Experience and Background
Bobby Archambault started his career in a dealership while still in high school washing cars in make-ready, and working in service and parts. After spending several years touring the country as a professional musician, he returned to the dealership environment and started selling cars in 1979.
Bobby has held every position on the variable side of a dealership, including general manager and dealer. He also spent six years in the F&I products, training and consulting side of the business with the Pat Ryan Group, now known as Resource. As southwest regional vice president for Ryan, Bobby oversaw 220 dealerships while achieving the highest service contract policy count in the US, as well as the highest profit per employee of any region in the country.
Bobby was recruited by F&I provider IAS to create Smart Dealer University in 2002, and under Bobby’s guidance, the University enjoyed a 99.4% student satisfaction rating. In 2014, Bobby took F&I training to the next level by founding the Dealer Advantage University. He is one of only eight Certified Facilitators for the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals (AFIP) in the country. AFIP is the only compliance training endorsed by NADA. Bobby has trained thousands of successful sales people and F&I managers throughout his career, and with the creation of The Dealer Advantage University, this level of knowledge, experience and expertise is now available to you.