CPA & Associate Broker
Jonathan started his CPA career in 1983 and received his Master’s in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1985.
Jonathan joined the CPA firm of Parke Guptill, specializing in automotive dealerships. Parke Guptill represented the most dealerships of any accounting firm in California, which provided Jonathan the opportunity to review and evaluate hundreds of acquisition opportunities with clients. During this time, Jonathan learned the criteria that dealers employed in evaluating a deal and deciding which deals to green light.
In 2016, Parke Guptill merged into Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), the largest national automotive representation, at which time Jonathan became the Partner of the California office.
Jonathan retired from DHG in 2020 to continue his passion with Buy-Sell work. Knowing many brokers, it became clear the best fit was Performance Brokerage Services (PBS). Putting the client’s interest first is paramount to both Jonathan and PBS.
Jonathan is a long-time supporter of OCADA and CNCDA (Orange County Auto Dealer Association and California New Car Dealer Association).
Jonathan married his wife, Weijia, in 1987 and has three children, all with professional careers in New York.
Read reviews from clients about their experiences working with Jonathan Forgy
The team at Performance Brokerage did a phenomenal job. Jonathan did a great job of building a comprehensive packet, and Jason did a great job at finding the right buyer. They found a buyer that fit very well with our culture we had, and feel they will continue with great success. Kevin and Braeden from Knight Automotive were a pleasure to deal with and I feel they will do extremely well in the future. Thank you to the whole team at Performance Brokerage, you guys were great.
When you’ve been in the automotive business since 1965, and it’s your first time selling a dealership, you absolutely need to align with a broker that understands the family business and can give you the confidence and advice to get you and your team across the finish line. Jason Stopnitzky did exactly that. He found the right buyer that aligned with our core values, understands our marketplace, and would help continue the leadership and community involvement to take the stores to the next level. From Moshe Stopnitzky, President of the Performance family business, to Jonathan Forgy, CPA, and under the guidance of Jason, they all worked with our team to ensure a successful close on our Toyota and Subaru stores. Having been in the industry for over 48 years, and exclusively with our family business, you will not find anyone that will work harder and smarter than Performance to accommodate the needs of the buyer and seller.
I have been in the automotive business for over 40 years and have spent the last 32 years with my father operating South Bay Volkswagen, our only location. After my parents passed away a couple of years ago, I battled with selling the store. I lost all my drive to keep going. I had never sold a store and my emotions were running high. Then, I was introduced to Jason Stopnitzky. He guided me through every step of the buy/sell process. He listened to my concerns, my worries, and my expectations. Jason explained every detail and helped me understand the entire process. He immediately found me a buyer, and the whole process went very quickly and smoothly. Jason and his Partner, Jonathan Forgy, CPA, along with legal expert Les Chayo, are all very professional and are certainly among the best in the country. I highly recommend Jason and Performance Brokerage Services.
Performance Brokerage Services did an absolutely amazing job with the sale of our Toyota and Subaru stores. Jason Stopnitzky and his family, along with Jonathan Forgy, were incredibly professional, always available, and kept in constant communication with us day or night. We feel very fortunate to have had such a strong brokerage team to work with. If you are looking to buy or sell a store, you need to contact Performance first. They will treat you like family!
Jason Stopnitzky of Performance Brokerage Services and I have known each other for years and he kept a record of what I want to do here in San Diego. He offered me advice on how I should proceed with my business plans many times. One evening, out of the blue, he called me and said he had a store I would not be able to refuse, but I had to act quickly. He definitely showed up with the right store for me, and we were in escrow in less than a week! I am very pleased with the purchase of South Bay Volkswagen in National City and want to thank Jason for making it possible. I’d also like to thank Jonathan Forgy, CPA and Partner for Performance Brokerage Services, for his professional help. I wish the Erm family happy days into retirement.