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Management

Brendan O'Brien
General Manager

    Brendan started with the company in 2002.  He has held the roles of sales person, finance manager, finance director, sales manager, regional finance director and general sales manager before being named the executive manager of Courtesy Nissan of Tampa in 2014.  He was also named the general manager for Courtesy Kia of Brandon in 2019.  At Courtesy Nissan, Brendan and the team have won six consecutive Nissan Global Awards for excellence in sales and customer service.  Both stores consistently rank in the top ten in the country for new and certified pre-owned vehicle sales.  Brendan also serves on Nissan's Dealer Advisory Board where he works closely with the manufacturer to develop programs that enhance the guest experience and dealer performance.  Most recently, Brendan helped Courtesy launch its new Clicklane program, allowing our guests to buy a car from anywhere with completely transactional online car buying.


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Fernando Malta
Service Director
813-685-5542

Fernando Malta originates from San Paulo, Brazil, bringing a host of abilities to the team. Fernando has been with Asbury for over 2 years and focuses on giving back to the community by volunteering at church, Give Kids The World, and Metropolitan Ministries. On his free time he enjoys sports, running, and Peleton.

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Antonino Gargiulo
General Sales Manager
813-865-7002

Antonino was born in the quaint town of Sorrento, Italy. Antonino has been with Asbury Automotive for 14 years, providing the ultimate guest experience to first time car buyers in the Tampa bay area. He enjoys outdoor gardening on the weekends.

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Bassam Hamdar
New Car Sales Manager

Bassam is originally from Tampa, Florida and has been with the company for over 6 years. Bassam is a family man, and enjoys spending time with his daughter as well as fishing on his off time.

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Dave Errity
Used Car Sales Manager

Dave Errity hails from Dublin, Ireland and brings a fresh set of eyes to our company, now with Asbury for 8 years and in the automotive industry for 12. Dave enjoys playing golf on the weekends or watching Liverpool soccer. He is now a diehard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.

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Steve Jalbert
Used Car Sales Manager

Steve Jalbert is originally from Redwood City, California, and has been with the Asbury Automotive Group for over 3 years. Recently a transplant from St. Louis, Steve Jalbert has enjoyed his free time in Tampa with golf, karaoke, and pickleball.

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Richard Finnerty
E-Commerce Manager
813-865-7006

Richard Finnerty has lived in the Tampa area his whole life, and has the drive to find the perfect transportation for others in the area. Richard has been with the company for over 7 years and specializes in internet sales.

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Rodney Zeller
Parts Manager
813-865-1170

Rodney Zeller has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years and hails from his hometown of St. Petersburg. He is passionate about community involvement at the church and he enjoys maintaining a ranch and tending to horses on his off time.

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Richard Mayer
New Car Sales Manager

Richard resides in Lutz, Florida with his family. Richard has been with Asbury Automotive for over 8 years.

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Brittany Browning
Customer Care Manager
813-865-7033

Brittany has now been with the Asbury Automotive group for over 7 years. She is a local from Plant City, Florida, and is involved in the community with Coastal Cleanups with Keep Pinellas Beautiful. On her free time she enjoys running, reading, gardening, and cooking.

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Pete Velez
Detail Manager

Pete Velez is originally from Long Branch, New Jersey. He has been with the company a little over 5 years . He enjoys spending time with his family and especially with his Granddaughters. 

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Service Department

Jenny Monge
Service Advisor
813-685-4513


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Eric Martinez
Service Advisor
813-437-8943


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Erich Freeman
Service Advisor
813-685-8039


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Jason Smouse
Service Advisor
813-865-7055


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Julian Uribe
Service Advisor


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Nicholas Edwards
Service Advisor
813-437-8941


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Ashley Craig
Service Advisor
813-689-5122


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Emily Corsaut
Service BDC


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Jamal Soto
Service Valet


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Juan Head Jr
Service Valet


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Pekham Majumder
Service BDC


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Shawnika Robinson
Service BDC


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Winston Norman
Service Valet


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Cynthia Rogers
Service BDC


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Beba Ruiz
Detailer


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Edwin Velez
Tint Technician


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Kevin Leon
Tint Technician


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Kevin Vazquez Diaz
Detailer


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Ronald Burney
Detailer


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Carlos Candelario
Service Technician


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Cordero Matthew
Service Technician


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David Fernandez
Service Technician


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Gabriel Gomez Martinez
Service Technician


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Jesse Isidore
Service Technician


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John Semidey
Service Technician


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Levi Schmidt
Service Technician


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Richard Bencosme
Service Technician


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Robin Bacchus
Service Technician


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Ronny Canales
Service Technician


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Christain Silva
Service Technician


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Jecssie Arman-Santiago
Service Technician


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Rodney Brooks
Service Technician


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Victor Perales
Service Technician


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Sales Department

Joel Serrano
Sales Consultant


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Manny Agurcia
Sales Consultant


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Nicco Deabreu
Sales Consultant


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Brian Tejera
Sales Valet


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Daniel Rivera
Sales Consultant


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Jason Courie
Sales Consultant


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Marc Ricardo
Sales Consultant


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Jerry Eyas
Sales Consultant


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Jhon Ortiz
Sales Consultant


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Jim Darity
Sales Consultant


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Rob McCreery
Sales Consultant


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Tony Lockett
Sales Consultant


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Victor Torres
Sales Consultant


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Derrick Bensch
Sales Consultant


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Zak Elfaizi
Sales Consultant


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Fahd "Frank" Fahda
Sales Consultant


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John Hyde
Sales Consultant


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Darryl Malmin
Sales Consultant


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Rosa Rolon Claudio
Vehicle Exchange Program


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Dealership Support

Lily Perez
Receptionist


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Parts Department

Cameron Jones
Parts Advisor


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Cassandra Browning
Parts Advisor


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Nathan Hosford
Parts Advisor


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Finance Department

Tyler Noyes
Finance Manager

Tyler is originally from Plymouth, Washington and has spent the last  years at Courtesy Kia. Tyler loves spending time with his family, watching sports, and enjoying movies.

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Kristal Nieves
Finance Manager

Kristal Nieves is originally from San Juan Puerto Rico, with nearly a decade of automotive experience. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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Josue Cruz
Finance Manager

Josue hails from Seattle, Washington and has recently celebrated a 2 year anniversary with Asbury. Josue has an extensive automotive background, and on his off time enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, exercise, sports, and listening to music.

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Andres Amaya
Finance Manager

Andres Amaya is from Danbury, Conneticut and has been with Courtesy Kia for over 4 years. On his off time, Andres enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, sports, and music.

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Brett Hamilton
Finance Director
813-865-7012

Brett Hamilton has been with Asbury Automotive for over 5 years with a passion for the automotive industry. Brett enjoys spending time with his family, coaching little league baseball, and watching sports.

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