SEASON 1 | EPISODE 5: The Ability to Execute || Transactions with Dave Cantin

“The people who are able to execute and turn their vision into a reality, those are the people who inspire me day in and day out.”

This episode is about turning your visions into reality.

“Some people dream it but they don’t live it,” says Dave, “And they don’t live it because they’re not executing.”

Today, we discuss how the ability to execute makes all the difference in the efficiency of dealership transactions, in people’s careers, and in our daily lives. Dave explains how two motivations, a passion for Automotive M&A and the philanthropic purpose of DCG Giving, are what drive him to take action every day. 

And of course, he shares some habits and philosophies you can embrace in order to take more action, for your automotive business, in your career, and in your life.


Interview Highlights:

  • The conversation begins with an inspiring quote from Bryan DeBoer, CEO of Lithia Motors, who is Automotive News’ 2021 Industry Leader of the Year
  • We learn why it often takes longer to execute the acquisition of two dealerships than it does to complete an entire 15-store auto group transaction
  • Dave closes with a call to action to set yourself up for long-term success in 2022

Derek D is an actor, comedian, and host with 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a host on the DNT podcast, Derek was well known in the automotive industry for hosting the award-winning car news show Fast Lane Daily.

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