CARS Business Development Team

For more information on a transaction with Capital Automotive, please contact one of the following individuals:

Daniel E. Garces
Senior Vice President & Director of Acquisitions


Dan is Senior Vice President & Director of Acquisitions at the Company, overseeing investments in the U.S. and Canada. Dan has over twenty-five years of experience in commercial lending and structuring creative financing alternatives through sale-leasebacks with automotive dealers. Prior to joining CARS in 2002, Dan was a commercial lender at LaSalle Bank in Chicago with a focus on providing credit to a wide array of financial institutions throughout the U.S. including: retail automobile finance, consumer finance, commercial finance, leasing, and mortgage banking companies. Prior to LaSalle, Dan was a lender in the National Dealer Services Group at Comerica Bank in Chicago. He managed a portfolio of dealer group relationships and provided floor plan financing, capital loans, mortgage debt, and other banking services to auto dealers throughout the Midwest. Dan is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago where he received a B.B.A. majoring in Finance with an Accounting concentration.

Dan Garces may be contacted via e-mail at:
Direct: (703) 394-1313

Daniel J. Hartmann
Vice President of Acquisitions

Dan is a Vice President at the Company, focusing on acquisitions in the Western U.S.  Dan has over 30 years of experience in banking and 29 years dedicated to retail automotive.  Prior to joining CARS, Dan managed a regional lending office for Comerica Bank in the National Dealer Services Department.  Dan grew the portfolio from $50 million to over $1 billion in loans encompassing floor plan, real estate and acquisition financing.  Dan has a BS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Dan Hartmann may be contacted via e-mail at:
Direct: (703) 752-1915

Jacob C. Stanton
Acquisitions Manager

dgJacob is an Acquisitions Manager at the Company, supporting acquisitions throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has experience in real estate and credit underwriting and has been a member of the Company’s real estate team for four years. Jacob serves as a member of the Ireland Advisory Council for the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he received a B.B.A. with a double major in finance and economics and a certificate in international business from the Mendoza College of Business. Additionally, Jacob serves on the board of the Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion, Inc. (JIFFI), a non-profit based in South Bend, IN.

Jacob Stanton may be contacted via e-mail at:
Direct: (703) 394-1326

Jay M. Ferriero
President & Chief Executive Officer

jfJay M. Ferriero joined Capital Automotive in February 1999 as the Company’s Director of Acquisitions.  Mr. Ferriero has thirty-eight years of experience in commercial, automotive dealership and real estate finance.  Prior to joining Capital Automotive, from 1994 to 1999, Mr. Ferriero served as a First Vice President Loan Group and National Accounts Manager at Comerica Incorporated, a leading financial institution serving the automotive retail industry.  At Comerica, Mr. Ferriero was responsible for managing the auto dealer lending offices in Florida and Illinois, and had nationwide responsibilities for managing multi-bank credit facilities for some of the largest auto consolidators.  From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Ferriero was Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer at Comerica Bank & Trust, overseeing all lending activities. Since 1980 and prior to 1991, Mr. Ferriero’s experiences included managing commercial loan processing operations, restructuring problem loans, and originating commercial and auto dealership loans.  Mr. Ferriero serves as a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a graduate with degrees in Finance and Sociology.

Jay Ferriero may be contacted via e-mail at:
Direct: (703) 394-1319