LAS VEGAS – Organizers of Agent Summit announced that National Auto Care's CEO, Tony Wanderon, will deliver the Opening Keynote Address at the 2022 event. Agent Summit will take place May 15–18 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
With thousands of M&A transactions closed in the auto-related industry since 2021, consolidation is driving change and opportunity. Despite any challenges facing the industry, agency and dealership consolidation appears to be here to stay. Join National Auto Care CEO Tony Wanderon, whose own company has completed more than a dozen acquisitions, to discuss trends in automotive industry mergers and acquisitions and what we can expect in the future.
"In a time when things seem to change every day, knowing how to navigate the M&A marketplace is more important than ever before," said Wanderon. "It’s not just agencies that are consolidating, but dealers, administrators, carriers, and everyone in between that are consolidating and changing the landscape of our industry."
Tony Wanderon is CEO of National Auto Care and Family First Dealer Services. Wanderon founded FFDS in 2011 and merged it with National Auto Care in 2013. He has more than 35 years in the industry as an agent, administrator and executive for a Fortune 50 company and has spearheaded or been involved in four public and private sale transactions of companies he has led. Throughout his career, Wanderon has been an innovator and leader in the automotive F&I industry. As the president of ERJ Insurance Group, a large independent insurance agency, and several administrators, he established relationships with agents dealers, major financial institutions and OEMs while pioneering several F&I products including GAP and Trade-In Protection and developed the first successfully integrated dealer-owned Personal Lines Insurance Agency nationwide.
Now in its 11th year, Agent Summit is designed to benefit agents and agencies of all sizes, levels of experience and catering to multiple specialties. The 2022 agenda is comprised of the general Agent Summit educational tract, the Participation & Reinsurance Symposium, breakouts targeting agencies of different levels, and a tract dedicated to New Business Opportunities.