Alex Perdikis: Biography

Alex Perdikis was born February 7, 1975 in Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up in the area. Throughout his childhood, he showed entrepreneurial spirit and shoveled snow, cut grass, ran errands and generally helped people out around the neighborhood for money. Even today, he’s said on numerous occasions that part of what drives him now was his the ambition he cultivated as a boy. He also developed a love of sports as a young man by playing competitive tennis and football. In fact, his football prowess led him to the University of Richmond. He played linebacker before getting seriously hurt just before his senior year. After graduating in 1997 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing and management, Alex Perdikis joined Koons Automotive and has been with the popular organization ever since.

As a member of the Koons team, there isn’t much that Perdikis hasn’t accomplished. It only took him three months to shoot to the top of the sales heap in all 16 dealerships owned by Koons at the time, and his superiors took instant notice. He was fast tracked into management and achieved the rank of general manager in under four years. He then led individual dealerships to places on the top 10 lists of no fewer than four automotive brands, achieved recognition for superb leadership through awards and universal acclaim, and presided over more than a billion dollars of automotive sales over the intervening 12 years.

During the 10th year of Alex Perdikis’ Koons tenure, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of the entire company. In that position, his complete dedication to customer satisfaction and professional service brought the company to even greater heights. He was also instrumental in acquisitions with dealerships of 10 different automotive brands. He wisely understood the inherent value of dealing in pre-owned vehicles as long as they were well maintained. He has built that section of the business into a success from next to nothing. He now owns Koons of Silver Spring, a growing and successful dealership located near Washington, D.C.

In addition to his work with Koons, Perdikis has served on the board of directors of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association and has volunteered countless hours with area charities. He worked most closely with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a Man of the Year candidate in 2014.

Perdikis married his high-school sweetheart, and they currently have three young daughters. Even though he works many hours, he finds time for managing his daughter’s soccer team and keeps active with running, working out, playing basketball and golfing. He also gives generously to many other charities, including the American Cancer Society, and is a stalwart leader in the community.

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