Consultant in the United States
Andrew M. Gross
9701 SE Johnson Creek Blvd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andygross1
Accomplished at structuring, marketing and closing complex transactions, and originating and facilitating national programs at senior levels with automotive and commercial vehicle OEM’s, e-business strategy partners, auto and truck dealer organizations and major US corporations.
Proven success in driving revenue through the development of long-term strategic relationships directly and through others.
Demonstrated track record of structuring and managing complex negotiations to successful closure and deliveryAbility to solve complex issues to achieve objectives and deliver results on multiple projects in a complex, fast-moving and entrepreneurial environmentStrong strategy, analytical, presentation and communication skillsCompetence in quantitative analysis and ability to provide business with logical recommendations
MAJOR MARKET ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Created creative funding scheme to enable US launch of Daewoo Motor America, Inc. ($50 MM) through self-directed discounting of new vehicles (i.e., Westlake Financial Services, LA, CA fleet sales arm contracted to wholesale new vehicles to rental vehicle operators. Controlled ALG lease residual values by controlling take-down process.)
Developed first US automotive OEM GPS promotion with Maritz Marketing (i.e., American Isuzu Motors, Inc., $25 MM)
Initiated and contracted first Sale & Leaseback of major US truck fleet by GE Capital (i.e., ARA Services, $100 MM
SMARTBIT AUTO January 2017 to Present
CMO for auto space FinTech SaaS which enables auto dealers to sell more cars, finance-approve related consumer vehicle transaction from the dealer website's online vehicle display pages (VDP's) saving 3+ hours in the showroom sales process. More at SmartBit.com.
AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTING SERVICES, LLC. November 2008 to Present
CEO of Automotive Consulting Services, LLC ( TWITTER: TheCarCzarsPage ).
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