Described as someone who brings a positive attitude, discipline, high energy and the ultimate work ethic to business, Alex Perdikis has established a solid foundation in the automotive industry and used his skills to promote charities and raise funds for the less fortunate.
A driving force in the automotive world, Alex has worked hard to boost his reputation and regularly conducts interviews with major news channels in an effort to boost and manage his reputation. His self-promotion includes highlighting the charity work that he does and he has recently been asked to stand as a candidate for “Man of The Year” awards for his work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
It is fundraising campaigns such as this and the many other charities that Alex has drummed up support for that has kept his reputation so positive, and his automotive business in the public eye. He also has organization memberships with Down Syndrome Network and The First Tee and is an active supporter of many other charities such as Hope Rising, American Cancer Society, The Mike Davis Foundation and Cure Autism NOW, as well as many others he has been involved in philanthropic work and fundraising for.
A first generation Greek-American and the son of a Greek diplomat, Alex was born on February 7, 1975, and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. From a young age he enjoyed making money and was often involved in helping out with the family business.
After finishing high school, Alex attended the University of Richmond, where he majored in business and played football, a game that he has called his “first love.” During his summer holidays in Maryland, he started working in a car dealership, keeping the cars clean for the showroom floor. Immediately drawn to the automotive business, Alex realized that many of the skills he had learned at Richmond and on the football field could be applied in the industry.
Graduating from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in 1997, Perdikis made his first foray into the automotive industry and began working in every facet of the dealerships operations. He had previously served as a detailer, service assistant and lot porter and with his business studies background he was now able to move into accounting. He started working in Koons Lincoln/Mercury Volvo in the accounting department and became part of the Koons of Tysons Corners sales team. In just over three months, he became the organization’s top salesman of all 16 Koons franchises and was promoted to sales manager. In December of 2000, he completed his studies at the N.A.D.A Dealer Candidate Academy and was elected class president, and went on to take the position of General Manager at his Koons branch in 2001.
In his 16 years of service with Jim Koons Automotive Company, Alex Perdikis served as executive vice president, directed three different branches and became the highest seller of Chrysler and Chevrolet in the whole of the mid-Atlantic region. Alex Perdikis Koons service also saw him net the franchise a number of prestigious industry awards, and he served on the Washington area Chevrolet Local marketing Dealer Board for four years. In 2011, it was time for Alex to take the next step in his lengthy Koons career and he became a partner and assumed general manager (GM) responsibilities in the newly opened branch of Koons of Silver Spring.
Koons Silver Spring services and sells new Lincolns, Mazdas and Fords and also boasts a massive pre-owned selection of vehicles. Alex has grown the business to include a full-service dealership that also comprises of a parts and body-shop business. In the past four years, the Silver Spring branch has become the fastest growing dealership in the whole of the Washington area and has over 120 employees.
Alex Perdikis Koons dealership popularity has been boosted by his massive contributions to charitable organizations and he has used his philanthropic activities to his advantage, both to grow his reputation and to help raise funds for a number of charities. Family is also very important to Alex. He married his high school sweetheart and they have three daughters. In his free time, when he’s not spending time with his family, he still enjoys watching football, playing basketball and working out.