Andrew S. Conn

Andrew S. Conn

Extensive Domestic U.S. and International Automotive Industry Experience

Work History

Work History
Jul 1986 - Dec 2008

Increasingly Responsible Positions

Chrysler Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, DaimlerChrysler A.G. 

Field, Regional Office, Headquarters (Detroit, MI) positions in sales, service, parts, marketing and advertising, dealer network planning, executive management, corporate governance, and business development

Jan 2003 - Sep 2003

Senior Negotiator

DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation

Senior Negotiator, Project Alpha - Chrysler Corporation's 2nd strategic initiative to redefine the Company's U.S. dealer network, consolidating the company's three brands into single facilities. Provided leadership, and negotiating assistance to teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and New York.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

Corporate Representative to Beijing Jeep Corporation, Board of Directors Liaison

Chrysler International Corporation, S.A.

Corporate Representative to Beijing Jeep, Board of Directors Liaison for DaimlerChrysler's CEO. Managed day-to-day relationship, negotiated supply agreements for manufacturing production and resolved conflicts between parties to the Joint Venture (Beijing Automotive Industries Corporation ("BAIC") and Chrysler International Corporation, S.A. ("CISSA"). 

Jul 2004 - Apr 2008

General Manager, Business Development

DaimlerChrysler A.G.

General Manager, Business Development, DaimlerChrysler (China) Ltd. Beijing. Working with a team of Legal, and M&A executives, developed and recommended business models and contract strategies to the DaimlerChrysler AG Board of Management.

Sep 2006 - Apr 2008

Management Consultant & Interim C.E.O.

DaimlerChrysler A.G.

Corporate Management Consultant & Interim C.E.O. J. V. of DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft and China Motor Corporation(Taiwan) Taipei, Taiwan. Appointed by Joint Venture's Board of Directors as consultant/interim C.E.O. to develop a turnaround plan for this company in the face of Taiwan's auto market collapse of ‘06~'08.

Jan 2008 - Nov 2008

Dealer Network Development Executive

DaimlerChrysler Motors, LLC
Dealer Network Development Executive-West Irvine, California Lead Executive for the planning, reorganization, and consolidation of 250 Chrysler Jeep and Dodge dealerships in the Western U.S.
Jan 2009 - Present

President and Founder

A.S. Conn & Company, LLC, Management Consultants

Founder / Owner / Consultant.

Dealership asset evaluation, appraisal and liquidation. 

Automotive business management consulting 

Expert witness in automotive dealership operations, financial, sales, and service matters: 

Asset management 

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Consultant Advisor and Lender Representative

(clients) DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas, LLC

Consultant and Lender Representative for captive Finance Corporation subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG; performed asset valuations and made recommendations for divestiture action.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Consultant Advisor

(clients) Taiwanese and U.S. Publicly Traded Companies

Confidential  Engagement to manage discussions among principals from each corporation in an effort to secure marketable vehicle products for the U.S. market, to launch an investigatory engineering and safety certification  program, and if successful, to develop a distribution business model recommendation. 

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Consultant Negotiator

(clients) CAT, Navistar ("NC2, Inc.")

Consultant Negotiator and “Closer” hired by CAT and Navistar to resuscitate Joint Venture negotiations with Jianghuai Automotive Company ("JAC"). Led sales, marketing and after-sales negotiation teams and achieved deadline for JV agreement readiness of 90 days. 

Nov 2010 - Nov 2012



Invited to write a blog covering Chinese and World Automotive Markets. Published in Chinese via NetEase, Inc.' s "”.  My audience exceeds 1.6 million visitors . 


Jan 1974 - Dec 1976


Western Washington University

History - Concentration - Post World War 2 United States/Soviet Foreign Policy 

Sep 1988 - Sep 1988


American Management Association

Management Training for New Executives

Jun 1989 - Jun 1989


University of California California State University

Employment Law - California 

Aug 1998 - Aug 1998

National Singapore University School of Business

Strategic Marketing - Greater China

Apr 1999 - Apr 1999


University of Michigan Ross Graduate School of Business

Strategic Business Planning - Asia

Nov 2005 - Nov 2005


Skadden-Arps, PLC

 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Sarbanes-Oxley Legal Training for DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft Executives


English:  Full Professional Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese: Limited Working Proficiency