DriveTime Names New CEO

DriveTime, the nation’s second largest used car retailer focused solely on used vehicles, announced the appointment of a new CEO this week.

Mr. Don Reese will join DriveTime as its new CEO beginning in late March.  Mr. Reese will also be appointed to the DriveTime Automotive Group and Bridgecrest Acceptance boards of directors.  Mr. Reese replaces DriveTime’s previous CEO, Mr. Ray Fidel.

“We are very excited and pleased to welcome Don to DriveTime,” stated Ernie Garcia, Chairman. “Don’s considerable leadership and operational experience in new and used auto sales, as well as his background as a CFO, make him an ideal candidate to lead DriveTime at this time. We continue to reinvent our dealership and digital customer experiences and offerings, and expect to begin acquiring new car dealerships beginning in 2018.  I also view him as a very valuable addition to our boards.”

Mr. Reese has over thirty years of experience in new and used auto sales, leadership and finance having spent:

  • 11 years as the COO/CFO for the Maroone Auto Group,
  • 6 years as a Senior Vice President in operations and finance, and covering the Midwest Region, for AutoNation,
  • 15 years with the Gurley Leep Automotive as COO, and
  • Was most recently COO for Sheehy AutoStores

About DriveTime

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the nation’s second-largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles.  DriveTime operates over 140 dealerships nationwide with annual sales exceeding 150,000 used vehicles, 1.2 million+ monthly visitors to its website,, and over $2 billion in consumer credit requests each month. DriveTime now provides used vehicles and used vehicle financing to the full range of customers in the market today, including competitively priced, lower mileage used cars.

Transforming the buying and financing of a used vehicle with a fair and transparent experience, DriveTime offerings include used car features on its online inventory; speed of financing including a credit score and the starting down payment in less than two minutes; prices on every used vehicle online and at its dealerships; no-haggle pricing; salaried associates trained to help our customers find the right used vehicle for them; and a five day, no questions asked used vehicle return program.

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  1. Martha Kelly   •  

    I am trying to reach Averex for some repairs and I cannot get to their web site. What is going on?

    • Customer Relations   •  

      Hello Martha,

      Thank you for reaching out to us here at DriveTime. Here is the website for Aeverex, If for some reason their site may be having difficulties, you can also reach them at (888)781-5649, a team member will be glad to answers any questions or concerns you might have.

      Thank You,
      Jodi-Customer Relations

  2. Jason Mitman   •  

    This has been the utmost unfavorable experience I have ever had in purchasing a car. They DO NOT fully disclose everything when purchasing a car. They DO NOT go over the entire paperwork process with you.

    • Customer Relations   •  

      Hello Jason,

      Thank you for sharing your feedback. I want to sincerely apologize if your recent purchasing experience at our dealership left you feeling dissatisfied due to the information that was communicated to you at the time of sale.

      Here at DriveTime, we believe in providing our customers with the utmost transparency in all aspects of their purchase, and it is truly unfortunately that you left feeling otherwise.

      I would like the opportunity to provide detailed perspective on your experience; however, I was not able to determine which aspect of your purchase was not properly communicated based on the information provided in your review. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact my Customer Relations team at (888) 290-0148.


      Jacob – Customer Relations

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