R. Michael Burgholzer serves as president and founder of Peak Performance Team Inc. His extensive experience in both retail automotive and TPA management allows him to bring unique direction to the company’s focus on custom F&I solutions.
Michael started his Automotive career in 1991 as a sales professional at a single point Dodge dealership in Rochester, NY. He quickly worked his way up through the ranks to dealer principal, founding and managing multiple successful dealerships, before transitioning to the corporate world of TPA management with INDS in 2006 and later with Amtrust Automotive / Warrantech. Michael led the team that developed programs for major OEM’s such as General Motors, Mazda, and Volvo; and lenders, dealer groups, and corporate partners such as Pep Boys and Firestone.
Michaels’ passion for entrepreneurship and focus on personal development carries over into everything he does. This passion has allowed him to attract and maintain some of the industry’s leading talent, many of whom have followed him from these previous endeavors making the PPT team a true all-star roster.
In addition to his duties at PPT, Michael is a founder and board member of Keyfetch Automotive; as well as BACC, an automotive-focused consulting and investment company. Michael loves to spend his free time with his friends and family, especially his children; DJ, Rebecca, and Isabella (better known as PPT’s junior CEO). If there’s any time left, Michael pursues his new-found love of fitness.