Our Leadership Team

Bert Smith 
Chief Financial Officer 
I love that Anderson Automotive Group is an organization that allows one to challenge and stretch their thinking about our industry, business and people. This is increasingly important as the business of automotive retail rapidly evolves.

Bert Smith joined Anderson Automotive Group as Chief Financial Officer in May 2016, bringing strong leadership experience in corporate financial management and banking from a diverse range of industries.  Prior to joining AAG, Bert served as the CFO of the North American region for The Body Shop, a global beauty products retailer owned at that time by L'Oreal. He was previously a divisional CFO at The Home Depot, a financial analysis at Southern Company, and a commercial banker with SunTrust Bank. Perhaps, his most relevant experience was as an unpaid intern at a Mercedes Benz dealership while in high school.

Bert has responsibility in finance, accounting and IT.  He has a "passion for the numbers,"  and he and his team bring strong discipline to financial governance, along with a fun-loving attitude in their support of our dealerships.

Bert earned his MBA in finance and accounting from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated with a BA in economics from The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  He is active in the Raleigh community through current service on the Board of Visitors of Saint Mary's School, as Treasurer on the board of Band Together NC, and previously as Vice Chair of the Board of Lucy Daniels Center.  Bert is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina.