Bernie Moreno's distinguished career as a car dealership owner in Cleveland began in 2005 with the purchase of one small, underperforming Mercedes-Benz dealership on the city's West Side. In just one year, the reborn North Olmsted dealership earned a coveted "Best of the Best" award from Mercedes-Benz and would go on to win that award for 10 consecutive years, something no other Mercedes-Benz dealer has done. Over the years, Moreno would grow his business from a single dealership into an impressive collection of luxury dealerships across several states including, Mercedes-Benz (two locations), AMG, Porsche, Aston Martin, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz Vans (two locations), Rolls-Royce, INFINITI (Four locations), Volkswagen, Buick and GMC. The dealerships are located on 7 campuses in Cleveland, Miami and Greater Boston, and they are among the largest and most luxurious in the Nation - designed to make your visit a JOY and NOT a burden. With customer lounges featuring nail salons and staffed coffee bars serving imported rare Colombian blends, our exclusive Auto Spa luxury car wash, pet friendly facilities, and real-time service appointments - you might find it tough to leave our stores. In 2015, Bernie Moreno Companies made their first non-automotive acquisition, Hotcards, Cleveland's leading online printing and marketing company.
Then in 2017, he opened a world of private jet travel to his clients with Flight Plan, operated by Sky Quest. This is a program designed to give members access to a private jet to select destinations at discounted rates. If you've purchased a vehicle from any Bernie Moreno Companies Dealership in the last five years, you're already eligible for the standard membership at no cost.
Moreno attributes the success of his business to a deeply held belief that the car shopping, buying and ownership experience should be positive and memorable. This belief is shared by all company associates who go above and beyond to provide exceptional client service. For five years, The Bernie Moreno Companies have been named among the "Best Places to Work" by The Plain Dealer.
Moreno has been named Distinguished Business Executive of the Year by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland, Hispanic Dealer of the Year at the Detroit International Auto Show and Midwest Region Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He was one of only 50 dealers in North America to be named Time Magazine/Ally Financial Dealer of the Year. He was also recognized as the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year. He is an engaging and sought-after speaker on a number of topics, including improving corporate culture and client satisfaction.
In addition to his business success, Moreno has been widely recognized for his public service and for his commitment to improving the social and economic well-being of the communities where his dealerships operate. His serves in leadership capacities at Cleveland State University, where he is board chair and founder of the Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence, and at the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, where he is board vice-chair. He also serves on the boards of Cleveland Foundation, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Destination Cleveland, the Young Presidents Organization and the Fifty Club of Cleveland.
The Bernie Moreno Companies are committed to improving the social and economic well-being of the communities in which they operate and have a culture of community engagement that includes volunteerism, philanthropy, non-financial support, and the civic engagement of their team members.
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