Our Porsche Team

As a Porsche Exclusive Flagship Dealer, our passionate team of Brand Ambassadors has in-depth knowledge about Porsche vehicles that you will not find at other stores. Team members have also completed Porsche AG’s elite Porsche Global Certification System curriculum, and we look forward to providing you with our professional guidance.


  • Monico Chavez | Preowned Manager

    Contact directly at:   847.266.7000

    Email:   mchavez@4porsche.com

  • Mario Toledo | Service Manager

    Ever since graduating high school, Mario has been immersed in the car business. Most recently you could find Mario working at our sister dealer, The Audi Exchange, where he was the #1 Service Advisor, obtaining off-the-charts CSI scores and turning his numerous customers into dear friends. During his 10 years at The Audi Exchange, he became a fixture of the service department, earning the affectionate nickname “Mr. Mario” by his legions of customers. Mario lives by the golden rule, which is precisely what has earned him his loyal following of customers and fans.

    Phone:   847.266.7000

    Email:   mtoledo@4porsche.com

  • Chris Barnaba | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

    Phone:   847.266.7000

    Email:   cbarnaba@4porsche.com

  • Nick Kopp | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

    Nick is a graduate of Southern Illinois with a Management and Marketing degree. As a Porsche enthusiast he decided to join The Porsche Exchange in the fall of 2008 and has worked as a Certified Porsche Sales Professional since. Nick lives in Chicago and when he is not at The Exchange he enjoys spending time with family and attending local sporting events.

    Email:   nkopp@4porsche.com

  • Rocco Pelletiere | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

    Rocco started in the car business as a salesman for the Lynch Auto Group in 1995 and was promoted to finance just a year later. This was Rocco's beginning in the Porsche world, as Lynch had a Porsche dealership at the time. Rocco then went on work at several other local Porsche dealers before being offered a job at The Porsche Exchange. Rocco has two grown children, one of which is a Senior at U.I.C. who hopes to become a dentist. His other child hopes to become a race car driver. Rocco enjoys boating, golfing and is a season ticket holder for the Chicago Bears. He hopes they can win another Superbowl in his lifetime!

    Phone:   847.266.7000

    Email:   rocco@4porsche.com

  • Michael Semersky | Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador

    Phone:   847.266.7000

    Email:   msemersky@4porsche.com

  • Vladens Alnis | Parts Manager

    Vladens has been a loyal Exchange employee since 2001 when he began working as a Porter at The Saab Exchange. From there he moved to the Parts Counter and then became the Parts Manager. He joined The Porsche Exchange team in 2007 as a Service Advisor and Warranty Administrator. More recenty Vladens has been the Assistant Service Manager here and was promoted to Parts Manager in December 2014. His personal interests include a strong passion for Porsche, as well as motorcycles, skiing and traveling. 

    Email:   valnis@4porsche.com

  • Josh Grant | Certified Service Consultant

    Josh grew up in the northern suburbs and after attending SIU, moved back to the area to start a career in the automotive field. He has always been passionate about the industry and in addition to his experience with service, has also worked exclusively with car audio and accessory sales. Josh has previously worked with other luxury car lines, but is excited to have recently joined the Porsche Exchange team. He is enthusiastic to be part of a brand that emphasizes performance, while maintaining the innovation and commitment that Porsche is known for.  Josh currently lives in the northern suburbs with his wife and two young boys, and enjoys fishing and building Lego models with his children.

    Email:   jgrant@4porsche.com

  • John Keil | Certified Service Consultant

    One could certainly say that John Keil has the need for speed. His experience in the automotive world started at an early age when he got involved in motorsports. This naturally led to an interest in Porsches, and John decided to become a Certified Porsche Technician. While John has now moved to a different area of the service department, he is still passionate about working on and racing cars, even using his personal car in numerous autocross events. When he is not out on the autocross track, you can find him also enjoying motocross or snowcross.  

    Email:   jkeil@4porsche.com

  • Casey Lewis | Certified Service Consultant

    Working in the automotive industry runs in Casey Lewis's blood, as his father is the Service and Parts Director at our sister dealership, The Audi Exchange. So suffice it to say, Casey has learned from the best. He has spent numerous years in the industry already, and this is his first year as a part of The Porsche Exchange team. He is now thrilled to work alongside a brand that is performance-driven and cutting-edge. When not at work, Casey enjoys hanging out with his dog Hercules, and watching his favorite Chicago sports teams (Bulls, Bears, Cubs and Hawks) play. 

    Email:   clewis@4porsche.com

  • Gene Derbick | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 10 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 30 years as a Certified Porsche Technician

    Email:   gderbick@4porsche.com

  • Dick Gagliardi | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 25 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 38 years as a Certified Porsche Technician
    • 44 years as an automotive technician

    Email:   dgagliardi@4porsche.com

  • Ron Hauser | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 14 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 26 years as a Certified Porsche Technician
    • 28 years as an automotive technician

    Email:   rhauser@4porsche.com

  • Zlatko Milenkovic | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 4 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 4 years as a Certified Porsche Technician
    • 7 years as an automotive technician

    Email:   zmilenkovic@4porsche.com

  • Mario Moreno | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 11 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 11 years as a Certified Porsche Technician

    Email:   mmoreno@4porsche.com

  • Bill Thompson | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 23 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 30 years as a Certified Porsche Technician

    Email:   bthompson@4porsche.com

  • Mike Umland | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 3 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 10 years as an automotive technician

    Email:   mumland@4porsche.com

  • Brandon Warren | Porsche Certified Technician

    • 7 years at The Porsche Exchange
    • 9 years as an automotive technician

    Email:   bwarren@4porsche.com

Why Buy from The Porsche Exchange?

  • Located in Chicago's North Shore
  • Founded in 1978
  • Proud supporter of Children's Heart Foundation
  • Full selection of new and used Porsche vehicles
  • Your local source for factory authorized Porsche sales, parts, and service.

About Us

The Porsche Exchange has been family owned and operated in the heart of the North Shore of Chicago since 1977. Our simple motto “Expect the Exceptional” expresses our core belief in the Golden Rule, that YOU will be treated as WE would like to be treated, whether shopping for your next Porsche, servicing your existing one or just purchasing parts. We are the largest volume Porsche dealer in the Midwest, and multi-year recipients of the “Porsche Premier Dealer” award. This is a testament to the service you can expect to receive from The Porsche Exchange. At The Porsche Exchange, we pride ourselves on providing the best automobile ownership experience you will ever have. From our certified Porsche sales staffs, to our finance office, to our Service and Parts departments, our promise is to be straightforward, honest and fair.

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