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iAuto University is a full service Recruiting, Hiring and Training company that serves the automotive industry.  From front office staff and BDC agents to controllers, mechanics and everything in between, iAuto University helps dealerships recruit and train top talent in an effort to run efficiently while increasing gross profit.




 

We're building a foundation of  highly motivated, professionally trained and skilled individuals for dealers across the country.


 

 

 

 

Our MISSION


"To be the HIGHEST QUALITY provider of human capital and relevant training for our clients."



OUR CORE VALUES


INTEGRITY

TEAMWORK

QUALITY

PROFESSIONALISM

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

DIFFERENTIATION

CONSISTENCY

URGENCY

PURPOSE

STRATEGY

STRONG WORK ETHIC

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Relentless in our Every Step while Providing Everyone Considerate Treatment

 


testimonials


We have 6 stores and iAuto University has done several recruiting, hiring, and training events at each of them. Many of our current employees have been recruited and trained by iAuto.

Mike Holstun, Krumland Auto Group, Roswell, NM

Across North America, iAuto Marketing is handling car dealers’ short-term emergency needs and long-term success strategies.

Timona Priston, Memphis, TN

iAuto University has consistently delivered higher quality candidates than we were able to recruit on our own.

Randy Paton, Buick GMC Southaven, MS


Our new recruits have greatly increased our gross profit, CSI level and have eliminated a lot of unnecessary stress that comes with a stagnant group of so called experienced sales associates.

Greg Roberts, General Sales Manager, Nissan of Melbourne

iAuto University has always delivered me top quality, well trained employees.  It is hard to find quality people in this area and iAuto seems to find and keep them. To this date I have over 9 sales people that have been with us over 5 years as a result of iAuto University's recruiting, hiring and training.

John Santerfeit, General Manager, Mike Erdman Nissan, Cadillac


MORE SATISFIED CLIENTS


We first hired iAuto University for an onsite recruiting and hiring campaign because it had become a challenge for us to recruit salespeople at our dealership.  They provided our store with lots of potential recruits for us to interview.  They did exactly what they said they would!

Kirk Pack, Sales Manager, Sam Pack's Five Star Ford

We have used iAuto University on several occasions to recruit, hire and train salespeople for our dealership.  They always bring more candidates to the store than we need.  It's great to have so many well trained people to select from to add to our team.

Craig Morris, Certified Toyota Manager, McGeorge Toyota

Ganley Automotive Group is an auto group of 29 stores out of Cleveland Ohio.  iAuto University is our exclusive vendor for recruiting quality candidates for all dealership positions.  iAuto has recruited some of our top managers, sales professionals, and technicians to date.  I would highly recommend iAuto University to any automotive dealership in need of staff.

Mike Hays, Director, Ganley Automotive Group


our MANAGEMENT team


Chris Price

CEO of iAuto Marketing and iAuto University

Born and raised in the car business, Chris started detailing cars at the tender age of 12. After spending many successful years selling, managing and running other dealers automotive operations, Chris bought a Ford store outside Memphis, TN.  Starting with only 3% Ford market share of the Memphis MP, this store quickly grew to nearly 20%. Chris was the guest speaker and presenter at the 2007 National Ford Dealer Meeting in Detroit sharing "Ideas That Work" to the nation of Ford dealers. In 2008, he sold his store to a dealer group and set out to follow his passion of merchandising and assisting dealers with their aspirations and growing their businesses. After 6 short years and over 70 dealers assisted, Chris had found the formula and started iAuto Marketing: a New Age Full Spectrum Dealership Advertising Agency.  iAuto Marketing specializes in creating a full vertical image across traditional and digital mediums. A few short years later, Chris started iAuto University to assist existing clientele with all aspects of recruiting, hiring and training staff for all positions in the dealership.  Since its inception, iAuto University has grown to service several large automotive groups as well as smaller single point dealers in every major metro market across the nation. 


Chris Hayes

VP Solutions Integration and Development

 

Chris comes to iAuto with a business foundation in customer relationship management.  He has worked in several executive positions enhancing existing client relationships as well as developing new ones.  Chris has over 14 years experience in project management with a proven track record in both design build and finalized product sales and services.  He has developed and instituted sales processes and procedures for over a decade. 

Chris' current position as VP of Solutions Integration requires strong business to business experience and significant successes managing new accounts as well as existing business expansion.  His love of computer software solutions and disruptive technology are what makes Chris an excellent fit for iAuto University.

Whether developing lead generation software or online course study and presentation material for the trainers, Chris has found a home in the automotive space and continues to bring new ideas and out-of-the-box processes to the industry and specifically our dealer clientele.    

John Hummerick

Director of East Coast Operations

John entered the automobile industry in 1983 after a 10 year run in the entertainment industry. His last 5 years were spent with a band called The Bellamy Brothers. At that time they had more number one hits than any other Country Duo.

One day while on tour, John bought a book by The World’s Greatest Salesman, Joe Girard, entitled "How to Sell Anything to Anybody". He read this book two or three times and then at the age of 33, he quit the band and accepted a job at a small Ford/Mercury dealership in Titusville, Florida.

He used that book as his Bible and followed all of Joe Girard’s instructions. He also read every book, attended every seminar, and participated in every training class that Joe Girard put on. John listened to Zig Ziegler every time he was driving his demo and studied "The Art of Selling" with a passion for becoming one of the top earners in a very short time.

John accepted an opportunity to join the management team and through his 30 year career has held the position of Floor Closer, Finance Manager, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager. Every now and then he has gone back on the sales floor to sell. He claims “that's where the fun is" and is often quoted as saying “that’s where the rubber hits the road”.

John has been part of the elite team who have assembled the greatest automotive sales training program ever. The candidates who wish to enter the highly rewarding automobile sales field will be getting a huge opportunity. New recruits and seasoned vets alike benefit tremendously by attending a humor filled, action packed 4 day class created by a 30 year sales veteran.


Mike Flinn

Director of West Coast Operations

 

Mike moved from Indiana to Florida in 1977 where he went to work for a large Ford Dealership as a salesman.  After 7 years he became a Floor Manager/Team Leader and was very successful at that position. Mike was promoted to Used Car Manager and was trained in finance to back up the F&I Manager. 

After 22 years, Mike left the company to pursue other opportunities in the industry.  Mike has since held a General Manager position at another local Truck & Auto Dealership, a Sales Manager position at a Cadillac dealership and worked for over 3 years as an F&I Manager with a Ford dealership.  

Mike has brought his 38+ years of experience in the automotive industry to iAuto University as a Senior Recruiter and Trainer. His passion for success with people and desire to help others makes him a perfect fit for the company.




Patti Nelson

Automotive Recruitment Administrator

 

Patti is the Administrator of Automotive Recruitment for iAuto University.  She has several years of experience in recruiting and staffing high quality candidates for the automotive industry.   Prior to joining iAuto University, Patti spent several years working in critical roles for various service providers including accounting and billing roles with Publix and United Healthcare.  She also received special accreditation from Cobra Services with Ceridian.

Patti is a Florida native and when not recruiting, enjoys time spent relaxing with her family and two dogs.  

Patti combines her knowledge and experience in automotive recruiting with a strong passion and sense of urgency for her clients. Her desire to match the right person to the culture, core values, and beliefs of her clients has enabled Patti to maintain an extremely high level of client satisfaction.




Jaymee Guerrero

Digital Marketing Coordinator

 

Jaymee came to iAuto shortly after graduating from the University of South Florida where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Management. Jaymee brings a wealth of social media knowledge to the iAuto team. She can normally be found communicating with clients or putting together compelling campaigns that reach into the communities of the clients we serve. When not working, Jaymee enjoys making jewelry, hiking, camping, running 5K's and playing with her cat Petunia.




Jimmy Sears

Business Development

Born and raised in the car business, Jimmy started detailing cars at the tender age of 12. After spending many successful years selling, managing and running other dealers automotive operations, Jimmy came to iAuto for a change of pace.  Jimmy was the guest speaker and presenter at the 2009 National Automotive Dealers Association Meeting in Las Vegas sharing "Ideas That Work" to the nation of dealers. Jimmy has a passion for merchandising and assisting dealers with their aspirations and growing their businesses. When not at iAuto, Jimmy can be found moon-lighting as "The King" singing karaoke in several the dive bars throughout Memphis

Call iAuto University and schedule a training event at your dealership TODAY!

For more information on iAuto University training packages,

please call 800-403-7538 or email info@iautouniversity.com.