Melissa Samatas

M&A Associate

With over two decades of experience in the automotive industry, Melissa brings a wealth of expertise to her DSMA team, particularly at the dealership level. Having spent the majority of her career working in family-owned dealerships, Melissa has cultivated a deep understanding of the dynamics and nuances of the automotive retail business.
A professional with a keen eye for dealership operations, Melissa has successfully navigated the challenges and opportunities inherent in the automotive sales landscape. Armed with an MBA, she has honed her analytical skills and business acumen, making them proficient in evaluating dealerships and contributing to strategic decision-making.
In a significant milestone, Melissa played a pivotal role in the sale of a family-owned dealership group including 4 Honda dealerships, a leasing company and a motorcycle/ power equipment store last year. This transition marked the beginning of a new chapter as Melissa joined DSMA, showcasing her adaptability and commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry.
One of Melissa's standout strengths lies in their comprehensive understanding of the retail side of the automotive business. This knowledge, acquired through years of hands-on experience, positions her as an asset in facilitating transactions of any size. Whether evaluating dealerships or overseeing the intricate process of selling one, Melissa brings a unique perspective, grounded in practical know-how.
Melissa is well-equipped to guide and assist in navigating the complexities of dealership transactions. Her insights into the intricacies of the process, coupled with a passion for the automotive industry, make Melissa an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a seasoned expert in the field.

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