Stacey DeWitt, CWK Network Inc., and Stephen Becker, Stephen Becker Automotive Group (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 16)
Host Bill McDermott welcomes Stacey DeWitt, whose CWK Network uses stories which inspire and media that matters to engage and empower students, parents, and teachers. Bill also speaks with Stephen Becker of Stephen Becker Automotive Group, whose childhood passion for the business of collector cars has grown into a substantial enterprise and worldwide recognition as an authority in the industry. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is produced and broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Stacey DeWitt, CEO, CWK Network, Inc.
Connect with Kids Network (CWK) is an educational media and technology company that connects communities through inspiring, real stories about the social and emotional issues that change lives. Through dynamic websites, we deliver engaging videos, evidence-based curricula, parent engagement programs, professional development resources, and the communications tools that educators and youth-centered organizations need to inspire positive social action and improve community culture.
CWK owns the nation’s largest non-fiction video library on social and emotional learning (SEL) and parent engagement that includes over 6000 hours of video and thousands of lesson plans, parent fact sheets, professional development materials, and more. Our topics include Attendance and Achievement, Bullying and Violence Prevention, College and Career Readiness, Culturally Responsive Education, Character and Life Skills, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Digital Citizenship, and Health and Wellness.
Stephen Becker, President, Becker Automotive Group
Stephen Becker, CEO and President of Stephen Becker Automotive Group, has been an expert on collector cars for over 40 years. He is considered a world-leading authority on 1960s-era Shelby American automobiles, including Cobras, GT350s, and GT500s. His expertise extends into all makes and models of American and European collector cars. Becker was one of the youngest people to ever be selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young/Inc. Magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the early 1990s. His knowledge, reputation, and business ethics are the leading force of his company, offering an array of boutique services to compliment vehicles it buys and sells. Services include vehicle restoration and repairs, buying and selling services, and car auction services. Stephen Becker personally oversees each and every transaction and service and all work is completed in-house to ensure the highest quality.
Stephen Becker founded Planet Shelby Cobra in 2006 and operated the business until 2016. It was the top-selling dealer for vintage and continuation Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs in the World.
Stephen Becker Automotive Group is a licensed and insured Georgia car dealer. Stephen Becker is also one of the very few hand-chosen members of the NADA advisory board for classic, antique, and muscle cars. Stephen Becker Automotive Group specializes in locating vehicles that are not known to the general public to be for sale.
A core function of the site is to provide a portal that will allow instant live inquiries and two-way, real-time discussions, direct with Stephen himself for car auction expertise, vehicle restoration services, vehicle inspections, valuations, advice, sales or just to “talk cars”.
“I have been lucky enough to work with some of the most passionate car enthusiasts, experts, and collectors for over four decades. Carroll Shelby was my business partner from 1977 until his passing in 2012 and he taught me the automobile business from the ground up. I offer this experience and network to the most discerning clients. The new website will provide a way to communicate who I am and how I can help car collectors worldwide,” adds Becker.
About “ProfitSense” and Your Host, Bill McDermott
“ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” dives in to the stories behind some of Atlanta’s successful businesses and business owners and the professionals that advise them. This show helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community and their profession. The Show is presented by McDermott Financial Solutions. McDermott Financial helps business owners improve cash flow and profitability, find financing, break through barriers to expansion and financially prepare to exit their business. The show archive can be found at profitsenseradio.com.
Bill McDermott is the Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. When business owners want to increase their profitability, they don’t have the expertise to know where to start or what to do. Bill leverages his knowledge and relationships from 32 years as a banker to identify the hurdles getting in the way and create a plan to deliver profitability they never thought possible.
Bill currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as a board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling, and gardening.