|Headquarters:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
AutoNation, the largest Auto Retailer in the USA, was founded by entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga, also founder of Blockbuster and Waste Management. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The current Chairman and CEO is Mike Jackson, former CEO of Mercedes Benz North America. The current President and Chief Operation Officer is Mike Maroone; previously of Maroone Automotive Group of South Florida.