Scott Gunnell

Group Vice President of Business Strategy and Operational Excellence, JM&A Group

Scott Gunnell

Scott Gunnell is group vice president of Business Strategy and Operational Excellence for JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting. JM&A Group is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

Prior to joining JM&A Group in 2003, Gunnell worked in the retail car industry for five years as a new and pre-owned car salesperson and F&I manager. After a year of service in JM&A Group’s Career Development Program, he was transferred to sister company, Southeast Toyota Distributors. During his eight-year tenure there, Gunnell held the position of manager of Retail Sales Training and District Sales, responsible for accounts in the Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida markets.

In 2010, Gunnell rejoined the JM&A Group team, this time as director of Sales Operations and, most recently, as vice president of Field Sales Operations and Strategy. In his current role, he oversees Marketing and all operational functions, including Strategy and Business Transformation, Customer Services, Product Development and Field Support, to help position JM&A Group for continued growth. During his time with the company, Gunnell has also received corporate recognition for his excellence in management.

Gunnell graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. He is an active supporter and board member of GIVT, a local charity founded by his wife. He, along with his wife and two children, resides in Boca Raton, Florida, where he is a member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

About JM&A Group
JM&A Group, a leader in the F&I industry for more than 40 years, serves more than 3,800 automotive dealerships nationwide. Comprised of Jim Moran & Associates, Inc. (JM&A), Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. (FWS), Fidelity Insurance Agency, and Courtesy Insurance Company, it provides a variety of products and services such as F&I training and consulting, vehicle protection plans, used vehicle certification programs, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP programs. Additionally, the company has nearly 750 associates, including a dedicated sales force of 300+ associates who support process implementation for dealer operations and digital sales strategies. JM&A Group is a division of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. a diversified automotive corporation headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. JM Family is ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and ranked on FORTUNE®’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the 23rd consecutive year.

For more information about JM&A Group’s products and services, contact us at 1-800-553-7146 or visit us online at www.jmagroup.com.

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 $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 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 and franchising 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; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, PremierGarage, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up™ and Two Maids & A Mop.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 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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