Automotive Career Professionals
Automotive Career Professionals
Serving the Automotive Industry Since 1989
  • Meet The People Changing The Automotive Industry One Client At A Time

Gary Lewis is President / Founder of Automotive Career Professionals.  Gary has an unrivaled dedication to the automotive industry proven by his work ethic with focus on culture, technology and training that exceeds customers’ expectations.  His automotive career path stretches over 40 years and for the last 23 years, Gary has provided progressive process awareness evaluations, motivational speaking, skills training or assumed Executive/Operations Management responsibilities for some of the top dealers and dealer groups in the country.

 

In the spring of 2009, Gary was blessed with the opportunity to acquire an automotive staffing and recruiting company that had served the Northern California market since 1989.  He re-branded the company as Automotive Career Professionals and has provided the automotive dealership community with innovative and high value solutions in recruiting and staffing, plus, on-boarding, training and staff motivation programs to maintain long term growth.  Most importantly, Gary’s mission is to utilize his extensive knowledge of automotive dealership operations and dealership staff requirements to provide the key, productive personnel that are essential to a dealership’s longevity and fiscal health.

Bob Jacinto is the Vice President of Financial Services. With a commitment to excellence and over 20 years of automotive management achievement, Bob brings a tenacity evidenced by his drive from Fixed Ops, through Sales to GM and ultimately Dealer Principal.  More recently, he oversaw operations in the Western U.S. for a leading F&I Development agency.  Previous to his automotive career, Bob ran a 200-store specialty retail organization and was Director of Human Resources for a 35,000 associate international retail company.  Armed with the extensive resources now available to him through our company, Bob has the skills, tools and experience to lead any search or training initiative within an auto dealership.

Bob has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/HR from George Mason University and completed Professional Certificate Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the NADA Dealer Academy.  He is also a past member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and the General Motors Minority Dealers Association.

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travel with his wife, Laura, and Jack the chihuahua.  And he is an avid Bay Area sports fan.