America’s Group has grown into an industry giant with an aggressive series of acquisitions.

Now it has a new leader in that area.

America’s Group, which includes America’s Auto Auction and floorplan provider AXLE Funding, has added Chris Elliott as vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

“Along with his exceptional background with M&A, Chris has a formidable expertise in the strategy and financial innovations needed to manage the growth of America’s Group,” America’s Group CEO Chuck Tapp said.

Elliott previously served as director of corporate development for M&A with Sweeping Corporation of America and is considered an M&A roll-up expert credited with more than 70 acquisitions, America’s Group said in a news release.

“I am thrilled to be joining the America’s team to help drive their growth efforts across the U.S.,” Elliott said. “I believe my strong and varied experience with corporate development, consulting and finance will help position America’s Group and America’s Auto Auction as the growth leaders of the industry.”

Chris Elliott