Don Reese

Partner with Franchise Equity Partners

Don Reese has 34 years of automotive retail and finance experience. He is a current Board member of DriveTime and was previously President and CEO, where he oversaw operations of over 125 dealerships and managed a $4.5 BN loan portfolio.Other relevant positions held by Don Reese include: COO of Sheehy Auto Stores, COO of Gurley Leep Automotive, SVP at AutoNation and CFO of Maroone Auto Group. He was instrumental in one of the very first deals acquired by AutoNation in 1997 as an executive for Mike Maroone in the Maroone family of dealerships. Following the sale to AN, Don held various Sr. Executive positions with AN in Ft. Lauderdale & later in Chicago, until he returned to the private capital space in auto retail in 2002.

Don has served on numerous boards including Holy Cross College, Old National Bank and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ.