WOODS CROSS, Utah — AutoSource announced that its board of directors appointed Bradley J. Walsh as CEO. Billed as America’s largest branded title dealership, AutoSource operates eight rooftops in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Nevada and claims annual sales of about 30,000 units.
Walsh will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of AutoSource as well as guiding each division to achieve the company’s growth goals, executives said. Founder and former CEO Luke Kjar, who is expected to continue to working with AutoSource’s leadership team and remain on the company’s board of directors.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as founder and CEO of AutoSource. I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished in the past 13 years,” Kjar said. “We have made substantial progress toward our company’s top initiatives. Since we started AutoSource, our focus on our most valuable assets, our employees and our customers, has allowed us to grow into an industry leader in the branded title space. I am very proud of what we have built, am excited about our future, and look to Brad to help us continue on our successful path.”
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Walsh previously served as senior vice president of asset remarketing for Santander Consumer. He has also served in leadership positions with QCSA Direct, Cross Country Automotive Services (Agero), and ADESA Impact.
“I first want to thank Luke and the board for their confidence in me to manage this company. What Luke and the team have created is amazing and their preparation for future success is incredible. I am very fortunate to lead such a talented team,” Walsh said. “The market for specialty and branded title vehicles is growing exponentially and we are fortunate to lead the way. Our model impacts many markets and partnerships across the United States. Because of this, I am confident we will see our dealerships expand outside of our current footprint and provide new opportunities for our customers nationally.”