Conference Speaker, Auto Industry Expert, News Analyst
"Steve Greenfield presented at our Global Leadership Conference which included leaders from all lines of business within our company. His presentation was compelling, relatable, and easy to understand. The relevance of the material combined with Steve's unparalleled subject matter expertise fueled a robust discussion. We left invigorated to challenge ourselves to think differently about how we set the strategic direction of our automotive business. Thanks Steve!"
EVP & President
Assurant Global Automotive
"Steve's presentation to our extended Auto team was not only educational and informative, but in this ever changing and recently fast changing industry, having his perspective on what the future holds near and long term was invaluable. Nobody has a crystal ball but if anyone can help make it a bit clearer it's Steve, as well as get us excited about what to look forward to"
When Steve Speaks, People Listen
Steve is known for his thoughtful, practical and easily-digestible insights, which is why he is often called upon to lend his perspective at automotive industry conferences and in news outlets spanning the U.S. and abroad.
From speaker to panelist to moderator, educator and host, Steve has been featured at The Presidio’s Conference, Used Car Week, Auto Intelligence Summit, The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, National Auto Auction Association Convention, Automotive Fleet Leasing Association, CarGurus Navigate Conference, AICPA & CIMA Dealership Conference, and many more.
In answer to the fundamental lack of conferences dedicated to automotive technology entrepreneurs and investors, Steve launched the National Auto Venture & Investors Conference (NAVIcon) in 2021, in conjunction with Cherokee Media’s annual Used Car Week Conference.
Steve has developed and hosted numerous video shows, including The Daily Download, AutoTech’s Got Talent, NADA Must See Companies, Automotive Ventures’ March Madness, and the CBT News’ Friday Five and Founder Focus segments.
He has also been featured on many automotive industry podcasts, too, including Auto Remarketing, Used Car Dealer, and Phil Vogel/Vogel Strategies.
"Steve presented at the AICPA National Dealership Conference in October 2021 and was the highest rated speaker of approximately 20 sessions. The Conference Planning Committee asked him for an encore session and so he graciously presented again at the October 2022 conference. His 2022 presentation was fresh and provide his vision on the future of automotive retailing. Well done and many THANKS for your pay it forward efforts!"
Edmund J. Reinhard, CPA
Conference Planning Committee Chair
"Steve Greenfield has a commanding understanding of the existential threats and opportunities confronting car dealers. Bel Air Partners recently hosted our fifteenth “Elite Dealer Summit.” Steve was our featured speaker on the subject of his excellent book “The Future of Automotive Retail.” Our “summits” are held intermittently when industry participants are confronting new challenges to their businesses. Past speakers included public auto dealers, Wall Street analysts, and others who might be pertinent to the subjects at hand. Our audience consists of not only car dealers but also Wall Street investment firms. In short, we were fortunate to have Steve join us this time. He succinctly and comprehensively illuminated the future of the long-established automotive distribution system. Steve got top marks and was a major contributor to the success of our program."
Bel Air Partners
"Steve was engaging, insightful, and incredibly knowledgeable. His perspective on the industry and assessment of potential threats and opportunities created great dialogue amongst our senior management group. This continued into the following day’s agenda, opening up our idea session to a much greater degree. We had allowed for one hour with Steve, and after two, could’ve likely continued with him for the rest of the day, if we didn’t have to wrap up."
Seen and Heard Here
"Steve brings an incredible energy and an abundance of knowledge in his presentations. He presented at our National Sales Meeting, and our 700+ attendees are now raving fans. Steve’s ability to cover all facets of the automotive and dealer ecosystem is current and very entertaining."
Vice President Remarketing Sales and Operations North America