Mike Buzzard brings more than 15 years of aftermarket executive leadership and management experience to the Schwartz Advisors team. Mike has held leadership roles in marketing, sales management, corporate development and general management during his time with Auto Plus, Uni-Select and MAWDI.  Most recently, he served as Vice President, Product Management & Commercial Marketing. Prior to his career at Auto Plus, Mike was an Internal Consulting Services Analyst at JP Morgan.

Mike's experience discovering, evaluating, negotiating and closing win-win deals with strategic acquisitions has produced the right results to help companies expand their horizons in the community, increase profitability and adapt to future challenges.

Mike earned his BBA degree from Loyola University Maryland and his MBA degree, with honors, from SUNY at Buffalo.  He is a Trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and previously served on the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Board of Governors.  Mike was a recipient of the Auto Care Impact Award, which annually honors aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made significant contributions within the motor vehicle aftermarket.

“We built SA to serve small and mid-market companies that are working on organic or acquisition growth initiatives or seeking an exit from their business. We have built a great team of motor vehicle aftermarket experts who all have operating experience in the industry.”

| Rick Schwartz, CEO, Schwartz advisors

“Transportation as a Service will significantly change the automotive aftermarket in the next five years.You’re either planning to be a TaaS player now or you’re about to be run over by an autonomous vehicle.”

| Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors

“Selling a family owned or closely held business is much more than a financial transaction. It’s very personal and requires an approach that is fine tuned to each individual business owner. Our expertise lies in understanding both the financial and personal aspects to achieve a successful outcome.”

| Keith Zar, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors