Project Description

George Karolis

(678) 831-5520

George shares oversight of the firm’s M&A and corporate finance activities and manages the Atlanta office. George is a seasoned automotive industry executive with over 20 years of experience in automotive retail, M&A, and real estate development.

Prior to joining Presidio, George spent over 18 years as an executive at Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG), helping to build it into one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. He most recently served on Asbury’s executive team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Real Estate and managed hundreds of M&A and real estate transactions as well as many of Asbury’s strategic sourcing initiatives. George began his career at Arthur Andersen in its transaction advisory services group where he provided M&A advisory support to private equity and strategic buyers across many industries including automotive retail. George graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in accounting. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.

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Years of Industry experience:  23 years

Leadership Roles: 

Board of my Church

Community Involvement:

Various local charities

Hobbies and Pastimes:


Playing the Piano

Traveling with family and friends