Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, announced the expansion of their team with the addition of five new members.
“The car wash space has experienced unprecedented mergers and acquisitions activity,” said Jeff Pavone, partner at Amplify Car Wash Advisors. “And with that, our firm is growing to keep pace with the needs of our clients. For a company that is only about two years old, we are truly honored to continue attracting such high-level, well-respected talent to our team.”
Jeff Fazio, a fourth generation car washer, joined as vice president of mergers and acquisitions, southeast region. His grandfather, Sonny Fazio, founded Sonny’s Enterprises, which is now the largest car wash equipment manufacturer in the world. Jeff Fazio was with Sonny’s for 12 years in tunnel equipment sales, including national account sales; he participated in over 200 car wash projects during that time.
“I joined the Amplify Car Wash Advisors team hoping to share with others some of what the Fazio’s have learned in our family’s 70+ years in the industry,” said Fazio. “I have a deep connection to the southeast and I am looking forward to drawing on my experience and relationships to help car wash owners navigate their path.”
Chris Niro also joined Amplify Car Wash Advisors as vice president of business and legal affairs, bringing a strong background in complex commercial transactions, corporate formation and governance, and brand (intellectual property) development experience to the team. Niro is also a seasoned litigator appearing in federal and state courts around the country in commercial and intellectual property matters. He is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law.
"Coming from a law firm in Chicago, I’m blown away by the car wash space,” said Niro. “Even as the industry is experiencing a major shift from fragmented ‘mom-and-pop’ operations to more corporate Fortune-500 types, there is still a sense of community where even competitors can be friends which is certainly unique and I’m excited to now join.”
Kellie Martin joined as director of client relations where she will spearhead new client outreach through strategic marketing campaigns as well as focus on the full spectrum client experience. Prior to joining Amplify Car Wash Advisors, Martin co-founded a communications firm providing clients nationwide with expertise in political campaign outreach.
“Satisfied clients are the touchstone of any business,” said Martin. “I look forward to bringing my decades of communications and client relationship expertise to my new role at Amplify Car Wash Advisors.”
Additionally, Brandon Reuter joined the firm as a business analyst. Reuter worked as an information technology expert at Microsoft Corporation, with experience in business systems and analytics. Reuter was also a corporate trainer for Landry’s luxury restaurant concept, Mastro’s Ocean Club, where he helped create company standards and curriculum focusing on business efficiency and customer service.
Former Amplify Car Wash Advisors intern, Stanley Cai, joined the team full time as a mergers and acquisitions analyst. Cai is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics.