Mike Baynes
Phone: 952.697.1010

Michael has been one of the Premier Automotive Business Brokers, in the United States for over 25 years.  During his career, he has specialized in the sale of existing Auto Businesses.  His practice has taken him across the country selling many major franchise and independent automotive businesses. In addition, Michael has regularly spoken to national groups such as the Franchise Finance Convention held by Franchise Times on such topics as business valuations and raising acquisition debt. He has also written numerous articles and is often quoted in national publications due to his experience and expertise in the sale of Auto Businesses.


Joe J. Thissen
Senior Vice President of Sales
Phone: 952.697.1017

Joe joined AutoCenter Sales in 2006, and since then has sold over 700 locations across the nation. His knowledge and skill go beyond sales, and include both operations and financial perspectives of the Auto Business industry. Joe understands what it takes to complete a transaction and uses his extensive experience to achieve his high success rate. Joe regularly speaks as an industry expert on topics of business sales, valuation and exit planning and strives to provide a high-level of service in the Auto Business resale industry.


Jason Baynes
VP of Analytics & Sales Executive
Phone: 952.697.1025

Jason joined AutoCenter Sales in 2016 after 10 years of financial analysis for large corporations and a lifetime around the automotive industry and its people. Jason brings the same analytical mind that he used to design complex revenue models for billion dollar corporations to completing transactions at AutoCenter Sales. He also brings the same penchant for relationship-building as his father, and continues to help clients long after their transactions close. Jason holds a degree in accounting from MSU Mankato, where he graduated with honors.


Tom Tegeder
Specialty Brands
Phone: 952.697.1011