Ms. Kerrigan has spent over a decade in auto retail as a dealer, lender, investor and buy/sell advisor. Prior to founding Kerrigan Advisors, she served as head of Presidio Automotive, during which time she represented dealer clients in numerous multi-million dollar transactions. Ms. Kerrigan also served as senior vice president at AutoStar, a subsidiary of iStar Financial (NYSE: SFI), where she financed large dealership acquisitions. Earlier in her career, she was dealer operator of her family’s automotive dealership. Ms. Kerrigan began her post-graduate career as an investment banker for Piper Jaffray.
Ms. Kerrigan is a recognized industry expert on dealership buy/sells, valuation and real estate and is a frequent speaker at leading auto retail events and conferences, including NADA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), JD Power Roundtable and DrivingSales’ President’s Club.
Ms. Kerrigan has also served as keynote speaker for events hosted by American Honda Motor Company, Audi of America, Bank of America, US Trust, Ohio Automobile Dealer Association, Colorado Automobile Dealer Association, CNA National and SunTrust Bank. Additionally, she has led webinars for NADA and Automotive News and shares her expertise in a monthly column she writes for Dealer Magazine.
Ms. Kerrigan received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She resides in Newport Beach, California with her husband and business partner, Ryan Kerrigan, and their three children.