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General Manager

Ramin Naimi
General Manager
650-815-4477

In the past 20 years, Ramin has been involved with sales and management of McLaren, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Lotus, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Volvo, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Fisker. His exemplary service and no-pressure attitude has gained him the trust and respect of many clients. You can expect unmatched service prior, during, and after sales. His in-depth knowledge of luxury product lines can give you the confidence you need to make the correct decision for your motoring needs. Above all, he understands the importance of honesty and integrity in this business, and you can expect the utmost transparency when dealing with him or any of the McLaren San Francisco and Volvo Palo Alto team. 

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Management

Gordon Blackstock
General Sales Manager
650-353-4700

General sales manager Gordon Blackstock has been in the luxury automotive business for 30 plus years. Throughout his time in the industry, he has worked with a plethora of brands including Range Rover, Bentley, Jaguar, McLaren, and Volvo. Gordon's number one priority in the luxury automotive business is providing positive customer experience and has done so as he has sold many cars to relatives and friends. Extremely familiar with his community, he has been a resident along the San Francisco peninsula for 45 years. When he's not working, Gordon enjoys outdoor activities including golf, swimming, and long walks with his wife.

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Christian Hansen
General Sales Manager


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Edison Tekmar
Pre-Owned Sales Director

Edison will be managing the pre-owned vehicles for all 3 locations, pre-owned Sales Mangers in all 3 locations will report to Edison. Over the past 33 years Edison has been involved in Management and Sales (Retail and Wholesale) of Exotic and super sport European Automobiles such as: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Maserati, Lotus, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and BMW. He has been closely involved with day to day market evaluations of all vehicles based on local demand and supply. Most importantly Edison prides himself as transparent, professional and trustworthy in every transaction.

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Jessica Chin
Sales Manager


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Osmar Osorio
Finance Manager
650-815-4471

Osmar, or "Ozzy" as he is referred to by his colleagues, is the Finance Manager at Volvo Cars Palo Alto. After starting his career here as one of the top sales consultants, his motivation and drive quickly elevated him into the management team. It is his job to work diligently building relationships with our banking partners in order to provide all of our customers with the best financing options available. When he is not working, Ozzy likes to spend time outdoors or going to movie nights with his wife and two sons. 


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Patrick Boyle
Inventory Manager


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sales

Ryan Cochran
Sales Specialist


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Leo Yasouie
Sales Specialist


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Amir Mehrabani
Sales Specialist


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Cinthya Robles
Sales Consultant


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Lyman Huang
Sales Consultant


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Soheila Babakhani
Sales Consultant


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Marketing

Lexi Montes
Marketing Coordinator
408-768-1881

After graduating from San Jose State with a degree in Communications Studies and minor in Public Relations, Lexi made her way into the automotive industry, first working for our sister store Luxury Cars Los Gatos, as marketing coordinator. She currently handles marketing Volvo Palo Alto, where she continues to exhibit creativity through events, social media and other digital platforms. When she is not working with us at Volvo, she coaches cheerleading with an All star gym, traveling throughout the state for competitions.

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Service

Dan Pokarney
Parts and Service Director


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Brandon Madeiros
Service Manager


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Marc Laza
Service Advisor
(855) 851-7455


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Roberto Fabian
Service Advisor


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Wilbert Uytengsu
Technician


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Parts

Ken Granath
Parts Manager

Ken has spent 31 years in the automotive industry and thoroughly appreciates working with a product that has the history and quality of Volvo and being a Volvo owner himself for over 35 years. His background includes experience in new car sales and tire store management, which gives him a good perspective of how parts and accessories fit into the life-cycle of your car. Ken makes sure he stays on top of new technologies and pays attention to the details that make the difference between good service and great service.


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Brian Kimlinger
Parts Specialist

The Parts Team at Volvo Palo Alto are like a family, and as a member of that family, Brian shares the passion to stay on the leading-edge of Volvo product knowledge. He also shares the enthusiasm for conquering daily challenges, and affinity for his teammates. A 16 year employee of Volvo, Brian is married and has 3 children, and during his spare time, you might find him on the golf course.

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Office

Brandi Bueno
Office Manager

Brandi, a 20 year employee in the automotive field, started out at our mother store and has since fallen so in love with our company that she can't imagine herself anywhere else. She enjoys working with numbers and has a brain that works like no other. In addition, she says that it is interesting to learn about new exotic brands and is always ready to take on another challenge as she is simultaneously the office manager at our sister store Volvo Plato Alto.  Super woman as she is, she is also a mother of three and enjoys hiking, swimming and reading in her spare time.

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Principals

Tom Price
Dealership Principal and CEO

Our CEO, Tom Price, has a long history of success in the Northern California Automotive market. He always loved cars and started in the business working for Ford Motor Company for eight years. He then spent two years working for San Francisco Lincoln-Mercury, before buying an Oldsmobile dealership in 1976. From that dealership, Tom grew First America Automotive into a 30-dealership enterprise with revenue of $1.6 billion. Plans for an IPO changed when the public market cooled in mid 1999 and the company merged with Sonic Automotive, America's 3rd largest automotive retailer.

After 3 years as Vice Chairman, Tom reestablished his entrepreneurial independence and formed the Price Family Dealership Group, a collection of dealerships operated with equity partners. In 2003 he partnered with Adam to buy Toyota Sunnyvale and form PriceSimms. Ten stores later, they haven't looked back.

Tom is well-known as a classic and exotic car collector. "I began racing vintage cars 25 years ago," Tom says, "and since then I've competed in over 600 races and rallies and won 4 Ferrari-Maserati Historic Championships. The fact is, I just love driving special cars in the way they were designed."

Tom is also very dedicated to the Community and is one of the Largest Supporters in Marin County of Special Olympics and Breast Cancer.

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Adam Simms
Dealer Principal

Adam Simms is a renowned groundbreaker in the automobile industry. For nearly 30 years, he has held management positions as General Manager of dealer groups, VP at Autonation, and CEO of an automobile e-commerce startup. He is a pioneer in leveraging technology to provide an enhanced and more efficient consumer experience.

Driving the new McLaren on the test track in Woking remains one of Adam's greatest thrills. There, he was able to feel the full grace of the Macca's performance matched only by its inimitable design. When he's not opening dealerships or creating companies, Adam loves sailing and collecting and restoring vintage cars and boats. 

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