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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 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...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 9: “A lot of creative disruption happening” || Chris Sachno,...

From the Oxfordshire, UK town where he grew up, Chris Sachno set out to explore the world, first earning his MBA from the Fuqua...
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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 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...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 6: “It’s amazing how resilient auto retail is” || Alan...

It’s fair to say that Alan Haig has a great pedigree in both the automotive industry and in finance in general. He holds an...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 5: “I was able to carve out a niche” ||...

Cliff Banks has a history of innovation and entrepreneurship in the analysis sector of the automotive industry. An automotive professional for over 30 years...
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SEASON 5 | EPISODE 4: “The process has to improve” || Kevin Tynan, Global...

A trusted voice in automotive analysis and one of the original team members at Bloomberg Intelligence, Kevin Tynan has over 20 years of experience...

SEASON 5 | EPISODE 3: “There’s a lot of money out there even today”...

It’s no exaggeration to say Charlie Chesbrough is one of the top minds in automotive economic analysis. Michigan born and bred, Charlie intimately knows...

SEASON 5 | EPISODE 2: “There are headwinds to affordability” || Itay Michaeli, Head...

Itay Michaeli is a real citizen of the world, having been born in Israel and moving with his family to the US when he...

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 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 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 4 | EPISODE 18: “Customers are just as educated as the salespeople” ||...

Benny Robles Jr. is an automotive industry “lifer” - he grew up around the business and took to it like a natural. Benny’s father,...
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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 4 | EPISODE 16:“We’ve made enormous progress” || Dr. Michael Weiner, Board Member,...

Renowned pediatric oncologist Dr. Michael Weiner joins us for a special episode of Automotive Authorities to highlight the work done so far by DCG...
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SEASON 4 | EPISODE 15:“We’ve always played the long game” || Brian Kelly,...

“We have new customers coming in every day, and you add that to the repeat business we do, and that’s one of the reasons...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 14: “I think it’s hugely important to be out there”...

“Our theory always has been we always want them to come back to service, and for them to trust us to charge a reasonable...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 13: “I always enjoyed the beauty of the car.” ||...

“To us it’s always been people and process - build strong processes, find talented people, and get out of their way.” Fourth-generation car dealer George...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 12: “We’re all very mobile” || Brandon Tomes, President, Brandon...

“Working with family is great, but you want to make sure to leave your own mark also.” A lifelong gearhead, a graduate of the NADA...

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...

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 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 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 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...
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SEASON 4 | EPISODE 6: “I am not a car person – I am...

“I am not a car person - I am a people person.” || Liza Borches, President and CEO, Carter Myers Automotive Liza Borches is a...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 5: “I was driven to be an exception” | Rita...

“I tell people, when they say, ‘Oh, you were so lucky’ - Luck spells ‘Laboring Under Correct Knowledge’.” Rita Case has literally spent a lifetime...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 4: Unconventional Advice on Working with Family || Larry Crain,...

“As a dealer principal of a family owned business, and a CPA background, I would not recommend family work together.” The Crain Companies began as...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 3: We all Need to Be Ready to Pivot ||...

“Building a brand means developing the organizations’ culture, and that culture needs to be one of growth and empowerment.” 45-Year-old automotive brand has seen it...

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 2: For Some Dealerships Things May Get Tougher Soon ||...

“The auto business is so much more than just cars. This is a pretty incredible business  It’s ultra-competitive and a business unlike any other.” Time...