Todd Skelton is the Chief Executive Officer of Prime Automotive Group. Todd has extensive automotive industry experience and joined PAG from AutoNation, where he has more than two decades of leadership. Todd began his career in the automotive industry working in various positions within a store. Todd was with a dealership that was bought by AutoNation and he quickly rose to the management ranks.
In his most recent role, Todd was based in Maryland as President of the Northeast Division. In his four years on the job, Todd oversaw dealerships in four states: Maryland, Ohio, New York and Virginia. He was responsible for all areas including service, sales, inventory, manufacturers’ relationships and accounting, as well as for 1,600 associates. The brand groups he dealt with are very similar to Prime’s current dealership mix and included Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, JLR, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Toyota.
Prior to that role, Todd was President of the South Florida Division. There he oversaw a wide variety of dealerships which generated over $2.5 billion in revenue. Dealerships in the group included: Mercedes, Cadillac, CDJR, Chevrolet, Ford, JLR, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Toyota, and VW. Todd’s South Florida territory was the most profitable in the country for AutoNation for a 4-year period from 2010 through 2013.
Todd’s philosophy is that in both the best of times and challenging times, the success or failure of a company ALWAYS comes down to one thing – people.