Meet the Staff of First Rate Autos

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Brent Taylor - Sales Advisor and General Manager

405-641-2739 - brent@firstrateautos.com

Brent Taylor is the former President & Chief Executive Officer of WEOKIE Federal Credit Union (WEOKIE), a position held for nearly 14 years before his planned retirement from the credit union in early 2021. He served in other roles during his WEOKIE career of 31 years and on the Board of Directors of numerous credit union organizations. Before WEOKIE, Brent was an Audit Supervisor for the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.


During his credit union career, Brent repeatedly witnessed car dealers taking advantage of people, many times those that could least afford it.  He believes it doesn't have to be that way and is passionate about changing the way vehicles are sold in the Oklahoma City area.

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Daniel White-Jones - Sales Advisor

405-625-8789 - daniel@firstrateautos.com

Daniel White-Jones graduated from Purdue University with an MBA in Marketing.  He has a diverse background in helping people with purchases.  Most recently, he served as the Regional Director of Brand Ambassadors for Nintendo.


Daniel has ten years of experience in the automotive sales industry.  He recognized changes in the vehicle buying process were needed and disliked the way the "Big Dealerships" played games with their customers, treating them as numbers, not individuals.   He's ready to show as many people as possible that the "First Rate Autos way" is the way all vehicles should be sold!

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Michael Boyd - Inventory Manager

405-501-6144 - michael@firstrateautos.com

Michael Boyd is a car guy!  He's been around cars his whole life and is heavily involved in the Oklahoma City car community.  He's a local organizer for "Coffee and Cars" and has even appeared on the TV show "Street Outlaws."


Michael has a degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University.

When you combine his love and experience for cars with his business knowledge, Michael is well-prepared to assist First Rate Autos in acquiring solid vehicles at reasonable prices to save people money.

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Brian Hilmes - Controller

405-613-8688 - brian@firstrateautos.com

Brian Hilmes is a Certified Public Accountant.  He spent 31 years in the Oklahoma City audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and subsequently has operated his own accounting consulting business.  Services provided to his clients over his career have included personal financial assessments and education; general business observations; technical accounting and bookkeeping support; and financial statement audits and preparation. Brian served a number of years as a member of the Board of Directors and on other volunteer committees of WEOKIE Federal Credit Union. He has also served on the boards of several other not-for-profit organizations in the Oklahoma City area. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Fort Hays State University. 


"I have a passion for helping others make informed financial decisions and I view working with First Rate Autos as being aligned with that goal.  For most people, their vehicle is necessary to their ability to earn a living and/or critical to 'living their best life'.  Providing buyers a top-notch purchasing experience and offering fair prices and fair financing options is important to me."  ----  Brian H.

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