Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Sales Specialist

Lone Star Mercedes-Benz
  • Ranked number one in sales volume for all luxury dealers in Calgary.
  • Strategic Marketing Specialist in all formats of modern media.
  • Coached successful sales team doubling sales in 5 year period.
  • Innovator with new sales technology piloting new software including: The Next Up, Auto Alert, Rapid Response etc.
  • Multiple year President's Circle elite sales club member.
  • Mentored other sales managers.  
  • Managed multi-million dollar inventory.
  • Commercial vehicle expertise.
  • Number one Mercedes-Benz fleet sales penetration in Western Canada.
Dec 2008 - Jan 2011

Sales Manager

BMW Gallery
  • Achieved largest sales volume growth year over year within BMW Canada Organization.
  • Achieved largest CSI increase year over year within BMW Canada Organization
  • Successfully participated in creating Core Value statement for Dilawri Group
  • Completed SWOT analysis on variable department and strategically implemented a solid business plan with committed outcomes for achieving specific sales targets.
  • Launched an initial NPS Survey for all employees at BMW Gallery.
  • Expert with DMS systems for mining, maintaining and protecting customer data base information.
  • Implemented "Top Grading" Hiring process.
  • Maintained new and pre owned vehicle inventories.
  • Coached and counselled a successful team of automotive sales professionals
Mar 2008 - Dec 2008

Pre Owned Sales Manager

Calgary Honda
  • Successfully managed multi million dollar pre owned vehicle inventory.
  • Initiated process change to balance aging issues.
  • Mentor, motivator and trainer of a successful team of sales professionals.
  • Maintained all web sites and measured key metrics to improve web presence.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

General Manager

Land Rover Calgary
  •  Analyzed financial statement
  •  Worked with owner on action plan for improvement
  •  Strategically implemented core process changes
  •  Gave individual department leaders a plan with committed outcomes to achieve specific targets
Jan 2001 - Nov 2007

General Sales manager

Infiniti Nissan of Windsor
  •  Successfully managed multi million dollar new and used vehicle inventories.
  •  Outstanding lease retention and initial penetration.
  •  Committed to target achievement.
  •  Mentor, motivator and trainer of a successful team of sales professionals.
  •  Number One CSI purchase survey rating in Canada.
  •  Exceptional regional sales penetration according to brand.
  •  Over 90% of used inventory consistently turned prior to 60 days of age.
  •  Implementer and manager of new technologies within the industry (Lease busters, Trade Tracker, Autotrader Online, et al.)
  •  Regular attendee at the Toronto Auto Auction, buying and selling used vehicles.
1997 - 2001

Sales Manager

Gus Revenberg Pontiac Buick GMC
  •  Consistent high performer.
  •  Manager of highly profitable used car division.
  •  Hired, trained and managed sales personnel.
  •  Committed to customer satisfaction.
  •  General Motors Sales Marketing Guild multiple year member.
  •  Coordinated Fleet Sales Department
1995 - 1997

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Gus Revenberg Pontiac Buick GMC
  • Consistent high achiever
  • Member of General Motors Sales Marketing Guild
  • Marketed New and Pre Owned Vehicles
1993 - 1995

Senior Sales Representative

Youngs Jewellers
  • Canadian Gemological Institute Accredited
  • Sold fine watches and jewellery to an exclusive clientele
1990 - 1993

Watch Department Manager

Angus & Coote Jewellers
  •  Manager of largest watch retailer in Australia.
  •  Winner of sales awards from Rolex, Omega, Longines, and Tag Heuer.
  •  Sales trainer.


1987 - 1989


University of Technology

Higher School Certificate

St. Aloysius College



Sales and Leasing Licence