Guest Bio

Jimmy Ellis/ Jim Ellis Automotive Group

Jimmy is the son of Jim & Billie Ellis. Jim is the founder of the Jim Ellis Automotive Dealerships Group, a family owned and operated business, proudly serving Atlantans for 44 years.

Jimmy became the President and CEO of Jim Ellis Automotive Group in January of 2015. Prior to that, Jimmy was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 18 years. The Jim Ellis Automotive Group consists of 13 dealerships, consisting of 10 brands, and a Collision Center. The brands represented by Jim Ellis are: Porsche, Audi, Mazda, Maserati, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Jim Ellis founded the first dealership, Jim Ellis Volkswagen, in 1971 while Jimmy was still in High School at Southwest Dekalb. Jimmy began working after school in the service shop cleaning, moving vehicles and performing light mechanical work. After Graduation, Jimmy worked full time as a technician and began the career path that took him through most of the dealership departments and several positions that gave him experience in Sales and Management. At the age of 28, he became General Manager of a newly acquired Porsche-Audi Dealership in Tucker, Georgia. From there, Jimmy grew and advanced in the business until the early nineties when Mr. Jim Ellis asked Jimmy take on the Operating Officer role. By the time Jimmy took over, the dealership group had grown to four dealerships representing six different automotive brands.

The Jim Ellis Automotive Dealership Group has earned numerous awards throughout the years… Some of which include:

Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Nominee

Ford Salute to Dealers Award

Wards Magazine Dealer of the Year

Mazda President's Club

Volkswagen Wolfsburg Crest Club

Audi Magna Society

Porsche Premier Dealer

GM's Mark of Excellence

Consumer's Choice Award

Wards Magazine e-commerce Dealer Top Ten Award

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