Our History & Vision

37 years ago, Rick Hughes looked around his industry and saw a way to do it better, and that’s when Capital Automotive was born. As the Director of Business Development for the largest automotive financial products and services company in the world, Rick was uniquely poised to understand what his clients needed to succeed and create strong solutions to guarantee financial growth.

Our vision is to be the best by offering the best while ensuring the profitability, compliance and growth of our partners. In this constantly evolving marketplace, we continue to look for innovative ways to increase revenue streams while providing solutions that are right for you.

Management Team

Andrew Kessler
Andrew Kessler
Director of Dealer Development
Andrew hales from St. Albans, WV, and is a Clemson University Graduate…
Rick Hughes
Rick Hughes
CEO & President
Rick Hughes has a successful 37-year track record in automotive finance.
Bob Shepard
Bob Shepard
Chief Operating Officer
Following his time at VA Tech, Bob moved into the retail automotive business…
Keith Shrader
Keith Shrader
District Manager
Keith leads solution development efforts…
Gary Hampton
Gary Hampton
District Manager
Gary has held multiple retail positions from Finance Director to GM.
Anthony Surrett
Anthony Surrett
District Manager
Anthony Joined our team May of 2018.

Join Our Team

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Capital solutions, capital success – it’s that simple.

At Capital Automotive, our success is defined by your success. We know that capital solutions bring capital success.