Samer “Sam” Tawfik President, Chief Executive Officer
Samer “Sam” Tawfik is the founder of LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. and has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2018. Prior to the founding of LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc., Mr. Tawfik was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Telco Group, Inc. which was acquired by Leucadia National Corp. in 2007 with a valuation of $160,000,000. Mr. Tawfik also founded and was Chief Executive Officer of PT-1 Communications, Inc. which was acquired by Star Telecommunications Inc. in 1998 with a valuation of $590,000,000. From February 1999 through March 2000, Mr. Tawfik served as a Director of Star Telecommunications, Inc. Mr. Tawfik has extensive experience in technology, finance, banking and statistical science. Awards given to Mr. Tawfik and his prior companies include, Top 10 technology & communications CEO in the U.S., number 1 on Inc. 500’s fastest growing company list in the U.S. for two consecutive years, largest pre-paid Telecom company in the world, Consumer Reports’ best new product of the year, JPM / KPMG Top 25 private employers, number 1 fastest growing in N.Y., 10th largest private company in N.Y., 4th largest international and 8th largest long-distance telecom company in the U.S. behind AT&T, and many more.
Bryan SilversteinChief Financial Officer
Bryan Silverstein joined our company in September 2018 as Controller and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2019. He has established and maintained oversight of accounting processes, as well as, assisted with operational development. From 2010 until joining LMP, Mr. Silverstein held a number positions of increasing responsibility with Group 1 Automotive, a Fortune 300 automotive retailer. From 2010 to 2012, he was a part of the internal audit team responsible for planning engagements, interviewing management, conducting fieldwork and presenting findings and recommendations to management. From 2012 to 2015, he was responsible for financial analysis and reporting, real estate and construction accounting and mergers and acquisitions due diligence. In 2015, he relocated from the corporate office in Houston, TX to Miami, FL to become the Dealership Controller of a recently acquired, top dealership in the country. In 2006, Mr. Silverstein began his accounting career at the public accounting firm, Grant Thornton in the advisory services group offering internal audit outsourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit support and other consulting services for clients across various industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, banking/financial services and property management. Mr. Silverstein is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.