Industry Vet Evans Joins Ozog Automotive Group
(Park City, UT): Ozog Automotive Group (www.ozogauto.com ) announced today that Brian Evans has joined the firm as a Principal. Evans comes directly from Lithia Motors Inc. where he spent eight years, most recently as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions/Manufacturer Relations. In his new role, Evans will be responsible for guiding retail ownership transactions.
“I enjoyed my tenure with Lithia Motors, and I am excited to join Ozog Automotive Group in this new position,” said Evans. “Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside so many successful dealers to help achieve their goals.” Regarding his new role, Evans commented that “Ozog Automotive Group’s confidential, process-oriented and relationship-driven approach attracted me. Their success among private caps, public companies and private equity groups has delivered significant results, especially during this transition period in the industry,” Evans concluded.
While at Lithia, Evans facilitated the acquisition and divestitures of nearly seventy multi-million dollar dealership and real estate transactions domestically during the recent period of industry reorganization. Prior to his role with Lithia, the seventeen-year veteran of Ford Motor Credit Company served in various national and regional management positions, directly interfacing with dealer principals.
“It is a privilege to welcome Brian to our team,” stated Chairman Joe Ozog. “Brian’s diverse background, grass roots understanding of retailers and expertise enables us to enhance our current service to prospective dealership buyers and sellers,” Ozog concluded.
Evans will remain based in the Medford, Oregon area.
About Ozog Automotive Group: Ozog Automotive Group, Inc. is a privately held, family-focused corporation specializing in automotive dealership and real estate ownership transfers. Founded in 2002, OAG has closed nearly $7 billion in transactions across the United States and provides more than 100 years of combined experience. The firm operates in a confidential, selective manner on behalf of its exclusive selling and purchasing clients. More information is available at http://www.ozogauto.com/index.htm