2023 TIADA Expo Speaker
National Dealer Panel Discussion
Shawn Richardson (OK), Nick Markosian (UT), Candice Price (NE) Moderator: Ben Goodman (NIADA)
Tuesday, July 25th 9:00 a.m.
Shawn Richardson (Express Credit Auto, Oklahoma)
Shawn Richardson founded Express Credit Auto in 1996. They have grown to 5 retail locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that have sold and financed in-house over 100,000 vehicles and currently servicing an $88,000,000 BHPH portfolio. Over the years they have expanded into other ventures with co-founding partners. Tio Chuy's Auto Sales focused on the Latino community and two retail locations in Norman. In 2012 he opened hist first body shop and now has two body shops with $7,000,000 in annual revenue. A new 20,000 square foot facility on 3 acres is coming in the next months.
Nick Markosian (Markosian Auto, Utah)
Nick got his first shot in the car business as a lot tech of a retail store at 17. His sales career started the day after graduating from high school in 1992. After a few years Nick was the top salesperson. At 22 Nick was asked to run a large used car dealership. Thinking things could be done better than the bureaucratic way, he started his own store with a partner in 2000. Things quickly took off, becoming a top 10 independent dealer by 2007. After the great recession Nick ventured out on his own. Today Nick’s five locations average over 250 cars a month 90% of which are Leased in-house. Markosian Auto currently has close to 4400 active customers and is growing every month.
Candice Price (Home Team Auto Sales, Nebraska)
Candice Price is the proud owner of Home Team Auto Sales, a certified Tier II Emerging small businesses with the City of Omaha and member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. She is the only African American woman licensed auto dealer in the state. Recently she has expanded Home Team Auto Sales, by adding HT Towing & Repair, a for-hire tow truck company.
Ben Goodman, Senior 20 Group Moderator, NIADA