Team

JOE OZOG

Principal

As a Detroit native, the car industry is in Joe's blood.  A CPA by trade, Joe left public accounting and followed his family's legacy as a 3rd generation Ford Motor Company employee.  In 1997, he joined the corporate development team of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. where he learned the "ins and outs" of buying and selling car dealerships from masters of the trade.

In 2002, Joe founded the firm and has been transacting deals since.  His unique combination of public accounting, manufacturing and M&A experience gives him an in-depth understanding of the numbers.   With over 20 years helping dealers buy and sell dealerships, there is little he hasn't witnessed.  You will find no better ally on either the buy side or the sell side (never both).

Joe and his wife of over 25 years live in the Phoenix area with their four young children. Joe is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.

BRIAN EVANS

Principal

Prior to joining Ozog Auto nine years ago, Brian enjoyed eighteen years with Ford Motor Company in regional and national leadership roles throughout the country.   He then assumed the position of Vice-President for Lithia Motors' Mergers, Acquisitions and Manufacturer Relations for over eight years.  These assignments fostered unique long-term retailer relationships, market knowledge, and network experience which has been invaluable. 

He has been married for over thirty years and enjoys his children and grandchildren who also reside in the Pacific Northwest.

JOHN WRIGHT

Partner

After completing a 40+ year career with GMAC and Ally Financial, John joined Ozog Consulting Group in March of 2014. While at GMAC and Ally, he worked in management and executive capacities interfacing with dealerships throughout the country. He was a founding member of the leadership team that established the consumer and commercial automotive lending functions at Ally Bank. 

John and his wife are the parents of three adult daughters and have five grandchildren. John enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and downhill skiing. He and his wife reside in North Dakota.

EMILY OZOG

Financial Analyst

Besides being married to Joe for over 25 years (success in and of itself), Emily has over 25 years’ experience in the financial analysis and corporate accounting field. She received an accounting degree in 1993 from Franciscan University of Steubenville and attained CPA accreditation from Texas shortly after. This helped to launch a successful 13-year career within various corporate finance and accounting departments. In 2006, Emily left corporate America to help Joe in his growing business and also to begin a new career as a mother.

Emily loves hiking, skiing and mountain biking, and is devoted to raising her 4 children and keeping Joe in line.