New BMW Sales Staff - Plano, TX

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  • John Kobell
    General Manager

    John was born in New York and got to Texas as soon as he could in 1969. John has been with Classic BMW since 1996. After 15 years as the Service Director, he was promoted to General Manager. John has had a passion for cars, and anything else with a motor, ever since he could remember.

    When he is not at work he can most likely be found restoring a car, motorcycle or even old gas pumps. John's favorite time is spent with his kids Justin and Sydney. His son Justin work at a church in Georgetown as their IT technician and recently married Megan. His daughter Sydney is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville where she will earn her bachelor's degrees in Business and Music Business.

     When John is not working on his cars, he enjoys going to the Mavericks and Stars games. John and his daughter Sydney share a passion for music and love to go to concerts and hear new music.

    John is looking forward to the next chapter, becoming a grandfather.

  • Ricky Wood
    General Sales Manager

    A 6th, generation Texan, Ricky started his automotive career in 2003 after graduating from Texas A&M University. In 2006, his career took him to Philadelphia, PA where he consulted for a large family-owned dealership, group focused on sales excellence, recruiting and leadership training.


    In 2009, Ricky had the opportunity to become the President/General Manager of a BMW dealership in Lancaster, PA where he and team earned the coveted Center of Excellence award. Easy to say, it was "love at first sight" with the BMW brand and the commitment the company has to engineering the Ultimate Driving Machine. In 2010, he decided to further his education, earning an MBA from Villanova University with a focus on Organization Leadership and Systems Design/Thinking.


    In 2015, BMW North America gave him the opportunity to come back to Texas as the Territory Manager covering North Texas, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. In his tenure with BMWNA, Ricky enjoyed fostering the relationship between the manufacturer and their retail network in customer service and sales excellence.


    The father of two daughters, Henley and Evie, Ricky enjoys nothing more than spending time with his girl's outdoors and supporting them as they begin elementary school. When not at work, you can find Ricky enjoying the performing and visual arts here in the metroplex. An avid golfer, he is always trying to find time to squeeze in a round when he can.


    Ricky finds himself blessed to be working for Classic BMW and excited to be part of such a dynamic team.

  • John Meade
    New Car Sales Manager/Finance Director

    John has been with Classic BMW since 1993. He is married and has two children and a white golden retriever. John enjoys golf, hunting and spending time with his family.

  • Allen Holmes
    New Car Sales Manager
    (214) 778-2773

    Allen Holmes joined Classic BMW in 2011. He was in insurance sales before a segue into the automotive industry in 2005.

     Allen is a "Tar Hill" by birth from Ahoskie, NC but has been in Texas since 1982 and currently lives in The Colony. Allen is married with four children and three grandchildren. His radio is often tuned to KNON, Jack FM or Sirius Smooth Jazz. He enjoys a good game of golf or cooking up some of his specialties - Grilled Salmon Florentine or Catfish Opelousas.

  • Andrea May
    Sales Assistant

    Andrea was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Richardson, Texas.  She is the mother of three: Garrett, Hailey and John Steven.  Andrea joined the staff in June of 2012 and is also a licensed cosmetologist.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

  • Kelly Bryan
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2765

    Kelly began his automotive career in 1979. He worked for a leasing company in Atlanta, then sold Toyota and Acura before transferring to Dallas in 1995 where he was sales manager for a Corvette store. Later he worked at a Cadillac dealer as a sales consultant and new car sales manager before joining the Classic BMW team in June of 2005.

    Kelly enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two sons. Kelly says 5 series best describes him because its large enough for the family yet still agile and a blast to drive.

  • Jim Francis
    ///M Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2776

    Jim started his second stint with Classic in 2007.  He is a former military pilot and then flew Boeing 727's for Braniff Airlines.  Following Braniff he became the national sales manager for a children's apparel manufacturer and held that position for 20 years.  He is married with 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  He enjoys attending his grand children's sporting events, cooking for his family and playing a little golf.   Jim attended BMW's M school and is a Certified M Client Advisor.

  • Pierre Gerges
    Client Advisor

    Pierre was born in Egypt, but his heart is in Texas. He moved to the United States in 2007 with the love of his life in which he loves traveling and exploring new cities.

    Pierre also played on the international Egyptian Fencing team for over 6 years and loves sports of any kind including horseback riding and fishing. He also has a big heart for sharks and dogs.

    He's been in car sales since 2012, and has a BA in interior design. Being a huge huge fan of BMW, he loves sharing his passion and energy with his customers in relation to how wonderful BMWs are!

  • Timothy Gresham
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2768

    Tim Gresham is a native South Carolinian and graduated from Erskine College with a B.S. in Business Administration.

    He is married with two children and two grandchildren. Textile sales brought Tim to Texas and a love of great cars brought him to Classic BMW. Tim truly enjoys meeting new people and helping them experience the joy of driving a BMW. His favorite time is spent with his family, daily four mile walks with his German Shepard and watching the Rangers play ball.

  • Douglas Groves
    Internet Sales

  • Robin McCormick
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2772

    Robin understands customer service.  With 18 years of experience in Hotel Management and fine dining, he has continued serving customers by putting them behind the wheel instead of behind a table.  He has worked in the automotive industry since 1994.  His tenure with Classic began in 2000 where he is a member of the 200+ sales club and a BMW Victory lap winner  8 times, which is BMW's highest honor. 

    Before moving to Texas in 1987, Robin lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest.  Married since 1989 to his lovely bride, they have raised twin daughters who are starting their own adventures.  In his free time, Robin and his wife enjoy fine dining, concerts and traveling.

  • Benjamin McMurry
    BMW Genuis

    Ben's had a passion for cars since he was young and his passion for BMWs specifically, led him to Classic BMW in 2015 while pursuing his Degree in Business at Collin College. 

    After getting his first BMW in 2012, he was hooked. He says that working as a BMW Genius has been a blessing and he enjoys coming to work everyday to teaching our clients about their BMW. 

  • Matt Johnson
    Assistant to Robin McCormick
    (214) 778-2760

    Matthew was born and raised in Plano, TX. Growing up he enjoyed playing sports, rock climbing, fishing, and snowboarding. While in High school, at Plano Senior High, he completed his EagleScout and was an officer in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His love for Motorsports brought him to Classic BMW where he has been working since 2010, while he has been finishing up his undergraduate degree in Finance at UTD.  

  • Paul Payne
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2767

    Paul has been working with Classic since 2002 in new car sales.  His prior experience with Lincoln Mercury and Ford were good platforms to jump to the German luxury of BMW. His sales experience goes beyond the automotive world into furniture and janitorial supplies-no matter the product he is dedicated to his clients and their enjoyment of the buying process. He has won awards for his sales excellence and customer satisfaction during his tenure at Classic and credits part of his success to being part of a positive team environment.
    Paul has been married since 1977 and currently resides in Southlake. He and his wife have twin daughters in their 20s, and he's proud of everything they do. When he has spare time, Paul enjoys golfing, fishing, and some good old-fashioned barbeque.

  • Mauricio Quevedo
    Client Advisor

    Born in El Paso, TX, Mauricio moved to Frisco in 2013.  He served in the Navy for 6 years and has been in the car business since 1998 and worked in a variety of roles.  He has a passion for racing and has his private pilot license.  He has a beautiful 10 year old daughter that he spends most of his free time with. 

  • Brett Warren
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2766

    Born in Iowa where the tall corn grows, Brett discovered that he loved cars more than tractors.  He spent almost three decades in the men's fashion industry before starting his automotive career in 2006.

    Along the way, he had the opportunity to experience road course racing, and bitten by the bug, has spent the last 15 years driving his Porsches at one venue or another across Texas.  As his experience grew, he began instructing other would-be drivers the art of driving a car at speed.

    Brett joined Classic in 2008.  He says the M3 coupe best describes him-it's on the cutting edge.

  • Terrell Chambers
    Client Advisor

    Terrell comes to Classic BMW after an extensive career in the Federal Aviation Administration as a Air Traffic Controller and Aviation Consultant. Terrell joined the auto sales industry 9 years ago and his last sales consulatant position was at BMW of Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Carlos Bravo
    BMW Genius

    Carlos is a full time student pursuing a degree in International Business Marketing. He strives to make sure everyone who he meets leaves with a smile on their face. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his friends and traveling.

  • Chris Davis
    BMW Genius

    Chris first started with Classic in 2005 while attending high school at Dallas Jesuit.  During his time at Classic Chris has worked as a Service Valet, Dispatcher, Loan Car Representative, and currently as a BMW Genius.  Chris is thrilled about his new position and teaching customers everything their BMWs can do.  While not working Chris enjoys snowboarding, golfing, trips to the lake, and cheering on Dallas' local sports teams.

  • David Record
    Lease Portfolio Advisor
    (214) 778-2783

    David is originally from Napa Valley, California and moved to the Dallas area in 2004. He began his career with Classic BMW in 2011, however has had a love of cars all his life. He has experience in exotic car sales, service management for an independent shop before moving to Classic to focus on client relations as the lease portfolio.

    His passion for cars and motorsports spans several avenues, following Formula 1, Grand Am, Le Mans, and driving his own 1972 Datsun 240Z. David one-day dreams of competing in a 24-hour race with his wife and kids as the driving team. The car will have to be a little more modest than a Prototype, though.