Mike Cavanaugh

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Mike Cavanaugh grew up working with his father at a dealership in Detroit, MI. He joined the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours in Iraq. When Mike returned to the automotive industry, he worked his way up from selling cars to managing dealerships in metro Detroit. He spent eight years working at one of the largest auto finance companies in the United States and served as the Chief Operating Officer of a 28-store dealership group with operations in nine states. Currently, Mike serves as the Executive Vice President at MAX Digital, providing BDC tools, merchandising and digital retail solutions to dealerships on a national scale.
digital

Your Top Digital Strategy for 2020 is in the Dealership

Digital retailing continues to gain ground within the automotive industry. We’ve all seen the news stories sharing the growth of online transactions and new delivery options driven by Carvana, Vroom and other alternate models. The buzz and investment continue to…
California

California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

On Wednesday, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a remarkable plan for the state to ban sales of all new vehicles powered by fossil fuels. An executive order puts a definitive timeline on phasing out gas-powered vehicles in 15 years.  Newsom emphasized…
Tom Dartvideo

ADAA president Tom Dart discusses current industry conditions for Alabama dealers

Hurricane Sally recently made landfall in Alabama, but despite this setback, the auto industry remains strong. Today we’re talking to Tom Dart, president of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama. In this segment, Dart and anchor Jim Fitzpatrick first discuss…
Joseph Michellivideo

Lessons in resilience to help get your dealership through COVID-19 – Joseph Michelli

The pandemic has taught many of us the value of resilience through adversity, especially in business. Joseph Michelli, CEO of The Michelli Experience and New York Times best-selling author is releasing his latest book, Stronger Through Adversity this December just…
dealers

Consumer and dealer sentiment improving in new report

Consumers are becoming less concerned about the effects of COVID-19 when it comes to shopping for a vehicle, according to a Sept 22 Cox Automotive report. Data shows that shoppers are increasingly comfortable visiting dealerships for both the service department…
marketing

Benefits of effective seasonal fixed ops marketing

For dealerships, January through March new and used car sales are usually at the lowest levels of the year - pandemic shutdowns notwithstanding. This year poses an even bigger problem with layoffs of critical members in the service and parts…

Electric vehicles make big waves in this week’s automotive tech headlines

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…

What the auto retail industry has gotten right and wrong about...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. When we talk about the issue of diversity, a lot of times, based on the marketplace, people tend to think about diversity as it relates to color.…

Modifying your dealership’s sales approach through COVID-19

Over the last six months, David Lewis has talked with hundreds of dealership personnel. The majority seem to be in agreement that the changes currently being made to the sales process will be around for a long time. On this…

Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through acquisitions...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…