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Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Managing Partner

W/M Holdings LLC

Private equity holding company specializing in acquiring and operating small businesses.



Senior Vice President - Car Sales Division, St. Louis, MO

2002 - 2008

Responsible for $1.07B North American Car Sales Division

♦ Led operating division to substantial growth; increased revenues $360M (+51%),

increased dealership network from 105 to 175 locations, and increased profitability

56% in six years

♦ Posted highest profits, revenue, and unit volume in the history of the division

♦ Generated the highest customer satisfaction scores of any operating business unit

♦ Responsible for eight direct reports, including four vice presidents, and 1300+


Corporate Vice President - Northeast Operations,

St. Louis, MO

1995 - 2002

Responsible for the 11 operating groups in the Northeast.

♦ Led 11 Vice Presidents -General Managers of operating groups each with sales

ranging from $20M to $250M

♦ Had P&L responsibility for total operations with $980M in annual revenues

♦ Headed up the Standards Committee which developed the innovative customer

satisfaction rating program ESQi. Program has been featured in the book,

"Exceeding Customer Expectations" by Kirk Kazanjian and in the Harvard Business


♦ Oversaw the crisis response team for the Northeast following the attacks of

September 11, 2001

Regional Vice President - San Diego Division,

San Diego, CA

1992 - 1995

Responsible for the overall operations of the $29M San Diego rental division.

♦ Grew profitability 47%, expanding the branch network from 13 locations to 22 in

three years

♦ Turned region around from being worst performer in the Southern California Group

to winning two President's Awards in three years. Awards are national in scope and

based on growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction

♦ Six direct reports have been promoted to the position of Vice President-General


♦ Achieved historic highs in total net profitability and unit volume

Area Rental Manager - Los Angeles Metro,

Culver City, CA

1989 - 1992

Responsible for the overall operations of the $7M LA Metro rental area

♦ Responsible for sales, marketing, loss control, and hiring

♦ Based on exceptional performance in this role, was promoted to Regional Vice

President in San Diego

Branch Rental Manager -

Southern CA Division

1985 - 1989

Responsible for the overall operations of each rental branch

♦ Full P&L responsibility along with hiring and discharge

♦ Managed three different rental locations before earning a promotion to Area Rental

Manager (Anaheim, Montclair, Fullerton)

Assistant Rental Manager- Southern CA Division, Mission Viejo, CA

1984 - 1985

Management Trainee - Southern CA Division, Anaheim, CA

1983 - 1984


Washington University

sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Bachelor of Science

San Diego State University


Professional Profile

Senior Management Executive with track record of exceptional results managing

total operations of product and service businesses. Achieved significant increases in

revenue, profits, and customer service. Proven leadership skills and experience in both

small and large business areas.

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, YMCA - St. Louis Metro Board

2000 - Present

Board of Directors, Epworth Children's Services

2002 - Present

Board of Directors, USO of Missouri

2003 - Present

Board of Directors, St. Louis Sports Commission

2005 - Present

Corporate Achievers, Multiple Sclerosis Society

1999 - 2000

Corporate Advisory Board, St. Louis Science Center

1997 - 1998