OUR FIRM

WHO WE ARE

Axiom Advisors is a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the needs of the retail automotive industry. Axiom Advisors was formed in the spirit of providing a fresh, new alternative to meet the specialized needs of retail automotive dealers. Our goal is to provide you, the dealer, with truth about your operations today, and insight into your plans for tomorrow.

 

Axiom Advisors partners with some of the largest, most respected and successful dealers in the country. To provide best in class services for our dealers, Axiom Advisors believes that 100% dedication is a must. We do not believe in providing services to other types of industries that may pull us away from our ONE focus: YOU, the DEALER.

 

Axiom Advisors provides transparent, effective communication every step of the way, which helps in fulfilling the desire of the Axiom team wanting to be appreciated and TRUSTED alongside all business transactions.

Phil Villegas & Marilou C. Vroman, CPA, CFE

“TO BE THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY, ONE MUST DEDICATE 100% OF THEMSELVES TO IT. WE ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT AXIOM ADVISORS WAS FOUNDED UNDER ONE THOUGHT AND THAT WAS TO PROVIDE THE ONE THING AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIPS DESPERATELY NEEDED. A BUSINESS PARTNER THAT WAS JUST AS OBSESSED AND AS FOCUSED.”

VALUE PROPOSITION

AXIOM ADVISORS was created with one idea in mind…

With a team of professionals holding a combination of over 60 years of hands on retail automotive industry experience working directly in dealerships, paired with the assurance of public accounting experience, we can’t help but obsess and be passionate about the industry. As industry insiders with experience working with hundreds of dealers, no other advisory firm knows automotive retail better than us. We speak the language that many others cannot, and we truly understand the complexities of the constantly changing automotive business firsthand. There is no task too small or too big. The tougher the job, the more we want to do it.

REASONS TO BELIEVE

    HIGHLY SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONALS WITH SOLE FOCUS ON THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.

    EXISTING CLIENT DEALERSHIPS CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP ON A CONSISTENT BASIS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

THE BACKGROUND

Axiom Advisor’s dealership consultants have the unique combination of over 60 years of hands-on retail automotive industry experience working directly in dealerships. Our expertise covers a broad spectrum of operational and financial matters in all phases of a dealership’s lifecycle, from the acquisition phase, through its operations phase and in preparation for sale or planning for succession. Our advisors are “car guys” and truly understand the language and complexities of the retail automotive industry.

Our expertise has been utilized to assist with many dealership Buy/Sells from Letter of Intent (LOI) to the closing table. Our M&A services include business plans, due diligence, valuations, quality of earnings, earnings normalization, buy/sell closing representation, manufacturer applications, evaluating asset purchase agreements (APA), dealership offering packages, and closings. In addition, our experts include CPA’s and forensic accounting specialists who can provide a wide variety of litigation support services, from record requests to open testimony depositions. Our litigation support expertise has been utilized to assist with a variety of cases pertaining to misappropriation of assets, safeguarding assets, tax matters, forensic analysis, internal investigation, franchise rights, lost profits, and partner/shareholder disputes among others.

We have performed in depth data analytics and have identified solutions to detect and deter different types of fraud including embezzlement (controller, CFO, departmental management), financial irregularities, payroll fraud, kickbacks, lapping, circumvention of controls, parts theft, pay plan manipulation. Our services also include DMS consulting, management assessment, fixed and variable operations analysis, and internal control evaluations. Our experts are proficient with major DMS systems such as Reynolds and Reynolds (ERA), CDK, Dealertrack and UCS which allows us to extract data to the finest level of detail with minimal interruption of dealership operational and accounting processes. Our experts can see and interpret the underlying details of operational & financial reports. We can also assist in continuing smooth back office operations with our interim CFO, controller or office manager services.

Our professionals our associated with organizations including NADA, SFADA, AICPA, ACFE, and CPA chapters from Florida and North Carolina. Axiom’s partners are Phil Villegas and Marilou C. Vroman, CPA, CFE.

VISION STATEMENT

We will be the first choice and trusted partner for dealerships seeking exceptional industry related support for mergers and acquisitions, enterprise management and litigation support.

Axiom Advisors are committed and passionate for excellence. Axiom will be known as the go to consulting firm for knowledgeable and result driven guidance. Axiom Advisors will strive for growth and opportunities for success for both their clients and their employees.

MISSION STATEMENT

Axiom Advisors is an experienced and innovative consulting firm Solely focused on retail automotive dealerships throughout the U.S. Axiom Advisors is committed in empowering dealerships by providing truthful observations and measures alongside effective solutions. Our client’s protection, steady financial strength and growth is our goal alongside a positive and driven work environment for our team

WHAT WE DO BEST

SERVICES | CORE EXPERTISE

CONTACT

PHIL VILLEGAS: PV@AXIOM-AUTO.COM

MARILOU C. VROMAN, CPA, CFE: MV@AXIOM-AUTO.COM

786.350.2675

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