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“As a dealer profit expert with front-line experience in F&I operations administration, I can help you maximize the benefits for your customers — and your bottom line. Call me today, and let me introduce you to the true profit potential of our F&I product suites.”
— Trip Taylor, founder, Gulfstream Partners
When you work with Gulfstream Partners, connecting you to top-quality F&I products is just the beginning. Partnership is a critical part of our philosophy, and we’re focused on your success. Employee incentives work only when sales teams understand how to achieve their goals. That’s why we don’t walk away after installing an F&I program.
Gulfstream Partners provides the motivational training and the monitoring you need to take your F&I program to the next level.
Founder Trip Taylor has worked with dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than 16 years. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their twins.
Andrew Clevenger contributes years of experience in the Finance arena for the Automotive Industry. After serving six years in the US Army Aviation he found his strength and passion for the automotive retail business after working at a large volume retail operation.
He uses this experience to help Gulfstream Partners’ dealers increase their finance gross per copy and realize their full revenue potential. Andrew’s role with Gulfstream includes servicing, training, and sales. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his family.
David Maldonado brings a wealth of knowledge having served over 12 years in a high line dealership. He had roles in the service, sales, and finally as Finance Director.
David brings through his previous roles a knowledge of real world tools to help Gulfstream Partners’ dealers run more effectively and efficiently while increasing profitability. David lives in Atlanta with his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Charlie.
Claire Parker joined the Gulfstream Partners’ team in August 2018 as our Administrate Assistant. Claire's role is very versatile and requires flexibility.
Her responsibilities include general administrative assistance, various projects to support the team, providing input on office policies and procedures, and assisting the team with day-to-day tasks, errands, and assignments.
Brian joined the auto industry in 2000 and has spent much of his career as a Finance Director for a variety of manufacturers. Before joining Gulfstream Partners, he served as Regional Account Manager for a large captive finance company and received accolades as the top F&I producer in the nation for seven consecutive years.
With more than 20 years of finance experience, Brian utilizes his knowledge and clear communication skills to provide dealer partners with effective Advanced F&I income development opportunities. Brian helps dealers maximize their F&I income, product penetration, and compliance which allows them to exceed expectations in their short and long-term goals. Brian currently resides in the West Palm Beach, FL area with his family.
Remembering Deneen Honea
In 2020, we lost our team member, Deneen Honea, unexpectedly. Deneen joined the Gulfstream Partners team in January 2017 as our Office Manager.
Through the years, Deneen has done an outstanding job at helping our customers, vendors, and managing the needs of our office. She was well liked by all. Her welcoming smile and willingness to help will be deeply missed.
Gulfstream Partners helps those around us become successful and maintain that success. We earn trust, and prove that this trust is worthwhile. By holding to these values, we achieve success ourselves.