Our Team


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  • Rick Ford
    President & CEO

    Rick has over 30 years of automotive management experience
    From 2010 to January 2014, he was COO of World Class Automotive Group, a privately held operator of 9 dealerships. Prior, he was Regional Vice President at Sonic Automotive, which owns over 150 dealerships nationwide, with responsibility for dealerships in Texas, Colorado, and Nevada. Rick has been responsible for 32 dealerships with revenues in excess of $1.8 B and over $50M in annual store level profits, with oversight of all dealership operations.

    He has held every dealership management position from Sales to GM, giving him an in-depth understanding of every facet of the business. With extensive experience at both AutoNation and Sonic, Rick understands the consolidations strategies of the major public firms.

    He resides in the Dallas area with his wife and daughter; he also has 2 grown sons and 3 grandchildren

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  • Charlie Nixon
    Chief Operating Officer

    Charlie has over 30 year's experience in the retail automotive industry. His prior experience includes 7 years with Sonic Automotive as General Manager and three years as Regional Vice President overseeing 17-20 stores. As the Regional Vice President Charlie oversaw and was responsible for over 1.4 Billion dollars in revenue. Charlie worked for 15 years at a large DFW metro Ford store and the last 8 years there was the General Manager. For 6 of these 8 years the dealership sold between 6,000 - 10,000 vehicles per year. 

    Charlie has held all positions in variable operations, is very comfortable and well versed in fixed operations and has a solid understanding of accounting. He also owned a Chrysler Jeep Dodge store in the Dallas market and sold it in early 2008. 

    Charlie is married and resides in the Dallas area, he has 3 grown kids and 6 grandchildren.

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  • Harry Harden
    VP of Human Resources

    Harry has over 35 years experience in HR, with time spent in retail automotive, manufacturing and consumer products organizations
    For 12 years prior to joining RFJ, Harry served as the VP of HR for Sonic Automotive. His responsibilities included employee relations, benefit administration, compensation, HR systems, leadership development, training, payroll and risk management. Creating HR and people functions in new and growing organizations has been a central theme of his career.
      
    He graduated form Auburn University with a BS in business administration and a concentration in HR.  Harry and his wife, Melody, reside in Wears Valley, TN and have three grown daughters and a growing number of grandchildren

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  • Ken Smith
    Northwest Platform President


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  • Mark Daniels
    VP of Manufacturer Relations

    35 years Automotive Experience
    • 1977-1987 Henry Butts Oldsmobile
    • 1987-1991 Sewell Automotive Companies
    • 1992 - 2014 Four Wheels Autogroup and affiliated companies
    • President/Owner/Dealer Principal of multiple high volume, high CSI Dealerships
    • 2000 - awarded the Citizen's Certificate of Merit, the highest award of a citizen for community support in the City of McKinney
    • 2008 - Present Vice Chairman of Texas Automobile Dealer's Association
    • 2009-2014 Hyundai Regional Dealer Council
    • 2010 Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award - Texas
    BBA in Finance -Texas Tech University

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  • Myron Heronema
    VP of Dealer Operations

    Myron has over 24 years' experience in the retail automotive industry. Prior experience includes 9 years with Sonic Automotive in roles including Regional Variable Operations Director, Regional Finance Director, and National New Car Director. He has over 5 years' experience as General Manager running all dealership operations. Myron has held all variable operations positions within the automotive industry in addition to multiple corporate roles with Sonic Automotive.

    He resides in the Dallas area and has a 10 year old daughter.

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  • Tim Milligan
    VP of Dealer Operations

    Tim's automotive career has spanned 20 years.
    • First with AutoNation rising to the Corporate Director level.
    • GreenLeaf Auto Parts as President. 
    • The Auto Parts Group as COO.
    • ProFormance Technologies as President.
    • Sonic Automotive Group as a Regional Director.
    • WCAO as the Director of Store Operations.
    Tim has successfully navigated "Public and Private" corporations and has achieved superior financial, growth, and Customer Satisfaction Indexes. He holds a Bachelors degree from DBU and a Masters from Chapman. Tim received his commission in the US Army after graduation and served around the world in various leadership roles. 
       
    He resides in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area with his wife Carla, has two adult children and 2 granddaughters.

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  • Ed Bailey
    Vice President of Pre-Owned Operations


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  • Andrea Ward
    Corporate Controller

    Andrea has 21 years of automotive experience, including 16 years in accounting management. She has tenure with mega and large groups, and direct experience with Toyota, Ford, GM, Volkswagen, and Nissan points. Andrea worked in Sales and Finance prior to moving into dealership accounting, and has an extensive understanding of Fixed Operations as a whole. Her strengths include asset management, planning and forecasting, expense control and analysis, human resources management, financial reporting, and lender relations.
        
    Andrea resides in her hometown of Rockwall, TX with her two sons.

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  • Devan Baskerville
    Director of Digital


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  • William Mills
    Variable Operations Manager


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  • Lisa Fox
    Information Technology Manager
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  • Rob Hill
    Accounting Compliance Auditor


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  • Sheryl Grady
    Staff Accountant


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  • Jodi DeBusk
    HR & Payroll Liaison


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  • Avdo Omeragic
    Financial Analyst


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  • Lisa Rhoades
    Corporate HR Coordinator


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  • Jon Underwood
    Used Vehicle Buyer


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