Leadership

Meet the Unstoppable Automotive Group Leadership Team

Garth Blumenthal
 
Garth Blumenthal

Garth Blumenthal
Chief Executive Officer

Garth was raised in South Africa where he began selling Mercedes-Benz out of university. He made his way to the United States and continued to excel in the automotive space. He led the #1 Auto Dealership (Fletcher Jones Motorcars) in the United States for 19 consecutive years (1999-2017). Recognized internationally, Garth consulted best practices and the concept of business development centers for Automotive Dealer Groups and Manufacturers across the globe including Asia Pacific, Europe, and China. With over 40 years of combined experience in Sales Leadership, People Development, Marketing and Customer Experience, Garth continues to maintain a maniacal focus on operating what he calls the “People Business”. While developing Unstoppable Automotive Group, Garth coined the phrase “Building Relationships One Guest at A Time” which is now the tagline used at every one of groups dealerships. Follow Me On LinkedIn

Ken Roycroft
 
Ken Roycroft

Ken Roycroft
Vice President, Operations

After completing University with a degree in management and marketing, Ken began his career in Boston, selling Mercedes-Benz in 1986. Ken transitioned his vocation to health and wellness where he was a top leader and recognized nationally for optimizing sales, employee development and guest experience. Ken was introduced to Garth Blumenthal in 1992 where he eventually was recruited as the Wellness Director for Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach, CA (1997–2010). Since then, Ken joined Unstoppable Automotive Group as the VP of Operations. He is in charge of group operations, acquisition strategies, sales process, and management consulting. Follow Me On LinkedIn

Ken Dittmer
 
Kenneth Dittmer

Kenneth Dittmer
Corporate Controller

Kenneth “Ken” grew up in Long Beach, CA and is the Financial Controller for Unstoppable Automotive Group. He graduated from Long Beach State with a degree in Business Management and an emphasis on Accounting. Ken has a deep tenure in the corporate accounting space and was formerly an auditor for the State of Texas. Ken spent most of his career working for Mike Jackson with AutoNation, the nation’s largest public automotive group. His experience extrends across several luxury and domestic brands including Porsche, Bentley, Audi, Toyota, Ford, and Honda. Ken specializes in tax planning, real estate, acquisitions, accounting controls and processes. In his free time, he enjoys surfing and golfing with his two boys. Follow Me On LinkedIn

Marty Focht
 
Marty Focht

Marty Focht
Director, Client Loyalty / Franchise Development

Marty, a Philadelphia native, comes from an automotive family. Marty began visiting dealerships as a boy with his father who worked for BMW NA, and by age 10 he was hooked! After earning his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Duke University and Indiana University, respectively, he started his career with the Ford Motor Company in corporate finance. After eight years with Ford, Marty began a 21-year career with Mercedes-Benz USA in various sales and region management positions. Prior to joining the Unstoppable team, Marty ran the sales, distribution, and network development divisions of Genesis Motor America. Follow Me On LinkedIn

VJ
 
Volker Jaeckel

Volker Jaeckel
Head of Digital Marketing

Volker “VJ” brings over two decades of experience in the automotive industry, including B2B and B2C sales & marketing within the automotive vertical. He is a published author and contributing editor for Social Media Today, Driving Sales, and Digital Dealer Magazine. In addition, he has spoken at multiple automotive marketing venues in the U.S., Germany, and Italy. Volker now drives the end-to-end marketing operations focused on streamlining marketing processes, improving growth hacking opportunities, and widening our operation’s digital footprint. His experience includes significant advisory and leadership roles with Volvo Cars USA, Cadillac, Ford Direct, Nissan USA, CDK Global, Lithia Motors, Sons Automotive, Fremont Motors, and the Jim Ellis Group. Follow Me On LinkedIn

Amir Alahwal
 
Amir Alahwal

Amir Alahwal
Director, Group Development / Customer Experience

Amir, the group’s Development Director joined the team in 2016. He began his automotive career at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula as a receptionist where he first met Garth Blumenthal. He managed the First Impressions department before being recruited by Fletcher Jones Management group as a Consultant with the task of developing the first inbound call center for their western region (2017-2018). He later reconnected with Garth who had plans to acquire more dealerships and build Unstoppable Auto Group. Amir’s passion for the industry led him to hold various roles within the organization. This includes Customer Experience, IT Operations, Marketing and Business Development. Recently, he has been involved in spearheading the group’s acquisitions which include an Audi, Volvo, and Polestar dealership. Follow Me On LinkedIn

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