ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DSMA
With more than 35 years of global auto-industry experience, Farid is considered a genuine industry expert by dealers & OEMs alike, with his finger on the pulse of the automotive marketplace across North America. DSMA is an automotive intelligence and M&A advisory service with 1,000-plus years of combined industry experience and more than 1,500 valuations and 360 transactions completed.
PETER HEASTY, CPA, CA
President of Baker Tilly Dealer Acquisitions Inc.
Peter Heasty’s career spans more than 30 years in the automobile-dealership industry. He has operated as chief financial officer of a large dealer group, as well as dealer principal of his own operations. Heasty is an expert in dealership transactions, providing clients with a unique combination of skills in negotiation, asset valuation and goodwill, providing clients with a full-service, one-stop shop.
LANDON ROBERTSON, CPA, CMA
Director of Operations and Corporate Strategy, Templeton Marsh
Robertson facilitates and manages the buy/sell process and strategic direction of Templeton Marsh. He began his career at AutoCanada, where he spent more than six years holding various roles, including manager of acquisitions and director of corporate development. With more than 50 dealership and real estate buy/sells completed in his career, Robertson has been responsible for all aspects of strategic acquisitions, from inception through due diligence, valuation, financing, negotiation, closing and post-acquisition integration.