Expert Insights: Dealership Succession Planning

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

FARID AHMAD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DSMA

With over 35 years of global auto industry experience, Farid is considered a genuine industry expert by dealers and OEMs alike, with his finger on the pulse of the automotive marketplace across North America. Farid is founder and CEO of DSMA, an automotive intelligence and M&A advisory service with more than 1,000 years of combined industry experience and over 1,500 valuations and over 400 completed transactions. For the second consecutive year, DSMA has placed on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. www.dsma.com

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CHRIS SCHAUFELE CPA, CA

National Leader, Dealerships, MNP

Chris is MNP’s national dealership service leader and a business adviser with the firm’s assurance and accounting group in Surrey, BC. With more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, Chris oversees a team of professionals and MNP’s delivery of dealership services across Canada. He helps dealers and leasing companies as well as business owners in other industries, ensuring they have the information to make strong business decisions. He delivers services including reviews and compilations, helps with tax planning and compliance and advises on a range of business issues. His expertise in accounting and assurance standards and keen understanding of the industry allow him to identify opportunities to help his clients succeed. www.mnp.ca/transition-your-dealership

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