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The Porsche Chandler Team

Russell Schwartzman

Russell Schwartzman | General Manager

After moving to the Phoenix Valley almost a year ago from New Jersey, I have discovered that I could never go back; I love it here. I have proudly served numerous customers in the past 30 years of my career in the automotive industry. In my eyes, the auto industry is more than just a job; it is a passion in my life and I enjoy every aspect of it. When I am not focused on customer service, I enjoy spending my spare time with my beautiful wife and three amazing boys.

Phone: 480.994.7900 • Email:

Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins | Sales Manager

Phone: 480.994.7920 • Email:

Jim Whitney

Jim Whitney | Sales Manager - Pre-Owned

Although I am originally from New York City, it has been a pleasure living in Arizona since 1966. Ever since I sold my 1st car in 1969, I guess you can say that the automotive industry has been the life that I share with my loved ones. Aside from my focus on customer service and the automotive industry, my passion is collecting fine and historical timepieces. The only thing that surpasses my passion for collecting timepieces, is the admiration that I have for precision engineered Porsche vehicles. I am proud to be able to represent such a prestigious and well respected company such as Porsche Chandler. 

Phone: 480.994.9000 • Email:

Chris Pauken

Chris Pauken | Sales Professional

Originally, I’m from Toledo, Ohio but later I moved to Arizona in 1978. While growing up in the city of Mesa, I remember always loving fast cars, and dreaming of owning a Porsche 911 just like the one on the poster I had pinned to my bedroom wall. My parents owned a small dealership and I myself have been involved in the automotive industry since 1993. After a long day, I enjoy going home and spending time with my two dogs and my pet tortoise.  

Phone: 480.994.7951 • Email:

Adam Frank

Adam Frank | Sales Professional

I was born and raised here in Arizona. Most of the time I spent growing up in the east valley of the Phoenix area, with exception to my time spent at Dartmouth College where I not only received my college degree, but I was a Division 1 Pitcher for the college baseball team. I take pride in being a “people person” and cannot wait to serve our clients in a truly exceptional way and share my passion for the Porsche brand.

Phone: 480.994.7950 • Email:

Miles Escajeda

Miles Escajeda | Sales Professional

Aloha! I am a recent transplant hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii. My fascination with cars began very early, and hasn't waned til today. Its this passion that allowed me to move to beautiful Chandler, Arizona and join the Porsche Chandler team. I look forward to sharing the amazing vehicles the Porsche brand represents and the 1stclass experience all customers deserve.  

Phone: 480.994.7952 • Email:

Alex Benson

Alex Benson | Sales Professional

Originally from Irvine, California, I have happily called Arizona home for the last three years. I have been in the automotive industry since 2011, prior to that I studied culinary arts at Orange Coast College and was a professional cook. My favorite quote is “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”, I strive to provide the very best customer experience and am thrilled to be representing the finest automobiles in the world here at Porsche Chandler.

Phone: 480.994.7954 • Email:

Emil Najar

Emil Najar | Sales Professional

My childhood was spent growing up in Southern California, while my 20's were spent in Michigan. I've been in Arizona for over 10 years and I absolutely love it here. I've been an auto enthusiast my entire life, yet I have only been involved in the automotive industry, as a profession, for the past few years. I've owned numerous performance cars, but my Porsche is my prized possession. We have a very solid team environment at Porsche Chandler. We individually and collectively look forward to making your visit with us memorable and informative.

Phone: 480.994.9000 • Email:

Ginger D'Anna

Ginger D'Anna | Business Manager - Finance & Insurance

I am proud to say that I am originally from the Bay area in Northern California, but I have happily lived in Arizona since 1988. I have been an automotive industry professional for the past 22 years, and I am thrilled to be part of the Porsche family at Porsche Chandler. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling the world and exploring new destinations. Skiing, scuba diving, golfing, hiking...I love it all. I also enjoy a nice, relaxing day on a beautiful sunny beach.  

Phone: 480.994.7924 • Email:

Dan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan | Service Advisor - Certified Brand Ambassador

In 1983, I moved to the beautiful state of Arizona from my birthplace of Hartford, CT.  I began my professional automotive career in the summer of 1995 working for Porsche. Having been a technician, service advisor and brand ambassador for many years with Porsche, I look forward to being a part of the Porsche Chandler team. I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and our 3 kids, as well as catching my favorite sport-hockey, and cheering for my favorite team, The Coyotes. 

Phone: 480.994.7900 • Email:

Carlos Barela

Carlos Barela | Service Advisor

Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, while Chandler, AZ became home nearly 6 years ago. This city has been such a great place for my wife and I to raise our 3 beautiful girls. In regards to my professional career, I was first introduced to German engineering about 14 years ago as a technician, and after more than a decade, I transitioned into the exotic automobile market. I have always been involved with brands that share a strong motorsport heritage. I am very excited to part of the Porsche family; a brand with an amazing prestige and heritage.

Phone: 480.994.7900 • Email:

Reinhard Schikora

Reinhard Schikora | Service Concierge

Growing up in a small village in Germany, as a child I always had a passion for automobiles. After completing high school, I went to work as a technician. My entire life, I have been interested in anything mechanical; specifically with how things work. I guess you can call me a tinker-er. In 2007, my wife and I left Germany and relocated to the beautiful and sunny state of Arizona. The people and weather have been so welcoming since we decided to make the Phoenix area our permanent home. In July of 2013, I proudly became a citizen of the United States of America. Now in 2016, I find myself once again drawn to the automotive industry and have the amazing opportunity to work for the world’s best brand, Porsche. All I can say is that I love what I do and where I am in my life. Any spare time that I can manage, you’ll find me on the road, taking in the beautiful scenery in the state of Arizona.  

Phone: 480.994.7900 • Email:

Cory Best

Cory Best | Service Concierge

As a child growing up in South Florida, my passion for automobiles started on the day I laid eyes on the beautiful Porsche 928. After that point, I was hooked. Prior to moving to Arizona, I earned my degree from the University of Florida and I am a proud member of the Desert Gator Alumni Club. Together, my wife and I stay very busy raising our two beautiful children. This past year I enjoyed spending numerous hours being involved with Barrett-Jackson, Gooding & Co. as well as Sotheby’s Auction. After living near the ocean, in the mountains and now in the desert, I am happy to make Porsche Chandler my new home. 

Phone: 480.994.7900 • Email:

Gene Torres

Gene Torres | Parts Specialist

I am an American raised Filipino who has a deep love for the automotive and performance industry. For as long as I can remember, I have been a motorsports enthusiast a long time, and with that passion, it has fueled my participation in competitive autocross racing and other similar events. I am excited to now be a part of the Porsche family, to build upon my automotive knowledge and the opportunity to serve my fellow enthusiast community. In my spare time, I enjoy working on my personal vehicles.  Aside from automotive related passions, I also enjoy hiking, swimming and anything that lets me enjoy the Arizona weather. 

Phone: 480.994.7901 • Email:

Richard Cvijanovich

Richard Cvijanovich | Owner & Operator

Phone: 480.994.9000 • Email:

Lisa Cvijanovich

Lisa Cvijanovich | Owner

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