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Jaguar Honolulu and our parent company, JN Automotive Group, would like to welcome Ralph Perkins as our General Manager. Ralph has worked in the automotive industry for fifteen years, with his expertise concentrated on sales and marketing. He was born in Long Island, NY, but moved to South Florida at a young age and started working at a Toyota Dealership in Fort Lauderdale while on a short break from college.
Ralph comes to us from the Potamkin Auto Group, an automotive group with over fifty dealerships and a one billion dollar annual revenue where he previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His most recent role was that of General Manager of two stores representing four brands in Miami, FL. Ralph has been advising our group as a Marketing Consultant for the past year in an effort to develop our e-commerce presence. He has vast experience dealing with luxury brands, including brands such as Audi, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover.
Ralph began his management career as the director of e-commerce and Business Development at Phil Smith Automotive, increasing their monthly new car sales business by 24%, co-creating their e-commerce division, and increasing CSI to meet and exceed factory standards. This success allowed him to change his focus to national advertising and marketing as a full-time career.
Ernest Fontes is the Pre-Owned Manager at Jaguar Honolulu. He graduated from Kaimuki High School and served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1978. Ernest has been in the people business ever since then.
Brittney Shimabukuro was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. She attained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from The University of Hawai'i. Brittney has eight years of customer service experience in a diversity of backgrounds. She has worked in the human resources department for a world renowned hotel, national chain sports bar, and some of America's largest retailers. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family/friends.
Brittney fully supports JN Group's new initiative to provide customers with a better experience by changing the traditional car sales process to focus more on the actual customer experience and relationship with the clientele.
"I really enjoy seeing people happy and being able to share that experience with them as they drive off in the car of their dreams!"