- Barbeau returns to Hart Marx Advisors with industry experience from top Tier 1 automotive suppliers
- An aftermarket industry and military veteran, Barbeau has an extensive consulting and business background, rooted in automotive supply and distribution
San Rafael, Calif. – April 11, 2018 – David Barbeau, an aftermarket business expert, has rejoined Hart Marx Advisors as a vice president and member of the Advisory Board. Barbeau will contribute to the firm his extensive aftermarket knowledge, ranging from Tier 1 supply to parts distribution and business consulting.
Barbeau was responsible for brand growth and increased penetration on a global level for both Tier 1 suppliers Delphi Technologies and TI Automotive. He also co-founded a successful automotive parts distribution company, which later became part of Advance Auto Parts. In addition to providing his services to major names in the aftermarket industry, Barbeau is also a consultant for businesses in the aftermarket as Barbeau Consulting, LLC; with a focus on the China aftermarket, in which he has extensive experience.
“David is well connected throughout the aftermarket with an incredibly well-rounded portfolio of experience and proven record of success,” said Tom Marx, partner, Hart Marx Advisors. “His depth of experience, knowledge and unique understanding of the different facets of our industry make him a true asset to our team and to each of our clients. We are honored to have him rejoin us.”
Barbeau has a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA in finance from Saint Louis University. He has been a guest lecturer at Tulane University’s Executive MBA program and has served on the boards of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Automotive Sales Council and Auto Care Association.
The Advisory Board of Hart Marx Advisors plays a critical role within the organization, providing strategy and relationships within the aftermarket. In addition to Barbeau, the Advisory Board includes the following aftermarket leaders: Chip Carlson, John Dehne, Howard Kesten, Lou Merz, Rick Rollins and Denise Rondini.