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The Porsche Irvine Team

Let us introduce you to the Porsche Irvine staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers and take you through our complete line of new, Certified pre-owned and used Porsche inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our website a fast and convenient way to research and source the vehicle best suits your needs. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, please do not hesitate to send us an email and we will promptly reply.We look forward to serving you. 

Kjell  Schei

Kjell Schei | Dealer Principal / General Manager

Veronica Osmers

Veronica Osmers | Customer Experience Manager

Veronica has been living with a Porsche 911 in the garage for the last 20 years. Cars include a classic 1973 911, 964 C4, 996 Carrera and 2016 991. She has 20 years of public relations experience, and an extensive background in consumer relations. Veronica has worked for PR firms as well as in Education and Hospitality. She loves the classics and has participated in PCA concourse events over the years.  She is excited to join the Porsche Irvine team and be a part of introducing Porsche to Central Orange County.

 

Veronica is a native Californian and a graduate of Pepperdine University.  She is married with three teenage daughters and spends her free time in her garden.

Mitch Merten

Mitch Merten | Sales Manager

Mitchell entered the car industry after graduating from UC Irvine, where he studied business economics and played for the baseball team. He’s done just about everything retail-wise in the industry, from Sales Porter, to Internet Director, to Finance Manager, and was previously a Sales Manager at House of Imports Mercedes Benz. Mitchel’s not only excited, but thankful, to be a member of the Porsche Irvine team, and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Frank Hirahara

Frank Hirahara | Sales Manager

Sam  Harp

Sam Harp | Service Manager

A native of Michigan, Sam comes from a family of automotive technicians and automotive factory workers. Automobiles are in his DNA, and he loves Porsche’s performance focus.

He started his automotive career as a technician, and achieved master level certification with Mercedes-Benz before moving into a shop foreman position. He then decided he wanted to take on every role in the service department of the dealership, and since mastering all those roles, he’s set superior customer service as his goal. Sam has been with Porsche Irvine for two decades, and his job is to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

When he’s not working, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and three children on the sunny California coastline, and playing football, softball and baseball. His favorite Porsche is the 997 Cabriolet.

Lee  Kennelly

Lee Kennelly | Parts Manager

Lee started his career in the automotive industry 20 years ago, at a General Motors dealership in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As his career progressed, so did his love for German luxury automobiles, and he moved to a position with Audi North Shore, where he eventually became parts manager.

After a decade and many accolades there, Lee chose to further his career by accepting the position as parts manager at Audi Newport Beach. But less than two years later, an opportunity came along to manage one of the most iconic brands in the automobile industry—Porsche. Lee jumped at the chance, and looks forward to meeting and assisting customers at Porsche Irvine.

On Sundays, you’ll find this huge Formula 1 and MotoGP fan in front of the television, watching the action and cheering on Italian hero Valentino Rossi.

Majd Anaim

Majd Anaim | eCom Sales Consultant

Hamid Baharimehr

Hamid Baharimehr | eCom Sales Consultant

Carlos Rendon

Carlos Rendon | eCom Sales Consultant

Carlos was born in El Salvador, and has been a been a car enthusiast his whole life. He started in the automotive industry four years ago, and is now an Internet Sales Associate at Porsche Irvine. He’s passionate about Porsche, and getting to share his passion with others is his favorite part of the job.

Michael Ulibarri

Michael Ulibarri | eCom Sales Consultant

Emmanuel Anaim

Emmanuel Anaim | Sales Consultant

Emmanuel Anaim is a Sales Consultant and a Certified Brand Ambassador at Porsche Irvine. He’s been a car enthusiast since he was a young boy, and has owned vehicles as varied as a Chevy Nova SS, a Honda CRX, and a Toyota FJ Cruiser. But the first time he experienced the Porsche 911, he immediately became a Porsche fanatic.

He does his absolute best to treat each and every new Porsche owner as if they’d been with the brand since the very beginning, in other words, like family. When he isn't at the dealership, he enjoys going on off-road adventures in his FJ Cruiser, and coaching wrestling at the local high school.

Chris Gilroy

Chris Gilroy | Sales Consultant

Chris has been passionate about Porsche for over four decades. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate, including roles in property management, asset management, acquisitions, and leasing. Every day, he’s excited to share his knowledge for this extraordinary automobile, and loves helping others acquire their dream cars.

Mingkai Guo

Mingkai Guo | Sales Consultant

Ming came to work for Porsche Irvine straight out of college, because to him, Porsche represents the pinnacle of automotive performance and history. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, and on his days off, he loves doing high-performance driving events and riding trails on his mountain bike.

Leonidas Morales

Leonidas Morales | Sales Consultant

Johnny Shen

Johnny Shen | Sales Consultant

Johnny is a sales consultant at Porsche Irvine, and has been in the automotive industry for most of his life. At the age of 26, he moved from China to the United States to study International Business Management at UCLA, and after graduating, he spent over two decades working in sales, manufacturing, and financial roles in China, Japan, Singapore and Italy. He recently moved back to Southern California, and he’s happy to be part of the Porsche Irvine sales team.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith | Sales Consultant

Born and raised in Queens, New York. I recently relocated to Irvine, California from NY to pursue my dream of a better quality of life after falling in love with the California vibe. I believe in chasing your dreams and hard work. I got started in the automotive world after leaving my full time job in Marketing to pursue my passion for cars as a client advisor with BMW. I have always wanted the opportunity to work for and own a Porsche so I am grateful to be apart of the team here in Irvine. Some of my past favorite cars that I have owned- 240z, Supra, F80 M3, but I currently daily drive a 1991 Acura NSX, manual of course! I would love to someday have the opportunity to own a GT3. Looking forward to spreading my love for cars and providing my customers with an experience unlike anything they've positively experienced before.

Aaron Yoon

Aaron Yoon | Sales Consultant

Kathleen Acab

Kathleen Acab | Receptionist

Deanne Villasenor

Deanne Villasenor | Service Cashier/Administrator

Mason Gilchrist

Mason Gilchrist | Service Advisor

Mason was born and raised in Seattle, and was struck with the Porsche bug at an early age. After his dad purchased a Cayman S, he was hooked, and knew he wanted to be a part of the legendary Porsche brand.

Upon graduating from college, he decided against pursuing a career in Physical Therapy, and secured a job as a lot attendant at a Porsche dealer. In just six months, Mason worked his way up to service advisor, where he enjoyed representing the brand and interacting with its clients. But after several years there, sunny Southern California called, and he was able to continue working for the brand he’d grown to love.

Throughout his time with Porsche, Mason has become a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador, as well as a Porsche Classic Service Advisor, and counts the 993 C4S in Guards Red and 991 GT3 RS in Riviera Blue as some of his favorite example of the iconic marque. In his off time, you’ll find him playing basketball and filming car videos.

Victor Morillo-Delerme

Victor Morillo-Delerme | Service Advisor

Victor spent the first 14 years of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been going to car shows for his long as he can remember. Since his father is an avid Porsche fan, he naturally gravitated toward Stuttgart’s handiwork, and spent many hours talking with their owners. As the years went on, his admiration for automobiles turned into a love of driving, and ever since he passed his driver’s test, all he’s wanted to do was to be in the driver’s seat of a performance machine.

Shortly after starting as a lube technician at 17, Victor became an ASE certified technician, and then a shop foreman, before he moved into management. He began working for Porsche after relocating to Southern California, and he’s thrilled to provide customers not only with excellent, trustworthy service, but confidence in their investment. In his off time, he enjoys road racing, and counts the 993 Turbo S and 991 GT3—manual, of course—among his favorite Porsches.

Huu Vuong

Huu Vuong | Service Advisor

Huu Vuong started his career in hospitality, and worked for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino for over a decade, where his passion for helping others made the role a natural fit. After moving to Southern California in 2007, he transitioned to the automotive industry as a Service Consultant, and has remained in that role ever since. Taking care of people is what Huu is committed to, and each time he meets a client, he strives to go above and beyond. A true dog lover since childhood, Huu’s favorite Porsche is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, because the sporty SUV has the room he needs to take his furry family members Gigi and Roc hiking.

David Carillo

David Carillo | Parts Associate

David’s been fascinated by automobiles since he could remember. As a child, he collected hot wheels as a hobby, and dreamed of the day he’d drive his first car. Along the way, he worked several part time jobs, with many other car manufactures, in order to purchase his first vehicle.

In 2008, David joined the military, and was exposed to many extremely interesting tactical vehicles that were a joy to operate. After his successful stint in the service, David returned to the automotive field to work for Volkswagen as a Parts Associate, and eventually transitioned to Audi to continue in that role. It’s been a fulfilling career path, and today, he’s excited to continue his journey in the industry at Porsche Irvine.

Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry | Parts Associate