Linda Barnette has announced the official launch of her new business, Fifth Gear Sales. This forward-thinking training company will focus on shifting the way NADA and SEMA vendors sell to the Auto Industry.
As the VP of National Accounts for AutoBuilders General Contracting Services, Inc., Barnette introduced many of the top 125 Automotive Groups and Dealer Principals to the firm and achieved record sales with her top performance at over 46 million in a 12 month period. Bob Rawe, CEO and President of AutoBuilders says, “We support Linda in her new endeavor and know she will transform businesses aspiring to increase revenue by teaching her systematic giving approach which has proven to grow my business.” In 2009, Rawe hired a sales training company led by Greta Schulz, author of To Sell is Not to Sell. At the time, Barnette was working for Schulz. Rawe says, “I believed in the authenticity of the training and agreed with the process of generating revenue through a methodical giving approach to sales.”
Schulz, CEO of Schulz Business, and Barnette reconnected to form Fifth Gear Sales to bring this sales approach to the automotive industry. The workshop company will provide focused training for specific targeted sales to pre-approved elite professionals who sell to dealers. The first workshop will be held in Palm Beach, FL at Northwood University, the leader in Automotive Management. Candidates, NADA and SEMA vendors will need to apply for the two day program to determine if they are the right fit for the workshop. “At AutoBuilders, we believe in Northwood and support the students in the automotive program, so it’s a great fit for Linda to bring the top executives in the automotive industry to their campus and increase awareness.” commented Rawe. Barnette and Rawe agree to stay strategically aligned, and Barnette plans to maintain close contact with all the dealers she has developed relationships. She believes she will have her finger on the pulse of the industry even more with her new role and wants to be a trusted resource for each dealer and vendor she works with.
About Fifth Gear Sales
Fifth Gear Sales is a forward thinking training company that bridges the gap between NADA and SEMA vendors and the Dealer Principals and CEO’s of Automotive Groups nationally creating relationships that generate revenue.
Linda Barnette, Greta Schulz
Fifth Gear Sales
Ph: 1 800-560-0147
Palm Beach, Florida USA