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Automotive Chief Operating Officer Recruiters


Commonly the number two executive in the automotive realm, the Chief Operations Officer, holds the reigns of the organization's day-to-day responsibilities. Chief Operating Officers are oftentimes unsung heroes in a somewhat amorphous role. It takes a unique individual to succeed in the COO role and we have the consulting background and experience to locate and asseses the top 10% of COO’s within automotive dealerships, automotive OEM suppliers, factories, and the automotive aftermarket.

An example of our expertise would be the Chief Operations Officer engagement we completed for the Mike Patton Auto Family, located in LaGrange, Georgia. The multi-location automotive dealership group was seeking a Chief Operations Officer whose leadership will aim to increase effectiveness, profitability, and growth for the business and Automotive Recruiters International successfully completed the engagement.

Chris Patton, CEO of the Mike Patton Auto Family had this to say about working with us:
I was at the end of my rope when I engaged Jeff and ARI. I had attempted (multiple times) to hire a COO for our organization but failed miserably. The moment I was on the phone with Jeff, I knew he understood our unique criteria for the search.

It took a while (as expected), but the wait was worth it. We are now two years after the hire date of our new COO and things are great!

Jeff is thorough, conscientious, and determined. He is also intelligent and exceptionally good at what he does. From his initial interview of our executive team and board to the detailed process for the candidates, Jeff showed a consistent commitment to excellence and eventual success. While there were times I certainly doubted, Jeff guided me with reassurance and confidence.

I look back at our work together and I am so thankful for finding him. I am fairly certain no other company could have accomplished what he did. I am forever grateful!
Office Locations

Fort Myers Office
P.0. Box 62093
Fort Myers, Florida 33906
Tel: +1 (239) 344-9514

Gladstone Office
P.O. Box 469
Gladstone, Michigan 49837
Tel: +1 (906) 428-9330


+1 (239) 344-9514

SINCE 1998 - ARI has more than two decades of succession planning, recruiting and executive hiring & development experience that can benefit you.

BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL - We know the exact process that works when planning for C-level hires, attracting “excellence” to your role and assessing candidates for experience, style and cultural fit. Our studies and insight into executive hiring “best practices” help to mitigate risk when hiring senior level executives, while maximizing the contributions of new hires through accelerated integration and on-boarding.

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