Dave has more than 35 years of auto retail experience, including key leadership positions with highly respected organizations. Prior to joining Haig Partners, Dave served as the Chief Financial Officer for one of the largest and most respected dealership groups in Texas, the Sewell Automotive Companies. Over the course of his six-year tenure, he led Sewell’s finance, accounting, banking, and insurance activities and contributed to the company’s success and growth, including evaluating dealership acquisition opportunities.
Dave’s background also includes almost 30 years with Ally Financial, one of the largest lenders to auto dealers nationwide, providing floorplans, real estate loans, and goodwill financing. During Dave’s tenure, he was involved in analyzing and financing more than 100 acquisitions. In addition, he led operations across its Western Region as Regional Vice President. He also held other leadership roles while at Ally, managing auto lending operations in its Central Region, which included regional oversight of its dealer lending business and sales and marketing activities.
Alan Haig, President of Haig Partners, shared, “We are thrilled to welcome Dave as our newest Managing Director. He has a remarkable background with well-respected brands in automotive retail. And Dave’s leadership experience with Sewell, a company renowned for its commitment to ‘customers for life,’ aligns seamlessly with the culture and values we uphold at Haig Partners. As we navigate the dynamic landscape of automotive retail, Dave’s industry insights and commitment to excellence will help our clients to achieve their financial and strategic objectives.”
Dave Rowe, Managing Director, said, “I am excited to join Haig Partners and am proud to continue my career with another highly respected organization in auto retail. I have always admired Alan and the team at Haig Partners, who have long been trusted buy-sell leaders in our industry. I am looking forward to working with owners of high-value dealerships as they look to grow or sell their businesses.”
Dave holds an MBA from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. He lives in Frisco, TX.
About Haig Partners
Haig Partners is a leading buy-sell advisory firm that helps owners of higher-value auto, truck, RV, and motorsports dealerships maximize the value of their businesses when they are ready to sell. The team at Haig Partners has advised on the purchase or sale of more than 550 dealerships with a total value of over $9.7 billion. It has represented 26 dealership groups that qualify for the Top 150 Dealership Groups list published by Automotive News, more than any other firm. Clients of Haig Partners benefit from the group’s collective experience as previous executives with leading companies such as Ally Financial, AutoNation, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, FORVIS, J.P. Morgan, the Sewell Automotive Companies, and Toyota Financial Services. Leveraging its unmatched expertise and extensive relationships, Haig Partners guides clients to successful outcomes through a confidential and customized sales process. The firm authors The Haig Report®, the leading industry quarterly report that tracks trends in auto retail and their impact on dealership values, and co-authors NADA’s Guide, “Buying and Selling a Dealership.” Haig Partners team members are frequent speakers at industry conferences and are regularly quoted in reputable media outlets, including Reuters, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, BBC, Automotive News, Wards, CarDealershipGuy and CBT News. For more information, visit www.haigpartners.com.
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