SiriusXM host, former Automotive News Publisher, to lead media, marketing & communications 

DENVER/ATLANTA — July 5, 2023  The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”), an independent merchant banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and investments in the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, announces the appointment of Jason Stein as Managing Director, responsible for media, marketing and communications.

Since September 2022, Stein has served as Presidio’s media advisor, assisting with the creation of content and communications, hosting industry events and launching Full Throttle, Presidio’s first podcast. Since its debut, Full Throttle has proven to be a sought-after venue for leaders in the retail and automotive sector. 

Stein becomes Managing Director at Presidio following a nearly 30-year career as a journalist and publishing executive, primarily in the automotive industry, including more than a decade as publisher of Automotive News in Detroit, Automotive News Europe in Munich and the launch of Automotive News Canada. At Crain Communications, he also oversaw the operation of Automotive News ChinaFixed Ops Journal and Shift mobility magazine.

In addition to his role with Presidio, Stein is host of SiriusXM radio show Cars & Culture with Jason Stein, a weekly program focused on athletes, actors, musicians and business leaders who are influencing car culture. 

“Our Presidio team continues to add experienced executives to its roster of talented teammates, and we are thrilled to add Jason as a leader within our firm,” Presidio CEO Brodie Cobb said. “As we expand our resources around thought leadership, Jason adds his reputation and connections which will increase our ability to provide industry expertise in the future.”

“With his finger on the pulse of the industry, Jason’s relationships and longevity in the industry will help Presidio serve as trusted advisors in every sense of the word,” said George Karolis, president of The Presidio Group. “At Presidio, we are proud to continue building the most talented and knowledgeable roster in the industry.”

About The Presidio Group LLC 

The Presidio Group was founded in 1998 with the simple mission to relentlessly put the interests of our clients first. By steadfastly adhering to this philosophy, the firm has earned the trust of clients throughout the United States. During their careers, the professionals at Presidio have collectively done more than 215 transactions totaling more than $15 billion. It also publishes Presidio’s Where the Rubber Meets the Road, a leading source of information about the automotive retail landscape and the automotive retail M&A environment. The Presidio Group is based in Denver and Atlanta. Presidio Merchant Partners LLC is a subsidiary of The Presidio Group LLC and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information on Presidio, visit


Brodie Cobb
(720) 844-3151

George Karolis
(678) 831-5520