Rex Collins has joined Canfield, Ohio-based HBK (FY14 net revenue of $51.2 million). He will direct the dealership industry group.
Collins has worked extensively in the dealership industry since 1984 – on the inside as a department manager, a general manager and an owner, as well as an independent CPA providing tax, accounting and business consulting specifically to dealers.
For decades HBK, formerly Hill Barth & King, has focused on serving dealerships with a team of industry-savvy financial professionals. “Having Rex quarterback our team, with his depth of knowledge and experience in what is a very complex field, not only helps us grow that business but adds immediate and substantial value to our existing dealership client base,” says MP Chris Allegretti.
Rex has worked with hundreds of dealers from coast-to-coast since 1987 on creative tax planning and financial statements issues. Moreover he has perfected the art of supporting them with a wide range of transaction work, as well as providing consulting on operations, government regulatory compliance, valuations and M&A feasibility studies.
“Throughout the past six or so years I have collaborated with HBK professionals on various projects, which led to my observation of a real commitment by HBK to be a meaningful advisor to the dealership community,” Collins said. “Their dealership team understands the business, is dedicated and proactive, and I have always been impressed by their attention to detail and genuine concern for their clients’ well-being.”