• Audi

Circle Audi

1919 North Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90815

  • Sales: (888) 685-4679
  • Service: (888) 471-7356
  • Parts: (888) 459-6946

Staff


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  • Tom Croxton
    General Manager
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    Tom Croxton has been Circle Audi and Circle Porsche's General Manager for over 7 years. He has over 25 years of experience as a General Manager or Dealer Principle, and his business philosophy is to build a dedicated group of employees with a strong focus on customer delight. This is evidenced everyday by the hard-working and passionate individuals who work for Circle Audi. Before he began his automotive career, Tom graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Tom is married with a son, who is an accomplished 4-year Varsity wrestler at his high school in Newport Beach, CA. When not busy running things at Circle Audi and Circle Porsche, Tom is an avid bicyclist and enjoys golf, skiing, and family time. Stop by our dealership anytime, and you might just run into him, literally.

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  • Mike Ernst
    Executive Vice President
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  • Peter Murphy
    General Sales Manager
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  • Trent Hill
    New Car Sales Manager
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  • Kamran Haghbin
    Sales Manager
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  • Neal Jackson
    Service Manager
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  • Charles Alatorre
    Service Advisor
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  • Lalo Nunez
    Service Advisor
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  • Steve Chew
    Parts Manager
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    Steve Chew is one of our most seasoned veterans here at Circle Audi. He has been an important part of the team since we were Circle Imports, over 15 years. Steve has spent his entire career with the Porsche and Audi brands, so his product knowledge goes back over four decades of model lines. Before working with Porsche and Audi, he worked with his father at the family service station in 1965. Steve actually owns a 1962 Porsche 356B (T5) sunroof coupe that he still works on during his free time. When not managing our Circle Audi and Circle Porsche Parts Departments, he enjoys reading, fishing, and traveling with his wife of over 40 years. Steve's extensive product knowledge and experience makes him the perfect choice when looking for answers to all of your parts and accessories questions.

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  • Armando Gutierrez
    Parts Sales Department
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  • Matt Tompkins
    Certified Pre-Owned Manager
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    Matt Tompkins has been our Pre-owned Sales Manager for over 5 years and also manages the Pre-owned Department for our sister store, Circle Porsche. He's always had an entrepreneurial spirit, evidenced by a self-built business started in 2001 and sold in 2007. After selling his business, he ventured into the automotive world, managing the wholesale vehicles at a local Ferrari dealership. With this background, he has been able to build a nationwide network to source the best of best pre-owned cars, an advantage our competitors find hard to beat. Matt is a self-proclaimed car guy who, as a kid, traveled the country with his dad, entering their '64 Dodge Dart GT Convertible in car shows, which is still in the family today. To this day, he chooses the 911 Targa as his favorite Porsche because of its rarity and appreciation in the Porsche world. Now, when he's not busy appraising trade-ins and managing our Pre-owned inventory, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

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  • Randy Kervin
    Corporate Fleet Manager
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  • Michael Harrison
    Finance Manager
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  • Elliot Dawson
    Finance Manager
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  • Costa Eleftheriadis
    Audi Brand Specialist
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    You may not believe it because of Costa's Greek name, but he was born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1990, Costa purchased his first car, the Audi 100, and has been hooked on the brand since. He fit right in with the Circle Audi sales team when he joined in August 2013. Costa loves driving and has driven through at least 30 US states in only 7 weeks! Not only has he covered most of this country, he's also explored majority of Europe, having been to 20 different European countries. Besides traveling, Costa enjoys cooking and taking wine trips with his wife. His interest in traveling is probably why he considers the entire Audi TDI lineup as his favorite Audi. The Audi TDI models allow you to travel just as much as Costa while achieving great gas mileage. If Costa did have to choose a favorite, though, he'd pick the Audi Q5 TDI. Come by Circle Audi today to meet Costa, one of our most-traveled Audi Brand Specialists.

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  • Ricky Flick
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • Mark Gutierrez
    Audi Brand Specialist
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    Mark Gutierrez is one of the newest members of the Circle Audi sales team, joining in early 2014, but he's not an amateur in the automotive world by any means. Mark came to us with a decade of experience in automotive sales with 2 of those years selling Audi cars. Prior to entering the car business, Mark was a police officer for a local city police department, but don't let that intimidate you. Mark's quite the family guy with a wife and 4 kids who all enjoy spending their days off at the Disneyland Resort. He's also been a car enthusiast since the age of 6 when his dad took him to the first LA Auto Show. The Audi brand's unique styling and design along with its quattro drivetrain were what initially allured Mark to join Audi. So stop by Circle Audi today to meet Mark, and let him show you what makes every Audi stand out from the crowd.

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  • Ji Won Kim
    Audi Brand Specialist / Korean Fleet Sales
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  • Carl Laing
    Audi Brand Specialist
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    Carl Laing is a proud Navy Veteran who served in the Vietnam War, earning a combat medal during his service. His Naval career enabled him to see the world, and he has many fond memories from that time in his life. Carl continued his travels, visiting many countries including China, Jamaica, Germany, and Mexico. He also made time to obtain his BA from San Jose State University. In addition to his military career, Carl was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa which he claims was the toughest job he loved the most. Now civil service retired, he joined Circle Audi in 2006. When he's away from our showroom, Carl spends his time exercising, playing piano, and with his grandkids. Stop by Circle Audi today and say "hello" to Carl. He loves meeting fellow Audi enthusiasts and sharing his passion for the Audi brand he describes as sophisticated and progressive. Let him tell you why he and his wife are eagerly eying the 2015 Audi A3 sedan.

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  • Steven Lavinsky
    Audi Brand Specialist
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    Steve Lavinsky is an East Coast transplant and fan of all things Philadelphia (yes, even the 76ers). After attaining his master's degree in business psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Steve barely escaped a career in law like his siblings and headed instead to Israel for 10 years of international trade work in advertising and publishing. He speaks fluent Hebrew, accent notwithstanding. He resumed his US career in New York and then headed west for the year-round tennis and a love for German cars. He was so impressed with the strong service ethic at Circle Audi when he bought his Audi A4 that he decided to use his people skills to spread his passion for our brand. When Steve's not out enjoying the California sunshine on the tennis courts or golf courses, he's at Circle Audi showing our customers the same strong service ethic he received as a customer.

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  • Alex Lazovic
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • Daniel Levy
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • AJ Noguez
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • Chris Schulwitz
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • Carlisa Sessoms
    Audi Brand Specialist
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    Carlisa Sessoms joined the Circle Audi team in November 2013. She came to us with years of retail sales experience and excellent customer service skills. This background makes Carlisa very approachable with no harsh sales pressure. Carlisa is a local girl, currently living in Long Beach, and grew up in Southern California. She enjoys an active lifestyle that includes time at the gym, ballroom dancing, attending live shows, and watching every movie that comes out (except horror films). In fact, Carlisa and her husband of 7 years go to the movies every week! If she's not at the movies or helping customers in our showroom, Carlisa is spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, Ashley and Buddy. Carlisa admires Audi's sophisticated simplicity and iconic looks, perfectly exemplified in the Audi A7, her favorite Audi model. Visit Circle Audi today, and ask for Carlisa. She'll help get you into the Audi you're dreaming of and also recommend a movie or two.

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  • Rainer Stiller
    Fleet Manager
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    Rainer Stiller is our resident German expert! Not only was Rainer born in Germany, he has also been working with German cars since 1997 when he joined the Circle Audi team. Back then, we were Circle Imports and also sold Volkswagen and Porsche cars out of one showroom. Rainer truly believes in the Audi brand and the cars he sells. As a current owner of 3 Audi cars, he definitely knows these cars in and out. Because of his outstanding customer service and follow-up, Rainer has been able to create quite a network of clients over his many years with Circle Audi, with many repeat customers. When he's not busy building relationships with all of his clients, Rainer loves spending time with his wife and 3 daughters. He's also a huge movie buff and enjoys tackling home improvement projects. Stop by Circle Audi today, and ask for "the German Guy." He'll be more than happy to make your next Audi purchase and enjoyable experience.

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  • Jon Tiplea
    Audi Brand Specialist
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  • Len Williams
    Audi Brand Specialist
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