HOUSTON - GSFSGroup announced the appointment of Jeff M. Parent as President on February 1, 2017. Jeff succeeds Steve Amos, who is retiring after a nine year tenure as President. Under his leadership, GSFSGroup became a nationwide provider of all five participation structures to dealers. In addition, he championed the launch of eContracting and Dealer Executive Dashboard, a flexible online data solution to help maximize dealer profitability.
Jeff starts his tenure at GSFSGroup with 26 years of experience in the automotive business. He held executive management positions at the VW Group where he was Director of Sales and Marketing for VW Credit, Inc., Director of Sales Operations and Regional Vice President for the Volkswagen Brand. In 2007 he moved to Nissan Canada, assuming the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
He joined the Friedkin Group in 2010 as the Vice President of Strategy and Planning. His most recent assignment was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Gulf States Toyota where his responsibilities included Marketing and Supply Chain. He also serves on the Board of Directors for GS Marketing.
Jeff has a passion for community involvement and currently holds positions at Saint John XXIII College Preparatory School and the American Heart Association Heart Ball. He is a graduate of Saint Michael's College and received his MBA from the University of Michigan.
"I am honored to serve as the new President of GSFSGroup," said Jeff. "My focus is to continue to grow and transform GSFSGroup by utilizing the emerging technologies shaping today's automotive industry to drive F&I product sales and awareness for our dealers."