“Auto Retailing: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Jeff Wyler is the Chairman and CEO of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, the company he founded in 1973 as a Chevrolet dealership. The company has grown from the one Chevrolet location in Batavia to 15 locations in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky representing 16 different makes. Sales have grown from 200 a year to more than 39,000 in 2017, and his service departments repair more than 400,000 vehicles a year. His original 12 employees have increased to slightly more than 1500, and The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family was listed by Automotive News in 2017 as the 39rd largest automotive retailer in the country.
Civically, Mr. Wyler currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Art Museum and is Vice Chairman of UC Health one of the largest hospital systems in Cincinnati. Previously, Jeff Wyler served as Chairman of the Board of CBank, a commercial bank located in Montgomery, Ohio that he helped co-found in 2007. Additionally, he also served on the Board of Directors of Bank One Cincinnati, the Board of Trustees of the University of Cincinnati for nine years; three of those years as Chairman. He is also Chairman of the Wyler Family Foundation.
In 2006 he became a minority partner in the Cincinnati Reds, for whom he sold tickets to pay his way through college. He was elected into the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame in 2010, recipient of the “Dealmaker of the Year” award from ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) in 2014, and the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Award for Entrepreneurial and Civic Spirit also in 2014. Mr. Wyler is a member of the Commercial Club of Cincinnati, an organization of the top 65 business leaders of Greater Cincinnati. From 2005 to 2008 he owned and operated a NASCAR Truck racing team that won three races including Daytona in 2007.
He is married to his wife Linda, and has four children, three of which are active in the business, and six grandchildren.