GardX is a family business, blending traditional family values with a spirit of innovation, and an unwavering passion for the automotive and motorcycle industries. Our leadership team embodies our vision and values, sharing accountability for driving the success of our IGNITE strategy, whilst instilling a culture of innovation and positive disruption across our global team.
Our Founder and Group Chairman, Victor, created the GardX business back in 2002, before launching in the market in 2003. Victor has enjoyed more than 48 years’ experience in the automotive sector, owning and operating both new and used vehicle sales operations. This includes the ownership and operations of a franchised dealer group for 17 years representing Toyota, Jeep, Chrysler, Suzuki, Lexus and other brands. He is recognised as 'a key industry influencer' by Car Dealer Magazine’s annual panel.
Group Vice Chairman
Martin, an automotive industry veteran has been part of the GardX business from its inception. Through the years Martin has played key roles within the organisation, including developing new channels to market and international expansion. Martin now fulfils the role of Strategic Advisor for the group, where he provides critical strategic support, counsel and guidance for the organisation.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Our Group Chief Executive Officer, Billy, is responsible for leading day-to-day operations and strategy for the group. Billy joined GardX in 2017 to spearhead and launch a pioneering digital SAAS business for the automotive industry, formerly called GardX AD-Vantage, and now known as GardX Engage. His automotive experience is broad reaching, having established a successful used car export operation in 2013, which currently spans eight international markets.
Group Chief Revenue Officer
Our Group Chief Revenue Officer, Dylan, is based out of our GardX Europe, Prague office and is responsible for all Sales and Business Development across all GardX brands and product lines, both domestically and internationally. Bringing 20 years’ experience in the automotive, finance and banking sectors, Dylan has a proven history of success in disruptive and pioneering brands, from Online Finance to GMAC Financial Services and more.
Group Chief Operating Officer
Our Group Chief Operating Officer, Stuart, is accountable for the daily operations of the organisation across all global markets. He is responsible for enhancing operational efficiencies, driving forward business effectiveness and leading transformation across the group. This includes Strategy, Operations, Production, Marketing, Digital, IT, Product Development, Partnerships, Logistics and Supply Chain. Stuart offers extensive automotive experience, with a particular expertise in strategy development, business transformation, digitalisation and marketing. Prior to joining GardX, Stuart held a senior executive role and member of the leadership team within the UAE based conglomerate, Al-Futtaim group, which involved the implementation of a dramatic digital and go-to-market transformation across 11 international markets.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Our Group Director of Finance, Simon is a Fellow of the Association of Certified & Chartered Accountants (FCCA) and Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA, FIPA). He boasts extensive experience in the automotive sector, both as an auditor and finance director. His industry experience includes roles as Finance Director for a large automotive group and the Yamaha World Superbike Team.