Shane Smith has an exceptional record growing revenue, profits, market penetration and customer satisfaction for firms in the automotive wholesale, retail and credit/finance industry sectors. At Ford Motor Credit Company and the Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Shane has directed multi-site operations and driven large, diverse multidisciplinary teams to surpass challenging corporate objectives and client expectations while outperforming competitors and market trends.
Shane was recruited for this role to direct all finance and accounting operations for a privately held group of automobile dealerships. Among his many responsibilities, he managed 225 multidisciplinary staff and P&L on revenues in excess of $780M. Additionally, he had management oversight of numerous other functions, including operations, HR, facilities, legal affairs, compliance, F&I and audits. Shane’s many notable achievements include:
-Saved millions in a move to self-insurance
-Negotiated a $45M credit facility, gaining crucial capital
-Instrumental in a strategic expansion, sparking 21-fold growth
-Improved benefits to attract and retain talent
-Implemented GAAP reporting and audited financial statements
-Established rigorous and efficient financial reporting
-Directed a seamless systems upgrade/ migration
Rapidly rising through the ranks, Shane's accomplishments included:
-Orchestrated an award-winning consolidation and restructuring
-Sparked a turnaround: Added millions in profits and grew ROE 400%
-Fueled an award-winning turnaround, achieving #1 status
Roles at Ford included: Asset Manager (2005-2007), Operations Manager (2003-2005), Business Development Manager (2002-2003), Dealer Services Supervisor (2001-2002), Dealer Account Manager (1999-2001), Credit Analyst (1997-1999), and Customer Services Representative/ Leasing Specialist (1996-1997).