Mr. Bouchat began his automotive career with Ford Motor Company, where he was a Zone Manager in the Lincoln-Mercury Division. Mr. Bouchat was later the owner/operator of Toyota, Pontiac, and GMC dealerships. He was engaged in the Buy-Sells for those stores, along with subsequent Buy-Sells involving Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Subaru dealerships.

Mr. Bouchat later became an Income Development Manager and Finance Trainer for AutoNation, working with stores in Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Washington. He later served as Director of Finance Operations for Summit Automotive Partners and then DCH Auto Group, now part of Lithia.

Prior to joining Gill Automotive Group, Mr. Bouchat was Vice President of Business Development for RoadVantage, an F&I product provider and administrator headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Bouchat earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School.