Jim Sotolongo


As a Partner and General Manager of Century Motors Financial, Mr. Jim Sotolongo knows all about the automotive industry. Jim s skills are well-known in the Winter Park area, and whether its customer service, advertising/marketing, sales, financing, or training new employees, Jim can be counted on to get the job done quickly and correctly. Jim is a natural leader and problem solver, with extensive experience in all areas of business. Under his leadership, Century Motors Financial has implemented new sales techniques, growing in size and scope from a small independent dealer in 1998 with only a small inventory and little capital to having two locations. He now has one dealership in Winter Park, with the newest one in Daytona Beach on the famous International Speedway Blvd. Notably, the average sales numbers for Century Motors Financial have increased to over US $12 million annually; the staff has grown from the two partners running every facet of the operation to a staff of 12. As the company grows, so do the options and services provided to customers. For instance, the financing options that are offered are typically available only to new car dealerships. However, due to Century Motor Financial s great service, good quality inventory, and solid financial performance over the many years in business, they can offer excellence to a more diverse client base. Jim Sotolongo is a member of several professional organizations, such as the Florida Independent Auto Dealers Association and the National Independent Auto Dealers Association. Jim understands that to whom much is given, much is expected. That is why he is involved with charities such as the Nature Conservancy, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, and BETA for Women and Children. Known to provide reduced-cost housing and vehicles to lower income families in need, Jim Sotolongo always displays his true benevolence for the community.

Work experience

Work experience

Partner, general manager

Century Motor Financial