Alan is a trusted expert in auto retail, having been involved in the purchase or sale of more than 380 dealerships with a value of over $5 billion. Alan is often quoted in the media and is a frequent speaker at auto retail conferences around the country. He is the creator of the report that identifies trends in auto retail and their impact on dealership values, The Haig Report, and he is co-author of NADA’s “A Dealer Guide to Buying and Selling a Dealership.”
Alan’s expertise in auto retail originated from his senior positions at AutoNation, where he wrote the original business plan in 1996 and closed dozens of acquisitions to help it become one of the world’s largest auto retailers. He began his career in investment banking in New York City with Drexel Burnham Lambert. Alan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from Dartmouth College.