PORSCHE OF NASHVILLE TEAM


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  • Cody Bender
    General Manager

    General Manager
    615-479-5839

    Cody moved to Nashville in 1998 by way of Dallas, Texas and spent 1998-2010 touring with Christian and Country artist playing guitar. He started with Sonic Automotive in 2012 as a sales associate for Jaguar, Porsche, and Audi, then as a Finance Manager and Sales Manager before taking the General Manager position in November of 2017. Cody is married, has 4 active children and likes to skateboard and play guitar in his free time.  " I am excited to be a part of the best brand in the world."


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  • Al Fortunato
    Service Manager

    Service Manager
    615-647-3152

    Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Al moved to Nashville from Birmingham in 2015. He studied Business Management at Northwood University and proceeded to start his career in the automotive industry. He started with working for Ford Motor Credit in a variety of capacities over 13 years and then starting his career with Sonic Automotive in 2013. In his free time, Al loves spending time outdoors with his wife Melanie. He also enjoys going to sporting events and seeing live music. Grateful for an amazing customer base, Al makes sure new customers are welcomed in a way that has become customary here at Porsche of Nashville. Al's vision for Porsche of Nashville is to "grow our dealership responsibly while providing ever increasing and truly exceptional customer service."   

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  • Jeremy Bauer
    Parts Manager

    Parts Manager
    615-647-3161

    Jeremy hails from the blistery, frozen crags of New England, and found his way to Nashville by way of the Vanderbilt Graduate School. Seeking scholastics, sun and southern hospitality, this Yankee moved to Nashville back in 2000, and made Brentwood his home in 2005. Jeremy has a wealth of knowledge regarding spare parts for old Volkswagen. In his spare time he enjoys working on old IDI diesel and CIS fuel systems and spending time with his lovely wife.

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  • Carroll Clark
    Brand Ambassador

    Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
    615-647-3173

    Carroll started with Porsche of Nashville in June of 2013 and is a part of the Porsche Personalization Initiative Pilot Program. Carroll works with clients to secure the Porsche vehicle that fulfills their individual needs for everyday usability, innovation, design, functionality and performance. He understands that Porsche award winning vehicles are a pleasure to own and drive. He enjoys working with clients to personalize their special-order vehicle. This can be done with any vehicle in the Porsche line-up. Carroll and his wife Cindy have four sons, Ollen, Jeremy, Matthew and Ty. When not at work he enjoys spending time with family. 


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  • Mark Majors
    Brand Ambassador

    Brand Ambassador
    615-647-3176

    Mark currently resides in Mount Juliet, TN, where he was born and raised. He is an avid European car enthusiast and has been with Porsche of Nashville for two years. Working for Porsche has been a dream come true for Mark, and he looks forward to spending many years with the brand. His favorite Porsche is the 930 911 Turbo.

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  • Jason Gentner
    Brand Ambassador

    Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
    615-647-3171

    Jason is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and relocated to Nashville in August of 2016. He started in the automobile business in 2014. Jason is getting married to his fiancé of three and a half years, in the sunshine state this summer. Being from Kentucky, he enjoys bourbon, craft beers, and betting on ponies. He is also a huge Louisville Cardinals sports fan. "After joining Porsche, and going through the brand ambassador program, it truly is amazing the innovation this company continues to have today in the engineering and automobile industry. Just when you think the cars can't get any better, they launch the next latest and greatest sports car that everyone wants."  - Jason Gentner


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  • Matt Giorgio
    Brand Ambassador

    Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
    615-647-3142

    Matt is a rare Nashville Native and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (GO VOLS!). He has been in the automotive industry since 2012 and is very passionate about motorsports. In his spare time, Matt also enjoys many hobbies which include, golf, boating, mountain biking, rock climbing, and flying light aircraft with his Father. He is driven to provide his customers with a truly exceptional experience.


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  • Dillon Conner
    Service Advisor

    Porsche Certified Service Advisor
    615-647-3154

    Dillon was born and raised in Franklin, TN and joined Porsche of Nashville in 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga with a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship. When he is not working he can be found riding his motorcycle and enjoying track days in his car. Dillon believes that "Porsche is at the forefront of the future mobility whether it be with electric vehicles or record breaking performance cars. I am very blessed to be a part of this" - Dillon Conner

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  • Nick Gwozdz
    Porsche Certified Gold
    Technician
    Shop Foreman
    615-647-3251

    Nick moved to Tennessee from Vermont to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College and after graduation began working at Porsche of Nashville in 2001. He has been a life long VW enthusiast having owned 12 different models. His current project car is a 1987 Scirocco 16v that he owned from 2004 to 2005 and later re-acquired in 2014. Married since 2001 with four daughters, there's seldom a dull moment at home. When he's not working on cars or spending time with his family Nick can be found out cycling on the back roads of Dickson County or on the Natchez Trace Parkway. He usually bikes around 1,000-2,000 miles a year and has participated in the two day, 150 mile National MS Society fund raiser "Bike to Jack and Back" five times raising over $5,000 for the mid-south chapter. Nick currently serves as our Shop Foreman and feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to service "the best sports cars on the planet" and will put his team against any other.

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  • Benjamin Proctor
    Porsche Certified Gold
    Technician
    Porsche Certified Gold Technician
    615-647-3254

    Ben joined Porsche of Nashville in 2006. He enjoys motorcycles in his spare time and is a native Nashvillian.

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  • Chandler Clay
    Service Advisor
    Service Advisor
    615-647-3253

    Chandler is originally from Detroit, MI and joined Porsche of Nashville in 2013 after completing the Porsche Technical Apprentice Program in Atlanta. In his spare time he enjoys mountain bike riding, working on his buddies' cars, and enjoying the Nashville county music scene. Chandler enjoys working on "The Gentleman's Sports Car" with the styling and everyday use of the Porsche sports cars.

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  • Kevin Gedenberg
    Porsche Certified Gold
    Technician
    Porsche Certified Gold Technician
    615-647-3254

    Originally from a small town in New Hampshire, Kevin's dream was always to become a master Porsche technician. 5 years ago his dream was realized when he was accepted into the Porsche Technician Apprenticeship Program in Atlanta Georgia to train on proper repair and diagnosis of Porsche vehicles. Joining the Porsche of Nashville team in January of 2016 Kevin has taken to life in Nashville enjoying riding his motorcycle on the weekends as well as experiencing the Nashville music scene.

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  • Josh Orner
    Porsche Certified Silver
    Technician
    Porsche Certified Silver Technician
    615-647-3251

    Josh is our longest tenured technician as he has been with our company since 1998. His first 16 years was as a Jaguar technician and he joined the Porsche family in 2014. Originally from Fredericksburg, VA he moved to Nashville in 1997. Outside of work he is a bladesmith, deer hunter, bourbon connoisseur and motorcycle rider (all at different times). After many enjoyable years of working on luxury cars with Jaguar, he has found an even greater passion for working on finely tuned sports cars. Josh truly appreciates the quality of the Porsche engineering that goes into making each of the precision machines that he gets to keep running down the road.

     


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  • Zach Wiliams
    Porsche Certified
    Technician
    Porsche Certified Technician
    615-647-3200

    Zach is originally from Tahoe, California and comes to us from the Porsche Technical Apprentice Program in March of 2017. He moved to Nashville at the same time and enjoys racing mountain bikes in his spare time. He loves the challenge that working with Porsche gives him everyday and truly appreciates the engineering and racing heritage.

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  • Lamont Howard
    Service Porter

    615-647-3200

    Lamont is a Nashville native and John Overton High School alum. He has been with Porsche of Nashville since 2001. He loves "to just take it easy" when he is not taking great care of your Porsche while it's in for service. He credits his tenure to "a great staff and making everyday a great day at Porsche of Nashville!"


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  • Don Diehl
    Parts Associate

    615-647-3160

    Don is originally form Carlsbad, California and has lived in Nashville since 2007. He started with the Porsche brand in 2002 and came to us in 2014. According to Don he enjoys "puppies, sunsets, and walks on the beach."

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  • Mikhail Matveyenko
    Parts Associate

    Parts Associate
    615-647-3162

    Born and raised in Russia close to Moscow. Mikhail has been an avid "gear-head" all his life. "Anything with a engine and wheels always caught my attention. Whether it was a custom built café racer or some ridiculous home made engine swap, I was always there to ask all the questions I could about it!" If you ever want to stop in and have a chat about your new Panamera or you have a custom build brewing in your garage, from motorcycles to... well basically anything; he's your man!

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  • Marelle Jenkins
    Warranty Administrator

    615-647-3200

    Marelle is a Nashville native who started with Porsche of Nashville/ Audi Nashville in 2013. When she is not at Porsche she can be found lifting weights, reading (especially Harry Potter), and listening to music of any genre (she even collects vinyl). She also enjoys taking her family to Disney and drinking sweet tea. Marelle believes that having a positive mental attitude is key to her successes here at Porsche of Nashville.

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Porsche of Nashville proudly serves the people of Middle Tennessee and its surrounding areas with our highly trained and certified staff. Our mission is to welcome every guest to our Porsche family and provide truly exceptional service during each visit with us. We're so pleased to meet you and look forward to serving your needs.

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