Shaun Del Grande bio headshot photoShaun was born and raised in the Bay Area, attending Saratoga High School, and furthering his education at UCLA, where he studied Economics and played on UCLA’s soccer team. His post-college career started in real estate, and he later moved to Mississippi to help his father open and build a cellular phone company (CellularOne of Northeast Mississippi). In 1996, he joined his father in the family business and began working at Almaden Mazda. Since then, they have grown the Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG) into the largest family owned dealership group in the Bay Area, consisting of 13 dealerships, 14 brands and over 1000 team members. In the past 5 years, the combined dealerships have sold over 100,000 new and pre-owned vehicles. Additionally, the Del Grande Dealer Group has been awarded Top Workplaces in the Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) every year since 2011. Shaun also serves and leads numerous boards and dealer councils for various automotive manufacturers. His favorite things about the business, has been working with his father, creating career paths for his team and his quest for providing world class customer experiences. Shaun and his wife, Penny, have 3 children – Bryce (7), Tucker (5) and Pia (4). He enjoys spending time with his children, traveling with his family and playing golf.