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The aim of the CATA Recommended Consultants program is to identify and recommend organizations that have a proven track record of helping dealers in areas of the business that can be particularly challenging to navigate and manage.  In recognizing these organizations the CATA believes that all dealer members can benefit from the expertise and services the selected organizations provide.  CATA Recommended Consultants are independent organizations not tied to the sales process of any individual product or service and have agreed to offer special pricing to CATA member dealers.

Austin Consulting Group - Risk Management and Insurance Consulting

Austin Consulting Group is the nation's leader in Dealership Risk Management and Insurance Consulting.  ACG, is a fee-only insurance, risk management and F&I consulting practice. ACG does not sell insurance or receive any remuneration from insurance companies or brokers. Our loyalty lies strictly with our dealer clients. While an engagement can be designed in many ways to meet the needs of the specific dealer, most center around an insurance coverage analysis and the bidding of property and casualty insurance, including workers' compensation and a complete Independent Consultation of your F&I Program including Reinsurance Programs. We do not consult in the areas of health insurance or benefits.  Contact Robert Messer at 618-979-4236 or by email at

Hireology - Recruiting and Hiring Solution

Hireology is the only recruiting and hiring platform focused solely on helping franchised auto dealers improve their teams. They help hundreds of Dealers and their management teams to navigate the entire recruiting and hiring process using technology coupled with people support. Hireology helps dealerships create custom career sites, source applicants, screen, interview, verify and select the best person for the job. The only competitive advantages in this changing landscape are the people working in the store. Hireology can help dealers to ensure that they are hiring the right person for the role and for that store. Contact Kevin Baumgart at 773-220-6035 or, or visit dedicated CATA link

The Paul Gillrie Institute - Dealership Management Systems

The Paul Gillrie Institute has helped over 6,000 car dealers in the U.S. and Canada dramatically reduce technology expenses and get the right system for the right price and terms.  The Gillrie Institute distinguishes itself by maintaining its position as the only consultant in the industry that does not have a business or financial relationship with any computer vendor. By completely eliminating any conflict of interest, the Institute concentrates only on the needs of its dealer clients and guarantees them the best discounts and terms from the vendors.  Contact Jason Godwin at 800-576-6959 or by email at

Leading Edge Solutions - Computer and Networking Services

Contact Ken Bock at (847) 875-3557 or 

Shartega Systems - Information Technology Management

Shartega Systems is a Chicago based IT solutions company that specializes in IT services and management for dealerships.  Through over a decade of experience and more than 10,000 hours working inside dealerships Shartega has developed proven IT practices for dealerships.  Shartega understands your DMS, CRM, Parts and Service applications and offers solutions ranging from complete management of your IT department to individual project management.  Contact Shartega at 773-635-5100 or learn more at