Rick Kingdon

Principal M&A Executive, Director, Open Point Placement

Canada Ontario Prior to joining the Dealer Solutions team Rick spent thirty years in the automotive industry where he developed a reputation as a respected, hands on business consultant.
Beginning in the industrial supply business, Rick transitioned to the automotive industry where he found his passion. Rick spent the first half of his career in Alberta before transferring to British Columbia. He received his education at UBC through the Sauder School of Business in Sales and Marketing Management.
Rick’s twenty four years with Nissan Canada included both fixed and sales operations. His sales, marketing and distribution contributions resulted in improved sales, profitability and customer satisfaction. Rick recruited and established new dealers identifying top performing retailers in manufacturer networks, developing business relationships and soliciting dealership sales and service agreements. Rick also had the opportunity to work in the retail automotive industry before he joined Subaru Canada. He was an integral part of the Western team in improving the region’s CADA standing to help Subaru Canada achieve and maintain the number one Dealer Satisfaction Index for three years running. Rick has garnered a reputation as a hard working professional earning the respect of his dealers and colleagues. Rick’s people skills, integrity and in-depth business knowledge coupled with his understanding of the Western Canada market make him a excellent partner in securing the right fit for automotive buyers and sellers.
Rick is the proud father of two adult daughters and he loves to travel with his wife and daughters any chance he gets. Rick enjoys the West Coast life style and relishes his sailing opportunities, be it a gentle sail on the bay or a day of winter racing.

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