Stephen Jones is national director of acquisitions for Dave Cantin Group.
As an experienced acquisition advisor with a demonstrated history of success in the automotive industry, Jones specializes in helping buyers and sellers streamline automotive retail buy/sell transactions.
Prior to joining DCG, Jones was on the investment team at GPB Capital where he played a key role in the successful acquisition of more than 50 dealerships, including two major dealership platforms: Kenny Ross Automotive Group and Prime Motor Group.
Before GPB, Jones worked in Sonic Automotive’s corporate development department where he provided key analytics for the completion of 18 dealership buy/sells. In addition, he supported real estate acquisitions for Sonic’s EchoPark stores, leading to the opening of six fully operational locations in Colorado.
Jones began his career in public accounting at Grant Thornton where he specialized in financial statement audits and transaction advisory services. He is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, and a master of science in accountancy, transaction services from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.