Todd Skelton. From Pizza Hut to Multi-Billion Dollar CEO. Episode 501 with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
From Pizza Hut Manager to Multi-Billion Dollar CEO, Todd Skelton has created a life many would only dream of; but this life did not come without sacrifice and hardships. He has overcome low income, adversity, set-backs, divorce, rejection, and legal battles only to come out even more successful, both financially and personally. By overcoming these adversities and paving his own way to mega success, Todd Skelton is now sharing his story with the world to help others accomplish their dreams of success and wealth. In January of 2020 Todd was appointed the President and CEO of Prime Automotive a top 10 Automotive Group in the US, with 56 dealerships selling over 63,000 new and used vehicles annually, generating over 3 billion in revenue. Todd successfully scaled and sold the Multi-Billion Dollars Prime Automotive Group for 4X its original valuation just 23 months later.
Currently, Todd is CEO of Ascendance Truck Centers, a growing national network of full-service commercial truck dealers. Today, Todd is a respected business leader, speaker, investor, and an inspiration to others who have been told that they can't achieve their dreams. His story is a reminder that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
In this episode, Todd and Brad discuss how Todd went from Pizza Hut to a Multi-Billion dollar company. They also discuss the ins and outs of business and how Todd’s business journey with lessons he has learned along the way.
00:32 Pizza Hut
04:55 Door-to-Door to the car business
06:45 Brad’s car story
10:09 Bomb: Don’t do it alone
16:05 Todd’s start as the CEO
20:00 Bomb: The day Todd’s owner was facing charges
23:00 The business going south
28:30 The truck company
30:37 Bomb: Top three steps: Respond fast, tell your people what happens next, and get them in immediately
35:30 Bomb: Training
46:55 A guru in the making