MARCH 9-10, 2020 / OMNI SAN DIEGO
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Brian Allan started his automotive retail career in 1980 in Beverly Hills, California selling Lincoln, Mercury, Peugeot and Lotus vehicles while attending Cal State Northridge University. In 1985, Brian joined what became the Galpin Premier Collection, a division of Galpin Motors in Los Angeles in California. As a General Manager at Galpin, Brian opened and operated 9 of the Galpin family of brands including Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo, Spyker, Lotus, Mazda and Subaru franchises. Every brand, if not #1 in the nation, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 national sales volumes and customer satisfaction.
Brian has served on numerous manufacturer dealer councils & advisory boards for several retail and technology firms. Brian is renowned for recognizing industry trends and developing innovative solutions that leverage technology to improve the employee and customer experience for the automotive industry.
After 30 years of service as a General Manager and Group Director of Business Development at Galpin Motors, Brian retired from Galpin in 2018. He founded respective.io, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on emerging technologies and innovation in the retail automotive industry. Additionally, Brian joined HyreCar in December 2018 and is Senior Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships. He is responsible to assist OEMs and retail dealers with strategies to profit from the carsharing, ridesharing and Transportation as a Service (TaaS) opportunities.
Brian is a Los Angeles native and lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife Karon and Fox Terrier, Brandy Alexander.