Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mr. Hankey completed his BA and post-graduate work at the University of Southern California in 1965. Possessing a keen understanding of finance, by age 27 Mr. Hankey became Vice President of a major investment banking firm, which would later become part of UBS Paine Weber.
With a family history in the automobile business, Mr. Hankey acquired Midway Ford in 1972 and the dealership’s business flourished. During the 1980s, the organization acquired additional dealerships and established a firm foothold in the automotive financial services industry. In 1982, Mr. Hankey founded Hankey Investment Company to invest in Los Angeles real estate.
Today, the Hankey Group of Companies is comprised of seven operating companies with 2,040 employees. Hankey Group’s total assets as of March 2015 are $4.9 Billion and is tracking to reach $5.6 Billion by end of 2015.