Staff

Management

  • Eric Ernst

    Eric Ernst

    General Manager

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    Eric Ernst

    Eric Ernst

    General Manager

    Eric Ernst is a native to Southern California and has been a part of the Circle Automotive Group since 2005. As a teenager, Eric’s first drive in a car was in a Porsche 993 Turbo, which ignited his passion for the Porsche brand.

  • David Mercado

    David Mercado

    General Sales Manager

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    David Mercado

    David Mercado

    General Sales Manager

    When you need answers to a question related to the Porsche lineup or assistance with a Porsche purchase, David Mercado is one of our go-to guys here at Circle Porsche. As a past Porsche Certified Sales Professional, he keeps busy here at work, but during his off-time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls. David has been in sales for 18 years and has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. He also notes that his favorite Porsche is the famous Carrera GT. When you are ready to start looking for your dream Porsche, call or stop by Circle Porsche. Ask for David Mercado, and let him assist you with your Porsche purchase.
    David speaks fluent Spanish.

  • John Mendola

    John Mendola

    Client Care Manager

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    John Mendola

    John Mendola

    Client Care Manager

    In 2017 John started with the Circle Group as an automotive consultant and in 2019 joined the family as a Sales manager. John’s drive, vision, and business acumen, developed over a 23-year span working with luxury automotive brands has provided him with valuable sets of business tools and methodologies that helps him achieve the companies’ goals and mission statement. Intrinsic in John’s personality is his thirst for knowledge. John’s academic background includes an MBA and a Ph.D. John speaks entry-level Mandarin and enjoys serving the Chinese community.  加入我的微信:Drjohnnyrock

  • Derek Uerling

    Derek Uerling

    Service Manager

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    Derek Uerling

    Derek Uerling

    Service Manager

    Derek is a Porsche enthusiast. Holding an airframe/power plant license, Derek found it a logical move to work for Porsche back in 1988. Once on board, Derek quickly became an ASE/Porsche master technologist and it wasn’t much longer before he became a shop foreman. At his 10-year anniversary he became a service manager and has the honor of being an award-winning Top Service Manager over ten times.

  • Nate Davis

    Nate Davis

    Porsche Parts Manager

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    Nate Davis

    Nate Davis

    Porsche Parts Manager

    Nate has been with the Circle Automotive Group for 22 years. He started with Mitsubishi/Isuzu, then moved onto Audi, Volkswagen and now Porsche – very happy to be a part of the Circle Automotive Family.

Sales

  • David Nidess

    David Nidess

    Global Brand Ambassador

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    David Nidess

    David Nidess

    Global Brand Ambassador

    David Nidess is our true Long Beach native. He’s been working on his tan here in Long Beach for almost 25 years. David is one of our Certified Brand Ambassadors and has been selling Porsche cars since 1994. He has been part of the Circle Porsche Sales Team since September of 2012. He prides himself on being a Long Beach resident and loves meeting new people from all over this beautiful city, especially fellow Porsche fanatics. As a big Porsche fan himself, David considers his favorite Porsche to still be a 993 Turbo S. He’s stuck true to the Porsche brand over the years and believes that Porsche continually changes the standard of all other sports cars, sedans, and SUVs.

  • David Farnell

    David Farnell

    Global Brand Ambassador

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    David Farnell

    David Farnell

    Global Brand Ambassador

    Ex-British Race Car Driver. He’s as close to an International Man of Mystery as you can get. Having lived in France, Switzerland, England, Austria (where he was a ski instructor), and now resides in Sunset Beach, CA. He is extremely car knowledgeable and truly enjoys selling Porsches.

  • Edgardo Morales

    Edgardo Morales

    Global Brand Ambassador

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    Edgardo Morales

    Edgardo Morales

    Global Brand Ambassador

    Edgardo Morales is also a Long Beach native like David Nidess. He joined the Circle Porsche family back in 2014 as a lot attendant. He rapidly learned about the vehicles from knowing little about them when he first started. Although at the time it was not required for his position, his knowledge about the brand was an immense help when he transitioned into the sales department.
    His favorite part about being a sales representative is custom ordering Porsches with his clients. It allows him to show his knowledge about the vehicles from the start of the ordering process. “There is no greater feeling than seeing the smiles on my clients faces when their dream Porsche arrives at the dealership” noted Edgardo.
    But wait there is more, Edgardo is also a current student at Long Beach State University where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. When he isn’t assisting clients or studying for his classes, he enjoys detailing his Porsche and spending time with his friends and family. If you’re interested in ordering a custom Porsche, he is the guy to see!

  • Sulayman "Sully" Kurdi

    Sulayman "Sully" Kurdi

    Global Brand Ambassador

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    Sulayman

    Sulayman "Sully" Kurdi

    Global Brand Ambassador

    Sulayman “Sully” Kurdi was born and raised near Duesseldorf, Germany and has over 9 years of experience in the automotive industry. His background includes a wealth of premium brands and management experience, which helped him achieve his status as a TOP-50 sales professional in Europe, two years in a row. Sully finds working with customers to be his favorite part of his career, and especially loves helping customers get into their dream cars. Sully is detailed orientated with an always-positive-calm-vibe and fluent in German and Arabic. During his off time, he spends his time discovering the United States with his wife Lena and their young daughter, Hannah.

    Sully is fluent in German and Arabic.

  • Josh Mendola

    Josh Mendola

    Global Brand Ambassador

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    Josh Mendola

    Josh Mendola

    Global Brand Ambassador

    Josh Mendola joined the Circle Porsche family back in 2020 after working at our Audi dealership.

    Josh is a true Porsche fan, owning a GT4 in the past. His favorite part about being a sales representative is custom ordering Porsches with his clients. It allows him to show his knowledge about the vehicles from the start of the ordering process. “There is no greater feeling than seeing the smiles on my clients faces when their dream Porsche arrives at the dealership”

  • Corey Jesmer

    Corey Jesmer

    Porsche Pro

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    Corey Jesmer

    Corey Jesmer

    Porsche Pro

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  • Ji Won Kim

    Ji Won Kim

    Porsche Fleet Manager

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    Ji Won Kim

    Ji Won Kim

    Porsche Fleet Manager

    Ji Won Kim , or Jay Kim, has been apart of the Circle Auto Group family for quite some time. Ji, who speaks fluent Korean, goes above and beyond for our fleet team.

  • Randy  Kervin

    Randy Kervin

    Private Client Manager

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    Randy  Kervin

    Randy Kervin

    Private Client Manager

    Randy Kervin has been with the Circle Automotive group for over 33 years.

Service

  • Domenic Macchia

    Domenic Macchia

    Certified Porsche Service Advisor

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    Domenic Macchia

    Domenic Macchia

    Certified Porsche Service Advisor

    Domenic has been with the Porsche family since 1999 and is an absolute Porsche enthusiast. He has personally owned more than his fair share of Porsche’s, everything from starting with a 1967 912 to a 2004 996 GT3. On the weekend he loves to spend his time in the wilderness such as hiking, camping, off-roading and enjoying time with his beautiful family. Come by Circle Porsche and Domenic will always take care of you, and all of your needs.

  • Ariel Prado

    Ariel Prado

    Certified Porsche Service Advisor

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    Ariel Prado

    Ariel Prado

    Certified Porsche Service Advisor

    Ariel Prado has been with Circle Porsche for quite some time, working his way through the ranks to become one of our top Service Advisors. HIs attention to detail have made him a favorite with our Clients and his strong work ethic has made our advisor team stronger than ever.

  • Billy Theodorakopoulos

    Billy Theodorakopoulos

    Shop Foreman

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    Billy Theodorakopoulos

    Billy Theodorakopoulos

    Shop Foreman

    Billy Theodorakopoulos joins the Circle Porsche family with over 10 years of experience with Porsche vehicles. Billy was born and raised in Southern California and started working on cars at just 15 years old. In fact, he purchased his first Porsche, a 914, at the age of 17. Billy graduated from the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) with a 4.0 GPA and perfect attendance and is a member of the UTI Honor Society. He has been ASE Master Certified since 2005 and is currently a member of the Porsche Cars of North America Technician Council. Since working on cars is more than just a job for him, you’ll find Billy racing on the track in his spare time.

Finance

  • Larry Tabarez

    Larry Tabarez

    Finance Manager

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    Larry Tabarez

    Larry Tabarez

    Finance Manager

    Larry Tabarez attention to detail make him the perfect Finance Manger for our dealership, making sure each customer is well informed with all the needed info to help them make the optimal decisions when purchasing or leasing a car from Circle Porsche.

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