James (J.T.) Taylor – AUTOVATE 2018


Managing Director, Auto and Truck Group, The Presidio Group

JT is the primary relationship manager for The Presidio Group serving their auto and truck investment banking clients. During his more than 30-year career in the automotive industry, he has worked on both the retail and manufacturer sides, developing deep relationships throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to Presidio, JT led the product planning team for Toyota in North America and was also part of the Lexus launch team. JT was an operating partner in a number of successful dealerships and worked with Joe Gibbs Racing, Southeast Toyota Distributors, and has advised a number of automotive technology companies in a variety of automotive opportunities. JT earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Cincinnati. JT and his wife enjoy their six adult children and serving at their church. He follows motorsports with a passion and will go to a race of anything with four wheels and a motor.

THE PRESIDIO GROUP LLC is an independent merchant banking firm focused on investment banking and principal investing with auto dealers and auto tech companies.  The firm was founded in 1997 with the simple mission to relentlessly put the interests of our clients first. By steadfastly adhering to this philosophy, the firm has earned the trust of clients throughout the United States. The firm’s seasoned and intellectually honest professionals create client relationships based on mutual respect and a commitment to long-term results. Since its inception, Presidio as a firm has closed 89 transactions with over $5.1 Billion in value for their clients.