Meet Our Staff

Management

  • Mehran Forutan

    Mehran Forutan

    General Manager

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    Mehran Forutan

    Mehran Forutan

    General Manager

    After working in Finance & Real Estate for over 15 years with a passion for automotive, Mehran joined Rusnak Auto Group in January of 2010. Throughout his career he has worked in various positions at BMW and Audi within the group. Mehran joined Porsche Pasadena on June 1st 2022 and finds it difficult to choose only one Porsche model as his favorite, but if he had to choose the 911 Targa would be it.

    Outside of work, traveling to different parts of the world is on top of Mehran’s list of favorite things to do just second to spending time with his family. Providing an exemplary experience for his sales and service clients is Mehran’s main focus.

  • Adrian Romero

    Adrian Romero

    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

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    Adrian Romero

    Adrian Romero

    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

    Adrian Romero has been working for the Rusnak Auto Group since 1993. His experience with several auto lines – including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Peugeot as well as Porsche makes him a driving force as our Pre-Owned Sales Manager. When he is not working Adrian enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

  • Mansour Zanjani

    Mansour Zanjani

    Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

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    Mansour Zanjani

    Mansour Zanjani

    Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

    I have been in the automotive business for over 30 years.

    I believe every customer should be treated like a guest in our home.

    In addition, they should be treated with respect, professionalism, and do whatever it takes to exceed their expectation.

  • Robert Rosas

    Robert Rosas

    Sales Manager

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    Robert Rosas

    Robert Rosas

    Sales Manager

    A Southern California native, with over 27 years of luxury automotive experience Robert is deeply committed to providing a superior customer experience.

    From a young age, Robert has been passionate about cars. He began his luxury automotive career at the age of 16 working in the parts department for BMW. Since then he has worked various positions all the way up to management, earned many accolades, and has created countless connections with clients along the way.  Robert joined the Rusnak Auto Group in 2017 where he continues to provide clients with unparalleled service.

    Robert is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His favorite car is the Porsche Carrera 911 4S Cabriolet.

  • Alex D.

    Alex D.

    Finance Manager - Porsche Certified

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    Alex D.

    Alex D.

    Finance Manager - Porsche Certified

    Alex’s auto industry experience started in 1981. Promoted to Leasing & Finance Manager in 1984, his career with Porsche—at first as a Certified Pre-Owned Manager, later as a New Car Manager, began in 2001. Joining our Premier Dealership in Finance in 2018.

  • Tegan Lewis

    Tegan Lewis

    Finance Manager - Porsche Certified

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    Tegan Lewis

    Tegan Lewis

    Finance Manager - Porsche Certified

    Originating from New York and Pennsylvania, after attending The University of Alabama, Tegan relocated to Southern California and began her automotive career in 2002. After 10 years with Mercedes Benz, Tegan took a break from the auto industry to live and travel abroad both in Europe and South Asia, all while starting a family. The last 5 years she has worked for Audi and we are now proud to welcome her as our newest member of our Finance team here at Rusnak Porsche Westlake.

  • Andrew Neal

    Andrew Neal

    Service Manager

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    Andrew Neal

    Andrew Neal

    Service Manager

    Thousand Oaks resident Andrew is newly added to the team. He is coming in with 20 plus years of automotive experience having previously worked for Volkswagen, Audi and Land Rover. He spends his off time playing Ice Hockey.

Sales

  • Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford

    Assistant Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

    805-267-5973
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    Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford

    Assistant Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager - Porsche Certified

    Andrew’s experience in the automotive industry began with Rusnak in July 2018. Later transferring to the sales department in November 2019, he currently serves as our Assistant Used Car Manager. When he’s not at work Andrew enjoys spending time with family and riding motorcycles.

  • Marty Goodman

    Marty Goodman

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Marty Goodman

    Marty Goodman

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    While growing up Marty’s father owned a Volvo dealership. By age ten he had learned to drive and before long was repairing and servicing cars alongside his dad. Noticing many industry changes over the years, ‘mostly for the better’ Marty believes California is the best place to experience cars. As the weather and roads are conducive to driving and as people here love cars, he’s certain he is in the right place doing the right thing. A top producer since joining our team in 2006, Marty has a large and loyal clientele.

  • Mark Stratmeyer

    Mark Stratmeyer

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Mark Stratmeyer

    Mark Stratmeyer

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Mark Stratmeyer has over 36 years of luxury automobile sales experience and joined our Rusnak family of dealerships in 2001. Consistently delivering five-star customer service, Mark looks forward to helping every client find their perfect car – one that’s built to suit their needs, not merely what we have in stock.

  • Robert Watkin

    Robert Watkin

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    805-267-5968
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    Robert Watkin

    Robert Watkin

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Committed to creating an unforgettable experience that includes serving your needs long after the sales contract is signed, Robert Watkin, a leading Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador, has been applying his remarkable Rusnak expertise since 2002.

  • Michael Aram

    Michael Aram

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    805-267-5938
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    Michael Aram

    Michael Aram

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Michael Aram has over 18 years of experience with Porsche and other luxury lines. He is a Certified Porsche Global Brand Ambassador. He strives on delivering the best customer service and has many 5 star ratings to prove it. Customers always come first. Michael speaks 3 different languages- English, Hebrew, and Farsi. He enjoys music, soccer, and spending time with his loved ones.

  • Andrew Sasso

    Andrew Sasso

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Andrew Sasso

    Andrew Sasso

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Andy has been in the automotive business since 2012 and with Porsche/Audi since 2016.

    After visiting Porsche factory and Museum in Stuttgart and seeing 911’s roll off the production line, Andy decided he had to be part of this passionate brand.

    It has been a dream for Andy working in his hometown as part of Rusnak Porsche team. He loves sharing this dream and making your Porsche dreams a reality.

    When Andy is not at work, you just may find him on a spirited drive in our canyons with the top down, of course!

  • Dylan Rodriguez

    Dylan Rodriguez

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Dylan Rodriguez

    Dylan Rodriguez

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Dylan Rodriguez has happily worked within Rusnak Auto Group since 2017, he joined Rusnak/Westlake Porsche summer of 2021. Being a car-enthusiast, his favorite Porsche model is the Taycan Cross Turismo. As Porsche is continuously advancing the technology in their vehicles, he is always willing to learn to continue assisting our clients with any questions they may have.

  • David Higgins

    David Higgins

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    David Higgins

    David Higgins

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    After living in Austin, TX for four years, David Higgins moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and spent the next 30 years working in the film and Television industry. A life-long love of all things Porsche led him to Rusnak Westlake, where his passion and product knowledge can help find the perfect Porsche for every client.

  • Jonathan M. Rosen

    Jonathan M. Rosen

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Jonathan M. Rosen

    Jonathan M. Rosen

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Jonathan has been a part of the automotive industry for the last 5 years with the ideal goal in mind to create memorable and long-lasting positive experiences with those he interacts with. From a young age, his strong passion for performance, luxury, and class leading innovation, paved his way to his dream job at Rusnak Porsche Westlake. As one who believes that taking the time to build a foundation is important; he is looking forward to creating and maintaining client relationships for the far future to come.

  • Mark Wasserman

    Mark Wasserman

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Mark Wasserman

    Mark Wasserman

    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mark Wasserman worked as a Creative Director in Advertising for many years curating campaigns for international brands. His love for beautiful aesthetics and high performance cars drove him to the Rusnak family. Mark’s background in marketing and extensive car expertise equips him in helping guide you with finding the right fit.

  • Kareem Alayoubi

    Kareem Alayoubi

    Internet Sales Consultant.
    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Kareem Alayoubi

    Kareem Alayoubi

    Internet Sales Consultant.
    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Car enthusiast at heart. Kareem developed an appreciation for automobiles at a young age starting with Hot Wheels toy cars then to building drag racing cars with his dad in their garage in Chicago where he grew up. At the age of 20 he moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career which led him to joining Rusnak Auto Group in 2015. After many years as a top performer within Rusnak, he attributes his success to his passion for cars, and curating longstanding relationships with clients. Thankful for being a part of the Porsche brand, he looks forward to serving you with all your automotive needs. #PorschePassion

  • Andrew Arizmendi II

    Andrew Arizmendi II

    Internet Sales Consultant.
    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    805-267-5921
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    Andrew Arizmendi II

    Andrew Arizmendi II

    Internet Sales Consultant.
    Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Experienced automotive background with over a decade of diligence on Automotive Financial Technology apps, vehicle management, and automotive sales. Demonstrated history in the automotive industry with strong family ties to family-owned dealerships.
    Andrew is beyond passionate about the automotive industry and the beautiful machines that they create. His perfect two car garage would include a Porsche 911 and a FJ60 Land Cruiser!
  • Patrick Rodriguez

    Patrick Rodriguez

    Internet Sales Consultant

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    Patrick Rodriguez

    Patrick Rodriguez

    Internet Sales Consultant

    Patrick is the newest member of the Rusnak Westlake Porsche Internet Sales Team. Joining us with over 9 years of luxury auto sales experience and 17 years of total automotive sales experience, Patrick specializes in high end sports cars and SUV’s. Prior to joining Rusnak Westlake Porsche, Patrick worked at Rusnak BMW. You can find him enjoying his free time on the golf course or spending time with family and friends. Patrick is thrilled to join one of the top Porsche dealerships in Southern California and contribute to many successful years ahead.

  • Naveed Zamani

    Naveed Zamani

    Product Concierge Specialist

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    Naveed Zamani

    Naveed Zamani

    Product Concierge Specialist

    Naveed is an ambitious college student with a deep-rooted passion for Porsches, particularly the Porsche Carrera GT. His interests extend beyond academics into motorsports and canyon driving, arenas where his love for speed, precision, and the thrill of competition are vividly expressed. Participating in motorsport events and navigating the challenging bends of canyon roads, Naveed finds a unique blend of exhilaration and peace. These pursuits are not merely hobbies but reflect his quest for excellence and appreciation for craftsmanship. As he progresses through his college years, Naveed’s passion for Porsches and driving shapes his identity and ambitions, promising a future where his dreams and aspirations are driven by his unwavering pursuit of perfection.

Service

  • Fernando Lopez

    Fernando Lopez

    Parts and Service Supervisor - Porsche Certified

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    Fernando Lopez

    Fernando Lopez

    Parts and Service Supervisor - Porsche Certified

    Fernando Lopez has been working with Rusnak Auto Group since 2003, gaining experience in the Service and Parts Department. In his off time, Fernando enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and biking/running/swimming.

  • Steve Ellis

    Steve Ellis

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    805-267-5991
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    Steve Ellis

    Steve Ellis

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Service Advisor, Steve Ellis is a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador who has been with our Rusnak family of dealerships since 2002. Originally from Holland he has lived in the US for over 40 years. A former restaurant owner, Steve spent years working for the Ritz Carlton Hotel chain honing his hospitality skills.

  • Eric Blackmer

    Eric Blackmer

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Eric Blackmer

    Eric Blackmer

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Eric has worked in the auto industry for nearly 25 years. He began as an auto tech and later became a service and parts director. Here at Porsche Westlake he is a motivated Service Advisor who takes pride in going the extra mile. A lifelong Ventura County resident, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.

  • Joseph (Skip) Crovo

    Joseph (Skip) Crovo

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    805-267-5947
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    Joseph (Skip) Crovo

    Joseph (Skip) Crovo

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Newbury Park resident Joseph – his friends call him Skip, has worked as a Service Advisor since 2008. Joining our team in June 2018, he is consistently committed to his service clientele. When he’s not at work Skip plays and referees ice hockey.

  • Trevor "Bryce" Branham

    Trevor "Bryce" Branham

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

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    Trevor

    Trevor "Bryce" Branham

    Service Advisor, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Hello, my First name is Trevor, but my family and friends have always used my middle name Bryce. I started in the auto industry in 2007, started at Subaru and worked my way up to become the service manager, I have also worked for Lexus as a service advisor, I’m excited to continue my career with the Rusnak group working as a Porsche service advisor. I enjoy spending time with my family, we enjoy outdoor activities camping, boating, and fishing are some of our favorite activities.

  • Gabriela T

    Gabriela T

    Loaner Car Agent\Client Experience Representative

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    Gabriela T

    Gabriela T

    Loaner Car Agent\Client Experience Representative

    Gabriela Trevelin prides herself in providing exceptional customer service within the Rusnak Westlake Porsche Service Department. She has been with the Rusnak Auto Group since 2019 with experience in all departments (Audi, BMW, Porsche). When she Is not at work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

  • Janell Gomez

    Janell Gomez

    Service Concierge

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    Janell Gomez

    Janell Gomez

    Service Concierge

    Janell’s new position with Porsche marks the beginning of her career in the automotive industry. She has always been captivated by the aesthetic allure of luxury vehicle design. She enjoys photography, reading a good novel, and above all, spending time with her 3 sons.

Parts

  • Gary Pascarella

    Gary Pascarella

    Parts Manager

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    Gary Pascarella

    Gary Pascarella

    Parts Manager

    Gary has been expanding his knowledge of Porsche parts since his days as a shipping and receiving clerk in 2002. Welcoming him to our Porsche dealership in 2013, Gary is a parts consultant who knows just what our clients expect and definitely delivers.

  • Helen Salaverria

    Helen Salaverria

    Sales Operations Administrator

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    Helen Salaverria

    Helen Salaverria

    Sales Operations Administrator

    Joining the Rusnak team back in 2017, Helen came on as part of the service department and later moved to parts where she commanded the Porsche Boutique. There she picked up all things Tequipment and Driver’s selection, now known as Porsche Lifestyle Collection (PLX for short). On a whim, Helen joined the Rusnak Audi used car sales team where she worked behind the scenes getting cars frontline ready. Flash forward to now, she is again at the forefront of our new boutique prepared to assist you with customizing and accessorizing your vehicle and life with all things Porsche.  In her spare time, you can catch her riding through Ojai, catching an Oxnard beach sunset with her dog, or spending time with family. Afterall, life is all about having a good time.

  • Oscar Ojeda

    Oscar Ojeda

    Parts Consultant

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    Oscar Ojeda

    Oscar Ojeda

    Parts Consultant

    Being that Oscar comes from a family of luxury car enthusiasts, it was a natural fit when he ran the parts department of their auto repair business. Ten years later, as they were closing shop, Oscar was invited to join our Porsche dealership. He recalls jumping at the opportunity to work for a family owned & operated company. One as he describes it, as committed to exceptional customer service as he is.

  • Manny Castillo

    Manny Castillo

    Parts Consultant

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    Manny Castillo

    Manny Castillo

    Parts Consultant

    Friendly and reliable are just a couple of words that describe Porsche parts specialist Manny Castillo. An auto industry career that spans almost 40 years, he’s covered a lot of ground as a Parts Consultant to Wholesale Parts Manager. Manny’s motto- without cars, the world doesn’t move!

Contact Us

Main 805-409-4768
3863 Auto Mall Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Porsche Westlake 34.1612133, -118.8283892.