Peter Grady is an independent consultant, leveraging his extensive background in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Watermill Group portfolio company QMC’s Board of Advisors, he had completed a 30+ year career with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, most recently as a member of the Management Team from June 2009 until retirement in April 2015. He served as Head of Dealer Network Development for the company since 2009, as well as President and CEO of Maserati North America from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Grady led Global Fleet Operations from 2009 to 2013, as well as developing and launching Chrysler Capital, the company’s retail financing arm of which he maintained oversight until retirement. His other leadership roles within FCA included regional sales and after sales positions in the US and internationally. He served as President of Chrysler Taiwan Ltd from 1997 to 2000.
Mr. Grady has served on many industry Boards and task forces, and has been a frequent speaker at industry events. In particular, he is recognized for his experience in the fields of franchise distribution, auto finance operations, and leadership development. He has been active in the United Way of Southeast Michigan, a strong supporter of Forgotten Harvest, engaged other charitable agencies across the US, and served on the Walter P. Chrysler Museum Board of Directors.
Mr. Grady holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, his hobbies include boating, watersports, bird hunting, fly-fishing, and travel. He and his wife, Clare, reside in Rochester, Michigan and are blessed with three terrific children and a wonderful daughter-in-law.