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Brian J Dennis
Founder and CEO

Dennis & Co. Auto Group

Dennis & Co. Auto Group, Inc. is among the major automotive dealership networks in the Metropolitan New York region with a diversified portfolio of 14 large automobile brands across 10 locations. The group also owns and operates a used-only dealership and two collision centers.

Dennis & Co. connects prospective buyers with their ideal vehicles and offers warranty and repair services that keep drivers on the roads. They have progressed with the changing times. Today, they utilize the industry’s most advanced technological platform to ensure customers can shop on their terms and in the venue of their choice, be it online or using their mobile smartphones or in-person as per their convenience. The best part of this platform is that it offers a seamless experience across devices so customers can pick up where they left off as they move across the multiple engagement channels. The platform that Dennis & Co uses provides access to their complete diversified portfolio of 14 automobile brands and their product variants across all the 10 locations the company is present. The auto brands you can find at the Dennis & Co dealerships include Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Kia, Volkswagen, Ford, Buick, GMC, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. They are not just in the new automobiles dealership business; the group also owns and operates a used-only dealership and two collision centers.

Beyond technology, Dennis & Co. understands the need for happy employees and happy customers. The company policies ensure that customers get the right amount of care and respect. For customers, this means a shift away from pushy salespeople, which has become a negative for every customer-centric brand. Happy customers enjoy the seamless interactions that can begin online or pick up in person. No one is deliberately rushing them to make decisions, leading to a positive brand experience, thereby generating a lot of positive brand publicity.

Dennis & Co. has 600+ employees and operates to the highest customer sales and service standards. Every employee hired is explained in detail about the organization, the culture, the career opportunities, the demands of the job, and the company’s expectations from each of them. For the company, managing and retaining a large workforce means a willingness to invest in their growth through continuous training and tuition.

The group is well entrenched with the community thanks to their forward-thinking management, who believe in giving back to society. Dennis & Co. sponsors several New York athletics programs and teams, including Kingsbridge Little League, Bronx News 12 Scholar-Athlete Program, and Nyack/Valley Cottage Little League.

“We at the Dennis & Co Auto Group pride ourselves on delivering amazing customer service across our entire network of dealerships. We credit a great deal of our success to the hard work and dedication of our employees and offer a slew of benefits and professional growth opportunities to reflect this.” 

The Founder & CEO

Brian J. Dennis founded Dennis & Co. Auto Group in 2006 when he purchased Riverdale Chrysler Jeep. He invested time, money and worked hard to transform the company from an underperforming single-point store into a large business that currently generates $600M+ in annual revenue and has expanded to 12 dealerships representing 14 brands, a warranty company, and real estate holdings. Brian provides executive oversight on all business activities, leads the management team, and ultimately oversees the performance and well-being of 600+ employees. Brian is a visionary and has been steadily investing in expanding his management team to identify growth opportunities and be prepared to strike when the time is right.

Brian earned his laurels by working hard and learning the ropes of the business. He started in dealership sales and then finance management and founded a national sub-prime financing company, Advantage Finance Solutions in 1999. His lifelong passion for the auto business ensured that Brian was elected to many industry leadership positions, including chairman of New York State Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and Chairman of NYSADA’s Legislative Committee. In these roles, he has worked with U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Attorney General, and New York State Governor to strengthen New York State’s auto dealer support.

Brian also participates in the NADA Dealer 20 Group, CD-03, the highest performing group for all FCA brands and the third highest-rated for all brands. Additionally, he serves on FCA NE Business Center Dealer Council and the Kia National Dealer Council, where he actively represents all FCA and Kia dealers to manufacturers.

Brian studied Business and Finance at Walsh College and is a 2006 graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy. He grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, Ml, and currently resides in Mamaroneck, NY, with his wife, Tina, and their three children. Brian likes to travel, fish, run, participate in Spartan Tough Mudders, and play golf and hockey.