Digital Auto Advisors
We Help Companies Solve Problems
Offering automotive technology consulting and automotive intelligence services from an experienced team. We are people who have "been there, done that" and not consultants without real world experience.
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Services and Offerings
M&A Strategy – Buy/Sell and Fundraising
We have a team of people who have built and sold businesses and people who have raised extensive amounts of out side capital. We can help you in preparing to raise capital or sell your business. We can also help in finding outside capital and selling your Company. We are ready to talk.
Market Intelligence in Automotive Technology
Many companies are trying to understand various components of the complex automotive vertical. Often the company is looking for market intelligence in a segment such as auto lending. Other people are trying to understand how the F&I process in a dealership really works. The rapid changes in how dealers’ market and sell cars online is almost changing monthly. If you need to get market intelligence fast to help your organization make decisions, we are connected to the industry and can get the information you need quickly.
F&I Product Technology and Consulting
The automotive marketplace was rapidly changing pre COVID 19 and now is even changing more rapidly. F&I product sales even more important going forward as dealers’ margins are compressed further and consumers are desires for a streamlined process online is increasing. There are many different options that F&I Product Providers, F&I Agency’s and Dealer’s need to be looking at. The team at Digital Auto Advisors has experience in dealing with changing market conditions and advancement in technology. We are ready to help the market evolve in F&I Technology and can help direct Dealers and F&I Product vertical to figure out what is right for their customers.
F&I Product Cancelations for Auto Lenders
An area that most auto lenders are closely looking at is F&I Product cancellations due to payoffs or repossessions. The CFPB, State Insurance Boards as well as many other Federal and State Agency’s are looking at the processes on how Lenders and Dealers return cancellation proceeds on unearned F&I Product premiums back to the consumers. There are Auto Lenders today that are paying big fines, there are Law Firms that are advertising for Class Action Lawsuits against lenders. If you need help in looking at your internal processes or help looking at your outsourced processes, the Digital Auto Advisors Team are subject matter experts in understanding all aspects of F&I Product Cancellations relative to the Auto Lender, F&I Product Providers, and the Dealer.
Automotive Financial Services Consulting
As the car dealer business is changing are auto lenders at how they need to change. The auto finance segment is dominated by the indirect lending model. Will it always be an indirect lending model or will direct lending start to increase or even a “hybrid of direct and indirect lending. The Digital Auto Advisors Team includes seasoned veterans in the areas of loan origination systems (LOS), loan servicing systems, F&I product cancellations, credit risk management, integration to Digital Retailers, product distribution, as well as many other areas. We have staff ready to work on a small project basis or longer projects.
Business Strategy and Consulting for Start Up Entrepreneurs
We offer business strategy and consulting for automotive entrepreneurs.
Led by Brian Reed
Brian Reed has demonstrated success as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups with a masterful understanding of business/customer issues and the innovation, creativity, and technological knowledge to solve complex issues.
Since 2009, Brian has focused on solving problems relative to the processing of F&I aftermarket products for F&I administrators, dealers, lenders, agents and digital retailers. This earned him the JD Powers & Associates “Pioneer of the Internet” in 2006 for establishing auto finance on the Internet.
In addition to founding Digital Auto Advisors, Brian is an Advisor and Board Member to several automotive technology organizations and an early stage investor in great new ideas in the automotive and financial services space.
Brian's automotive experience includes:
Building a $2 billion+ indirect auto finance company.
Starting an Internet auto loan business within Daimler Benz that merged with competitor (PeopleFirst) and was sold to Capital One Auto Finance (COAF).
Heading up a strategic and financial partnership in ZAG while at COAF that became TrueCar.
Sitting on the Zag/TrueCar Board of Directors representing COAF as well as an independent board member after leaving COAF.
Founding CEO of Pricelock, providing fuel hedging services for businesses and consumers.
Co-Founder and CEO of Intersection Technologies – F&I Express, the market leader in connecting F&I providers and administrators to the marketplace.
Assembled the largest network of aftermarket F&I providers in the industry, winning many industry awards and accolades.
Provided big returns to all founding shareholders in F&I Express.
Team Experience and Expertise
Multiple C-Level Executives from Automotive and Financial Services Industry
IT Architecture, Engineering, Infrastructure, Cloud
Business Strategy and Planning
Buy and Sell Side Representation
Automotive Marketing and Business Development
F&I Product Expertise and Technology
Automotive Dealer Technology
Automotive and Lender Compliance
Aftermarket F&I Product Administration
Attorney General (8 years)
Automotive Direct Lending
Automotive Indirect Lending
Automotive Direct Marketed, Indirect Lending
Automotive F&I Product Market Research
Automotive Lender Market Research
F&I Product Agent Distribution
Provider, TPA, Administrator for F&I Products Research
Dealership Technology Selection
DMS Selection Process
F&I Menu Selection
F&I Product Compliance
F&I Aftermarket Product Cancellations