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The Family

Paul Jaconelli

Paul Jaconelli

The sole owner of Romans International is still involved in the running of the business offering his wealth of knowledge and experience from almost 50 years in the industry. His focus is now on looking after his long-established clients and ensuring Romans always has the funds to operate at the very highest level.

Dream Garage:

Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB, Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron.

Tom Jaconelli | Romans International

Tom Jaconelli

One of Paul’s six children Tom heads up both the buying department and the marketing team. Tom joined the business in 2011 and has pioneered the company’s use of social media and video which has been so important to the digital growth of the company. Also a keen analyst of the market Tom is instrumental in the pricing and purchasing of vehicles.

Dream Garage:

Pagani Zonda F, Mercedes C63 Black Series,  Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

The Sales Team

Anthony Gallay | Romans International

Anthony Gallay

Having served over 20 years as a sales executive at Romans, Anthony has always been dedicated to looking after his ever-growing client base. Having recently taken on a new role as Sales Manager, Anthony is always on hand to offer his vast experience and expertise in the luxury car market to both clients and staff members alike.

 

Dream Garage:

Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, Maserati MC12

Ben Lacey | Romans International

Ben Lacey

Nicknamed ‘The Swede’ Ben has been a loyal and reliable member of the team since he joined back in 2001. He spent his younger years working at BMW and was hand-picked by Paul to join the sales team where his calm and knowledgeable approach ensures his clients will get a first class experience.

Dream Garage:

McLaren 675LT, Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari F12 TDF

Kristian Wilkin

Kristian Wilkin

Originally known to the Jaconelli family at a young age from being Paul’s personal trainer Kristian was also a television actor before being inspired by Paul to join the motor industry. After 10 years working with Land Rover and BMW, he was recruited to join the Romans sales team where he brings positive energy to the whole showroom and ensures all his clients leave with a smile on their face.

Dream Garage:

1969 Dodge Charger RT, Ferrari Enzo, Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster

Sarah

Sarah Bonny

‘Bonnie’ as she is better known joined the Romans sales team in 2017. Having been a family friend to the Jaconelli’s for many years she embarked on a career in the motor industry which started with VW and Audi, she then moved into selling London’s elite properties before the opportunity arose to join Romans International and the rest is history.

Dream Garage:

Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda, Porsche 991 Turbo S, Jaguar E-Type

Paul Bolger

Paul joined us as a sales executive at the start of 2020 after a career spanning over 20 years in the motor trade which has included managing sales operations for various main dealer groups including Jaguar Land Rover and Vines BMW but joining the Romans sales team has always been the dream job and we’re delighted to have him on board.

Dream Garage:

Lamborghini Huracan Performante LP640-4, Porsche 991 GT3, Range Rover Sport SVR

Finance

Mike McCann

Mike has worked in the Automotive Finance industry for over 20 years and has held senior positions with GE Money for 12 years as well as Fortis Lease Group.

With specialist knowledge in bespoke finance on prestige vehicles as well as utilising extensive industry experience Mike has developed fantastic relationships with the various finance companies to ensure our clients get preferential terms, rates and can make the most informed decisions given the options available.

Dream Garage:

Ferrari Enzo, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Ford Escort XR3i

Sarah Lovitt

Sarah has tremendous experience in the motor trade, having worked in Mercedes-Benz retail for some 15 years.

After a five year break when her daughter was born Sarah spent 8 years working for Savills in Residential sales before joining the finance team at Romans and now provides fantastic support to Mike at Elev8 Finance.

 

Dream Garage:

Ferrari 458 Spider, Porsche 991 GT3 RS, Mercedes AMG GT

Buying

Jack

Jack Day

Jack has been working at Romans since he was 13 where his experience in the valeting and detailing department ensures he has an eagle eye and meticulous approach to buying cars and ensuring they all meet the ‘Romans standard’ before they are offered for sale.

Dream Garage:

BMW M3 CSL, 1955 Chevrolet Pro Street Bel Air, Ferrari F12 TDF.

Admin

Lisa Tann-Smith (

Lisa Tann-Smith

Lisa has spent the vast majority of her working life at Romans and is as loyal and hard-working as they come. Recently has moved into an executive assistant role to work more closely with the managerial team where she doesn’t miss a beat.

Dream Garage:

Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 991 Targa GTS, McLaren 675LT Spider

Sally-Ann Keeley

Sally-Ann Keeley

Sally-Ann rejoined the company in 2014 having worked together with Paul in his earlier years. As part of the admin team Sally-Ann ensures everything is running smoothly behind the scenes and that all our paperwork and processing is in very capable hands.

Dream Garage:

McLaren P1, Porsche 991 GT2 RS, Audi RS6 Avant

Marketing

Eddie Cumberland

Eddie joined us in 2018 and is responsible for the uploading and writing of all our car descriptions and adverts. A keen eye for detail with excellent knowledge of not only the cars we are selling but also of digital marketing and how we can optimize the Romans website and outreach it to clients all over the world.

Dream Garage:

Audi RS6 Avant Performance, Ferrari F50 GT, Lexus LFA

Ollie

Ollie Copeland

Ollie is our full-time photographer tasked with battling weather conditions in order to ensure all our stock is advertised and photographed to the highest standard. Ollie is also responsible for filming and editing our videos for the Romans YouTube channel.

Dream Garage:

Pagani Zonda Cinque, Lexus LFA, Range Rover Sport SVR

Valeting / Drivers

Martin Bullen

Martin Bullen

Working with Paul since he was 14 after he left school, Martin has been tied to the hip of our business ever since working alongside his brothers and is undoubtedly one of the world’s most experienced valeters and drivers.

Dream Garage:

Porsche 918 Spyder, Mercedes SL63 AMG, Range Rover 5.0 SV Autobiography

Justin Bullen | Romans International

Justin Bullen

Another of the Bullen brothers, Justin has spent most of his life working tirelessly for Paul taking huge pride in his work and ensuring every car that passes through his hands looks as good as new.

Dream Garage:

Audi RS6 Avant, Mercedes CLK DTM, Ferrari LaFerrari

Kevin Bullen | Romans International

Kevin Bullen

Our third Bullen brother rejoined the business back in 2013 having worked with Paul in the early years. Kevin is our forecourt co-ordinator and ensures all our stock is on the button and ready to go.

Dream Garage:

Ferrari F12 TDF, Porsche 918 Spyder, Audi RS6 Avant

Miles Bullen

Miles Bullen

Miles is the son of Martin and is well on his way to matching and building on the success of his father representing the new generation.

Dream Garage:

Porsche 918 Spyder, Audi RS6 Avant, Range Rover 5.0 SV Autobiography

Mitch

Mitch Bullen

The latest addition to the Romans team, Mitch is the son of Justin and like Miles represents the new generation of Bullen boys and is set to take our valeting and detailing department to new heights.

Dream Garage:

Ferrari Enzo, Audi RS6 Avant, Mercedes CLK GTR

Paul Riddell

Paul Riddell

Tall-Paul as he is affectionately known, is another loyal member of the team having worked at Romans from the beginning. The king of the odd-job, whether it’s cleaning, driving or buying in the pizzas we know we can always rely on Tall-Paul.

Dream Garage:

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Mercedes SL63 AMG, Range Rover 5.0 Autobiography

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