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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...
peak

How to Take Advantage of the Peak Season Sales

Like most sectors, the automotive industry has its cycles. Generally, those selling cars can expect slumps in the winter and summer, with things picking...
market share

Dealers Growing Market Share: What Really Separates Them from the Rest?

With multiple automotive conferences and expos filling the schedule, October has become known to many in the industry as “conference month.” This year, as...
open rate

How To Get A Better Open Rate By Using Email Campaigns

Chances are that your dealership utilizes email campaigns. Why wouldn’t you? It’s a viable option for many businesses. Some might even measure the success...
revenue streamsvideo

Creative Revenue Streams You May Want to Consider at Your Dealership – Trevor Gile,...

Bringing in-house revenue streams that your dealership would traditionally outsource could be the difference between a thriving business and one just making the cut,...
leaders

The Top Communication Traits That Every Leader Should Possess

Take a moment to think of a supervisor, manager, or any other person you have interacted with that was in a leadership position who...

Make This a Transformational Day

Do what you can to make everyone and everything around you better. Rob Shallenberger is inviting you to make today a transformational day on...

Are You Using Menu Selling for Compliance?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek asks the question, "Are you using menu selling for compliance?" and goes over other ways...

Competitive Analysis

 Many times you can't see the picture behind the frame. We often get caught up in our own dealership bubble and can't see past...

Being An Unconditional Performer

Many people can have a good day after a good night's sleep or if they're feeling 100 percent. That's called being a "conditional performer."...