Mort Schwartz is the co-founder of Schwartz Advisors and a venerable contributor to the team. In his 50-year aftermarket career, he’s held numerous positions in all facets of the automotive industry, including Chairman and CEO of Strauss Discount Auto, Chairman and CEO of Import Parts of America, Chairman and CEO of Thermo King of Northern California and Chairman and CEO of Chanslor & Lyon. He is also a member of the Automotive Hall of Fame and has won multiple industry awards, including AWDA Man of the Year, MEMA Triangle Award, APAA Executive of the Year, AWDA Lifetime Achievement Award and Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.

He is a past Chairman of the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the California Automotive Wholesalers Association and founder of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.

“We built SA to serve small and mid market companies who are working on organic or acquisition growth initiatives or seeking an exit from their business. We have built a great team of auto 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