Rockstar Speakers

Who is speaking at the Rockstar Auto Conference? Check out the amazing lineup of speakers for Rockstar Auto Conference May 14-15, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV below.  Our speakers will be covering everything you could want to know about leadership, marketing and new technology that your dealership should be using.

Scott Pechstein | VP of Sales at AutoWeb

Coach Sherry Winn

America’s #1 Mental Push-Up Coach | Originator of the Win Philosophy and WINNER Principles

Coach Winn is a sought after business mentor for corporations, organizations and teams who desire a WINNING culture. She is famous for helping leaders and team members get outside their comfort zones so they can live in their success zones.

Rockstar Opening Keynote – Unleashing the Winning Leader Within You: Monday @ 11:00am

Anthony Alagona

National Sales Trainer, Motivational Coach

Anthony Alagona is a highly recognized national sales trainer who specializes in business development, phone sales, and motivational coaching. Anthony works with dealerships and their business development centers all over the United States to effectively create and handle more opportunities to do business.

What makes Anthony different than most trainers? Anthony likes to “Lead By Example” and not only teach his strategies and techniques but also implement them while onsite to demonstrate their effectiveness!

Rockstar Session: How to be a Rockstar on the Phones

Dave Benson

Sales Hustler, Healthy Hustler, Funnel Hacker, Family Man

Dave Benson is Australia’s leading automotive sales coach, but his focus is not just the old “road to the sale”, instead he trains salespeople and dealerships to becoming marketing machines! Dave is the co-founder of The Sales Hustlers, a movement of salespeople using sales funnels, social media and personal brands to bring a transparency and innovation to car sales like never before.

Rockstar Session: Why Your Dealership Doesn’t Need A Website in 2018, It Needs Sales Funnels


Frank J. Lopes

The ”Marketing Guy For Car Guys” | Vice President of FB Digital and Forrest & Blake Marketing & Advertising in New Jersey.

Frank built one of the largest advertising agencies in New Jersey and grew sales from $0 to over $30M in just 5 years. During that time, Frank led the marketing and advertising efforts at some of the largest Automobile Dealerships in the NY/NJ area, and was the first and only advertising agency of record for Gary Vaynerchuk at Wine Library from 2004 to 2009.
Frank has been quoted various national publications such as Fast Company, INC, Dealer Magazine, Dealer Marketing Magazine, Dealer Solutions Magazine and many others.  He speaks out on controversial issues facing the automobile industry and is an evangelist for positive change and the customer experience. Frank is also a mentor and personal coach to members of the automotive community nationwide.
Rockstar Session: How’d they do it??? Secrets of the highest volume dealers.

Joe Cala

Owner / Managing Director

Joe Cala is the Owner of JC Training & Development, LLC. Joe is a source of inspiration and motivation in positivity & sales strategies! Joe has a unique and wide range of experience in the Automotive Industry and the Public Speaking circuit. Through Joe’s motivational messages, practical life lessons, leadership, management and business practices learned from his 20 years of ministry along with the Automotive Industry, Joe has helped people of all ages and from all walks of life around the world to discover their purpose and thrive in their personal destiny.

In the Automotive Industry Joe brings close to 20 years of experience covering roles from Showroom Sales, Internet Sales (Cradle to Grave Model), Director of Sales BDC, Director of Service BDC, Corporate Executive Meetings, Conference Speaker, Seminar Speaker, NADA Convention Speaker, General Manager of Award Winning Training Company and New Franchise & Used Management Experience! You can visit Joe’s website at www.josephacala.com and see more about him.

Mark Tewart

Author of How to be a Superstar

Mark Tewart is a recognized expert and thought leader on sales, sales management and dealership operations in the automotive industry. Mark has been in the automotive industry for over three decades in Sales, Leasing, F&I, General Manager, speaker, trainer and consultant. Mark has many times been one of the top-rated speakers at the NADA and NIADA Conventions.

Mark has spoken at state and local conventions, 20 Groups and most all of the automotive industry seminars. Mark has been a featured writer for many years for magazines such as CBT News and AutoSuccess Magazine. Mark currently has the top rated TV show on CBT News titled, “On The Mark” with Mark Tewart. For over two decades, Mark has trained and consulted with dealers all over the US and Internationally. Mark was a pioneer in creating the first online training in the auto industry in the 1990’s. Mark is author of the best seller, “How To Be A Sales Superstar” and is a longtime Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and The Authors Guild.

Mike Phillips

Digital Marketing Executive at McCloskey Motors

Mike Phillips, Digital Marketing Executive for McCloskey Motors, and host of the leadership based podcast THE FRONT is a top performer in business with over 25 years of sales, management, coaching, and leadership experience. Mike takes pride in being a family man.

Mike has expertise in leadership, business management, finance, sales negotiation, sales training and marketing and digital advertising. Mike can be contacted by phone (719) 492-2082 or at Mike@LeadTheTeam.net.

Rockstar Session: Your Front Line Drives Your Bottom Line

Scott Pechstein

Vice President, Sales | AutoWeb, Inc.

Scott Pechstein started out in Automotive retail in the 1990s and then joined Autobytel in May 2000. Today, Scott serves as Vice President of Sales for Autobytel where he manages sales and account management along with Autobytel’s broad range of industry leading products, and serves as an automotive industry spokesperson, a company news media spokesperson, and lead trainer of the Autobytel Dealer Insight Series.  Scott is a two time NADA Convention speaker in addition NADA 20-group, Driving Sales Executive and Presidents Club, Digital Dealer, IS-20 Group, Global Classified Summit, Women in Automotive, Internet Battle Plan, CBT News,  Auto Con, Innovative Dealer Summit, and multiple State Dealer Association speaker.

You can reach Scott at Scottp@autobytel.com

Rockstar Session: Conquest or be Conquered

Shawn Hays

Your Car Guy | Sales Hustlers Founder

Shawn Hays has revolutionized what it means to be a car salesman in 2018. Shawn is a “your car guy” from Beaver Toyota in St Augustine Florida and In just 12 months has built a personal brand following of over 6,000 people and had more than half a million views on his daily videos. You will be inspired into action from his story and how he is changing the sales game in today’s market

Rockstar Session: The Future of Car Salesmen…Why Personal Brand Matters

Timmy D. James

Chief Operating Officer at Flick Fusion Video Marketing

Tim James is a dynamic leader and sales strategist with more than 20 years of demonstrated success in driving multi-million dollar revenue growth, while providing visionary leadership in highly competitive markets. Tim is the Chief Operating Officer at FlickFusion Video Marketing and has a long track record of success, implementing innovative product, marketing, and sales strategies. Tim is a known industry innovator in Product, Sales, and Marketing strategies with successes including multiple Automotive Industry Start Ups such as HomeNet Automotive, Online Drive, and FlickFusion Video Marketing. Tim also has a passion to educate and is an accomplished Automotive Industry Speaker and regular content contributor to many of the industry’s top trade shows, webinars, magazines, and blogs.

Tony Dupaquier

Director of The Academy

Tony Dupaquier is considered the industry’s most forward-thinking F&I and sales trainer and consultant creating The Academy’s Y.E.S. Processes. Tony leads the 10 certified trainers and in-dealership developers at The Academy as the Director of The Academy. Tony earned a degree in Communications from Sam Houston State University and has since become a 27+ year veteran of the automotive industry.
He has held nearly every position in variable operations, from salesperson to General Manager, and is a former Nissan National Walk-Around Champion. Tony has been a featured workshop presenter at the NADA Convention for a number of years, addressed international dealer groups on F&I and sales techniques, and spoken at numerous 20 Groups and dealer associations. He also contributes F&I articles to many industry publications. As Director of The Academy, Tony is responsible for its direction, training material, and marketing. Tony currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Mat Koenig & Chris Speer

Rockstar Conference CoFounders

Mat Koenig and Chris Speer founded the Rockstar Auto Conference in 2016 with the vision of helping people actually leave a conference better than when they arrived. Each Rockstar event is created with unique content from our rockstar speakers to ensure that attendees have an exciting, educational experience. During the Rockstar events Mat Koenig functions as emcee while Chris runs the daily operations.

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