Francois McDonaldSenior Mergers and Acquisitions Associate, Automotive
Francois, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and member of the International Business Brokerage Association (IBBA) since 2009, is a graduate in Business; Major Finance. He possesses over 20 years of business experience in management and operations in the automotive industry. After acquiring expertise in Automotive Financial Services, Francois exited the position of Regional Manager – Eastern Canada to acquire experience at different manufacturers where he held Sales, Operations, Network development and Marketing management positions, responsible for the Quebec provincial territory. During his tenure, amongst other functions, he helped operators with the purchase of franchises, specialized mergers and acquisitions, as well as securing capital financing; he gained experience in assisting operators to assure their financial success in a very competitive industry.
His expertise and dedication to customer service allowed Francois to enter the retail operations where he successfully operated and managed automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships; he has also owned and operated franchised restaurants. This background provides Francois with a solid perspective on business operations, processes and efficiencies, and the ability to mentor and educate business buyers and sellers while providing best-in-class service. He is now concentrating on assisting automotive enthusiasts in reaching their financial goals through the purchase and sale of dealership businesses.