Luxury Auto and Wine Lifestyle – Women Influence
Meet Joe Perillo Owner of Gold Coast Bentley in Chicago
From the Frost and Sullivan report, “Although it is hard to make predictions on trends related to car ownership, it is clear that 80 percent of car buying decisions are now influenced by women“.
It’s not by accident that women are taking power in a rising number of areas in our daily lives; from political, sports to hi-tech. For the first time in the history of the auto industry, a Frost & Sullivan report finds that the number of women with driving licenses (DL) in the U.S. over took that of men, not just in one of the young age groups, but consistently across all age groups greater than 25.
Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri joined Joe Perillo, CEO of Bentley Gold Coast in Chicago to talk about the changes and influence women have in the luxury auto and wine lifestyle marketplace.
As a young boy growing up in a Chicago’s Italian neighborhood, Joe Perillo had only dreamed about owning a nice car one day. Today his Bentley Gold Coast dealership is home to some of the most valuable vehicles in the world, including Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Rolls-Royce and located just steps off the Magnificent Mile, in beautiful downtown Chicago. Joe has been in the automotive sales industry for over 4 decades. He lives by the Golden Rule: to treat all customers and others as you would like to be treated. How does Joe select his wine? Find out in this featured Wine Channel TV Wine Lifestyle segment!