 20: Sugar Ray Leonard Exclusive Interview – Winning When it...

“There’s a special something, a way to live that helps you win the fights that matter.” — Sugar Ray Leonard An Exclusive Interview with Sugar...

SEASON 2 | EPISODE 20: Merchandising During Inventory Shortage | Nathan Fox of Cox...

“I always think there’s a strong connection between the product you have on your lot, the way you price it, and the promotional merchandising...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 11: “It’s unbelievable what kind of ideas somebody else has.”...

“Once you learn sales, it’s a fun business - you get a game every day and you either win or lose it.” Starting when he...