Mark Rikess and I Team Up At a Renowned Industry Conference

March 22, 2011


I’m presently at the Automotive Leadership Roundtable in Miami Beach, hosted by Cliff Banks and Sean Wolfington.  At the conference are a large number of the leading volume dealers of their respective brand along with a wide range of industry leaders and luminaries.   

Honda dealers, Brian Benstock of Paragon Honda and Brad Mugg of Norm Reeves Honda are among the dealers that are knocking it out of the park.  I also just listened to a phenomenal presentation by Brett David of Prestige Audi, the number 1 Audi dealer in the country.  At 19 years of age, Brett took the helm of this dealership upon the unexpected and untimely passing of his father.  In his first year, Brett took the dealership from 600 to 2000 retail Audi’s.  Today at the tender age of 23, he has the poise, confidence and humility of a true industry leader.  Wow, what an event!


Oh, by the way, you have to find some humor in the fact that the event down the hall is the Gastric Band Conference.  I particularly am intrigued with the “Complications” breakout session.