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Back Row – Left to Right
Austin Dinsmore, Aaron Oade, Melissa Butler, David Matsumoto, Angel Carranza, Matthew Wright, Michael Gates, Daniel Torres, Jeremy Canning
Front Row – Left to Right
LaTara Marshall, Director of Career Services and Cheryl Piantedosi, Director of Student Services
John returned to ADI for another powerful presentation and conducted interviews regarding F&I Management opportunities at Sonic Automotive Group.
ADI welcomed back Jonathan Yandle!! Mr. Yandle addressed the class about lenders turn around, quick approvals and funding.
David’s visit to class was a big success as always!!! Students had lots of questions and picked his brain as one of the most successful Special Finance Managers in the country
After Jazzmine shared information on Sonic Automotive Group with the class, interviews were held by both John Perez and Jazzmine Dickson. Sonic Automotive is a Fortune 500 Company and considered one of nation’s best places to work in automotive industry.
Mr. Yandle offered his prospective on finance from lending side of the business and shared best practices for structuring deals and loan approvals.
Special Finance guru David Disbrow returns to speak to ADI’s January 2016 class!
Congratulations to ADI’s September Class Graduates. Back row, from left to right, Christopher Gallagher, Kendall Willis, David Pyle and Randy Smith. Front row, from left to right, Nobel Brugal, ADI Director of Student Services/Head Instructor Cheryl Piantedosi and Linton Morgan. Your hard work and determination will set you apart from the rest as you begin your journey. We wish you nothing but the greatest successes!
Congratulations to Jessica Soto. A June 2015 graduate, Jessica was hired at General RV in Tampa, FL as a Finance Manager. Jessica formerly worked in outside car sales and has hit the ground running at General RV. Awesome job Jessica!
ADI congratulates June 2015 class graduate Luis Bran. A United States Navy veteran with no experience in the auto industry, Luis is the primary Finance Manager at DCH Acura of Temecula. We are extremely happy for Luis and his hard work in earning this great position. Keep applying all of you have learned Luis! You will be great!
ADI welcomes guest speakers Jonathan Yandle, VP/Regional Manager of Regional Acceptance Corp., Cindy Williams, Relationship Mgr. of Regional Acceptance and Dave Disbrow, Special Finance Expert.
Saying hello to April 2015 class graduate Spencer Edwards. A U.S Army veteran, Spencer has been working as the Operations Manager at New Ride Motors in Charlotte, North Carolina and overseas the finance department along with the day to day operations of New Ride. Great to see you Spencer and keep up the great work!
Hats off! Graduates ADI F&I’s Class of July 2015
This group is ready to learn at the Automotive Dealership Institute…July class is underway!
ADI Welcomes July 2015 Finanance Management Class
Henry’s Review of ADI on Facebook..
I Henry Reynolds and a January 2015 graduate of the F & I Management training course at Automotive Dealership Institute and started as F & I Manager at a Kia Dealership today. ADI was very instrumental by introducing me to various Dealerships. The hiring dealership was the first one that contacted me during the last week of class. ADI not only provided an excellent training, their career placement assistance is Outstanding as well
THE AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY IS BACK IN BUSINESS AND RETAIL AUTO SALES IS STRONGER THAN EVER. NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO WORK IN THE TRILLION-DOLLAR U.S. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.
According to National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in MacLean, Virginia, Automotive Finance & Insurance (F&I) Managers nationwide earn an average of $89,497 per year.
Automotive Dealership Institute http://www.autodealerinstitute.com/ offers the nation’s one and only Automotive Finance Management Diploma Program with full service job placement in all 50 states. ADI’s Automotive F&I Management Program qualifies for VA Educational benefits. Post 9/11 Veterans may apply for full tuition plus travel/housing allowance.
ADI’s Arzu Algan and Cheryl Piantedosi said good bye to last five graduates of the November 2014 Class. From left to right: Art Miranda, Dan Couch, Rodney Williams, Gus Arguello and Kurt Snyder with Azu and Cheryl. All of us at ADI wish good luck to our November Class, including, not pictured, Tahir Popal and Sal Meqbel.
ADI welcomes back Scott Moss, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Penske Automotive Group (PAG). For many years, Mr. Moss speaks to every graduating class of ADI about careers within Penske Automotive Group. Many of ADI graduates over the last several years were hired at PAG as Finance and Insurance Managers. PAG owns more than 350 franchised new car dealerships in UK, Japan, New Zealand, China and Australia as well as 147 luxury car dealerships in USA.
Derek Spady entered Automotive Dealership Institute’s finance and insurance program in 2011, seeking a way to move ahead in the auto industry. “I’m learning so much about the business, it’s a life changer,” said Spady. The program, which took just four weeks to complete, taught Spady the basics of dealing with customers and helping them close the deal on their new car. He says that his greatest reward is smiling and shaking their hands to congratulate them on their new car, but the path to get there took concentration and focus.
How to Train F&I Managers Effectively…., Read the full article here : http://www.autocrust.com/automotive/how-to-train-fi-managers-effectively
Finance and insurance, the back end of the auto selling process, is typically where dealerships stand to gain the most out of the sale of a vehicle. Getting those margins higher depends on the people working the dealership, as human resources tend to be the most difficult aspect of managing F&I. Finding the right person to head the department is a matter of knowing what makes a good F&I manager a great one.
The job of an F&I manager is one of pleasing many people. One must comply with bank demands, compliance with the law, and interaction with the growing segment of Web staff dealerships are beginning to employ. That requires personnel who are multi-faceted, able to deal with people and technology on equal grounds….
Read the full article: http://www.autoinsurancenewz.com/what-makes-a-good-fi-manager-great/
Congratulations to ADI’s July 2014 graduate Garrett Matthews as he recently took an F&I Manager position with Stevenson Chevrolet. Garrett has hit the ground running and, after a short time on the job, he is now averaging an impressive $1900 PVR! Congratulations to Garrett for the job well done.
F&I Managers Nationwide Earn an Average $81,054 Per Year*, We make that happen for you through our courses – Graduate in 4 Weeks, Post 9/11 VA Benefits