Christopher is originally from Michigan and moved to Chicago with his family in 2011. Christopher has been in the retail automotive industry for the past 21 years. He started out at our Fletcher Jones Audi store and recently joined the mercedes-Benz of Chicago team. Christopher’s goal is to create a wonderful buying experience in order to create a lifetime of customer satisfaction.
Austin is originally from the Western Suburbs and played College Basketball at Lewis University. He enjoys the competitiveness, camaraderie, and the happiness he sees on his customers face after they have just purchased a New or Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle. In his spare time, Austin enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Bob was born and raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He attended Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire before starting his career in the Automotive Industry. Bob began working at a Datsun Dealership in 1979. Since then has worked in the luxury segment including our Fletcher Jones Audi store in 2009 and then came to Mercedes-Benz of Chicago in 2012. He enjoys working with customers every day to help obtain their dream!
“I work at Mercedes-Benz because I believe this brand represents the pinnacle of luxury automobiles and I came to Fletcher Jones Chicago because I believe this dealership embodies the Mercedes-Benz philosophy of the best or nothing.”
Walter is a native Chicagoan and resides in the city with his family. He has been in the automobile industry for the past 22 years. For the last 8 years Walter has focused on selling commercial vehicles. He was the # 1 Sprinter Van Sales person in the nation for years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Walter prides himself on customer satisfaction and making sure the clients are happy before, during and after their purchase.
Lucky enough to have worked with some of the finest professionals in the automotive industry in Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago for the past 18 years. Francisco a native Chicagoan, plans to infuse his knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism into the already incredible work environment at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.
Darius was born in the city of Chicago where he attended Northeastern Illinois University after serving in the United States Air Force. Darius graduated in 2012 with dual Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Fine Art. Shortly before graduating from NEIU Darius became the proud owner of a Mercedes E320. Falling in love with the E320 moved Darius’ interest to the full line of automobiles offered by Mercedes Benz of Chicago. With more than 15 years in sales and customer service, Darius’ goal is to bring passionate hospitality to the Fletcher Jones Showroom. His priority is to ensure that his guests know that meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations is his primary focus.
Growing up I was always fascinated by German luxury cars, but after living in Germany from 2010 to 2015 and witnessing the best of the best dominating the German Autobahn I knew I wanted to work for Mercedes-Benz one way or another. After my stay in Germany I found Mercedes-Benz of Chicago, where they represent the Mercedes-Benz motto: “The Best or Nothing” unlike anywhere else. That reflects my work ethic as well, and that’s exactly how every sales experience should be. Since joining the team in 2015 my passion for Mercedes-Benz has grown exponentially.
Jim Jordan, a Chicago native, has been a star at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago for 15 plus years. His goal is to make car purchasing easy. He loves selling the best cars in the world. Jim is Master Certified, Star Certified and has numerous years of experience. This enables him to be one of the best sales & leasing agents at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.
Brian is originally from Three Rivers, Michigan and moved to Chicago 17 years ago. He has been a product specialist for Mercedes-Benz for the last 16 years. Brian joined the Merecdes-Benz of Chicago team in Fall of 2013 and is excited to sell for his favorite brand!
Kevin grew up on the South Side of Chicago in Evergreen Park. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in History and a Minor in Political Science. From a young age, Kevin showed a special interest in cars. He has fond memories of going to car museums as well as attending the annual auto show with his father. As a history buff, Kevin was attracted to Mercedes for their historic reputation. He believes that Mercedes –Benz holds the crown when it comes to their history and prestige and no other brand can compare.
Vaida joined the sales team here at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago in 2015, but has always believed that Mercedes-Benz is “Nothing, but the Best”. Vaida’s key to success is building long term relationships with her clients based on trust and integrity, and customer hospitality. She is committed to ensuring that you have a positive and worthwhile experience purchasing the vehicle that meets your wants and needs. Vaida’s dedication combined with her energy and passion make her a Sales Consultant of the highest caliber.
Paul is a Master Certified sales and leasing consultant, and has had the good fortune of developing his automobile hobby into a successful profession. Paul joined the Mercedes-Benz family in 1995 and has since collected, raced and exhibited, classic, sports and luxury vehicles. Delivering top-level customer service has earned Paul a loyal following unlike any other.
Joe has been a resident of the southern suburbs of Chicago for the past 50 years. Joe has worked in sales for Mercedes-Benz for the past 27 years. He enjoys working for Mercedes-Benz of Chicago because he believes that Mercedes-Benz has the finest automobile and product out there. He takes pride in providing quality customer service when finding the car of your dreams.
Wes grew up in L.A. and has lived in Kansas City, Scottsdale AZ, Florida and got his B.S. at Indiana State (Organizational Development). He started his career by teaching professional golf.
Wes came to Mercedes-Benz of Chicago because of his respect for the brand’s integrity. “What is so compelling about Benz is, generation after generation, the company’s ability to sustain such an impressive and well-rounded product line. It’s a special opportunity, as a salesperson, to know that if I do my job effectively customers will be equally impressed.” What makes Wes great at his job is the that he believes the process of buying a car should be informative and fun. By the time the customer makes a choice, they deserve to be nothing less than ecstatic.
Lok was born in Hong Kong and moved to Chicago with his family in 1991. He attended Northern Illinois University and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Lok joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago team in September of 2014. Lok wanted to start his career in the automotive industry because he believes in the Mercedes-Benz brand and all that it embodies. He really enjoys helping people find the car of their dreams.
Josh was born and raised in Prospect Heights, IL and attended Western Illinois University. Josh is affiliated with the Illinois Technical Honor Society and is an avid fan of Formula D auto racing. With cars being such a hobby it only made sense to turn that passion into a career here at Mercedes-Benz Chicago. While here, Josh strives to be easy to talk to through the entire sales process to ensure his customers are comfortable and confident in their purchase of a new or pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Mike started selling Volkswagens in 2008. He has since worked as a New Car and Pre-owned Car Manager, before his current position as Finance Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Mike is proud to sell the best product at the best location.
Geoff joined the organization when the Fletcher Jones Group came to Chicago in 2002. Geoff is Master Certified in both Mercedes and Sprinter vehicles. Geoff has been in the automotive industry since 1997 and believes he has the ultimate dream job. Geoff feels fortunate to work with great people in our organization and gets to meet so many amazing people in our community. He sits on board of North Shore Men’s Health Initiative and Havana Day Dreaming, an organization which benefits Prostate Cancer Research. In his spare time, Geoff loves staying in shape, motorcycling riding and attending Chicago sporting events.
Marco has been in the automotive industry for 10 years and has always had a strong passion on how vehicles operate and the innovations that keep moving forward with time, Marco is certified in both Mercedes Benz and sprinter vehicles.
He was born in Mexico City and lived in Cancun Mexico for most of his adolescent life; he then moved over to Florida and enjoyed the weather for a few years. He had always wanted the “big city life” and that’s why he recently moved to Chicago!
He has been with Mercedes Benz of Chicago for 2 years and enjoys working with such great people and a brand with so much heritage and prestige. In his spare time he spends time with family and attends sporting events, comedy shows and visits museums and also does some community outreach with local charities.
Marco’s tip: Marco recommends checking your tires often. Tires are a very important for safety.
Chuck is a Chicago native who has been working in the automobile industry since 1972, right out of high school. He has a strong passion for luxury automobiles and customer service. He enjoys the diversity of clientele he experiences through Mercedes-Benz. His favorite car is the S-Class because it is a beautiful luxury vehicle with superior handling and provides a smooth ride.
I, Carlos Draper started in the auto industry as a shuttle driver one year ago for universal parking (who handles the valet service for Fletcher Jones Management Group /Mercedes Benz of Chicago, Honda, Audi and Volkswagen. ) After two months of exceptional service and driving, I was quickly promoted to supervisor. By doing an even more exceptional job there, for four months, I was called to work for Mercedes Benz of Chicago as a Service Assistant. Although this is my first time working in the auto industry, at this rate, the future looks promising.
How many years in the auto field?
I have worked as a Mercedes-Benz Service Advisor for the past 10 years.
Activities you like?
I like watching and playing sports. My two favorite Winter sports are skiing and snowmobiling. I like to go camping in Summer as well . Go Blackhawks!
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Hammond, IN. I moved to Appleton WI after college and lived there for 9 years. I moved back to Chicago in October of 2013.
Favorite memory in the automotive industry?
I have been awarded trips to Germany with MBUSA to experience MB heritage and European culture. My favorite memory was the visit to the AMG factory and all the food and wine/beer.
Favorite thing about Chicago?
The diversity of people in the city and the wide variety of things to see and do around the city.
Where are you living now?
In Downtown Chicago with my wife Lynn.
Amie is a Midwest native and has been in the area for most of her life. After receiving her bachelor degree in visual communication and graphic design she began working at a local dealership in Indiana as a Business Development Center Coordinator. She was quickly promoted and became the Warranty Administrator for five different car lines; Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Jaguar, Nissan, and Fiat.
Amie enjoyed working there but it didn’t feel quite right. She decided to take a leap of opportunity and join the team here at Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Amie loves her new job and is glad she made the move to the Fletcher Jones family.
In her spare time, Amie enjoys spending time with her husband Edward, and their two dogs.
Erick, a Minnesota native, has been in the auto industry for a decade. He has experience in the technical, sales, and service side of Mercedes-Benz. A big people person, Erick enjoys being able to provide information for customers about their cars. His favorite is the E55 because it’s the sedan vehicle for the family that can get you to the grocery store or soccer practice in 4.3 seconds.
Melvin has been working with Mercedes-Benz for almost 35 years. He majored in mechanics during college and later discovered his passion for service. He enjoys his job because it allows him to do his favorite thing: interact with customers. When he is not working with automobiles, he is building model cars. His favorite Mercedes-Benz is the S550 because of its superior handling and interesting style.
Terry followed his father’s footsteps into the auto industry and has spent almost all of his 23 years of his service career at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Terry absolutely loves how everyday is different and is excited to meet new people.
Terry’s Favorite Model: The SL550 because it’s the best convertible on the road.
Terry’s Tip for you: Get your oil changed as often as possible, it’s affordable and never hurts to keep that up.
Originally from Puebla City, Mexico, Oscar began his career with Mercedes-Benz 9 years ago in Houston before moving to Chicago in 2003 to join Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Oscar has had a passion for cars ever since he was a kid and truly enjoys his job.
Favorite Model: C-Class
Favorite upgrade or accessory: Wheels, wheels, and wheels. Nothing dresses a car better like a brand new set of wheels.
Best tip to tell our clients: When you customize your car, always use original Mercedes-Benz Accessories.
A Chicago native, Rip was introduced to the auto industry by his uncle who has been in the business for many years. Rip has now been in the auto industry for 5 years and enjoys dealing with people and assisting them with any type of issue they may have with their vehicle.
Favorite Model: S-Class
Favorite upgrade or accessory: The iPod integration.
Best tip to tell our clients: Keeping up with the maintenance is critical for your vehicle.
Kim was born and raised on the North side of Chicago. Kim started her career in the auto industry back in 1988. She has held many position starting off as a cashier / receptionist. Kim joined our team in Nov 2004. Kim now works in the accounting office as the assistant office manager. She loves her team of amazing staff that she works very close with. This office has grown to be more like a family than a working staff.