Welcome to Apollo Dealer Services

Mark Walton
VP - Training and Development

Mark brings over 35 years of Automotive experience to his new position as Vice President of Training and Development at Apollo Dealer Services. He entered the industry in 1976 reconditioning vehicles and since then has worked his way up to Sales Consultant, F&I Manager, Sales Manager, Finance Director, GSM and GM.  Mark also worked with the Wolfington Group (Direct Mail/Events) as a National Team Leader for over 10 years, directing successful sales events from Maine to Hawaii. During that Mark was able to work within some of the largest and most successful dealerships and dealer groups around the country and not only learn from their “best practices” but also help them improve upon them.

Mark has always been a huge proponent of training and development and never resting on one’s previous accomplishments. He has attended and completed the NADA Dealer Academy’s Variable Ops/Advertising training as well as sales and advanced F&I training from some of the best in the industry over the last 4 decades including Road to a Sale, Half a Car, Dale Carnegie, Ryan and Associates, Ford Motor Credit, Zurich, JM&A, Chari Fogel and AFIP.  Since 2012 Mark has worked primarily as a General Agent/Consultant and Trainer/Coach using everything he learned to help dealers East of the Mississippi.  One of his first projects with Apollo will be creating a formal training program for all members of the sales and finance departments of automobile dealerships.

Mark’s decades of retail experience, ability to foster long term relationships and natural gift to teach and move the needle make him a genuine resource and invaluable asset to our dealers. His definition of Partnership is “the forming a relationship where each party cares as much about the other as much as they do themselves” and fulfilling top quality service is not an option but is what defines you

Automotive Experience | 35 Years
Recon – 1
Sales Consultant – 4
Sales Manager – 2
Business Manager – 3
Finance Director – 5
General Sales Manager – 1
General Manager – 2
Traveling Sales Team Leader – 1
Traveling Sales National Team Leader – 10
General Agency Account Executive – 4
General Agency Director of Training – 2

Personal

Mark’s primary enjoyment is spending time with his wife Mirielle, his 2 daughters Chantelle and Paige and their pets, Mario, Luigi and Lola. Mark is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fly fishing, hunting or just spending time on the water or at the beach.  He is a true Boston sports fan cheering on and supporting all 5 teams and attending games whenever possible. Mark will soon be enjoying the roll as “Grampa” or “Papi” as we affectionately say in these parts with the upcoming birth of his first grandchild (girl) in May 2018.