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Executive

Warren Henry Zinn
Chief Executive Officer

President and CEO of Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida's premier automotive group, Warren Henry Zinn epitomizes 'carrying on the family legacy.' His renowned work ethic and attention to detail allows him to be truly recognized in the retail sales and service industry. It is unquestionable that Warren is a community man, astute businessman and a family man to his core.        

 

The Zinn family has a long history within the automotive industry, beginning in 1955 when Warren's father, David Zinn sold Lincolns in the Bronx, later selling Chevys in Miami Beach and eventually opening Florida's first Toyota dealership in 1965. Warren was born with an innate passion for cars - from the time he began to talk he knew the brand names of cars. As a child, Warren spent many years learning the family business with his father. These earlier experiences strengthened his passion for cars, inspired him to attend automotive college and gave him the tools needed to understand the many facets of the automotive business.

                    

Warren started building his career in the automotive industry in 1976 at the age of 21. Now a 42-year industry veteran, Warren Henry Auto Group encompasses seven franchise locations in Florida, ranging from Miami-Dade to Gainesville, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Audi, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Warren Henry Pre-owned.    

 

Warren is no stranger to persistence. Since his first opening, he has made it a point to stay with the times, creating an environment that is known for its superior products, community involvement, and for helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to building client relationships and delivering an unparalleled service experience. Warren understands that he must adapt to an ever-changing industry, match and exceed clients' expectations, and keep team members challenged and satisfied. This notion has proven successful and is exemplified by the high consumer service scores, tight-knit team of long-term associates and undeniable growth of the organization. The average employee tenure is 12-plus years; several have been with the company more than 25 years.

 

Warren generously supports a wide variety of philanthropic organizations throughout South Florida including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc., March of Dimes, David L. Singer Memorial Foundation, Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way, Mourning Family Foundations, Tournament of Campions, LLC. (Warren Henry High School Football Award), Special Olympics, Moffit Cancer Center Foundation, and the Greater Miami Jewish Foundation just to name a few.

 

Furthermore, Warren Henry Auto Group is heavily involved in many local community organizations. The company is an active member of the Pinecrest Business Association, Latin Builders Association, St. Kevin's Men's Club, St. Patrick Church, Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Aventura Marketing Council, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, and The Executives Association of Greater Miami. In addition, Warren is a Founding Member and Director of Floridian Community Bank, a Board Member of Keep Miami Gardens Beautiful, and a member of Miami Beach Chamber which allows him to stay current and active on policies that affect his business and the local economy.

 

It is clearly a testament to Warren's business practices that he has been honored by several of South Florida's most distinguished associations. Warren received the Buoniconti Spinal Award from the Buoniconti Foundation for his continued support and commitment.  In addition, he has been honored with the following prestigious industry awards: the

Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award; the Women's Choice Award; the Sports Illustrated Dealer of Distinction Award; The JD Power of Excellence Award; 25-year Jaguar dealer; multiple recipient of The President's Circle award and Infiniti Award of Excellence; multiple recipient of the Land Rover Pinnacle Club award; multiple recipient of the Pride of Jaguar award; and multiple recipient of the Automotive News "100 Best Dealerships To Work For" including being named No.1.

 

Success, by Warren's standards, is not measured by the number of dealerships owned - it is the partnership of this growth and the actions taken to better himself, his clients and his community that truly defines success.

 

Warren lives in Miami Beach with his longtime partner Vicki and is a proud parent to daughter Katy and son Larry. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Larry joined the family business in 2008 at the age of 21 - the same age his father began his career in the automotive industry. Moving up the corporate ladder, Larry is now General Manager, Principal of Lamborghini Broward, and is poised to carry on the Zinn family legacy.


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Erik Day
Chief Financial Officer

Vice President and CFO of Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida's premier automotive group, has worked closely with the entire management team to provide supporting oversight on both strategic and tactical operational matters involving sales, service, and parts for the last eight years. He oversees the day-to-day operations with respect to finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, payroll, benefits and insurance, compliance, treasury, corporate planning, and risk management for all 9 franchises spanning seven locations and including more than 300 employees. 

Erik has been in the automotive business for 20 years and has the distinct advantage of having experience in the Captive Finance, Manufacturer, and Retail sides of the business; offering a unique perspective from all aspects of the automotive industry that are traits not typically seen in this business.

Erik received an undergraduate Business degree in 1992 with a concentration in Marketing from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.  In 1995, he received an MBA in International Finance from Nova Southeastern University (Wayne Huizinga School of Business & Entrepreneurship). 

He began his career with Ford Motor Credit in 1993 working on the consumer credit side of the business.  From 1995 to 2000 he worked in commercial lending for World Omni / SET Finance in capacities as Dealer Credit Analyst, National Dealer Credit Manager, and National Business Development Manager, and was instrumental in the start-up of that company's private label business.

Erik was a co-developer of FAMAS AVANTI in 1996, financial software developed for the analysis and reporting of automotive dealership data licensed throughout the automotive commercial lending industry.  He is also a published author contributing articles to the Journal of Lending & Credit Risk Management in 1998.

From 2000 to 2005, Erik held varying assignments with Jaguar Land Rover North America as Market Area Manager, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, and Regional Manager; overseeing the Southeastern United States for the car company. Erik then joined Warren Henry Auto Group in 2005 as CFO and a strategic partner. In the last seven year period, he has been involved in all aspects of the business, which has seen tremendous growth and challenges.

In 2009, Erik was selected as a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award, and nominated again in both 2010 and 2011. Additionally, Erik also sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Automobile Dealer Association and serves on the Ethics sub-committee where he helps to drive policy for the industry in the state of Florida and participates on a national level with NADA.

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Larry Zinn
General Manager

Larry joined the family business in 2008, representing the 3rd generation of Warren Henry Auto Group. He has been around the business his whole life, and at an early age began working at the family dealership in various roles, from porter and car wash attendant to apprentice technician. During college he worked as a porter for Kelly Infiniti in Danvers, MA and in the summer of 2007 worked as a salesperson at the Volvo store in Gainesville, FL. Larry attended Boston University from 2004 to 2006, and completed his degree at Northwood University in 2008 where he received a double major in Automotive Marketing and Management. Additionally, he is a graduate of the NADA Academy's Dealer Successor Program after completing the program in 2011. 

Upon joining the company following graduation, Larry turned around an underperforming Infiniti store resulting in a 100+% increase in sales volume - a dramatic change to the store's profitability. Larry has held various escalating roles at the company, including Salesperson, Internet Manager, F&I Manager, Sales Manager, and GSM.  Now he is the General Manager for the entire group encompassing 13 franchises at 6 locations throughout Florida. In 2016, Larry launched the Lamborghini Broward location propelling it to the highest volume Lamborghini dealership in Florida in under 2 years and the 5th ranked in the United States. Additionally, it has been voted to the #1 spot in "The Best Dealerships to Work for" for by Automotive News. The rest of the stores he is responsible for have consistently finished with high ranks in the top 100 for the last 5 years. At age 28 he was voted by the South Florida business Journal to their "Forty under 40" and in 2018 Larry has also received that same honor from Automotive News. Larry is the youngest member of the Jaguar Land Rover dealer council and sits on the Southern Region council as well. He is also responsible for starting "Supercar Saturdays", the company's cars and coffee event, which routinely draws over 300 special interest and exotic vehicles and over 2000 spectators monthly. 

He possesses the obvious attributes for an effective General Manager, and is also heavily involved in the company's advertising, marketing and public relations initiatives, providing support for essentially every aspect of the business throughout the entire enterprise. Larry is honest and ethical, and has uncompromising integrity when it comes to not only the President & CEO, his father, but to all employees within the company.


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Director

Kelly Hayes
Compliance Director

Director of Internal Audit and Compliance, will be focused on performing structured, periodic audits surrounding the key business operations of the company and its affiliates, as well as other one-off audits which may be required or requested of her from time to time; and when business needs necessitate.

I was born in Louisville, Ky and moved to Florida when I was 3. I attended Norland Elementary, Jr High and Miami Norland Senior High and then went to college to start a degree to study law but chose to work for Warren instead. This seemed to be a good choice as I have grown significantly within the organization.  I have a beautiful 10 year old daughter, Victoria that keeps me on my toes, humors and amazes me with her kindness and personality every day. Our former Controller Barbara Mannozzi always jokingly said "Kelly, I hope one day you have a daughter that acts just like you. Then you will see what I go through".

I have been with Warren Henry Since May 14th 1988. I started as a part time receptionist at the used car lot. Working seasonally part-time at the mall for Santa Claus and the Easter bunny at the same time. My past superiors on my resume would read…Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and Warren Zinn; let's hope I never have to fill out a job application. I have worked in every department in the

 

Director of Internal Audit and Compliance, will be focused on performing structured, periodic audits surrounding the key business operations of the company and its affiliates, as well as other one-off audits which may be required or requested of her from time to time; and when business needs necessitate.

I was born in Louisville, Ky and moved to Florida when I was 3. I attended Norland Elementary, Jr High and Miami Norland Senior High and then went to college to start a degree to study law but chose to work for Warren instead. This seemed to be a good choice as I have grown significantly within the organization.  I have a beautiful 10 year old daughter, Victoria that keeps me on my toes, humors and amazes me with her kindness and personality every day. Our former Controller Barbara Mannozzi always jokingly said "Kelly, I hope one day you have a daughter that acts just like you. Then you will see what I go through".

I have been with Warren Henry Since May 14th 1988. I started as a part time receptionist at the used car lot. Working seasonally part-time at the mall for Santa Claus and the Easter bunny at the same time. My past superiors on my resume would read…Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and Warren Zinn; let's hope I never have to fill out a job application. I have worked in every department in the company and moved to Infiniti Service Manager for both the Miami and Davie stores, then eventually to the current role.

 

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Barbara Exposito
HR Director

Barbara Exposito joined Warren Henry Auto Group in March 2018 to lead our Talent Management & Development initiatives Barbara has obtained many credentials that qualifies her to bring out the best in our employees and our organization including a Masters Degree in Science in Organizational Design, Professional Coach Training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management. Throughout her career, Barbara has positively impacted global organizations as a dynamic and results-driven Human Resources Executive. Barbara has demonstrated success driving organizational change and transformation as a strategic business partner. She has career expertise designing and implementing innovative and creative Human Resources and Organizational Design programs to further enhance corporate culture, improve employee engagement and contribute to bottom line results. Barbara lives in Miami with her husband and three children and considers herself very lucky. 

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Yadar Campos
IT Director


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Ana Larias
Accounting Director

Direct oversight, operational supervision, and staff management over the accounting functions of six automotive dealership franchises (Land Rover South Dade, Land Rover North Dade, Warren Henry Jaguar, Warren Henry Infiniti, Audi Gainesville and Lamborghini Broward), as well as eight affiliate entities including a luxury rental car/transportation entity, two leasing companies, and real estate entities.

I am a Certified Public Accountant with an education from Florida International University and over 17 years of work experience in the accounting audit field. I came to Warren Henry over 2 years ago after managing the accounting since 2010. I am a fun-loving girl who does not take life to seriously, but takes pride in my work.


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Andrew Kipnis
Corporate Vehicle Operations Director

I was born and raised in Miami. I have been with Warren Henry Auto Group for 12 years. I have held several positions within the company. I have been Salesperson, Finance Manager, Finance Director, New car manager, used car manager, and most recently pre owned director.


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Robert Manrique
Corporate Business Development Director

 Current Corporate Business Development Director, began career in the automobile business at WHA in 2002. Held positions in Sales, Sales Management, Internet Manager and Business Development Director (BDC). Completed the development and installation of the Internet and BDC Departments, also assisted in the implementation and managing of the CRM system (Customer Relations Management)  

Specializing in foreign national leases and sales of all makes and models.

Many years of continuous OEM and in-house trainings/certifications related to the automobile business: Sales, Sales Management, Internet/BDC operations and processes.

Languages and Business Administration - Uruguay

Panoz Auto Racing School certified.

Licensed FAA Airplane Pilot with Commercial multi-engine and instrument ratings.

SSI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French

When Robert is not working in the automobile business he loves, on his time off he enjoys quality time with his family and friends.

For relaxation: Automobile related events, spending time on the water, boating, in the air piloting an airplane or a game of golf it is all that is needed.

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Samantha Jacobson
Marketing Director

Samantha is originally from Fort Lauderdale, but moved to Atlanta Georgia for a span of time. Samantha got her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and is proud to say she is a Bulldog. She loves organization and being busy. Samantha is passionate about her job at Warren Henry and she loves being able to see progress and growth in people. She hopes to become a great leader and be able to mentor and not just manage people. When Samantha is not working she is finding something to do outdoors because she welcomes any adventure.

Samantha started with Warren Henry 3 years ago as an Operations Manager for their loaner/rental department. Within that role she developed their loaner, rental, and transport programs. About two years she was promoted to the Director of Marketing for the automotive group and its affiliates. As the Director of Marketing, Samantha is responsible for developing and implementing strategic and tactical communication plans created to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand. This position will build a creative, integrated, multi-channel marketing department that creates consistent sales leads, builds brand awareness and reputation, and measure return on the marketing program investments. Samantha was named in Automotive News' 40 under 40 in 2016 and has recently been announced as 1 of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County in 2018.


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Ismet Yagci
Business Development Center Director

Ismet Yagci is the Business Development Center Director and is responsible for the performance of the business through the client experience. He oversees customer relationship management, digital retailing, technology, and training.  He often says, "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning", and his goal is to improve the client experience through new technology, processes, and employee performance.

 

Before being the Business Development Center Director, Ismet was Warren Henry INFINITI's General Sales Manager and responsible for the store's sales operations while winning INFINITI's Award of Excellence from 2015-2018. He also played a key role in the development of many leaders in the organization and continues to mentor new talent.

 

Ismet graduated from the NADA General Dealership Management Academy in 2013.

 

Prior to joining Warren Henry in 2006, Ismet was in the financial services industry.

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Barbara Trujillo
Customer & Service Operations Director

Customer & Service Operations Director, brings 23 years' experience in Automotive and Customer Service. Barbara's passion for "hot cars" started when she joined Jaguar Cars North America/Ford Motor Company in March 1995 in the entry level position of Customer Service Representative. Her career took off shortly thereafter with the union of Jaguar Land Rover, North America where she held various positions in Consumer Affairs, Warranty, Customer Experience, Service, and Sales. A hiatus from the industry to raise her children lead her to her other passion of Health & Fitness.  It was then that she became vocal in the Latino community as a Health & Fitness specialist, spokesperson and author. Rejoining the Automotive world in 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover Monmouth in New Jersey reignited the passion. In July 2017 Barbara found herself heading straight down I-95 Southbound to join her longtime friends and colleagues at Warren Henry Auto Group. 

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