Our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Management

Warner Peacock
Owner & CEO

Warner Peacock is the Chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, a group of 17 dealerships located in Savannah, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Hardeeville, S.C., and Columbia, S.C.
 
Warner and his companies are actively involved in a wide variety of charitable community-based organizations. Most recently, he was named an Ambassador at the Congaree Club.

He is a Board Member of the SouthernCarolina Alliance and also serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association. In 2014, he was nominated by former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and then confirmed by the South Carolina Senate to the South Carolina Jobs and Economic Development Authority Board of Directors and is currently Vice Chairman.

In addition to his expanding dealership holdings, Warner has invested in and developed properties for both himself and others all over the Southeast including car and motorcycle dealerships, casual dining restaurants, bank branches, residential communities, shopping centers and lifestyle properties.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Warner earned a degree in business with a major in accounting from Florida State University's College of Business. Warner resides in Palmetto Bluff, S.C., with his wife, Mary Kaye. They have two children who live and work in New York City, and three white labs who live at home.

95ea0a52592e47f1b8c4b11a2ac3fc9c
Mary Kaye Peacock
CCO

Imagine that you had hundreds of guests every day. Sound a little overwhelming? Maybe even a little scary?  Not to Mary Kaye Peacock.  If anything, she finds the flow into our showrooms and service centers exciting--even exhilarating.

Because Mary Kaye views every visit as a chance to delight someone. And every day is a new opportunity to make 1,000-plus people feel good.

What Mary Kaye does every day. Officially, Mary Kaye is our Director of Facilities Planning and Design--a fitting title considering her 38-year interior design background.

But some of us call her "Chief Culture Officer," because, like art and music, what she does tends to touch and uplift people.

"What can we make better?" Besides designing and planning our award-winning showrooms and "green" facilities, Mary Kaye inspects and investigates every space tirelessly, asking herself things like, "Are the buildings gleaming? The flowers fresh? The interiors welcoming? The seating clean and comfy?"

In our onsite café, which she runs, she makes sure the food's fresh, the flavored waters refreshing, and the service friendly and fast.

And if the answer's ever anything less than "yes!" she finds ways to make things better - from rearranging to more frequent cleaning.

Happy to help. Besides making customers comfortable, Mary Kaye makes life easier for all of us who work here. She makes our spaces easy to work in--well-lit, well-equipped and well-organized, with plenty of storage space.

She even makes sure that service technicians have comfortable uniforms. They're made of performance fabrics, similar to athletic wear. (After all, it's easier to tune a performance engine when your shirt's not scratchy or stiff.)

"Our organization is really a living organism," she says. "What I do is nurture and care for it, so we can care for our customers better."

All told, Mary Kaye looks at facilities as places that should help people (both employees and customers) feel - and be - their best.

8232aa44a39f4635945b683d653b78a7
Jim Thayer
COO

Jim Thayer has spent 30 years working in the retail automotive car business. Prior to joining Peacock Automotive, he was the Regional Operations Manager for 34 dealerships in Texas and Missouri with Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, formerly Van Tuyl Group. 

His goal every day is to help associates grow and do better, and through that have success. A native of Michigan, he is married with three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

95d549b66cf54ab8873a9a594c66a7bf
Mark Ventrillo
Fixed Operations Director


5955d96c61b64956af05f1387f1cfe38
John Guth
Executive General Manager


5f0b8cc8ea244844ab29427450117859
Blake Gilley
General Sales Manager


20d4b50540364b96b1252f8c3057bb02
Chris Schimek
Closing Manager


15eb21ee65e64a5fb1a79658158604d6

Sales

Matt Wheeler
Client Advisor


6e1afb1033044798967a0d4fe3c84347
Andrew Pressley
Client Advisor


0bbe279e465b4d80ada0dd69f0e763d0
Darryl Cruel
Client Advisor


f93c5577f16d463eafb111b400c7e954
Luis Fernandez
Client Advisor


45d219baa89a4f2f8f98393215c0692e
Shon Flores
Client Advisor


73970cc0939445778c637584843b6051
Amita Patel
Client Advisor


0abf87ba6e1e426290768e9eb302c753
Sara Dechent
Client Advisor


1428dadde4bb4f0ca34c2186969bded6
Stephen Bonifas
Client Advisor


37afc4d085954e1d90ac8dff4535eca9

Parts & Service

Michael Rice
Service Technician


8facd037ba154f6d81c7f47bf1abe627
Tony Bergerson
Service Manager


d6de469688254b5d822e2a93246c6faf
Linda Hughes
Service Advisor


7fc9d8d3ee8f4a7994b948bf9e4ae421
Shawn Kincaid
Service Advisor


16c0176c66ff434fbb2eb33869ffc537
Jon Key
Service Advisor


a47232b36c9240c99210d1e80be317cb
Dustin Nielsen
Shop Foreman


c8427f387acb42ac9aba5a322ecd8b95
Jeffrey Thomas
Service Technician


acd6d404596d4f9f9bac5544ce585571
Drake Glasser
Porter/Maintenance


f94be03880904ff2908d348228fc640d
James Whitesell
Parts Manager


b205871c16e443a5b45728fb243b9655
Clifton Fomby
Parts Counter


f513865e11744884a272b358364e89db
Kimery Legette
Parts Counter


ee14a098331640e5a661ac5d1937ccd7
Benjamin Frye
Service Technician


ada30a0a0839456d88604cb2138466a5

Administration

Deborah Sightler
Warranty Administrator


0b0a4c3f8c354dac8371324f806d9701

Business Development Center

Nechelle Kinard
Internet Sales


a9cf43c0ca5945a6a357c139bfcc8515