DRIVE-IP was founded by an experienced team of industry experts to focus on supporting Canada’s automotive retail sector. The leadership team has a diverse background with decades of exposure operating dealerships, advising on Dealer Mergers & Acquisitions and dealer financing.
Our Leadership Team understands your business and speaks your language. DRIVE IP was founded to fill a key financing gap in the market while offering quick solutions where traditional lenders are unable to compete.
Farid has founded several businesses in the automotive sector over his thirty-year career including a recruitment company and M&A firm. Through Auto Careers Group, Farid has placed over 1,000 candidates in retail automotive positions.
Through Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions, Farid has sold over 240 auto dealerships across North America in excess of $2B in transaction value and completed over 900 dealership valuations.
Chief Financial Officer
As co-owner of Dealer Solutions, Max has extensive experience in valuing more than 600 dealerships in North America and structuring over 200 M&A transactions in the last 5 years.
Prior to his current role, Max was an M&A analyst at TFI International and a Senior Accountant at KPMG with expertise in financial audits and Due Diligence. Max is a Certified Accountant (CPA, CA) and will oversee investor relations, portfolio support, and quarterly reporting.
Advisory Board Member
Steve acquired his first dealership in 2001 and has since grown Quinn Automotive
to become an-award winning dealership group with seven rooftops.
Prior to 2001, Steve co-founded and sold ProtectAir, a vehicle emissions company, and grew the business to a hundred-million-dollar business employing 1,200 people.