Ladies and gentlemen, let’s shine a spotlight on the dedicated and dynamic Owner and Dealer Operator, Todd Penz! Born and raised in the heart of Rochester, MN, Todd is a true local who carries the spirit and values of his hometown into everything he does.
Todd’s personal life is a vibrant tapestry of family and fun. He is a proud parent who relishes every moment spent cheering on his children at their sporting activities, but it doesn’t stop there! Todd is an avid golfer who enjoys both the challenge and tranquility the game offers. His love for family time is evident, as he cherishes every moment spent with his loved ones. When it’s time for a getaway, there’s no place Todd would rather be than at his serene cabin up north, surrounded by nature’s beauty and family.
In his professional realm, Todd’s success is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. He is driven by his passion for helping customers find vehicles they truly love to drive. But what truly sets Todd apart is his commitment to fostering growth in others. Witnessing the development and success of his team members is a source of immense satisfaction for him.
Isaac Peterson grew up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro and started selling cars in Duluth, Minnesota. He is an Army veteran and, like Todd, a soccer enthusiast. Outside of building the Penz company, Isaac enjoys playing drums, working out, and enjoying good food with his wife and kids.
Introducing the incredibly talented and multifaceted Nick Johnson! Hailing from the charming town of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Nick’s journey began with a high school graduation in 1998, followed by a successful college career at the prestigious Viterbo University, where he earned his degree in 2002.
In his leisure time, (other than making spreadsheets!) Nick is a passionate collector of antiques, neon signs, vintage fishing lures and movie memorabilia, adding a unique and captivating touch to his personal space. But that’s not all! He’s also an avid outdoorsman who loves to cast his line and reel in the big ones with his family. Hunting and fishing adventures are always on the cards for Nick, with his treasured cabin serving as the perfect backdrop for these exciting pursuits.
What truly sets Nick apart in his professional life is his strong foundation in growth and development. He possesses a natural ability to uplift and inspire those around him, skillfully breaking down complex problems into manageable micros from macros. By always starting from the ground up, Nick has built a reputation for success and tenacity in his field.
Jana started with Subaru of Rochester as a title clerk. After the acquisition of Buick GMC and Nissan franchises, she quickly became office manager for those new branches. Now the group controller, Jana ensures that stores operate efficiently and effectively.
Meet the inspiring Tony Burrows! Though he spent his early career roaming the world, Tony has called Rochester his home for nearly two decades. A true local at heart, he has embraced the culture and community with open arms.
In his free time, Tony is a bona fide tech enthusiast. You’ll often find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and gizmos, exploring the ever-evolving world of technology and staying ahead of the curve.
Tony’s drive to excel at his job comes from an insatiable thirst for knowledge. His personal motto, “Do something today to make tomorrow better,” encapsulates his commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement. This passion for progress doesn’t stop with Tony – he also loves sharing his natural talents with others, spreading inspiration and motivation like wildfire throughout his personal and professional circles.
Growing up in Winona, Jake Fratzke found it tough staying away from Southeast Minnesota. While going to college in Central Minnesota, he started selling cars in St. Cloud, Minnesota and fell in love with the business. From Sales to Finance, Jake made the transition to Penz Automotive Group in July of 2020 and has made the transition into the Director of Finance for the Group.
As the Director of Finance for our Group, he loves to make the car buying experience simple, fun, and overall an experience that is transparent and easy for all our customers!
When not at work, Jake loves to travel down to Winona to spend time with his family and go on the river.
Introducing the devoted and community-driven John Keller! Hailing from the northwest side of Rochester, John has built a life rooted in the values and experiences of his upbringing.
In his free time, John is the epitome of a family man. He takes immense joy in supporting his children at their various sporting events, cheering them on and creating unforgettable memories. John’s love for family extends to fun-filled trips to the lake and exciting family vacations, where he never misses an opportunity to bond with his loved ones.
At work, John’s success is fueled by the amazing team that surrounds him. He is dedicated to working for us, with us and alongside customers ensuring that everyone thrives in a supportive and collaborative environment. Additionally, John’s strong sense of community involvement drives him to excel, knowing that his efforts have a far-reaching and positive impact.
Introducing the passionate and accomplished Josh Robertson! Born in the picturesque town of Oronoco, Minnesota, Josh has a strong connection to his roots and the values instilled in him during his upbringing.
In his leisure time, Josh is a true adventurer, always seeking thrilling experiences. He loves hitting the open road on his sleek Honda Rebel 1100 T, with the wind in his hair and the freedom of the ride fueling his spirit. Additionally, Josh cherishes the opportunity to explore the world with his beloved wife, making lasting memories together as they discover new places and cultures.
Josh’s professional success is driven by his unwavering commitment to teaching and developing his staff. He finds immense satisfaction in witnessing their growth and achievements, knowing that his guidance has played a part in their triumphs.