Kevin LeslieMergers and Acquisitions Associate, Automotive
Kevin, graduated in 1996 with an advanced diploma in advertising and marketing communications from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. Soon after graduation, he relocated to Vancouver, BC where he was offered an automotive role and started a new adventure in his life with GMAC. Starting in the finance office he soon advanced and took over Vancouver Island as the local representative for GMAC, conducting wholesale and lease audits at various GM dealerships and managing the business remotely.
In 2001 Kevin relocated back to Toronto and started a new chapter with Nissan Canada Finance. After four years, Kevin transitioned into Sales and Operations with Nissan Canada and during his 9 years, he held the following two roles, Fixed Operations Manager and Dealer Operations Manager. Kevin was stationed in Atlantic Canada and was best known for supporting the Nissan Atlantic dealers with profitability and growth as a non-invested business partner. Kevin was also a significant player with increasing the foot print of dealerships with Nissan Canada, in Atlantic Canada, opening four stores in a two year period.
In 2013 Kevin moved to the automotive retail environment to gain the necessary knowledge to allow him to have a complete understanding of both the OEM side as well as the dealerships perspective. For the past two years Kevin has been the Regional Manager for Belron (Speedy) Canada managing all the corporate stores in Newfoundland.
Kevin’s 20 yrs of success has been built on trust, respect and integrity and believes in a good solid hand shake. When not busy with work, he has his hands full with his two little boys and his own hobbies like playing hockey and coaching his sons.