Staff


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Management

Warner Peacock
Owner & CEO
843.208.3300

Warner Peacock is the Chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, a group of 17 dealerships located in Savannah, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Hardeeville, S.C., and Columbia, S.C.

Warner and his companies are actively involved in a wide variety of charitable community-based organizations. Most recently, he was named an Ambassador at the Congaree Club.

He is a Board Member of the SouthernCarolina Alliance and also serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association. In 2014, he was nominated by former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and then confirmed by the South Carolina Senate to the South Carolina Jobs and Economic Development Authority Board of Directors and is currently Vice Chairman.

In addition to his expanding dealership holdings, Warner has invested in and developed properties for both himself and others all over the Southeast including car and motorcycle dealerships, casual dining restaurants, bank branches, residential communities, shopping centers and lifestyle properties.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Warner earned a degree in business with a major in accounting from Florida State University's College of Business. Warner resides in Palmetto Bluff, S.C., with his wife, Mary Kaye. They have two children who live and work in New York City, and three white labs who live at home.

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Mary Kaye Peacock
CCO
843.208.3300

Imagine that you had hundreds of guests every day. Sound a little overwhelming? Maybe even a little scary? Not to Mary Kaye Peacock. If anything, she finds the flow into our showrooms and service centers exciting--even exhilarating.


Because Mary Kaye views every visit as a chance to delight someone. And every day is a new opportunity to make 1,000-plus people feel good. 

What Mary Kaye does every day. Officially, Mary Kaye is our Director of Facilities Planning and Design--a fitting title considering her 38-year interior design background.

But some of us call her "Chief Culture Officer", because, like art and music, what she does tends to touch and uplift people.

"What can we make better?" Besides designing and planning our award-winning showrooms and "green" facilities, Mary Kaye inspects and investigates every space tirelessly, asking herself things like, "Are the buildings gleaming? The flowers fresh? The interiors welcoming? The seating clean and comfy?"

In our onsite cafe, which she runs, she makes sure the food's fresh, the flavored waters refreshing, and the service is friendly and fast.

And if the answer is ever anything less than "yes!" she finds ways to make things better - from rearranging to more frequent cleaning. 

Happy to help. Besides making customers comfortable, Mary Kaye makes life easier for all of us who work here. She makes our spaces easy to work in: well-lit, well-equipped and well-organized, with plenty of storage space. 

She even makes sure that service technicians have comfortable uniforms. They're made of performance fabrics, similar to athletic wear. (After all, it's easier to tune a performance engine when your shirt's not scratchy or stiff.)

"Our organization is really a living organism," she says. "What I do is nurture and care for it, so we can care for our customers better."

All told, Mary Kaye looks at facilities as places that should help both our employees and customers feel - and be - their best. 

 


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Jim Thayer
Chief Operating Officer, COO
(843) 208-1259

Jim Thayer has spent 30 years working in the retail automotive car business. Prior to joining Peacock Automotive, he was the regional operations manager for 34 dealerships in Texas and Missouri with Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, formerly Van Tuyl Group. 

His goal every day is to help associates grow and do better, and through that have success. A native of Michigan, he is married with three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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Mark Ventrillo
Fixed Operations Director
(843) 208-1555

Mark Ventrillo brings more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry in sales, service and dealer development. Mark is excited to work with a growing company and help shape the future growth of the operation. His experience in multiple aspects of dealership management brings a broad perspective to making improvements and increasing customer satisfaction.

 

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Amanda Stewart
General Manager
843.208.3300

Amanda has spent the last 10 years with Peacock Automotive, most recently as the Director of the Business Development Center. Her hobbies are working out, spending time with her two children and husband, and boating. She also loves to drive her golf cart around downtown Bluffton. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., she also enjoys motorsports and watching her husband on the racetrack. 

Amanda's goal is to ensure an exceptional customer experience while providing guidance and support for the team at Porsche of Hilton Head.

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Kevin Jones
Sales Manager
843.208.3300

Kevin has been working in the automotive industry for 12 years. When he is not enjoying work at Porsche of Hilton Head, he loves to golf, hanging out with his dogs, having family time, traveling and motor sports.

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Michael Lane
Service Manager
843.208.3300

Mike started working with Porsche of Hilton Head in 2011.  He is a Certified Brand Ambassador Service Manager for Porsche of Hilton Head.  Mike has great experience not only in the service department of the dealership, but also with customer service.  He enjoys seeing his customers and doing his job everyday.

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Randy House
Parts Manager
843.208.3300

Randy House is a 10 year veteran of the luxury automobile industry and has 20+ years total in the industry and has both Parts and Service Management experience.  Randy is a Porsche Certified Manager and has been certified in previous years with luxury brands  Jaguar, Infiniti and Volvo.  "I have always had a passion for speed and performance with cars and motorcycles going back to my teenage years in Greenville, S.C., and I still love it."  Randy lives in Bluffton and enjoys running, biking, and hitting the beach.

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Veronica Jones
Business Development Manager
843-208-3300

Veronica has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. She has worked in multiple areas such as reception, sales, finance & insurance, subprime lending, marketing, and business development. She is an automotive enthusiast who enjoys modifying her car and driving it on local tracks such as Roebling Road and Road Atlanta. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs.

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Sales

Roy Stine
Porsche Certified Sales Professional
843.208.3300

Roy is a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador. Roy has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head for 11 years. Roy enjoys golfing, water skiing, and spending time with his family. Roy has called the Lowcountry home since 1999. Porsche has been his passion since he was very young.

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Gregor Belka
Porsche Certified Sales Professional
843.208.3300

Gregor Belka has worked in the automotive industry for more than 10 years. When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head working with clients, he loves to hunt, race cars, and travel. He also has a passion for motorcycles and wildlife.

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Elliot Schwartz
Client Advisor
843-208-3300

Elliot is 51 years old and lives in Bluffton, South Carolina.  He has a son age 17 and a daughter age 15.  Elliot enjoys driving in the mountains and on the track with his 2014 Porsche Cayman S.  He also enjoys poker, bowling, and spending as much time with his girlfriend as possible. Mr. Schwartz has been in sales for over 30 years and looks forward to being an integral part of Porsche of Hilton Head.

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Erika Franz Miller
Porsche Certified Customer Experience Manager
843.208.3300

Erika Franz-Miller joined the auto industry after a 15-year career with an insurance agency. She has three adult sons and lives in Hilton Head with her husband Kim. Erika enjoys walking on the beach, riding her bike, going to the gym, dancing, and of course, driving her Porsche. When asked about her move from Ohio, Erika responded, "I never thought I would wind up working at such an amazing place, in an amazing area, with so many amazing people."

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Parts & Service

James O'Connor
Technician
(843) 208-4605

James has been working in the automotive industry and on cars for six years. When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head, he likes to work out, hunt and participate in motor sports.  He also loves his job.

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Patrick Edgerton
Porsche Certified Gold Technician
843.208.3300

Patrick has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head since 2011.  He has a great sense of humor and his coworkers say "He is fun to work with." He also loves to race cars, and to work on cars and boats.

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Bryan Comer
Porsche Gold Medal Technician
843.208.3300

Bryan Comer is an 11-year veteran of the automobile industry, finding his passion for Porsche in 2008. Bryan is certified by Porsche North America, BMW as well as Nissan. He states, "I believe Porsche is a good brand and I believe in the product they produce." Originally from North Carolina, Bryan lives in the Okatie area and in his free time enjoys racing RC Cars, playing PC games, and researching new PC components.

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Anthony Jimenes
Porsche Bronze Technician
843.208.3300

Anthony has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head for four years.  He fell in love with the Lowcountry lifestyle when he moved here and has also fallen in love with his job.  When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head, he loves to race cars.

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Tomas Clarke
Technician
843.208.3300

Originally from Ohio, Tom moved to Bluffton to be closer to his family and to have warmer weather.  While living in Northeast Ohio, he worked at an independent air-cooled Porsche shop and this is where he began his career.  He transferred to Porsche of Hilton Head late fall 2016 and has enjoyed every minute. His favorite part about working at Porsche of Hilton Head is the people. He says, "I don't think it's possible to find a better group of individuals to spend the days working with." When he does have time off, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, enjoying the outdoors, and playing video games when the weather doesn't play nice.

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Business Development Center

Ryan Stowell
Internet Sales Coordinator
843-208-1258

Ryan has been a car enthusiast since he was able to walk up to his parents' first car.  Representing Porsche is a dream come true for him.  Ryan has an extensive background in sales as well as a commitment to providing an unmatched customer experience.  His favorite hobbies consist of hockey, working on and driving his car, as well as meeting new people in the automotive world. 

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Administration

Ashley Clayton
Receptionist


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