Brent Burns

President & CEO, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Brent Burns

Brent Burns is president and chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

As CEO, Burns leads an exceptional team of associates. Under his leadership, JM Family has upheld its purpose-driven and results-orientated legacy, which enables its business partners to succeed and exceed customer expectations. At the same time, he has maintained JM Family’s associate-centric culture and champions innovation to further the company’s reach for the benefit of all stakeholders. 

Burns oversees all of JM Family businesses and subsidiaries, which are currently in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries.

Burns joined JM Family in 2000 and was named president of World Omni in 2001. He became JM Family’s chief financial officer in 2008, where he was instrumental to the company’s successful financial stability during the country’s economic downturn. He became chief operating officer in 2014 and attained the role of president in 2017. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in automotive operations and finance prior to JM Family, Burns held several senior level positions at various companies including Alamo Rent-A-Car, Inc.; AutoNation Financial Services, Inc.; and KPMG Peat Marwick.

In keeping with JM Family’s values, Burns is also dedicated to strengthening the communities where its associates live and work as the company continues to expand its leadership position in auto and beyond. JM Family’s community impact initiatives are focused on three areas – empowering families, promoting education and embracing the environment. Burns also personally supports several local organizations. In 2017, he was appointed to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and is a lifetime board member for Kids In Distress. He also served as co-chair of the Habitat for Humanity of Broward CEO Builds in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Burns graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife live in Sea Ranch Lakes, Florida and have two children.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, and Kittitas Title and Escrow, and Rollease Acmeda, a leading specialty distributor of window covering systems.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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