Richard Rodgers


Richard Rodgers is an accomplished chief executive and entrepreneur with 28 years of experience in some of the largest automotive groups in the US and the sixth largest corporation in the world. His extensive background in all aspects of financial management and investing, coupled with his leading expertise in insurance and risk transfer, make Richard a uniquely equipped leader to assist any board facing large risk exposure. Richard is an expert in mergers and acquisitions, as well as managing multi-million-dollar investment portfolios. A true team player and leader of unquestionable integrity, Richard is recognized for treating employees and customers with honesty, fairness and ethics. Richard has served on a large number of boards. Richard's specialties include strategic cash management, lecturing, insurance, securities, accounting and financial operations.

Currently, Richard is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Dannah Investment Group LLC, which he founded in 2009. The group consists of Dannah Insurance Solutions LLC, Dannah Capital Partners, Dannah Executive fund, Captisure and Certannuity, different entities created to provide creative insurance solutions to employees, offer secure 401k plans, manage captive insurance companies and offer efficient risk management for auto dealers and medical professionals. Through Dannah, Richard has helped numerous companies protect their assets and achieve sustainable growth.

Richard is also the Founder and original chairman of CMF International (Christian Missionary Fund), a registered 501(c)(3) that supports missionaries around the world. He has grown the fund to over $100,000 in assets.

Richard has also served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and an equity partner for Gosch Auto Group, a $400 million auto group in Southern California where he oversaw the financial operations of six dealerships with a total of 525 employees. During his tenure, he has established three captive insurance companies, consolidated business offices into a single office and established a warranty company that resulted in major tax savings and risk transfer benefits for the group. Richard has also created a highly successful digital document archiving system for the company, effectively eliminating physical paperwork.

Prior to Gosch Auto Group, Richard held senior executive positions across a number of high-profile auto groups including Penske Auto Group, Galpin Motors, Cars Direct and Marubeni Auto Group. 

Before Marubeni, Richard served as Chief Financial Officer at Penske Automotive Group where he was hired to manage a 5,000-unit in-house lease fleet and later created an accounting system to track all transactions after the company sold its lease fleet while the fleet's servicing operations. During his tenure at Penske Automotive Group, Richard led over 20 successful mergers and acquisitions.

Early in his career, Richard served as Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University where he taught senior-level accounting classes, and as Senior Auditor at Peat Marwick where he worked on audits and financial statements for major companies spanning various industries.

In addition to his executive career and his two current board appointments, Richard has previously served on several boards of directors.  He was a board member of the Automotive Resource Network and the Automotive Management Association for Southern California. Richard has also served on the boards of a local school and a local church.

As an automotive industry thought leader, Richard has been quoted by the press about the current regulation laws in the automotive industry. Throughout his career, he has given multiple speeches at Auto Dealers Office Managers Association (ADOMA) Conferences, as well as in Dale Carnegie classes. He has also spoken at churches on charitable giving.

Richard has earned a number of honors, awards and recognitions for his work through the years, including Top 10 Life Producer Award by Allianz Insurance Company, the Top Financial Advisor Award by The Annuity Store, the Top Financial Advisor Award of First Annuity and the Dale Carnegie Best of Class Award. As an executive leader, he has won multiple Presidents awards at auto groups he managed.

Richard obtained his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University. He is securities licensed as a Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor Representative and Series 7 and 63 General Securities Registered Representative with Centaurus Financial in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, Oregon and Washington.  Richard holds life, accident, health, property and casualty insurance licenses in Texas, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania,  Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, and Maryland. He holds a Captive Insurance Management Accreditation from the University of Vermont and the ICCIE and is a recognized captive manager for the state of North Carolina.


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