Maria Barnard

Vice President of Strategy and Finance, JM Family Holdings

Maria Barnard

Maria Barnard is vice president of strategy and finance for JM Family Holdings, a division 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.  

Barnard leads the strategic planning process for JM Family Holdings and helps identify areas of exploration and prioritization for continued growth. She also leads the financial modeling, accounting, and reporting activities and drives JM Family Holdings’ strategy execution. 

Barnard began her career with JM Family in 2007 as an accounting analyst for its subsidiary JM&A Group, where she went on to excel in several roles. In 2014, she left JM Family and held financial leadership positions at two international healthcare and biotech companies before returning during 2020 as the director of Corporate Enterprise Strategy. Most recently, she served as the director of the Office of the CEO, where she was a trusted advisor to Brent Burns, JM Family’s president and CEO, leading several initiatives benefiting the enterprise. 

Barnard received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She serves of the board of directors for Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) and lives in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida with her husband and two sons. 

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.

 

Media Contacts

Christie Caliendo

Director, Public Relations & Integrated Marketing

Christie.Caliendo@jmfamily.com