Presidio Group announces new hire

Financial services firm Presidio Group has hired Erin Kerrigan to co-head Presidio Merchant Partners‘ automotive services. Previously, Kerrigan worked at AutoStar where she served as managing director.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Presidio Group LLC announced today that it has named Erin Kerrigan co-head of Automotive Services at Presidio Merchant Partners LLC, the investment banking arm of the firm.
Kerrigan joined Presidio as Managing Director in 2011 from AutoStar, a large dealership lender and property lessor. At AutoStar, she led transaction origination and oversaw a multi-million dollar dealership loan and lease portfolio. She was previously the founder of Skye Automotive, LLC, a private equity fund; a private equity investor with The Edgewater Funds; and an investment banker with Piper Jaffray. Kerrigan is a recognized industry expert, frequent speaker (top-rated at NADA 2012), and influential writer on dealership finance in industry publications. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
“The automotive practice was the centerpiece of the firm when I founded The Presidio Group,” said Brodie Cobb. “Along with her colleague, Alan Haig, the practice has grown significantly in the past few years. This promotion is well-deserved and I’m looking forward to their continued successes, representing buyers and sellers of high-quality dealerships. They’ve made The Presidio Group a leading force in the industry.”
Presidio’s automotive practice focuses on dealership transactions over $10 million in value. Presidio’s professionals have closed more than 150 auto and truck retail-related purchases, sales, and capital raises totaling more than $4.5 billion. They publish Presidio’s Automotive Retail Buy-Sell Report, a leading source of information on auto retailers and acquisition activity, write for magazines on current buy/sell trends, and speak at industry conferences, including NADA, NADC, NAMAD, and AICPA.
About The Presidio Group LLC. The Presidio Group LLC is a personal and corporate financial services firm with approximately $4 billion in client assets. Through its interconnected investment banking, private equity, and wealth advisory units, Presidio is uniquely capable of addressing the lifecycle challenges of wealth, from its creation, through its retention and growth, to its transfer to successive generations. The firm’s principals have extensive experience running businesses, creating wealth of their own, and understanding and managing risk. Presidio and its subsidiaries currently serve clients throughout the United States, through its professionals in San Francisco, Dallas, Newport Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Presidio Merchant Partners LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For more information on Presidio’s auto retail practice, visit