CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Octane Group, a coaching and implementation company serving the Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) (subprime auto self-financing) industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Murray to its executive team.
Mr. Murray, an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner with experience in capital raises, marketing, branding and even blockchain, joins Octane as its Chief Operating Officer.
“We’re fortunate!” said Octane Founder and Head Coach Jim Rhoads. “Dave is a highly experienced team leader with an impressive track record and broad set of skills. I met him in Salt Lake City while working on other projects and ventures. I knew back then that I’d like to work with him whenever the opportunity might arise. Dave is a person of high integrity with a rare mix of talents. He fits our growing team perfectly and is the right person to help us manage key parts of our strategy. He quickly understood our vision and the road ahead for Octane and its related initiatives.”
Since Jim’s wife and now business partner Michelle Rhoads joined Octane in March of 2021, the company has been in “build mode.” With a focus on foundational elements under Michelle’s leadership, Octane introduced in November of 2021 the BHPH industry’s first online training course: The BHPH Institute. Then, in 2022, Jim and Michelle publicized and syndicated two BHPH-specific podcasts: Tote the Note – the High Octane Podcast for BHPH and The BHPH Morning Show.
“Since releasing our podcasts,” Jim Rhoads said, “we find ourselves growing quickly and shifting our attention to scalability. So, Michelle and I are excited to have Dave join us as we journey toward high-impact destinations on our roadmap.”
In keeping with their “all ships rise” mantra, Jim and Michelle recently began pre-registering BHPH dealers and those in the industry to join the BHPH Nation.
“Think of it as a one-stop platform to find marketplace providers, get access to free and paid resources and mentorship and even curated discussion groups,” Jim Rhoads said. “This is for the entire industry so all who provide value to BHPH dealers and their consumers will be welcome! Dave will be overseeing the multi-phase rollout of “the Nation” along with the capitalization of this and other Octane-related endeavors.
About The Octane Group
The Octane Group is a partnership of Jim and Michelle Rhoads that focuses on the Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) Industry, specifically retailers’ education, training, and direct consulting. Jim’s career spans more than 20 years in the (BHPH) industry where he has worked as consultant, trainer, and analyst covering 26 states to date. Michelle has extensive experience in Project Management and Product Marketing with an emphasis on management, training and systems and processes. Jim and Michelle Rhoads co-host “Buy Here Pay Here Morning Show” and Jim hosts the “Tote the Note” podcast.
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