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Dan O'Brien, General Sales Manager

    Dan has been with the Auto Block for 13 years. With hard work and dedication, he worked his way up from selling cars to managing the entire front end of the store. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking, Dan lives by the quote "Any opportunity is a good opportunity." Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his 2 beautiful boys and playing golf with his friends.

Steve Berardi, Inventory Manager

    Steve is the Inventory manager here at the store. He assists in ordering cars, facilitating dealer trades, appraising vehicles and everything in between. He joined the Cortese family in 1993 as a sales associate and the rest is history!

Derek Bridges, Sales Consultant

    Derek has been selling for Cortese Auto for over 6 years. He is our resident Ram Expert and can tell you about every car that we sell inside and out! In his free time, he loves going to country concerts and hanging out with his friends.

Bob Harmor, Sales Consultant

    Bob is a SENIOR sales representative here at Cortese with almost a decade of experience selling the Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram franchise. His customers enjoy his up-front approach as well as his product knowledge. He enjoys spending all of his extra time with his family.

Jeff Lamartina, Sales Consultant

    Jeff is a SENIOR sales representative here at Cortese with almost a decade of experience selling the Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram franchise. His customers love his honesty and his ability to make them laugh. Any spare time he has is spent with his wife and two sons.

Anna Moretti, Sales Consultant

    Anna has been with the Cortese Auto Group since 1996, making her our longest standing sales representative. Her priority is to gain a clear understanding of your goals and to make the best use of your time in helping you search for your next vehicle. She is a proud mom of two and loves to travel the world!

Rick Riola, Sales Consultant

    Rick came to us in 2015 after 20 plus years of owning his own restaurant. He quickly became one of our top sales representatives and is also our resident Uconnect Expert. Customers love how he treats them with kindness, honesty and patience. Outside of work, his four boys keep him busy as well as spending time on his boat.

Jay Sarkis, Sales Consultant

Weston Brainerd, Sales Consultant

Chloe Davignon, Sales Consultant

Todd Lentine, Sales Consultant

Richard Godar, Acquisitions Manager

    Richard has been the Acquisitions Manager here at the store since 2016. With a long history of sales, marketing and management, he completes the puzzle of the sales department. He is the guy you want to speak with when you are ready to upgrade or sell your current vehicle. Look for Richard the next time you bring your vehicle in for service!

Mike Maniscalco, Sales Consultant

    Michael came to Cortese in 2017 having no sales experience at all. Since then, he has become one of our top performers due to his new age, soft approach that buyers are looking for. Being well versed in product knowledge, he can tell you everything that you need to know about your new purchase.. He spends any spare time he as with his wife and daughter.


Service & Parts

Mike Andreano, Body Shop Manager

Bob Interlicchia, Parts Manager

Gary Alger, Service Manager

    Gary has been in the automotive industry for almost 40 years and with Cortese for over 25 years! He started out as a lot attendant at the age of 15 and now runs our Service Center. Outside of the block, he enjoys racing his dirt bike and spending time with his sons Riley and Jordan.

Brian Mitchell , Service Advisor


Finance & Business

Ray Brzezinski, Business Manager

John R Cortese, Business Manager

    John has grown up at Cortese, working on the lot and in the wash bay. After graduating from FGCU with his Business Degree, he has returned to become a sales representative. He is full of energy and charisma but also very patient and understanding, something his customers have come to love. He is learning every part of the dealership operations to follow in this father and grandfather's footsteps.

Chris Dunkleberger, Business manager

    Chris started with Cortese in 2014. He came to us after many years as a chef in the restaurant industry. Shortly after his arrival, he became one of our top sales representatives and was promoted to Business Manager. When he is not at work, he still enjoys cooking as well as wrenching on his personal car collection.

Kevin McGinnity, Rental Car Manager

    Kevin started as a rental agent back in 1998. He now runs the rental department, where we have a selection of over 50 vehicles available to rent for customers. You will see Kevin when you come in for service or if you just come to use a car for a road trip!

Christopher Arvay, Marketing & Business Development Director

    Chris started here at Cortese Auto in 2011 working in our Internet Department and BDC Center. Now, he is vital in helping with many different dealership operations, marketing and business development projects such as our vehicle photo booth, employee training programs and evaluations, hiring etc. Chris is also integral in our motorcycle business Cortese Cycle Sales with marketing and business development. With many responsibilities on his plate, he loves to travel and unwind spending time with his three boys.

Samantha Cortese, Customer Relations Manager