Brian Allan – AUTOVATE 18

Brian Allan started his automotive retail career in 1980 in Beverly Hills, California selling Lincoln, Mercury, Peugeot and Lotus vehicles while attending Cal State Northridge University. In 1985, Brian joined what became the Galpin Premier Collection, a division of Galpin Motors in Los Angeles in California. As Group General Manager at Galpin for the last 21 years, Brian opened and operated 9 of the Galpin family of brands including Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo, Spyker, Lotus, Mazda and Subaru franchises. Every brand, if not #1 in the nation, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 national sales volumes and customer satisfaction. Each of the Galpin Premier brands has received repeated recognition by the manufacturers for the highest achievements in sales and customer service performance.

Brian has served on numerous manufacturer dealer councils & advisory boards for several retail and technology firms. Brian is renowned for recognizing industry trends and developing innovative solutions that leverage technology to improve the employee and customer experience for the retail automotive industry.

After over 30 years of service to Galpin Motors, Brian retired from Galpin in 2018 as Group Director of Business Development and founded, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on emerging technologies and innovation in the retail automotive industry.

Brian Allan resides in the Hollywood Hills with his wife Karon, Fox Terrier, Brandy, and is a Los Angeles native.