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Meet The Team

The Family

Paul Jaconelli

Paul Jaconelli

The founder, owner and chairman of Romans International is still involved in the business offering his wealth of knowledge and experience from almost 50 years in the industry. Still takes great pleasure in looking after his long-established clients and friends whilst 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 took on the esteemed role of our sales manager in 2019. Whilst still dedicated to looking after his fantastic client base 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 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:

Porsche Turbo S, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Mercedes SL500 (1980’s)

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 for BMW and Land Rover 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


Prestige Car Finance

We are proud to have in-house finance expertise from our sister company Elev8 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


Brad Daws

Brad originally joined Romans as our events and social media manager but when an opportunity arose to join our buying department Brad seized it with both hands and we quickly realised he was a natural in the role and we fast-tracked him into being one of our main buyers. Brad still manages all our events and it’s going to be a very exciting and busy year ahead with lots in the pipeline.


Dream Garage:

Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari 40 & Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta

Guy Nicholson

Guy has recently joined the Romans team as a full-time buyer with plenty of luxury car experience due to his 4 years working with HR Owen and before that at Land Rover Battersea. Having come close to working with us in the past we’re delighted that he is now on board helping us source the finest stock around.

Dream Garage:

Pagani Zonda F Roadster, Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, Range Rover Sport SVR


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. Lisa runs the Romans admin department to the highest order making sure all the required due diligence is carried out and 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



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

Tyler Auguste-Lawe

Having grown up in the local area Tyler has been a regular visitor to the Romans showroom for many years and always dreamed of working at Romans one day. When the opportunity arose to join the Romans marketing team Tyler took it with both hands and is now responsible for getting all our stock advertised online as well as helping keep our social media channels fresh and up-to-date.


Dream Garage:

BMW M2, Porsche 911 (991.2) GT3, McLaren 765LT

Valeting / Drivers

Martin Bullen

Martin Bullen

Working with Paul since he was 14 after he left school, Martin has been with us since the very beginning. Now our head valeter where he works alongside his family members and ensuring that Romans standards are the very highest in the industry.

Dream Garage:

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

Miles Bullen

Miles Bullen

Miles is the son of Martin and is well on his away to matching and building on the success of his father as one of the world’s most experienced valeters.

Dream Garage:

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


Mitch Bullen

Alongside his cousin Mitch 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