Jared Baier is one of four partner/owners of The Combined Group. He joined the company in 2007 and became a partner in 2022. Jared focuses on the automotive accounts covered by The Combined Group.
Jared began working in the automotive industry at the age of 13 in his family’s independent NAPA Auto Parts store in Abilene, Kansas. By the time he was 15, he was just as comfortable talking about transmissions and engines to customers coming into the store as he was talking about football and baseball to friends at school.
Today, as one of the most reliable people in the industry, Jared takes pride in his ability to present new products to category management teams. Developing creative programs that pull these products through to end users is part of the value he adds to the process. His extensive experience in the auto care industry and ability to recognize trends in the market, coupled with his technical knowledge in both parts and service, continues to be a huge asset to those working with him.
Jared attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. After graduation, he was hired as a district sales manager for a large aftermarket distributor. He then moved on to spend several years as a product manager. Jared is actively involved in the AutoCare Association and enjoys attending various industry events throughout the year.
In his free time, he enjoys travel, sports, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.