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40 Under 40 Honoree: Gabe Montano | Mike Maroone Auto

Gabe Montano is the Director of Marketing and I.T. at Mike Maroone Auto, one of the most well-respected dealership groups in the U.S. In his role, he oversees the marketing programs and technology initiatives across the company’s eight storefronts, including point-of-sale systems, television broadcasts, and digital advertising. In 2023, Montano was part of a select group of professionals who won after being nominated for the inaugural CBT News 40 Under 40 Awards in recognition of their contributions to their businesses and the retail automotive sector. To learn more about his professional journey and his new status as a 40 Under 40 winner, CBT News anchor Jim Fitzpatrick joins Montano for an exclusive interview.

Key Takeaways

1. After first being approached by Mike Maroone Auto in April 2019, Montano began his work with the company as a consultant before transitioning into his current full-time leadership role.

2. Of all his achievements, Montano is most proud that his work has helped his dealership group expand their business and grow their brand.

3. Over the next five years, Montano hopes to continue developing his professional skillset in his current role and eventually move even further up the career ladder to join other long-term Mike Maroone employees who became key leaders and even partners in the company.

Read Gabe Montano’s complete CBT News 40 Under 40 profile here.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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