The Porsche Barrington Team

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

Mick Austin

Mick Austin | Dealer Principal

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.

Email: maustin@motorwerksautomotive.com

Brian Guzy

Brian Guzy | General 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: bguzy@motorwerksautomotive.com

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: jtauber@motorwerksautomotive.com

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: snelson@motorwerksautomotive.com

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: bfilipovic@motorwerksautomotive.com

Nikhil Patel

Nikhil Patel | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Nikhil is originally from India and currently resides in Glendale Heights. As Porsche enthusiast, he is dedicated to the brand and Porsche culture. He has a wealth of premium brand and luxury automotive experience that makes him the go-to guy for our international clients. 

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): In his free time he enjoys sports, cooking and most importantly spending time with his family.

Phone: 224.286.6484 • Email: npatel@motorwerksautomotive.com

Rudy Baum

Rudy Baum | Sales Consultant

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

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: rbaum@motorwerksautomotive.com

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. 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: srider@motorwerksautomotive.com

Salvatore Badalamenti

Salvatore Badalamenti | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Salvatore is has spent his entire life in the Chicago area. Salvatore is a new Porsche Brand Ambassador, and comes to us after spending 20 years trading in the commodities market.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his automobile projects. His gentle manner and extreme professionalism makes him a pleasure to work with for both the customer and his fellow associates.

Phone: 224.205.7687 • Email: sbadalamenti@motorwerksautomotive.com

Salmaan Bokhari

Salmaan Bokhari | Sales Consultant

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: From an early age Salmaan has had an affinity for technology and cars. When he was 12, he created RacingFlix—a website for car enthusiasts featuring videos, reviews, and online communities. After some time spent launching another successful tech startup and digital marketing in the corporate environment, he decided to turn his passion into a career. Originally a loyal Porsche customer for 5 years, Salmaan started with Porsche Barrington in early 2017. He currently drives a 2016 Cayman GT4.

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Salmaan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing from Dominican University. When he’s not working, you can find him at the race track, traveling the world, and keeping up with the latest trends and advancements in the automotive industry. 

Phone: 224.650.8232 • Email: sbokhari@motorwerksautomotive.com

Rafael Medina

Rafael Medina | Finance Manager

Porsche/Auto Industry Background: Rafael is originally from Grand Rapids Michigan. He has been in automotive finance for 10 years. 

Personal Data (Education/Hobbies, etc.): Rafael enjoys many sports. He loves baseball and plays tennis as much as possible. 

Phone: 224.293.0770 • Email: rmedina@motorwerksautomotive.com

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: mrodriguez@motorwerksautomotive.com

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: aclement@motorwerksautomotive.com

Margie Gallagher

Margie Gallagher | Dealership Customer Experience 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.

Phone: 224.205.3414 • Email: mgallagher@motorwerksautomotive.com

Keith Sponburgh

Keith Sponburgh | Business Development Manager

Background:  Keith has been in the automotive industry since 2007. He has had many roles in the industry including being a sales consultant and runnnig/deveoping business development centers. He has worked for all domestic car brands. Keith joined the Motor Werks team in 2017 and is passionate toward helping and improving the customer experience. 

Personal Data: Keith served in the US Army for four years overseas in Germany as a huey crew chief. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute and is Ampersand Certified. After serving in the US Army, Keith spent 8 years serving as a cop for Winthrop Harbor. Keith enjoys home improvement, computer technologies, surfing the web, RVing as well as hanging out with this wife, grandkids and the dogs. 

Phone: 224.279.6360 • Email: ksponburgh@motorwerksautomotive.com