Alan Haig is President of Haig Partners, a boutique investment banking firm that assists auto, truck and RV dealers in buying and selling dealerships. Haig Partners also advises technology companies that serve the auto retail industry in raising capital and mergers and acquisitions. Before serving as an advisor to auto dealers, Alan was responsible for all dealership acquisitions and divestitures at AutoNation and served on its Executive Committee that oversaw operations, real estate and strategic initiatives. Alan was also at AutoNation in its earliest days and wrote the original business plan for the new car division and led dealership acquisitions. Through these positions, Alan and has been involved in the purchase or sale of the purchase or sale of almost 250 dealerships with a value of over $4.3 billion, excluding inventories. Prior to AutoNation, he served in the Corporate Development Department of Blockbuster Entertainment. Alan began his career in investment banking as an analyst and associate for Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York City. He has closed transactions with a value over $7.7 billion during his career. Through his experience, Alan has become known as an expert in the auto retail industry. He and his team publish a report, The Haig Report, that tracks industry trends and how they impact buy-sell activity and dealership values. Alan also organizes the AutoTeam America Buy-Sell Summit, an annual conference that brings together dealers and professionals involved in the purchase and sale of dealerships across the US. In addition, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry events such as American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), 20 Groups, and other meetings involving dealers and service providers to the auto retail industry. He is regularly quoted by media outlets such as Automotive News, WardsAuto, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg etc. Alan has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from Dartmouth College. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with his wife and four children.