TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Dealer Summit
announced that Charlie Robinson, president and COO of the Resource Automotive division at The Warranty Group, will deliver the keynote address for F&I Think Tank
, a preshow event that will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.
F&I Think Tank was created in partnership with Ethical F&I Managers, a more than 5,000-member Facebook group founded by F&I and Showroom’s “Mad” Marv Eleazer. Robinson will deliver his keynote address at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3.
“Charlie is the only guy I know who has held executive-level positions with a major retailer and with one of the top F&I product providers in the country,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “His presence at F&I Think Tank is a vote of confidence in our event, and I expect the dealers and dealership managers present to pay very close attention.”
During his 32-year tenure, Robinson has led the company’s U.S. auto business to a leadership position in the industry. He is a highly sought-after speaker and a trusted source for a number of industry publications, including ADT and F&I. Robinson’s address highlights an all-day schedule that includes eight sessions led by some of the nation’s top F&I producers and experts.
"I am honored to be the F&I Think Tank keynote speaker at Dealer Summit," Robinson said. "This is a great opportunity for dealer principals and F&I professionals alike to learn from the industry’s leading F&I producers."
Dealer Summit attendees are welcome to attend F&I Think Tank for no additional charge. Registration is now open at the event’s website. Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.
For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email or at (727) 947-4027.