Group Director Business Development
Panel: Disruptive Retail Innovation
About Brian Allan
Brian started his automotive retail career in 1980 in Beverly Hills, California selling Lincoln, Mercury, Peugeot, and Lotus vehicles while attending Cal State University Northridge. In 1985, Brian joined what became the Galpin Premier Collection. As a General Manager at Galpin for the last 21 years, Brian opened and operated 8 of the Galpin family of brands including Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo, Spyker, Lotus, and Mazda franchises. Each of these brands has received repeated recognition by the manufacturers for the highest achievements in sales and customer service performance. Every brand, if not #1 in the nation, has been consistently in the top 10% of national sales volumes and CSI ranking under his leadership and guidance from the legendary H.F. “Bert” Boeckmann, Chairman and Owner of Galpin Motors.
In 2016, Brian was promoted to the Galpin leadership team as Group Director, Business Development. In his new role, Brian has direct responsibility to further retail innovation and improve business processes for all of Galpin’s retail operations.
Brian’s significant experience with a variety of automotive brands and retail strategies allows for unique insights that he enjoys sharing with his peers in the industry. Brian has served on several manufacturer and vendor advisory boards, committees, and dealer councils.
Brian Allan resides in the Hollywood Hills with his wife Karon and Fox Terrier rescue, Brandy. He is a Los Angeles native.