“Under his leadership the company grew from $32 million to $160 million in sales and from 75 to 300 employees over a period of eleven years”

Meet Bill McBean

A graduate of Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, William (Bill) McBean began his career with General Motors of Canada Limited in 1976.

After holding several management positions with GM, in 1981 he accepted a position with the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) as manager of a sizeable commercial lending portfolio.

Two years later, however, GM approached him about opening a new automobile dealership in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and, along with ScotiaBank, offered to lend him the required capital. Accepting the offer, Bill started his first business the following year, starting with ten employees.

Both before and since selling the group, Bill has started several new businesses outside the automotive industry, including a professional hockey team and a security company that operates in the Texas oil industry.

Bill is also a general partner of McBean Management, a family-owned investment company, and chairman of Our-Mentors.com, which assists owners in growing their businesses through market expansion and acquisitions as well as in exit planning. He also sits on the boards of several different companies in a variety of industries.

He is currently a partner and chairman of Net Claims Now and its related companies, which provide invoicing, collection, business lead-generation, and other administrative services to businesses in the restoration and emergency response industry throughout North America.

Under his leadership the company grew from $32 million to $160 million in sales and from 75 to 300 employees over a period of eleven years.

Although he grew the Yorkton business into one of the most profitable GM dealerships in the region, in 1992, with his friend Bill Sterett, he purchased an underperforming and unprofitable automobile dealership in Corpus Christi, Texas. Applying his business expertise to the ailing firm, Bill not only turned the company around but bought out several additional poorly-performing import and domestic automobile franchises.

During that period, the car manufacturers he represented continually awarded him and his companies honors for business excellence. Because of its success, the automotive group attracted the interest of several major public companies, and in 2003 was purchased by AutoNation, the world’s largest automotive retailer.

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