Rob Cavender, age 32, is a visionary leader, currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Cavender Auto Group. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Cavender has dedicated seven years to the industry, propelling the family business to new heights of success.
Cavender’s notable accomplishments as COO include the strategic building of an exceptional executive team composed of young, talented minds who share a collective vision for the future. Under his leadership, Cavender Auto Group has experienced a transformative journey marked by a remarkable 247% increase in sales volume and a 237% rise in gross profit for fixed-ops departments since 2017.
The expansion of the Cavender Auto Group has been nothing short of extraordinary, with the addition of three rooftops and a cutting-edge 50,000-square-foot collision center over the past seven years alone.
Beyond business success, Cavender has instilled a robust philanthropic ethos within the organization. In 2021, he established Cavender Cares, a philanthropic arm that donates a percentage of profits monthly to benefit the San Antonio and Rockwall local communities. After just one year of operations, the dealership has donated more than $1 million to over 100 local partnerships, earning Cavender Auto Group the San Antonio Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropic Business of the Year Award.
One of Rob’s proudest ongoing achievements is rediscovering the organization’s mission, vision, and values through Values-Based Leadership.
Looking to the future, Rob’s goals for Cavender Auto Group are ambitious yet strategic. He aims to double the group’s footprint by 2027, focusing on carefully chosen acquisitions that align with the organization’s culture. Cavender is dedicated to developing playbooks for each department and cultivating a bench of future leaders, ensuring a seamless and successful expansion for the group. With a commitment to growth, philanthropy, and innovation, Rob Cavender is steering Cavender Auto Group towards a dynamic and prosperous future.