Meet Our Acura Team!

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


Kiley Culotta
General Manager
(833) 891-0215

Kiley has been with the company for 13 years and worked at 4 different Acura dealers in his life. He is proud to say that Acura of Southpoint has been the recipient of the Acura Precision team award for 10 years in a row. In his spare time, Kiley likes to spend time with his wife and two kids and is also a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. Kiley believes that when someone purchases a car, that is the beginning of their relationship and his favorite thing to tell a customer is "the answer is yes... Now what's the question?"

Gerald Ramoin
Market Area Vice President
(833) 856-5687

Gerald Ramoin, Market Area Vice President, is originally from Sulphur, Louisiana and moved to the Triangle area in 1993. Some of Gerald's favorite pastimes are spending time at his lake house, golfing, cycling, watching sports, and doing things outdoors with his four children. In the future, Gerald hopes to see all of his children graduate from college and continue to help them set goals for their futures and careers. Gerald wants all Hendrick Southpoint customers to know that we treat our clients like family and that doesn't change after you buy a car. We are here to make sure you are ALWAYS driving your dream, Hendrick, vehicle.

"Don't Settle." -Unknown 

Poonam Nandani
Marketing & Communications Director
(984) 287-5476

Steven Baughman
Sales Manager
(833) 891-0216

Matt Jones
Service Manager
(833) 846-8547

Matt has worked in the field for 35 years, starting off selling cars, then as a Finance and Insurance Manager, then moving on to Service for the last 28 years.  He is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lived in the Madison, Wisconsin area until moving here 6 years ago. Matt is an avid reader, fisherman, and golfer. He has always believed in treating people like they are friends and family.  Matt would never recommend anyone buy something or have a service completed that he wouldn't have his own friends and family do.

Sylvester Harrison
XStream Manager
(888) 742-6227

Adham Merhi
Business Manager
(833) 231-6575

Business Manager Adham Merhi, originally from Lebanon, moved here in 2008. Some of his favorite past times are, swimming, basketball, and watching The Fast and the Furious. His favorite place he has traveled, so far, was England. Adham truly cares about his clients: "the relationship starts when we sell the car."

"Treat others the way you want to be treated." -Matthew 7:12

Matt Hassinger
Parts Manager
(833) 271-7334

Matthew Hassinger, Parts Manager, is originally from Huron, Ohio and moved to the Triangle in 2006. In his free time, Matt enjoys golfing, hockey, re-building automobiles and motorcycles, and spending time with his son. His long term goals are to move up within the company to either a fixed operations manager or beyond. He wants his clients to know that he looks in the mirror every day and proudly knows that he did what he thought was best for his customer. 

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." -Soren Kierkegaard

Karim Moujeahid
Sales Manager
(833) 252-1593

Sales Manager Karim Moujeahid is originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and moved to the Raleigh area 20 years ago. Outside of work he loves to spend time with his family, play soccer, and do Crossfit. He is new to the Hendrick family, but has 18 years of experience in the auto industry. He is a loyal, dedicated, and a hard worker. In the future, he hopes to grow within the Hendrick organization and help his fellow employees grow as well. He strives to always to the right thing the right way.



Portia Pizappi
Retail Operations Coordinator
(833) 451-8714

Retail Operations Coordinator Portia Pizappi moved to North Carolina four years ago from West Milford, New Jersey. When Portia isn't working, she loves to watch movies and to travel. Her favorite recent destination was San Antonio, Texas. Her favorite Acura, currently, is the newly designed 2019 Acura RDX.

"Live and Learn." -Unknown

Edgar Murphy
Client Advisor
(833) 252-1595

Edgar has been with the company for 11 years. Prior to that he spent 30 years in the automotive telecommunications, and aerospace industries. In his spare time, Edgar enjoys spending time with his family, loves watching and attending sporting events, and playing golf. Edgar likes the challenge of working in sales and how it keeps you in a learning attitude all the time. Exceeding the expectations of his clients gives him pleasure and it causes them to come back. His motto is "I come with the car!"

Alexandar Saunders
Client Advisor
(833) 464-6981

Angres Thorpe
Client Advisor
(833) 666-0476

Sam Tawasha
Client Advisor
(833) 846-8544

Shelton Ashford
Client Advisor
(833) 730-1647

Kevin Armstrong
Lot Attendant
(984) 287-5500

Perla Castillejos
Client Advisor
(833) 272-7340

Perla Castillejos, Client Advisor, is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the Triangle area when she was seven years old. When Perla isn't working, she enjoys reading, traveling, painting, and crafting. In the future, Perla hopes to grow her relationships with her coworkers and move up within the company to a leadership position.

Joseph Conforti
Client Advisor
(833) 366-0072

Bill Crosier
Client Advisor
(833) 891-0219

Joining the team in July 2017, Bill is a first class Client Advisor. With 20+ years in the automotive industry and a background in the detailing and reconditioning of new and pre-owned vehicles, he has swiftly transitioned to the world of sales. Building on the foundation of tireless work ethic and an extroverted personality, his clients are given the best experience purchasing a car they have ever had. He enjoys working together with his clients, and his team to make the process fun and efficient. Come experience the difference and let Bill be the first to welcome you to the Hendrick Family!

"With regards to performance, commitment, effort, and dedication, there is no middle ground. You do something very well, or not at all!" - Ayrton Senna



Russ Buxton
Service Advisor
(833) 846-8543

Russ attended NC State majoring in Communications. He has worked in Hospitality and in the restaurant industry for 21 years. Russ has worked on the Economic Development Board for the town of Cary, NC. In his spare time, Russ likes to play golf, spending time at home with his two dogs and cat. He also likes to do home improvement projects. For Russ, cars are now a necessity and keeping a car stay on the road longer or helping find the perfect car for our Hendrick Southpoint customers is truly satisfying. 

Cameron Wiese
Service Advisor
(833) 451-8716

Cameron Wiese, Service Advisor, loves to travel and has lived in many different cities, but has been in the Triangle for several years now. Cameron really enjoys the fun, entertaining environment of New Orleans and enjoys indulging in Cajun delicacies such as gumbo. Experiencing different cultures is one of Cameron's favorite pastimes, as well as studying endangered animals that are native to specific continents.  He is one of a kind and his eccentric, outgoing personality inspires great relationships with his service customers.  

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." -Ronald Reagan

Clinton Harrison
Service Advisor
(833) 451-8718

Clinton has been with the company for 2 and a half years. He graduated from American Intercontinental University with an Associates in Business Administration. Clinton served 10 years active duty in the Navy. In his spare time, Clinton enjoys spending time with his family and coaching little league sports. His motivation is that he enjoys assisting others.  
"Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no rewards" - The Four Agreements  

Andrew Gloc
Service Advisor
(833) 451-8715

Andrew has been with Hendrick for 9 years now and has been in the car business for 20 years. He graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in B.A. Journalism. Andrew enjoys going to concerts, playing guitar, and spending time with his family. Andrew believes in perseverance and elevating customer service to the level of hospitality because our customers are our greatest assets who have the power to make the personal difference that keeps us ahead of our competition.

Aaron McLean
Service Advisor
(833) 499-4572

Aaron has been with Hendrick Automotive Group for 4 years as a Service Advisor. In his spare time Aaron likes to go fishing and spend time with his grandkids. Aaron works very hard to give the best customer experience that he can give. 
"Life takes you down many paths, but my favorite ones lead to the beach"  

Scott Price
Service Advisor
(833) 366-4050

Scott has been with the company for 4 years. Prior to that, He spent 9 years as a personal clothing stylist for Nordstrom and has a BA degree from East Carolina in Public Relation. In his spare time, Scott loves road trips to national parks and outdoor activities like hiking and whitewater rafting. Scott believes that personal relationships are important to him and he takes care of the people that are closest to him. Scott is dedicated to his craft and providing premier client satisfaction and customer service. 



Chris Davidson
Parts Consultant
(833) 271-7335

Chris Davidson, Parts Consultant, graduated in 1991 from Nashville Auto Diesel College and gained experience in the industry as a technician assistant, line technician and parts manager. Chris joined the Acura Southpoint family in 2010 and became a big fan of the brand: "I have a total of 21 years in the parts side of the automobile industry and have found Acura products to have a high level of engineering and quality built vehicles."

Martin Ayala
Parts Consultant
(833) 271-7338