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Philip Mansour is a sales manager at The Audi Auto Gallery of Woodland Hills, he's been aboard since January 2010. He has been in the auto industry since 1992 and has gained experience in sales, finance, and as a sales manager, along with working hand in hand with employees and clients.
He loves helping customers, and listening to them to help accomplish their needs. He has Audi certified awards and his favorite car is the R8.
Leo is a dedicated family person and is committed to his job 100%. He enjoys the everyday challenges that this business brings all the time. It keeps him very focus and ready to help the next customer. He has found a very comfortable environment here at The Auto Gallery. "I feel like The Auto Gallery offers me room to grow as an employee and my co-workers make the many hours I spend at work very enjoyable."
Leo has been happily married for three years now and has two beautiful children. Leo's loves taking his family on little get-a-ways every chance he gets! He is a huge sports fan, and enjoys watching soccer, football, basketball and tennis.
Leo got involved in the car industry in 2002 starting at Lincoln Mercury with The Ladin Family and moved to Rusnak Westlake Audi for almost three years and joined The Auto Gallery organization on April of 2009. He started as Lease Maturity Manager and backup Finance Manager also assisting the used car department as well. He is very happy to be here! "From day one The Auto Gallery family took me in as one of their own!
I drive from beautiful Oxnard to come to work every day!" :-)
"The best part of my job is getting to help my customers and my coworkers as much as I can!"
Michael was raised in Frankfurt, Germany. At a young age, he was recruited onto the International Table Tennis team for Germany, playing on the 1st league division, giving him the opportunity to travel to different cities around the world. Living in Germany for so many years taught him to appreciate German engineering and their constantly changing advanced technology.
Michael came to the United States and was introduced to the luxury automotive market, where he has steadily and competitively understood the needs and wants for the customer without a challenge for the last 15 years. He has analyzed and fully understands the sales process from A to Z, excelling in delivering exceptional customer service to my customers.
In the last year, he has been a leader at The Auto Gallery selling over 400 luxury vehicles with the help of his assistant, Kristin Huey. Michael's competitive nature drives him to work harder daily; selling more to earn more. His success in selling the Audi brand stems from an understanding that each customer is looking for more than just an exceptional product and a great deal. Michael works hard to offer every customer the Audi lifestyle and an experience that is far superior to any other dealership in this area.
Courtney joined The Auto Gallery team back in the summer of 2005, and has had the opportunity to see it grow from a tiny facility to a brand new state of the art dealership. She started in the automotive industry in 1997, and has been working in finance for over 12 years, primarily, high-end luxury vehicles. "We have a great team here and very supportive owners, who inspire us to constantly strive to improve and grow!"
"Audi is an amazing brand, and remains the number one brand in Europe, and I am glad that they are finally getting the recognition they deserve here in the States."
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling back home to Hawaii, where she loves to go kayaking, swimming, and running. "One of my biggest achievements was running in the Chicago Marathon in 2010, while also raising thousands of dollars for charity."
"I am very proud to work for The Auto Gallery! We have a true family here!"
Parisa recently moved to California from Toronto, Canada, and was introduced into the car business about 18 months ago. She started with Toyota and became a member of The Auto Gallery family in March of 2011. In the short amount of time she has been in this business she has met some very interesting people! "It makes me proud to do what I do! My co-workers and the people I work with every day make my job fun!"
Prior to starting in the automotive industry she was an assistant buying agent for a home furnishing company. She has always been in sales; she enjoys the human contact and loves that that this business allows her to meet someone new every day!
"Dealing with different individuals, facing different challenges, and finding solutions makes me fell productive! I chose Audi because I believe in the brand!" Parisa is happy to be a member of The Auto Gallery team!
"The Audi brand and my team are the best part of my job! I look forward to them every day!
In her spare time Parisa likes to oil paint, and play Sudoku!
"Nothing refreshes my mind and soul like hiking and walking on the beach!"
After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a Business Marketing degree in 2007, Kristin found herself without a job or job experience. She then looked to friends to help her get started. After two years of looking for work, Kristin joined The Auto Gallery Family in August 2009 with a big thanks to our Porsche Cashier Kimberly Melanson.
When Kristin is not working Monday through Saturday at Audi Auto Gallery, she volunteers for a Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles as a Co-Leader for high school aged ladies. She also holds a position with the Girls Scout Service Unit.
Kristin comes from a very vivacious family, which has helped her become a very social person inside and outside of work. "Thanks to The Auto Gallery, I am a lady who can talk about a plethora of motor vehicles and probably sell you on my kind heart, easy-on-the-eyes looks, and a beautiful Audi!"
Audi Brand Specialist for The Audi Auto Gallery of Woodland Hills, Kyle Diez was welcomed into The Auto Gallery's family in May of 2012. He started out his career working in retail, and then had the opportunity to own his own mobile car detailing business. He learned the car business while working with Galpin Motors as a Sales Consultant.
He's a car guy first, salesman second, he loves talking to customers about the cars. His favorite car is the S7, he says, "It's a beautiful car with incredible utility and to top it off, it's incredibly fast and corners like a coupe."
Sargon Gewaris, an Audi Brand Specialist for The Audi Auto Gallery of Woodland hills has been in sales for 20 years and have acquired great sales techniques from all the positions held. He joined our team in October 2012. He is a college graduate and also has worked within the Telecommunications industry for 10 years. He has certificates in Auto Sales, along with the ability to sell life insurance.
Justin Williams was born in Athens, Georgia and moved to California in August of 2005. He has been with The Audi Auto Gallery since September of 2012. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Specializing in Cytogenetics (DNA Analysis for Clinical Purposes). He has had the Title of Certified Cytogenetic Technologist working for several Biotechnology companies over a five year period of time. He then decided to make a career change and get into automobile sales.
He was the top Salesperson for Nissan of Thousand Oaks for a year and then switched companies to Rusnak Audi Westlake where acquired the title of the Local Walkaround Champion. He was there for half a year then decided he wanted to take a break from automobile sales and do direct sales for 2 years as an Independent Distributor for a Gourmet Organic Coffee Company.
He then came back to work for Audi at the Auto Gallery and earned the reputation of most valuable salesperson for gross profit in sales. He is a natural people person, honest, dedicated, and dependable with that warm sense of hospitality coming from the South. The 2013 Audi RS5 is his favorite car at The Auto Gallery.
Pano, an Audi Sales specialist grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and went to Granada Hills High School and CSUN after that. He has been with The Audi Auto Gallery team since October 2011. He entered the automotive industry in 2011 with Lexus for a short time before coming over to Audi at The Auto Gallery. This industry is his first time in sales, he has spent much of his time here in Internet Sales.
Prior to this he has owned my own business and was a warehouse manager for two large shoe companies for many years. He works well with all customers, very personable and gives everyone his time and undivided attention. He has already earned a good deal of repeat and referral business in a short amount of time.
JJ has been with The Audi Auto Gallery since February of 2012, he has been in the automotive industry for eight years now. He has had the opportunity to win salesman of the month on a few occasions as well. He says he loves his customers because "it's beautiful working with all kinds of different personalities."
Carl started with The Audi Auto Gallery team in September of 2012 as an Audi Brand Specialist. He is taking business law classes at CSUN and is also enrolled at Pierce and is certified ABS, he started at an entry level in sales and is now high end. Carl is an all-around fun guy, very knowledgeable and sharp, that's why he loves working with customers, especially when it's regarding his favorite car, the A7.
Brian joined The Audi Auto Gallery team in January of 2013, as an Internet Sales Manager. He has had the opportunity to earn the Audi Brand Specialist certification, Land Rover Silver Level Certification, as well as Jaguar Certified Sales Associate. He also attended Real Estate School, so he is a California Real Estate Sales Licensee, and has taken CAD/CAM machine courses to better learn the technical design aspects of everything he sells.
Brian started out his career as an Action Sports Products Designer, i.e. Snowboards, Wakeboards & associated tooling as well as the sales of affiliated manufacturing equipment; he also performed Aerospace Electronics Sales and Distribution, and then jumped head first into "High-Line" Auto Sales. Brian's favorite Audi is the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant and A8 W12. Brian says the best thing about working with customers is:
"It's great to meet people of different cultures, professional backgrounds, ages etc. Everyone, or every experience in my life, both good and bad has a lesson to reflect on. Auto sales gives me great satisfaction to be recognized for providing my clients with commendable, exemplary service."
JC is an internet manager for The Audi Auto Gallery, and has been with the company since November 2012. He has a BA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and has been in automotive sales for the past 23 years. First 10 years at Vista Ford in Woodland Hills then the last 13 years as a GMS, Finance and Sales Manager in Ventura County. He enjoys most when the customer is driving off the lot with a smile from ear to ear.
Todd started with The Audi Auto Gallery in January of 2013; he's one of our technicians. He professorially started his career in the car industry when he turned 18 in 2001, and started as a General Service Technician working for Goodyear. While working for Goodyear he was sponsored by them to attend Hunter Engineering School, where he received certifications as a Master Alignment/suspension technician.
He graduated from The Universal Technical institute as a field technician in automobile technologies in 2007. He was later sponsored by Volkswagen and attended Volkswagen academy technician recruitment training program and started working on Volkswagen products in 2008 as a certified technician. His favorite Audi car is 1972 Audi 100gl.
Service technician for The Auto Gallery Audi of Los Angeles, Martin Morales is an Audi trained, tested and Goldmeister Certified technician employing his expertise on both new and vintage model Audis.
Service technician for The Auto Gallery Audi of Los Angeles, Mauricio Godina is an Audi trained, tested and Goldmeister Certified technician employing his expertise on both new and vintage model Audis.
Service technician for The Auto Gallery Audi of Los Angeles, Mike Miglionico is an Audi trained, tested and Goldmeister Certified technician employing his expertise on both new and vintage model Audis.
Service technician for The Auto Gallery Audi of Los Angeles, Aaron Coker is an Audi trained, tested and Goldmeister Certified technician employing his expertise on both new and vintage model Audis.
Service technician for The Auto Gallery Audi of Los Angeles, Michael Barra is an Audi trained, tested and Goldmeister Certified technician employing his expertise on both new and vintage model Audis.
Nick is the son of a mechanic born and raised around cars. He learned how to drive at age eight and started changing oil and brakes by age ten. It was only natural that he landed in the automotive industry. His sister is a finance manager at a Cadillac store and his mother did accounts payable and receivable at a Toyota Dealership.
Nick went to school and got a degree in network administration because his Dad wanted him to make a living using his brain and not his hands. Nick soon realized that he hated a nine-five business day, a base salary and not to mention no human contact, so he turned back to cars! He wanted to find a job that allowed him to enjoy both his love of cars and interaction with people!
"I take pride in helping people purchase cars, not selling them."
After working with Audi for almost two years, he achieved the regional Walk-Around Title for the Western Region and is on his way to a second title. Nick has been with The Auto Gallery for a little over a year and enjoys every minute of his work day!
"I think Audi is pound for pound the best brand that I've seen constructed!"
Service manager for The Auto Gallery of Los Angeles, Tim Thomas delivers a high caliber of customer service and satisfaction to accommodate for any situation needed.
Mia grew up in the Burbank area and attended St. Finbar until her early teens, she then moved to Simi Valley and has lived there ever since.
In Jr. High and High school she ran Cross Country and participated in Track and Field. In 1984, she became Miss Simi Valley and became very interested in helping her community. She went on to compete in the Miss California U.S.A Pageant as a finalist.
Mia then attended the Fashion Institute of Merchandise Marketing were she got her degree. From there she went on to work in television commercials for the next 12 years and learned everything she knows from one of the best Kip King! Kip then helped Mia get her first agent which helped her get work in numerous national commercials including; McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jenny Craig, Mervyns, Sprite, and a few Channel Four promotional commercials. Mia then worked for Jellybean Benitez and appeared on many television shows including: Solid Gold, American Bandstand and Top of the Pops as a background vocalist and dancer. She spent a lot of time traveling to Japan, Europe, New York and Los Angeles performing many shows.
Children then came into Mia's life! She has two beautiful daughters; Chanelle, 19 and Chayenne, 16. Mia became totally devoted to raising them and spent the next few years as a dedicated stay at home mother. She made it to many PTA meetings and spent many hours volunteering at school as a room parent.
On her days off Mia is at the beach! She also loves spending time with her daughters at Disneyland. She loves photography and going to plays and concerts.
As her girls grew up and became beautiful young teens she found herself looking to go back to work. She starting with advertising and found it to be a little too slow for her liking. She was offered a position in automotive sales and took it! She started in Audi sales almost four years ago and became a part of The Auto Gallery family in November of 2010 and moved up to our Internet Sales Manager.
Mia loves the interaction with people and enjoys showing and presenting this superior brand. "I believe in the Audi brand and would not sell any other vehicle."
"My Management team and co-workers are fun, energetic and friendly; they make work a fun place to be!" She loves Audi's new state-of-the-art dealership; "It is an attractive and beautiful place to showcase our award winning Audi's!"