The 2014 Presidents Club Line-up
Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author
Gary will discuss several case studies from his latest best-selling book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. He’ll look at the way clear campaigns have punched through the noise and caused many brands to grow. Learn how to do the same for your business from one of the great marketing minds of today.
Jay Rao, Professor of Tech., Operations & Info. Management at Babson College
The future always has a healthy dose of “unknown unknowns.” Dealer owners and General Managers must learn to approach the future and manage growth using an alternate method to the traditional analytical and predictive planning strategies. Jay will share actionable strategies to improve your store’s culture through innovation.
Erin Kerrigan, President and Founder of Kerrigan Advisors
The dealership buy/sell market is very active today. Some of the key drivers of this activity include the credit markets, dealership profitability, supply and demand, blue sky values and the expected growth in new car sales. Erin will look at these activities along with a buyer’s return on investment expectations and share how those expectations determine what they are willing to pay for a dealership and its real estate.
Tony Caputo, Vice President, Markel Automotive Group
Growing a dealer group doesn’t happen without an exceptional team. Tony Caputo shares his experience and insights into developing outstanding people within dealerships through training and how these efforts can lead to significant bottom-line results.
Jon Lancaster, Managing Director of Lancaster Investments, LLC
Jon Lancaster is recognized as a highly successful, innovative and knowledgeable executive and entrepreneur, who will look at financial trends affecting dealership operations.
Mark O’Neil, Chairman, President and CEO of Dealertrack Technologies
Conference participants will engage in a question and answer session with Dealertrack leader, Mark O’Neil about why he recently invested $1 Billion to bring Dealer.com into the Dealertrack fold. What does 2014 hold for this powerhouse company and how will it improve life in the dealership?
- Open Discussion with CEO, Mark O’Neil: Why he just spent $1 Billion to bring Dealer.com into Dealertrack.
- 4 Ground-Breaking Dealership Studies to be Released
- and more…
Brad HensleyFounder / Knoxville Auto Brokers, Inc.
“I’m leaving DrivingSales President’s Club more inspired to be a trendsetter in our industry than ever! Thank you.”
What Is DrivingSales Presidents Club?
The DrivingSales Presidents Club is a private annual gathering of progressive Presidents, Dealer Principals and General Managers. This elite meeting is dedicated to studying the trends and managing the best practices surrounding the three most important assets for running a dealership: your Capital, your People and your Brand.
The event is limited to a very small number of Dealer Principals, GMs and their executive guests to protect the intimate setting and powerful networking. The 2013 event sold out several weeks early, so register quickly for 2014 to insure your place. We look forward to seeing you next April!
Udo KiewitzGeneral Manager / Provincial Chrysler FIAT of Windsor
“Thank you very much for making me a part of the DrivingSales Presidents Club Event in New York. I found that topics discussed have immediate relevance in my dealership and my market place. It has inspired me to continue the push for change at my dealership to new levels of service in the digital age.”
The Presidents Club Focus
Dealership Executives come to Presidents Club to strengthen their three foundational assets: their capital, their brand, and their people. These are the core elements that define the success of dealership operations and continued growth as a business owner in the retail automotive industry.
Leveraging emerging trends in marketing, consumer insight, and thought leadership from outside the industry from competitive advantage
Leading your managers, motivating your team, and cultivating your culture based on sight from experts
Balancing your cash assets, determining your franchise value, and orienting your business in the current economic environment
Ric McCoyGeneral Manager / Ed Martin Buick GMC
“If I had to pack my takeaway from DrivingSales Presidents Club, I would need an extra suitcase and I’d have to pay Delta overweight baggage fees!”