Meet Our Consultants

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Mike Kunkel
Strategic Business
Consultant

Mike has been involved in the automotive industry his entire life. His career began at an early age where he worked in all facets of his family’s automotive businesses. His love of the industry and desire to grow inspired him to attend Northwood University in Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Automotive Business Management. Mike went on to become General Manager for American Auto Salvage in Ft. Worth, Texas where he grew the company into a large and very profitable business. While immersed in this business he became one of the instrumental founders of the Team PRP program. Mike is a seasoned and highly regarded leader and speaker at industry conferences. His industry experience, education, and expertise provide his clients with honest and accurate assessments of their business. As a leader of their Profit Team Groups, Mike is a numbers guy. He uses a basic and proven platform to teach his clients how to analyze their business by understanding their numbers. This approach provides his clients self-sustaining knowledge and skills to manage and grow their businesses. He delivers results!

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Rob Rainwater
Strategic Business

Consultant

After nearly three decades in Automotive Recycling, it is clear that Rob's talent lies in transforming industry businesses into multi-million-dollar companies. He began his career as a delivery driver for Jerry Brown's Auto Salvage. He spent 23 years with JBAP and secured a key leadership role in turning the company into a multi-million-dollar company. Realizing his talent was business transformation, he went on to become General Manager of Bishop Auto Parts in CT and then onto Cornell's Used Auto Parts in NY. There, he streamlined systems, increased sales and profitability and positioned them for continued success. Rob's no-nonsense "Thought-Leadership" approach with his clients result in the development of strong leaders, teams, and automatic profit centers. He knows what truly drives change; an assertive and focused approach while keeping defined business outcomes at the forefront. As an industry leader who served on many boards including ARA, ARANY, as well as many others, he is a highly sought-after coach and trainer. Rob's personal mission of helping others succeed, laser focus, and unique ability to connect with other, is a dynamic combination that has proven to be successful with all his clients. 

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