2018 Speakers

Below is a list of speakers from Autovate 2018.
(Click on the name to see more information on each speaker).

  • Franklin McLarty — Co-founder & Co-Chairman of Southern United Automotive Group; Co-Founder & Co-President of The Firmament Group (formerly McLarty Capital Partners)
  • Wes Lutz — 2018-2019 Chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Assn., President of Extreme Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Jackson, MI
  • Jeremy Eisenberg — Managing Partner, AutoWorld Mazda
  • Brian Allan — Founder, Respective.io (formerly with Galpin Motors)
  • Jack Ross — President of Dominion Dealer Solutions
  • Katheryn Schifferle — CEO and Founder of Work Truck Solutions
  • Curtis Nixon — CEO of Update Promise
  • Joe Chura — Founder, CEO of Dealer Inspire
  • Len Short — CoFounder, Chairman, CEO of Lotlinx
  • Dave Boyle — President, CEO of Tire Profiles LLC
  • Devin Daly — Founder, CEO of SpinCar
  • Kevin Singerman — Founder, CEO of AutoFi
  • Josh Hirahara — Co-founder, CEO of Boost Acquisitions
  • Ron Frey— Global Chief Strategy Officer of CDK Global
  • Doug Miller — Chief Revenue Officer of Cars.com
  • Eric Denlinger — Managing Director for Portico Capital
  • Patrick Gwyther — Director with Serent Capital
  • Joe George — Head of Mobility Services Division for Cox Automotive
  • Jessica Stafford — Senior Vice President and General Manager, Autotrader Cox Automotive Media Solutions Group
  • Joe Skar — CFO for Dealer Teamwork
  • Julie Rodgers — COO of Hireology
  • James (J.T.) Taylor — Managing Director, Auto and Truck Group, The Presidio Group
  • Chad Bockius — Chief Product Officer for CarStory
  • Rudi Thun — COO of Roadster
  • Andrew Koblenz — Executive Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Legal Counsel for the National Automobile Dealers Assn.

Click Here to view the list of speakers from our 2017 event.