The Pfaff Porsche Team
Pfaff Porsche employees are not only trained and experienced to serve you the best...but first and foremost we are Porsche enthusiasts and want to ensure a great experience!
- Christopher Pfaff | Dealer Principal
- Dave Sambrook | VP of Operations
Dave joined the Pfaff Automotive Group in 2001 starting at the original Pfaff Motors location in Newmarket. Dave has been in the retail automotive business for over 25 years and is a graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) General Dealership Management program. Dave is married with 2 children and enjoys running, sports and being outdoors. Dave is passionate about Porsche vehicles and his most memorable experience was visiting the Porsche factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig and driving on the Autobahn.
- James Coats | General Manager
James joined the Pfaff group in 2013 on the Audi side and has recently transitioned to the Porsche team. James has been a GM for the past 10 years with Mercedes Benz, Lexus and Audi and grew up on the fixed operations side of the business holding a position with BMW as a service advisor and service manager. Being part of the Porsche brand has been something that he has dreamed about since being a kid growing up along side his father in the business. James has a wife2 kids and enjoys golfing, playing hockey and spending time with his family in his spare time.
- Alex Krigos | New Vehicle Sales Manager
- Ashley Berkel | Sales Manager
Ashley grew up fascinated with sports cars - and especially Porsche sports cars, and pursued his passion throughout his studies, including a degree in Automotive Marketing and Business Administration at Georgian College. He’s worked in the luxury car business his entire professional career, first with Volvo and Land Rover, and since 2015, at Pfaff Porsche. A resident of Kitchener, he is an enthusiast of air-cooled Porsches that enjoys downhill skiing with his wife and children, as well as riding his road bike, Tour de France-style, two to three times a week.
- John Pera | Pre-Owned Manager
John has been in the retail automotive business for 25 years. His passion for cars came early in his life when he attended races with his Dad at Mosport and other race tracks. John enjoys spending his spare time golfing, watching auto racing and traveling with his kids and family. John has been with Pfaff since 2009 and is fluent in Italian and English.
- Jerome Flanagan | Fleet Manager
Jerome joined the Pfaff Automotive Group in 2011, bringing with him over 25 years of automotive experience in a range of areas from retail sales to corporate leasing. He is passionate about delivering the ultimate customer experience to his clients and he takes great pride in ensuring every customer truly experiences the Pfaff fleet difference. Jerome’s favourite expression is ‘the fleet department never sleeps’ which embodies the pride he takes in serving his customers. An avid sports enthusiast, Jerome plays hockey several times a week and he enjoys spending time relaxing with his family and friends at the cottage.
- Carolyn Gillespie | Financal Services Manager/Assistant Sales Manager
Carolyn began working with the Pfaff Automotive Group in 1996, and has enjoyed spending the past 8 years with Pfaff Porsche. Carolyn's career in automotive was kick started by her father, who recognized her love for all things fast. He couldn't imagine a better job than working at a Porsche dealership for her, and he was right. Carolyn enjoys running, fashion, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
- Amanda Bartoletti | Financial Services Manager
Amanda has been with Pfaff Porsche for over two years now. Her passion comes from her family being in the car business and from her young days she was dreaming of beautiful cabriolet sports cars. This mixed with her knowledge of Financial services makes her role a perfect fit. Amanda enjoys traveling, but is always happy to come home to her family, friends, and a job she loves.
- Helen Li | Financial Services Manager
Helen has been in the retail automotive business since 2007. She came to Canada as a Visa student to pursue her dream and new adventures in life. She completed her business management degree from York University and had varies customer service experiences through different industries. Porsche 911 has always been her dream car since she first started learning about cars. Meeting and helping people every day is her other favorite part of the job. She enjoys travelling, dancing and learning new things. Helen is confident that she will extend her passion for cars and life through customer’s experience with Pfaff Porsche.
- Tom Neumann | Porsche Sales Specialist
Tom Neumann has been with Pfaff Porsche for over 20 years. He has been selling German cars since 1981.
His passion for German cars started with the VW Beetle that he got when he was 13 years old. Porsche was always a dream for him and when he started with Pfaff Porsche in 1995 the dream came true! He loves driving Porsches, especially track driving, and that translates into an amazing test drive experience for you!
Away from the office, Tom can usually be found enjoying time with his wife; especially riding their Motorcycles or planning their next adventure.
- Stuart Drummond | Porsche Sales Specialist
Stuart Drummond has 16 years of luxury car experience. Stuart has
the Distinction of being a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador.
Enthusiast in all things Porsche. Vintage Classic’s to modern day
Classic’s. Building your Porsche with just the right touch of Porsche
Exclusive items is his specialty. Stuart considers himself lucky to be
a part of the Pfaff Porsche team for the last 11 years. Married with
three children. All three are actively involved in racing go karts.
Stuarts Infectious enthusiasm will leave you loving Porsche for life.
- John Hulley | Porsche Sales Specialist
John joined Pfaff Porsche in 2002 and brings 27 years of experience in the German vehicle market in Toronto. The Porsche 959 was a pivotal model for John growing up and thanks to his position at Pfaff, he was able to drive one. As a current vintage Porsche owner, John has a deep seated passion for the brand and brings that history to each Porsche owner he deals with. John has completed his Porsche Brand Ambassador Training as well as Porsche Brand training in Stuttgart and Leipzig which helps John stay current on the latest new models. Although he is most often found at Pfaff, John enjoys his time spent at home in the Beach area of Toronto. The best contact number for John is 416-524-0894.
- Vincent Ho | Porsche Sales Specialist
Vincent Ho has been associated with the Porsche Brand since 1999.
Customer service is very important to Vincent and has helped him
earn lots of repeat and referral business over the years. This
passion for automobiles led him to a career in the automobile
business and passion for the Porsche Brand. Vincent has
participated in the Markham Chinese Soccer club for 8 years and
also performs in the Cast Popular Music Club. Vincent speaks
English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Vincent can be reached on his cell
phone at 416-414-1997.
- Jimmy Lin | Porsche Sales Specialist
Jimmy Lin has been in high end retail sales for the past 15 years. His
dad was and still is a big fan of the Porsche 928, and this has
greatly influenced Jimmy’s passion for sports cars. Jimmy is also
passionate about travelling, and enjoying spending time with his wife
and daughter exploring different cultures around the world. Jimmy
has been with Porsche since 2005, and is fluent in Mandarin,
Cantonese and English. Jimmy can be reached on his cel phone at
- Leo Nunez | Porsche Sales Specialist
Leo has been in the automotive industry since 1998 and selling
vehicles since 2001. His passion for cars started in a small mechanic
shop as an apprentice specializing in German Cars. His favorite
Porsche is the Carrera 911 (964) Turbo S. Family is very important
to Leo and is married and a father of two young children. An avid
soccer player and also enjoys shooting a round of golf. He prides
himself on bringing the best Customer experience to his clients by
always having a positive attitude and aims to maintain long term
relationships with everyone he serves. Fulfilling your automotive
needs is his commitment to you. He is fluent In English, Spanish,
French and some Italian. Leo can be reached on his mobile phone
- Matt Arruda | Porsche Sales Specialist
Matt has worked in luxury auto sales for 6 years, all of which has been spent with the Pfaff Automotive Group. He has been extremely passionate about the Porsche Brand for as long as he could remember and is a current member of the Porsche Club of America. Matt loves travelling with friends & loved ones, is a self-professed huge Leaf fan and spends time playing several different sports including baseball, football, tennis and golf. Matt has always believed there isn’t another car in the world that is made or drives like a Porsche and his enthusiasm for the brand drives his passion for his career. He prides himself on his customer service in his role at Pfaff Porsche and can be reached directly at 905-850-5202.
- Thomas Tsang | Porsche Sales Specialist
Thomas has worked in automobile industry for 7 years and with Pfaff Porsche for 4 years. His passion of the Porsche brand started at the age of 6 while watching his first Porsche race and was attracted to Porsche’s handling and innovative design. His favourite generation of Porsche vehicles are the Carrera 911 (964) and Carrera 911 GT3/GT3RS (997). Thomas enjoys basketball, tennis and golf. His values of family and respect have shaped his personality. He understands that the key to exceptional customer service is to build a long term relationship with his clients and find the right Porsche through his passion and extensive product knowledge. Thomas is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He can be reached on his cell phone at (416) 358–8778.
- Jay Tamber | Porsche Sales Specialist
Jay-R Tamber has been in the retail automotive industry for 10 years. His love of cars began at age 5 when he received his first car calendar highlighting his birthday month with a 1986 Carrera White 930 - Slant Nose Air RUF Turbo. Always a student of life, his thirst for knowledge never seizes and he gladly embraces new challenges. Being positive is key and his wife and daughter are his daily reminder to strive for the best. Coming from a multi-cultural background (Filipino, Spanish and Indian) and being raised in the Philippines, Jay-R is fluent in speaking Tagalog and English.
- John Lee | Porsche Sales Specialist
John has worked with the Porsche Brand for over six years. He is
extremely passionate about Porsche and racing, this is evident
through his ownership of a 993 coupe, 996 GT3 and 997 GT3 over
the years. His commitment to his customers and the brand is noted
through the repeat and referral business he generates from creating
a positive buying experience. When he is not at the dealership John
enjoys cycling and spending time with family and friends. He is also
fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
- Chris Redman | Porsche Sales Specialist
I have been a car enthusiast since a young boy with the posters on my wall of all the great vehicles of the day. (911 turbo with the whale tail was my favourite). My first introduction to the Porsche brand, and the sound of racing was through my father in the early 80’s with Rothmans Porsche. What a car! My commitment to customer service, and a passion for the Porsche brand is paramount to me. I have a wonderful wife and 2 children that make my life complete. And as a former golf professional I would be happy to offer a tip or two.
- John Nickleford | Porsche Sales Specialist
John has been in automotive retail sales for the past fifteen years after serving his country in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Princess Patricia’s Regiment in Calgary. John has always had a passion for automobiles and auto racing since attending his first race with his father as a child at Daytona Speedway. Most recently he attended a racing school for Indy cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway to further his driving skills and recently competed as one of a four driver team in a 12 hour endurance race. John and his wife share a passion for the Canadian outdoors by boating and snowmobiling with their two beautiful daughters. John is passionate to make your Pfaff Porsche experience the best possible! John can be reached on his cell at (416)-402-0497
- Mark Basili | Porsche Sales Specialist
Mark joined the Pfaff Automotive Partners in 2006 and has been a part of the automotive industry since he was 16. A passion for all things Porsche became evident at a very young age building to his first car; a 1982 Porsche 924 Turbo. It’s needless to say representing the Porsche Brand has always been a dream. Being a former online Marketing Manager and Pfaff Tuning Sales Consultant, he encompasses a thorough understanding of not only the brand, but more importantly customer service and satisfaction. Giving you the ultimate Porsche experience is his main goal. Away from the dealership, Mark is an avid track enthusiast spending many days at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and enjoys time at the cottage with his wife and family.
- Marco Mantenuto | Porsche Sales Specialist
Born in Italy, Marco always loved cars; particularly German cars. When his family moved to Canada 11 years ago, the passion never abated. While in college on track for a career in law enforcement, an advisor at his college told him he should investigate sales – and he’s never looked back. A new addition to the Pfaff Porsche team, Marco joins us from Pfaff Audi Vaughan, and also owns a vintage Mazda RX-7. He’s lived in the Woodbridge area since moving to Canada, and is an avid skier and golfer.
- Mike McCarthy | Service Manager
Mike has been with the Pfaff Group since 1985, starting as a Porsche technician and achieving the level of Goldmeister technician. In the fall of 2007, Mike moved to the Service Manager position. With a father that raced Porsche’s, Mike was introduced to the world of Porsche at a very young age and as time passed, was involved in motorsports for many years. Mike’s commitment to providing excellent customer service and his passion for Porsche have led to his long standing career with Pfaff. Away from work, Mike enjoys his family, tinkering in his garage and ice hockey.
- Jessie Richards | Assistant Service Manager
Jessie started at Pfaff Porsche in May 2012 as a service consultant and became a Porsche Brand Ambassador one year later. With a total of 8 years experience in the automotive service industry, she has recently taken over the role of Assistant Service Manager. Jessie strives to ensure that our Porsche owners experience a flawless and effortless service experience. Away from work, she enjoys a lot of outdoor activities, including hiking, golfing and ice hockey.
- Peter Groenke | Service Consultant
Peter has been with Pfaff Porsche since 2005, but began his career as a Porsche Service Consultant in 2002. Anyone that knows Peter, knows that he loves racing and motorsports; he has competed as a driver in the Pirelli World Challenge Series since 2013. Peter’s Porsche of choice on the track would be a 911 GT1.
- Kurt Cheekan | Service Consultant
Kurt Cheekan started with Pfaff Porsche in 2011, he has a combined total of over 8 years working as a Porsche Service consultant. His automotive experience stems back even further where he was primarily involved in tuning and motorsports management. One of Kurt's strongest traits, is his ability to build long lasting customer relationships. His number one priority is customer satisfaction and he works diligently to accomplish this. Please feel free to call Kurt for any of your Porsche needs.
- Rafi Ohanisian | Service Consultant
Rafi began working for H. J. Pfaff Motors in 2001, moving to our Porsche store in 2005. He came to work for Pfaff on account of their exalted reputation and superior German cars. His favourite Porsche has been the 911 Carrera GTS since its debut in 2011. His passion for Porsche is only surpassed by his passion for customer service. When he’s not at work, Rafi enjoys the finer things in life, like fine dining and travelling with his wife.
- Joe Tam | Service Consultant
Joe started his career with Pfaff Porsche in 2012 and has been a great addition to our service team. He was born in Hong Kong and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. His dedication and reliability is unwavering, and it reflects in the satisfaction and loyalty of his customers. Joe’s favourite Porsche is the new 918 Spyder with a Weissach package. In his spare time, he is an avid ballroom dancer.
- Kahla Phillips | Service Consultant
Kahla joined Pfaff Porsche in February 2015 and is the newest addition to the Service team. She came to Pfaff after completing a one year internship at the Porsche Cars Canada head office and is excited about being in the workshop where all the action happens. Kahla is currently completing her Automotive Business Diploma at Georgian College and she is thrilled to be living her dream; talking cars every day. When she’s not at the dealership, Kahla can normally be found downtown Toronto enjoying a fast paced city life.
- Mike Coffey | Service Consultant
Mike did not start out as a heavy Porsche enthusiast, growing up around the American muscle cars his dad loved to collect. He began with Pfaff Porsche 3 years ago and over that time has learned and experienced firsthand the power and ability of our fine brand. Porsche has since become a big part of Mike’s life; appreciating the designs and comforts, marveling at the races and achieve footage as well as testing the durability and performance of the vehicles for himself on the track. What started out as a job has quickly became not only an passion but the genesis of a thrilling career.
Mike is an avid music fan, especially if it can be heard live in concert. He also enjoys all the sports and dining this city has to offer, and will never turn down a chance to travel and explore something or somewhere new. Whether by land, sea or air, travelling is very important to Mike, although he insists that going by land in the 991 GT3 is the way to go!
- Vincent D'Angelo | Parts Manager
- Brad Sinclair | Assistant Parts Manager
- Michael Romaniuk | Parts Consultant
- Jason Lall | Parts Consultant
- Frank Raso | Parts Consultant
- Jerome Hylton | Parts Consultant