AutoStaff

ABOUT US

OUR AMAZING TEAM MEMBERS

Matt Wadiak
Matt Wadiak
President

Matt is the Founder and President of AutoStaff with over 35 years of automotive experience. Matt first stepped into the automotive career in his early twenties as a salesperson in a dealership in New Jersey. With hard work and dedication, Matt worked his way up through the ranks from a Salesperson to a Finance Manager, Finance Director, General Sales Manager and finally a General Manager of large volume NY metro stores such as Planet Honda and Paragon Honda.

Although Matt loved being in the dealership, he had a passion for training and found fulfillment in being a part of another human being’s journey to success. This led him to join TK Worldwide as a National Recruiter and Trainer, providing recruiting and training services to thousands of dealerships across the country.

With decades of knowledge and experience in hand, Matt eventually formed AutoStaff in 2014. Since then, he has been actively helping dealerships across the country recruit and train their staff for success.

Elaine Kong
Elaine Kong
Chief Operating Officer

Elaine first joined AutoStaff as an Assistant Recruiter. Driven by a curiosity to join the business world and with the opportunity at hand, Elaine decided to take on a couple of additional projects in other departments to help the company grow, eventually earning the promotion to Executive Administrator. Fast forward a couple of years, after proving her ability in managing different departments and with the expansion of the company, Elaine is now the COO of AutoStaff.

Some of the many projects that Elaine is involved with include rebranding the company (from Dealer Solutions 360 and TK Worldwide to AutoStaff) and managing the AutoStaff’s website and marketing programs. She also oversees the writing and updating of AutoStaff’s training manuals, bookkeeping and accounting, onboarding and payroll of team members, and system setups and customizations.

Elaine has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her career background includes handling phone calls on automotive leases, human resources, training, and management. Elaine’s next goal is to use her wealth of knowledge and expertise from various departments and industries to help AutoStaff become the country’s top automotive recruiting and training company.

Stephanie Widjaja
Stephanie Widjaja
VP of Talent Acquisition

Stephanie, with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Marketing from the University of South Florida, has been with AutoStaff from its humble beginning. Joining in 2015 as the company’s 3rd employee, Stephanie has been integral to AutoStaff’s early success and continued growth. Her extensive background in Marketing, Talent Acquisition, and Employee Engagement has been a great asset to AutoStaff.

As the Senior Recruiting Manager, Stephanie leads a team overseeing the recruitment efforts for Variable and Fixed Operations roles on behalf of our Automotive clients. Along with the team, she places great emphasis on relationships, not transactions. Her unwavering commitment to customized client service and cultivating candidate talent makes her great at what she does.

David Walsh
David Walsh
Director of Training

David spent ten years with the Ford Motor Company, beginning as a District Field Manager and departing as the Franchise Manager. He subsequently became the President of Operations for the Walden Automotive Group, where he managed the daily operations of 10 dealerships in Minnesota.

David soon joined MarketWise as a VP of Sales Operations in managing lease portfolios for captive and non-captive finance companies. With the experience under his belt, David became part of the JM Family Enterprises for 16 years. He held the AVP of Training and Curriculum Development position, providing sales, leasing, and leadership training for many of the 177 Southeast Toyota dealers and JM Lexus.

With 37 years of experience in the automotive industry and almost half of it providing training and development curriculums to dealerships across the country, David is an expert in developing your dream team.

Dirk Fye
Dirk Fye
Recruiter, Fixed Operations

With 37 years in the automotive industry, Dirk spent most of his career timeline in the Fixed Operations department, starting as a Service Advisor. Promoted to Parts Manager within four years, he eventually became the Director of Fixed Operations.

Dirk was known by his previous employers and colleagues for his strong work ethic and always putting his best foot forward for his team and employer. During his time as the Director of Fixed Operations, he oversaw the daily operations of the entire department, which included ensuring the department was adequately staffed with the right team members, and creating and maintaining a positive experience for the customers. Dirk does not waiver in support of his colleagues in their daily duties.

Being heavily involved with the Service department’s operation, Dirk is an expert in getting your Service department running at its optimum level. His abilities have been recognized every year with CSI awards.

Marie Iraola
Marie Iraola
Executive Assistant

During her time at Kutztown University, where she acquired a BS in Psychology, Marie began to hone her customer service skills. She has experience in multiple client-facing industries, with a soft spot for those in need. Marie uses her exceptional people skills to manage AutoStaff ‘s social media and campaign logistics.

Maria strives to provide exceptional service and help others live more efficient work lives. As Executive Assistant, she keeps an eagle eye on the management of AutoStaff’s calendar, client files (including sales contracts, client interaction, client notes) and handles travel logistics for AutoStaff’s trainers during recruiting campaigns.

Renaldo Leonard
Renaldo Leonard
Recruiting & Training Specialist

Starting in the automotive industry as a Sales Consultant in 1999, Renaldo soon worked his way up to being a Regional Sales Manager with a solid track record, securing key clients and increasing product distribution to grow market share. His talents and abilities earned him the recognition of a two times President’s award. Following his role as Product Consultant at Cox Automotive, then Enterprise Sales Director of DealerSocket, Renaldo is an expert in inventory management and software solutions, helping and educating others on optimizing inventory and increasing returns.

Renaldo is a General Dealership Management course graduate from NADA Dealer Academy and certified Paul Cummings Training Specialist/Director of Content Development. As a dynamic, results-driven sales professional with over two decades of experience, Renaldo provides excellent insights into sales leadership, strategic territory management, and analytical skills in highly competitive markets. He joins AutoStaff intending to share and impart his hard-earned leadership experience by training the next generation of car salespersons.

Ray Rizzo
Ray Rizzo
Recruiting & Training Specialist

Ray started his career in the car industry in California selling Fords. He advanced in the industry from New Car Sales Manager to General Sales Manager and then to General Manager of a highly successful Chrysler Jeep Subaru dealership in the North East.

Ray’s knowledge and experience are a great asset in helping dealers build an effective sales team and helping them increase profits in fixed operations and F&I performance. He has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award from Subaru and Chrysler’s Sales Masters Award for Outstanding Sales and CSI.

Jamie Davis
Jamie Davis
Recruiting & Training Specialist
Kevin Bowie
Kevin Bowie
Recruiting & Training Specialist

Kevin’s impressive 35 years in Automotive began at a Datsun Nissan in Boston, MA. Following the siren call of the Big Apple, he moved to New York City in the 80s, where he worked with one of the largest dealer groups in the country. There he achieved Honda Gold Master Status in sales and was quickly promoted to management, holding the positions of F&I, Closer, Trainer, and Desk Manager at the 4th largest Honda dealership in the country.

Returning to New England, Kevin continued to impress as a General Manager for the next two decades at highly successful Honda dealerships in VT and NH, which achieved Honda’s President’s award every year.

Kevin now shares his experiences, skills, and techniques as a Recruiting & Training Specialist with AutoStaff. He is passionate about personnel training and provides invaluable insight into dealership operations and various other areas of the automotive industry.

Greg Glenn
Greg Glenn
Recruiting & Training Specialist

Fresh out of high school, Greg journeyed into the car business, spending his afternoons in college as a Service Writer. Upon graduation, he took a sales position with a local Volkswagen dealership and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager. His talent and drive set him apart as he became the #1 salesperson for the Chicago District and #2 salesperson in the US following a further move to Cedar Rapids, IA.

Further developing his already impressive toolset, Greg embarked on becoming a Corporate Trainer. Later, as a Corporate Training Manager, he oversaw 150 Volkswagen dealerships and 50 Porsche-Audi dealerships, training over 10,000 salespeople and managers.

Headhunted to be the Career Development Manager by Southeast Toyota, Greg continued to recruit and train personnel. With over five decades of experience, Greg is now a part of the AutoStaff team, putting his talents of training and recruitment to good use.