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As senior vice president of Dealer Services at EFG Companies, John Stephens directs the company’s direct sales and service channel, providing EFG’s solutions and engagement to auto dealers. John serves as a strategic copilot in guiding his clients’ businesses to greater profitability, and they will tell you that they rely upon his recommendations and leadership as a trusted partner. He is responsible for leading the Dealer Services team in optimizing the profitability of EFG’s direct dealer partners and supporting the use of EFG products and services. In his 25 years in the automotive industry, John has held many positions, from F&I contractor and director to a general sales manager. When working for Mac Haik, his store ranked number seven in the nation for unit sales.
future dealership

The Dealership of the Future

The dealership of the future? Hint: It’s all online In these days of rapid change, I am frequently asked by dealer principals: “How do I...
car sales

Are Today’s Vehicles and Buyers Mismatched?

Edmunds.com recently released auto sales details through September 15. Whether or not this was directly attributed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there was a...
regulation and compliance

Mired in Regulation. Vital Information about Compliance

When it comes to compliance, significant attention has been paid to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). And while this is all well and...
GAP loss

What’s behind GAP loss ratios?

For those dealers who participate in reinsurance and follow loss ratios, you’ve probably seen a spike of increasing Guaranteed Asset Protection contracts within the...

As the Market Turns

What You Need to Know in the Upcoming Months By John Stephens Since 2011, the automotive industry has undergone rapid growth and rapid change, with an average...

How to Use F&I to Grow Income Potential

A Team Approach to F&I In The Service Drive By John Stephens Coming out of the 2016 NADA Convention, one of the most discussed topics...
spam

Dealership Emails Going to SPAM? Here’s What To Do

0 % APR AND *FREE* FLOOR MATS ON ALL USED VEHICLES! CALL TODAY!!!! What was your first reaction to the line above? Did you cringe?...
Becky Chernekvideo

Becky Chernek Discusses How to Adapt Your Dealership’s F&I Department for the Digital Age

Here to tell us how you can revamp and re-invigorate your dealership’s F&I strategy for 2020 is Becky Chernek. Becky is an F&I Expert,...
BDC Strategyvideo

Unlock Additional Finance and Service Revenue with a Comprehensive BDC Strategy

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Sarah Vantine, BDC Director for Scott Clark Auto Group out of Charlotte, NC. Since we last...
datavideo

How automotiveMastermind is Helping Dealers Find the Highest Quality Leads in the Shortest Amount...

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Joe Kacala, Chief Product Officer at automotiveMastermind, a dealership data mining and marketing company. Joe is here...
texting

Why Are Service Departments Still Not Texting?

Technology has become so advanced. Most technology is designed to improve communication and make us more efficient, but technology is really just a means...

Inspiring Your Customers Through Messaging

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about how messaging your customers and responding quickly can inspire them to engage...

Addressable Advertising on Cable TV

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about new marketing opportunities available via cable advertising that some dealers may not...

How to Inspire Consumer Enthusiasm and Give Customers the Buying Experience...

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek of Chernek Consulting, discusses how industry disruptors like Tesla and Carvana are re-shaping customer expectations...

The Kerrigan Report: Another Record Year, Major Acquisitions, and Predictions for...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Bridget F.: Hello everyone, and welcome to the Kerrigan...