Who we are
Clutch Training Services has a vision to become the largest, new-car, online automotive training and resources library available in the United States. While we are launching with key training modules that includes retail sales, F&I, compliance, leasing and social media, it is only the beginning. We are constantly producing and putting out new content on a frequent basis and future training modules will cover topics never covered before, like: managing the sales floor; recruiting, hiring and maintaining a staff of rockstars; leadership principals dealers and key managers should know; creating a customer focused culture; inventory acquisition and the list literally goes on and on and on! We also have a focused priority to be affordable and not increase our low monthly subscription prices to make a buck.
Not only are we committed to the offering the highest-quality training but we are equally committed to being a parter and a resource for you to move your business to the next level. Thank you for your continued support and trust.
Disclaimer: This website and it’s content in it’s entirety and all marketing materials are designed specifically for new-car dealerships and are not applicable to independent automotive dealers.
Cory Collins, CoFounder
Cory Collins is a 27-year automotive retail veteran with a specialization in Finance Department Development both in prime and non-prime settings. A proven track record of taking a $300 a car store with no special finance department to a multi-million dollar a year profit center that averages an additional 10% more volume as a direct result of the special finance department.
Starting his career in 1994 as a sales consultant it was quickly shown through work ethic, attitude, and focus this was the business for Cory. Starting at a small used car operation in small town rural Indiana the opportunity for growth was small.
The opportunities had to be found and in 2002 Cory became the Finance Manager for Stephens Honda Hyundai a career that one year later would result in managing the Hyundai Sales Desk and running the Finance Department for both Honda and Hyundai stores this was all accomplished at the early age of 23.
Cory searching to expand his knowledge would spend the next four years at two different Chevrolet Dealerships before landing a closers position at a 700 plus per month high volume Toyota Dealership. As one of the only management members to ever be hired outside of the dealership it was an excellent opportunity to prove himself aside from the competition. Leading a top performing team would lead to being noticed by a competitive Toyota Dealership that had been newly opened and yet again an opportunity to grow.
Cory finally finding his long term home has spent the last 12 years as a Finance Director in a Chevrolet Buick GMC store in Southern, Indiana while working in this store he was able to not only help be part of a team that would make it a top performing store but also able to accomplish some personal goals earning his Associates Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in Business Science a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwood University in Automotive Retail and now currently enrolled in the Northwood MBA program where he will be the first in his family to achieve his Master’s Degree.
A success driven individual with a passion for the automotive industry Cory’s ambition is to help others learn from what he has put together over the last twenty years to what he believes is a true recipe for success.