Industry Experts

The automotive industry requires recruiters who know the skill sets required. Our consultants have a single-minded focus on your industry. At Kimmel & Associates, we speak your language.

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People are your greatest expense and your most valuable asset. The cost of a bad hire is infinitely more than the time and expense of finding the right fit. Kimmel brings only the best!

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The automotive industry is changing rapidly. Getting the right executive leadership in place is critical for success. Dealership groups, franchises, and family-owned retail stores across North America are searching for top-performing managers.

Kimmel & Associates helps dealerships recruit and source extraordinary executive talent.

Our Automotive Dealership Division serves retailers and dealership groups who are seeking to hire exceptionally skilled C-level executives, including General Managers, Platform Managers, Market Area Managers, and other executive positions. We can find and attract candidates whose qualifications and ambitions match your requirements, providing you with valuable long-term hires.


Our proven Career-Directed Approach™ to recruiting matches talent with the right career opportunities by gaining a deep understanding of each candidate’s professional goals. Using the Career-Directed Approach™ to recruiting gives our consultants a unique perspective into the automotive retail market, allowing us to identify executives who will succeed at your company.


Our commitment to service is what sets Kimmel & Associates apart. Our team does the work to understand your market and respond promptly to your needs. We tailor our searches to address your specific requirements for each position. We understand the importance of finding the right candidate who will also fit your company’s culture. There is nothing costlier to a business than a bad hire. We respect your time by introducing you to only a handful of properly vetted candidates who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and ambition.

There is no template for the ideal candidate. We understand that each dealership is different and requires a unique skill set. Our vast experience in executive search, combined with our Career-Directed Approach™, will ensure that our associates will be able to meet your dealership’s needs.

Our company principles and dedication to serving our clients have received national recognition. Forbes named Kimmel & Associates as one of the top ten Executive Search firms in the U.S. as part of their 2016 survey of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.

Proven Results Across Industries

Kimmel & Associates built our expertise in recruiting and sourcing professional executives in the construction industry. We have since grown to become the premier name in construction, waste and recycling, and logistical supply chain executive search. In the time since we were founded in 1981, Kimmel & Associates has grown into one of the largest specialty executive search firms in North America. We aim to apply the methods we honed in the construction industry to the automotive retail industry.

Kimmel & Associates strives daily to maintain our reputation of excellence. We will waste neither your time nor your money. Our clients consider our fees to be an investment, not an expense.

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