Jared Franklin, MBA

OEM National Vice President

Just out of college, Jared spent his first 3 years as a Business Development Manager for a Technology company and a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch.   However, not being fulfilled in these professions Jared was convinced to enter the automobile industry.

Jared spent the next 8 years working his way up the ladder in the retail automobile industry in groups such as Buz Post Auto Group, Moritz Auto Group, DriversSelect, Teape Auto Group and finally the Manual Automotive Group.  He held every position in the variable operations from salesperson, to F&I producer, Special Finance Director, F&I Director, Salesmanager, and General Sales Manager.

Fortunately for First Innovations, in 2012, Jared's wife's career required her to move to Austin, Texas, which prompted his search for an automotive position in Austin. At that time,  First Innovations was also acquiring the exclusive rights for Mazda and Volvo's OEM vehicle service contract marketing and servicing in 14 states.  Jared joined First Innovations as our National OEM Manager and was promoted to National Vice President of OEM Operations in 2015.  Jared is also instrumental in the development and training of First Innovations' field personnel in the areas of marketing, account development and servicing.  In 2018, Jared became a shareholder in First Innovations and First Guard Warranty Corporation. 

Jared has a Bachelor Degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a MBA degree in Finance from Devry University's Keller School of Business.  Jared holds a Property and Casualty insurance license and is also AFIP Certified.