Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Brian GIllum
    General Manager
    216.351.9999


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  • Tom Gilkeson
    Sales Manager
    216.351.9999


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  • Brent Normando
    Finance Manager
    216.351.9999


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  • Jessica Schad
    Product Specialist & Finance Manager
    216.351.9999 ext 282

    My father brought me into the automotive industry back in 2007 and I have been fortunate enough to stay and enjoy every minute of it. My 2 brothers are also involved in the auto industry. I've been with Montrose for over 4 years now and started as a sales person where I was fortunate enough to sell 20+ cars a month for a couple years. Not too long ago, I was able to graduate into the finance and insurance side of the business. Although it's been a learning experience, the support staff has helped me strive and grow every day.


    I love to be outdoors and workout when I'm not working. And honestly, I love to eat all the time! LOL! I drive a 4 Runner and favorite parts is the dependability and the aggressive look!

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  • Jeremy Gray
    Finance Manager
    216.351.9999

    I'm a 7 year veteran with the Montrose Auto Group who loves my customers. My job is to offer vehicle financing and insurance products to customers while thoroughly explaining the benefits of each product and/or service. I also explain the manufacturer and dealership services. I hope the atmosphere at Montrose is as good for you as it is for me as I love the family atmosphere here. 

    When I'm not at work, I spend the majority of my time with my family and friends. I drive a Jaguar F-Pace S and can fit the whole family without sacrificing performance and sophistication. Not only do I love the automotive industry because of the fast pace, but also the advancement opportunities it presents.

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  • Somer Khouri-Bedran
    Director of Customer Relations & VIP Sales
    216.351.9999 ext 262

    Somer was born in Cleveland and currently resides in Westlake, Ohio. She has 10 years of automotive experience with Westside Jaguar-Land Rover. In her free time, this mother of two enjoys spending time with her family and traveling both domestically and abroad.

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  • Dan Bernon
    Sales Manager
    216.351.9999

    Dan was born in Shaker Heights and currently lives in Beachwood. An Ohio University graduate, Dan brings 34 years of automotive experience to Westside Jaguar-Land Rover. In his free time Dan enjoys exploring area winerie

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  • Paul Grabinski
    Product Specialist
    216.351.9999

    I've only been with the Montrose Auto Group a short time, under a year, but I feel like we are a family. I love the teamwork, the fast paced environment, but most of all, I love helping customers make their automotive dreams come true. It is my job, but more like my passion, to overcome objections, thoroughly walk everyone through the sales process and guide them through the close. I also enjoy coaching other team members on best practices and improving our overall sales objectives.


    In my spare time, I enjoy karoake, cooking and traveling. I also work with the Vegan Society and VKH Support Group. I've lived the Vegan lifestyle for the past 9 years. Cleveland is a great city for Vegans! Made some new friends, new clients and even recruited 2 of them to work for us! I was born with Vogt Koyanagi Harada Disorder which is very rare. I pride myself in working closely with those recently diagnosed and those living with it.

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  • Chip Partee Jr
    Product Specialist
    216-351-9999

    Chip is a recent addition to the team here at Westside Jaguar and Land Rover of Cleveland and has been in the auto industry for over 27 years. He enjoys the people that he works with here and in his spare time you can find him working with his Church and spending time with his family. He is in Ministry over the Mahoning, Trumball and Columbiana County Hospitals.

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  • James Firestone
    Product Specialist
    216.351.9999 ext 210

    For me, it's simple. I like people and I like cars. Our products are superior and I thoroughly enjoy serving my customers. For me personally, I drive a Toyota Camry and love the payment. I've been with Westside over 5 years now. 


    In my spare time, I love boating. In fact, I've boated all over the Great Lakes!

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  • Mike Catavolos
    Product Specialist
    216.351.9999

    Michael has been a Product Specialist here at Land Rover Westside of Cleveland for the past 5 years. He enjoys it here because he gets to meet a lot of highly successful people here in Cleveland. In his spare time he enjoys Drag Racing his 1979 Malibu and spending time with family and friends.
    His passion for high end luxury and performance vehicles is what drew him into the auto industry.

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  • Vincent Leone
    Product Specialist
    216.351.9999

    I've been in the industry just shy of 4 years now. The welcoming environment here at Westside is great and everyone helps each other out. I'm also a pretty big fan of our avocado fountain in the middle of the showroom. I mean, who has that? LOL! Naturally, I drive a Range Rover. I've always had a fascination about cars ever since an early age, so I knew I would end up working in automotive.


    When I'm not at my desk or helping a customer, I enjoy most things outside including hiking, camping, off-roading, and shooting. I am also certified in scuba diving and enjoy back country skiing. In addition, I am going to school part-time at night working towards a masters in accounting and an MBA.

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  • Mouhammad Cherry
    Product Specialist
    216.351.9999


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  • Susan McLaughlin
    Oncore Specialist
    216.351.9999 ext 260

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  • Brian Mason
    Service Director
    216.351.9999

    I've been in the service field for 20+ years and over 2 years with the Montrose Auto Group. I started washing cars when I was 13 and over time I progressed into sales, parts, reconditioning and service. I hope you enjoy your experience with Montrose as I have!


    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandkids! I have 3 vehicles at home which are a 2018 Mazda CX-5, 2018 Mazda6 and 2013 Land Rover. My wife and I support and donate to Red Cross every year.

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  • M.J. Diello
    Service Manager
    216.351.9999

    Although I've only been here about 2 years, I've always had a passion for cars. And here at Westside, we have a team atmosphere and share in a common vision...taking care of our clients.


    I personally drive a 2018 Range Rover Velar and 2017 Chevy Colorado ZRZ. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends, as well as enjoy off-roading, traveling and spending time at the lake.

    Interestingly, as part of my contribution and support of Faith in Action, I was able to participate in Dancing With The Stars! I also support Feeding Medina County and Medina Hospital Foundation.

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  • Mike Flanagan
    Service Advisor
    216.351.9999

    I've been with the Montrose Auto Group for nearly 2 years now. I love what I do and who I do it with. The staff here is great! I intially got into the auto business when I was young and in school. They gave me an opportunity and a flexible schedule so I immediately fell in love with the opportunity. And, well, I've been in the industry ever since.


    I drive a Toyota and Lexus (worked for Toyota for years prior) and love the reliability. When I'm not at work, I enjoy golfing, snow skiing and playing soccer. My first love in my spare time though is playing and coaching soccer with my daughter.

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  • Audrey Adams
    Service Advisor
    216.351.9999

    Hi! My responsibility is to service our customers to the best of my ability which isn't hard for me since I love our customers and what I do! I'm a little short of being here 2 years and love my co-workers. My love for cars really helped me get involved in the auto business. I drive a Dodge Challenger and love the "look" and the "HEMI"!


    When I'm not here, I enjoy my time with my daughters.

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  • Hillary Fennell
    Customer Relations
    216.351.9999

    I just started working here at the beginning of May of this year and it's my job to communicate with all customers to make sure they are getting their questions answered and directed to the appropriate people. I simply wanted a better career opportunity and I found it. I love the family aspect and building of customer relationships. I hope that one day we are able to connect.

    I do a lot of volunteering for my daughter's school events and class trips. I love spending time with her and sometimes hiking, cooking and baking. I drive a Hyundai Elantra.

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  • Arijana Alic
    Service Advisor & Valet Coordinator
    216.351.9999

    I found the automotive industry due to my love for all types of cars and have been with Westside for over 3 years now. In fact, I drive an Audi which I really love the design and concept. I love all my co-workers but especially Flanagan & MJ! Ha!


    Outside of work, my 2 favorite things to do is shop (of course) and play with my dog!

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  • Patra Bane
    Warranty Administrator
    216.351.9999

    I've been with the auto group since 2006 and enjoy the people and helping others. The industry provides a good work environment and steady income for my family. I drive a Mazda CX-5 and absolutely love it. Its the best vehicle that I've ever owned and perfect for my lifestyle.


    Outside of work, I enjoy biking, hiking, roller skating, camping and traveling. I'm heavily engaged in the American Liver Foundation (Liver Life Walk) as my cousin, Deb Bane, passed away from a liver disease. Our team is "Liver on a Prayer" and we help raise money for the foundation and need to reach as many people as possible.

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  • Lauryn Paugh
    Receptionist/Cashier
    216.351.9999

    I was attracted to the auto business due to my love for cars and meeting new people. I drive a Honda Accord and absolutely love it.


    When I'm away from my job, I enjoy cooking. I also volunteer at Eliza Jennings where my mom is the Director of Nursing.

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  • Lisa Reubensaal
    Receptionist/Cashier
    216.351.9999

    I've been in the industry for a good while now and a short time with Montrose but love my co-workers. I drive a 2017 Ford Escape and enjoy relaxing when I'm not on the job.

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