The Porsche Barrington Team

Our competent team will be delighted to provide you with advice and assistance.

Paul Tamraz

Paul Tamraz | Dealer Principal

With over 45 years of experience in the automotive industry, Paul has extensive background in sales, marketing, advertising, and management. He opened his first dealership in 1970’s and started the Motor Werks franchise in 1981.

Paul has served on many national OEM dealer councils throughout his career. He is also involved and has contributed to many local organizations throughout his community.

Personal Data: Paul holds a BA in Marketing/Advertising from Michigan State University. He has been happily married for 51 years and enjoys spending time with his two daughters and five grandchildren. His hobbies include golfing and playing cards. 

Mick Austin

Mick Austin | Managing Director

Mick Austin, MBA is the Managing Director at Motor Werks Auto Group. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has a robust background in sales, marketing, training, and recruiting. Over the years, Mick has held several General Manager positions, and has transformed low-performing automotive businesses into high-profitable corporations in a short amount of time. Currently managing over 500 employees, Mick has developed and implemented a motivational management-style work environment by building high-performance teams to develop and implement strategies for accelerated growth. Recognized by his colleagues as trusted advisor, strategist, and conceptual thinker, Mick has the natural ability to realign company processes and analyze financial data to maximize profitability.

Personal Data: Mick holds a BA in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and his MBA from Lake Forest School of Management. He graduated from the NADA Academy and is a licensed Allstate Insurance Agent.


Jason Tauber

Jason Tauber | Fixed Operations Director

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Jason has 23 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has been a key decision-maker for multiple companies both in the United States and the United Kingdom, eight years of which was with internationally recognized service organizations. Jason is confident in all aspects of customer relationship management.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Hobbies include rock climbing, shooting, and extreme ironing.

Phone: 847.809.9042 • Email:

Brian Guzy

Brian Guzy | General Sales Manager

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Brian is a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador. He’s a lifelong Porsche enthusiast, having owned a Porsche since 2000.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Brian is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Business Administration. He is also a member of the CME Group. Hobbies include physical fitness, sports nutrition and football.

Phone: 847.304.3714 • Email:

Stu Nelson

Stu Nelson | Sales Manager

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Stuart Nelson has loved Porsches longer than he can remember, owning 6 throughout his lifetime.  Stuart has been a part of the Motor Werks family for over 10 years.  

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.):When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife, 2 daughters, and Chow Chow or enjoying a round on the golf course. 

Phone: 224.265.5662 • Email:

Boban Filipovic

Boban Filipovic | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Boban is a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador. He has four years of experience in the automotive industry.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Boban attended College of DuPage. Hobbies include all sports. He was also a basketball player overseas for 2 years.

Phone: 847.304.3111 • Email:

Rudy Baum

Rudy Baum | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Rudy has been a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador for over 20 years at Motor Werks Porsche.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Rudy earned his Bachelor’s Degree at University of Florida. He is an avid golfer.

Phone: 847.304.3149 • Email:

Sam Rider

Sam Rider | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Sam has worked at Motor Werks for over 21 years. It was his first job directly out of college. He has been Porsche Certified for over 10 years. 4 years ago, he became a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador. He is a winner of the Porsche Sales Excellence Award. Sam currently drives a 2013 Porsche 911.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Sam is a lifelong resident of Barrington. He graduated in 1989 from Elgin Academy.  In 1993, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from New England College. Hobbies include traveling the world with his girlfriend Joan, golf, poker, cars and cooking.

Phone: 847.304.3139 • Email:

Marco Rodriguez

Marco Rodriguez | Service Manager

Porsche / Auto Background: Marco has been in the automotive industry for over 24 years. He owned an independent repair and race shop in Northern New Jersey until moving to Illinois in 2004. Marco worked at two previous dealerships before calling Motor Werks home. He's been a part of the Motor Werks team for 2 years. Marco prides himself on always making sure that his clients are well taken care of. He is only one class shy of becoming a Porsche Certified Global Brand Ambassador.

Personal Data: Marco attended University of Miami where he majored in business. Since he was 15 years old, Marco has been an avid track racer, racing everything from Indy Lights to BMW M3 Lightweight. His favorite activity is spending time with his wife, son, and daughter. Marco's hobbies include cars, football, cooking, krav maga/Brazilian jiu jitsu, and cigars.

Phone: 224.232.8740 • Email:

Brian Haske

Brian Haske | Service Advisor

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Brian is a Porsche Certified Global Brand Ambassador. He has 24 years in the automotive industry, 13 years’ with a Porsche store in California and has spent the last year with Porsche of Barrington. He has owned and raced many Porsches since 2003 and currently drives a Porsche Cayenne S.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Brian likes spending time with family, traveling with his wonderful wife and has been an active Porsche Club of America member since 2003.

Phone: 224.619.3577 • Email:

Ashley Clement

Ashley Clement | Service Advisor

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Ashley has been in the automotive industry for over 7 years. Prior to working for Porsche Barrington, she worked directly with automotive manufacturers before switching over to the service/retail side. 

 Personal Data:  Ashley attended Northern Illinois University, where she majored in Business Administration and played softball. Her hobbies include sports and spending time with her family and friends.

Phone: 224.353.4253 • Email:

Margie Gallagher

Margie Gallagher | Guest Relations Manager

Background: Margie offers 30 years experience in Guest Services having worked with Fortune 500 companies and in the retail industry. Margie is confident and passionate in establishing and managing our Guest Services.

Personal Data: Margie enjoys spending her free time watching and cheering on her 2 sons in baseball, football, wrestling and lacrosse. Hobbies include fishing (member of Muskies International), reading and Bunco with her neighborhood club.