We are proud to present industry leaders and innovators across the automotive space as speakers during the summit. Please refer to the Schedule for presentation times.

Mathew Growden

Google Canada Auto Retail Team

Mathew Growden is the Head of the Google Canada Auto Retail Team. He spent the first 18 years of his life in Wiarton, Ontario, the home of the famous Canadian groundhog prognosticator Wiarton Willie. Prior to Google, Mathew accumulated over 20 years of digital experience at some well known companies including Indigo Books and Music, Freedom Mobile and Hot or Not.

Ryan D’Mello

Google Canada Auto Retail Team

Ryan works with Canada’s largest auto groups, digital-first auto retailers, and OEM Tier 3 programs to maximise their marketing investments with Google. He’s been in digital marketing & training for over 10 years with clients across Auto, Real Estate, and SMB verticals. Ryan previously provided product and sales training to Premier Google Partner Agencies.

Brent Marshall

CEO of OmniAuto

Marshall’s meteoric rise has been no coincidence. His disruptive approach to marketing, savvy integration of 21st-century technologies, and thorough mastery of process efficiencies enabled him to build and operate the #1 Chrysler/Jeep & Ram truck dealership in Canada for several years….

Miranda Pyette

Miranda Pyette Automotive

Miranda Pyette is a leading Automotive Marketing Consultant and founded her business in 2016 helping dealers spend their advertising dollars efficiently and effectively with a big focus on digital media…

Derek May

Hub International

Derek May is an Account Executive with the Commercial Insurance Department of HUB International Insurance Brokers, located in Vancouver, BC. Prior to joining HUB International, Derek began his insurance career working with a boutique brokerage in Vancouver. In 2012, Derek accepted a position with HUB International as a Commercial Account Executive.

Rick Johnston

Quorum Information Technologies

Rick Johnston is the VP of Product at Quorum Information Technologies. He leads the product teams that are responsible for Quorum’s suite of solutions: XSellerator DMS, DealerMine Sales & Service CRM and Autovance Desking & Digital Retailing…

Chuck Seguin

President – Seguin Advisory Services

Chuck is President of Seguin Advisory Services (SAS) a thriving Canadian consulting practice focusing exclusively on automotive retailing. Having just completed the “Driving The Road Ahead….A view into the future of Canadian automobile retailing” project for CADA, combined with over 30 years of industry experience, Chuck is well versed in the potential business environment facing dealers in the years ahead…

Huw Williams

CADA Public Affairs

Huw Williams is the national voice of the Canadian Automobile Dealers in Ottawa and is the lead lobbyist on all federal automotive issues. Huw has led multiple successful high-profile advocacy campaigns impacting dealers including legislation allowing dealerships to access federal covid wage relief programs, successfully fighting the 25% US Auto tariffs, securing federal vehicle recall protection, several Bank Act reviews, ground breaking stolen vehicle legislation, killing HST on finance income and legislating automotive tool tax deductibility…

Tim A. Reuss

Preisdent & CEO – Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)

Tim A. Reuss is an international director with extensive executive experience in sales, marketing and retail. Tim currently is the President & CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) representing over 3200 franchised new car and truck dealers in Canada, acting as their voice and advocating for them on a national level with government, industry and the public…

Farid Ahmad

Founder and CEO of DSMA

With 35+ years auto industry experience in Canada, the United States and the UK, Farid is considered a genuine industry expert by Dealers & OEM’s alike, with his finger on the pulse of the automotive marketplace across North America. Educated in the U.K. and a graduate from Brooklyn’s Technical College, Farid attended and graduated from the prestigious NADA Dealer Candidate Academy.

Trevor Boquist

President and CEO of Driving Change Auto Group

Trevor has spent his entire life in the car business – literally. His family owned a car dealership in the tight-knit Saskatchewan community of Kindersley. Trevor learned first-hand from his greatest mentor his father the value of putting people first and building life-long relationships. After graduating high school, Trevor went to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan for his degree in Business Administration and Marketing and later completed the NADA Academy for Automotive Dealership Management…

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