Staff

Management

  • John Hennessy

    John Hennessy

    Owner

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    John Hennessy

    John Hennessy

    Owner

    I am one of 5 children.  I am a graduate of Montini High School and Bradley University.  I started in the Automotive industry as a child by going to my Father’s dealership, River Oaks Ford in Calumet City.  After 47 years in Calumet City we moved to Oswego in 2009.  None of my siblings ventured into the business.  Why me?  I love people – ask anyone!  I feel the best part of this business is the wonderful people I work with and the great friends I meet every day.

    The experience we provide is one that is truly amazing and different than other dealerships.  It is friendly, family driven, and enjoyable!  Please read our reviews – I guarantee you will leave here with a great vehicle, at a good price AND you will be thrilled!  My business is forged by word of mouth and by customers that buy over and over again (the sincerest form of thanks is a referral and I am proud to say we get so many).  One great friend said to me, “John your business is not a transaction – it is a relationship”.  That is exactly why I am in this business!

    I have served on the prestigious Chicago Automobile Trade Association for 9 years.  The CATA works directly with the Attorney General of Illinois to make sure dealers uphold the highest standards in automotive sales.  To be on the Board, one has to be elected by it’s over 400 dealer members.  I was honored to be named Chairman of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

    My hobbies are very simple.  I spend time with my wife and family, play basketball, and decorate for Christmas!  If you have never been to River View Ford’s Santa event, please do stop by.  It is a wonderful time to see Santa, get a picture taken, get gifts, and spread Holiday cheer with us.  I hope to meet you someday!  I am always at the Store available to help you or to just say “Hi”.

  • Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels

    General Manager

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    Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels

    General Manager

    I have worked for the Hennessy’s for over 20 years.  I followed in my Father’s footsteps as he worked for the Hennessy’s for over 36 years.  I began working full time the day after I graduated from Elmhurst College.

    I live in Plainfield with my awesome wife, two daughters and two dogs!  We definitely have dog lovers in my house!  My hobbies include golfing with my oldest daughter and watching my youngest daughter play travel softball.

  • James Rodda

    James Rodda

    Parts & Service Director

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    James Rodda

    James Rodda

    Parts & Service Director

    I began my Automotive career in 1983 in Hammond, Indiana and never looked back.  I started with the Hennessy family in 1985.  Customer Service was instilled into me and our team from day one!

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my Son Gage, family, and friends.  I enjoy watching sports – especially the Blackhawks and the Chicago White Sox.

  • Tom Julian, Jr.

    Tom Julian, Jr.

    Sales Manager

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    Tom Julian, Jr.

    Tom Julian, Jr.

    Sales Manager

    I have been working for John Hennessy for over 21 years.  At the start I worked at the River Oaks location that was close to the Indiana border.  I live in Indiana and I drive over an hour each way to be at River View Ford.  Why?  Once our clients experience the Hennessy difference – they get it!  We have many clients from the Indiana area that travel here just because of the way we do business – it really is different from other stores.  By me still living in Indiana, I am able to continue our relationship with them by switching out vehicles with them for service, etc. to save them time and continuing what I believe is excellent Customer Service – which again is the Hennessy difference!

    On a personal note, I am honored to be married to the most wonderful woman on the planet.  My wife, Theresa is my best friend.  I enjoy dinners, movies, and concerts with my wife and friends when time permits (also a bit of travelling).  My interests include working out 5 days a week – without exception.  I am a mixed martial arts fan, enjoy a good football game, and am a motorcycle and car enthusiast.

    And the alligator wrestling stories about me – are indeed true!

  • Culver Watson

    Culver Watson

    Sales Manager

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    Culver Watson

    Culver Watson

    Sales Manager

    I have been at River View Ford since the day it opened in May of 1991.  I have been the Assistant Used Car Manager, Used Car Manager, New Car Sales Manager and Sales Manager.  I do Appraisals, Dealer Trades and Used Vehicle processing.  I currently process the trade-ins we receive, facilitate Dealer Trades, order Explorers and other vehicles for our inventory, and process incentives.

  • Aldo Utria

    Aldo Utria

    Sales Manager

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    Aldo Utria

    Aldo Utria

    Sales Manager

    I have been in the Automotive business since 2004 – all with the Hennessy family.  I am currently a Sales Manager here.

    I am originally from Chicago, but now Plainfield is home.  If you do not find me here, I am at the gym!

Commercial

  • Steve Mistina

    Steve Mistina

    Commercial Manager

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    Steve Mistina

    Steve Mistina

    Commercial Manager

    I have been with Ford, and only Ford, since 1972 and with the Hennessy organization since March of 1981.  I enjoy talking about the “Hennessy Difference” and building Commercial trucks up to 33,000 pounds.

Sales

  • Mark Goggin

    Mark Goggin

    Sales Professional

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    Mark Goggin

    Mark Goggin

    Sales Professional

    My career in the Auto industry started in 2005 when I was a Service advisor for a Buick/Hyundai dealership.  After a little over a year I changed professions and pursued a career in jewelry.   For the next 10 years I worked in high-end jewelry sales and repair.  I worked at or managed several area jewelry stores, including managing Bockman Brothers Jewelers in Aurora.

    I left the life of a jeweler to join the team at River View Ford in 2016 and couldn’t be happier.

    My hobbies include:

    • Wine/mead making
    • Leather working
    • Martial arts

    Awards and recognitions:

    • Eagle Scout
    • Extraordinary Oswegoen Award
  • Jack Boyle

    Jack Boyle

    Sales Professional

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    Jack Boyle

    Jack Boyle

    Sales Professional

    I am currently a student at Elmhurst College working toward a degree in Business Management.  My family are longtime clients of River View Ford.  We are in one of the dealership’s commercials that played at Kendall 11 in Oswego.  I love working here in a family-friendly environment which is what drew me to work here.  I hope to get to know every single one of you personally.

    I spend my free time with my friends and family.  I enjoy the outdoors and am always looking for a new lake or trail to go to.  I love Country music and always finds time to fit some concerts into my busy schedule.  I also like to perfect my golf swing and swim laps.

  • Edward Preciado

    Edward Preciado

    Sales Professional

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    Edward Preciado

    Edward Preciado

    Sales Professional

    I am a young bilingual speaker that lives in the Community.  I am ambitious and assist all in the dealership as well as the clientele.  I am in the Internet / Sales Department.  I have just been recognized and awarded by the Chicago Auto Show Executive Committee, received the Employee Excellence Award and am ready to assist you here at Hennessy’s River View Ford.

  • Pattie Coldwate

    Pattie Coldwate

    Customer Care / Sales

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    Pattie Coldwate

    Pattie Coldwate

    Customer Care / Sales

    I joined the Hennessy family at River View Ford in January of 2018.  I lead our Customer Care Department in making sure all of our clients from Quick Lane, Service, and Sales are getting the quality care they deserve.  I am also available to discuss the options for upgrading a current vehicle to a replacement vehicle – new or pre-owned from River View Ford.

    I was born in Aurora and currently live in Montgomery with my two beautiful daughters, Brittany and Allison.  I previously worked in childcare for 23 years – everything from being a lead teacher to managing a childcare facility.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and taking care of my pets.

    I look forward to working with you while you are visiting our dealership.

Internet Sales

  • Edie Hebert

    Edie Hebert

    BDC / Internet Director

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    Edie Hebert

    Edie Hebert

    BDC / Internet Director

    I am originally from a farm in Northern most Minnesota.  I previously Supervised outside Construction crews for Ameritech for 17 years.  I have 23 years in the automobile industry.  I loved Sales for 15 years and then migrated to the BCD.  I am an expert at several databases by now!  I am currently the BDC/Internet Director for River View Ford and I love it!  My work environment is incredible.  I am extremely busy but John Hennessy is so inspiring it is always a pleasure to be here.  He cares so much and knows all of his Sales and Service clients – as it should be but rarely is.  This is an amazing dealership to work with.

    I have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.  I have an amazing actor, a dedicated dancer, an awesome green belt in Kung Fu, and a “hockey is my life” player.  So, I am very busy and very happy.  I love to cook and bake and I sew one-of-a-kind amazing baby blankets in my free time.  I have a lifelong love affair with horses and volunteered at Danada Farms in Wheaton for 14 years.  I do voice recordings for the blind whenever I am able.

  • Craig Holsman

    Craig Holsman

    Internet Manager

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    Craig Holsman

    Craig Holsman

    Internet Manager

    I began selling Fords in January of 1995.  I have been doing Internet Sales since 1998.  I have 18 years of being the #1 Car Salesman for Ford Motor Company in the Region.

    I am the proud Father of four children.  I have been happily married for 23 years.  I am also the proud owner of a 2015 Mustang GT.

  • Richard Voight

    Richard Voight

    Sales Professional / Internet Sales

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    Richard Voight

    Richard Voight

    Sales Professional / Internet Sales

    I have been with the Hennessy family since 1999.  I love working at Riverview Ford in the Internet Sales Department.  We have a no pressure environment.  My Customer Satisfaction score is always in the upper 90% and I maintain high Customer Retention because my clients know I am going to be transparent and always here for them when they need me.

    My hobbies include kayaking, fishing and hiking with “Buddy” my dog who I rescued last year.  Buddy is totally my best friend.  He is always happy to see me when I arrive home.

Finance

  • Jeanne Sharp-Brown

    Jeanne Sharp-Brown

    Finance Director

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    Jeanne Sharp-Brown

    Jeanne Sharp-Brown

    Finance Director

    I started in the car business when I was a Junior in High School.  I have been with the Hennessy’s since 2001.

    I love to travel and also love to spend time with my two dogs.  I have two children.  My daughter lives in Indiana and is a School Psychologist.  My son lives in California and is a Software Engineer.

  • Gary Leathers

    Gary Leathers

    Finance Manager

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    Gary Leathers

    Gary Leathers

    Finance Manager

    I am 55 years old and a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Illinois.  I graduated from Aurora West High School in 1980.  I have spent 31 years in automotive Sales.  26 years have been at River View Ford in Sales and currently Finance.

    I enjoy wood working and metal work in my free time.

Service Management

  • Mike Graham

    Mike Graham

    Service Advisor

    Mike Graham

    Mike Graham

    Service Advisor

  • Jason Barker

    Jason Barker

    Service Advisor

    Jason Barker

    Jason Barker

    Service Advisor

  • Morgan Sleezer

    Morgan Sleezer

    Service Advisor

    Morgan Sleezer

    Morgan Sleezer

    Service Advisor

Service

  • Greg Fox

    Greg Fox

    Technician

    Greg Fox

    Greg Fox

    Technician

  • David Gipp

    David Gipp

    Technician

    David Gipp

    David Gipp

    Technician

  • Matt Hill

    Matt Hill

    Technician

    Matt Hill

    Matt Hill

    Technician

  • Keenin Hall

    Keenin Hall

    Technician

    Keenin Hall

    Keenin Hall

    Technician

  • Gerardo Machado

    Gerardo Machado

    Technician

    Gerardo Machado

    Gerardo Machado

    Technician

  • Christopher Mihalski

    Christopher Mihalski

    Service Technician

    Christopher Mihalski

    Christopher Mihalski

    Service Technician

  • Mike Myers

    Mike Myers

    Service Tech

    Mike Myers

    Mike Myers

    Service Tech

  • John Poe

    John Poe

    Service Technician

    John Poe

    John Poe

    Service Technician

Quick Lane Management

  • Jesse Cepeda

    Jesse Cepeda

    Quick Lane Manager

    Jesse Cepeda

    Jesse Cepeda

    Quick Lane Manager

Quick Lane

  • Daniel Cherven

    Daniel Cherven

    Quick Lane Technician

    Daniel Cherven

    Daniel Cherven

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Matt Colegrove

    Matt Colegrove

    Quick Lane Technician

    Matt Colegrove

    Matt Colegrove

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Nicholas Fowler

    Nicholas Fowler

    Quick Lane Technician

    Nicholas Fowler

    Nicholas Fowler

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Jose Ortiz

    Jose Ortiz

    Quick Lane Technician

    Jose Ortiz

    Jose Ortiz

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Frank Pasqua

    Frank Pasqua

    Quick Lane Technician

    Frank Pasqua

    Frank Pasqua

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Juan Torres

    Juan Torres

    Quick Lane Technician

    Juan Torres

    Juan Torres

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Curtis Valone

    Curtis Valone

    Quick Lane Technician

    Curtis Valone

    Curtis Valone

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Cody Garcia

    Cody Garcia

    Quick Lane Technician

    Cody Garcia

    Cody Garcia

    Quick Lane Technician

  • Jacob Little

    Jacob Little

    Quick Lane Technician

    Jacob Little

    Jacob Little

    Quick Lane Technician

Parts

  • John Drake

    John Drake

    Parts Manager

    John Drake

    John Drake

    Parts Manager

  • Ryan Martin

    Ryan Martin

    Part Advisor

    Ryan Martin

    Ryan Martin

    Part Advisor

  • Jason Parkinson

    Jason Parkinson

    Part Advisor

    Jason Parkinson

    Jason Parkinson

    Part Advisor

Administration

  • Paul Firlit

    Paul Firlit

    Secretary Treasurer

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    Paul Firlit

    Paul Firlit

    Secretary Treasurer

    I graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana.  I hold a CPA certificate and have worked for the Hennessy’s for over 28 years.

    I am married with four grown children and am the Grandfather of four.

  • Melissa Ibarra

    Melissa Ibarra

    Accountant and Office Manager

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    Melissa Ibarra

    Melissa Ibarra

    Accountant and Office Manager

    I recently joined the River View Ford Family and am beyond excited to start this new journey.

    I am born and raised in Aurora, IL and am a first time Mom to an 8 month old daughter. I enjoy spending time with family and making memories with my little girl.

  • David Roberts

    David Roberts

    Accounts Payable Clerk

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    David Roberts

    David Roberts

    Accounts Payable Clerk

    I joined the River View Ford team in August of 2014.  I am a lifelong Ford enthusiast.

    My wife Lori and I are residents of Naperville

  • Karyn Firlit

    Karyn Firlit

    Billing and Title Clerk

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    Karyn Firlit

    Karyn Firlit

    Billing and Title Clerk

    I have been with River View Ford for two years. I handle the vehicle billing, titles, and accounts receivable – just to name a few.

    Outside of work, I enjoy playing volleyball and soccer and anything else active. I also love to travel to places near and far.

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River View Ford
2200 US Highway 30
Oswego, IL, 60543 United States
888-994-1003
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