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The Downtown Porsche Team

Helen Ching-Kircher

Helen Ching-Kircher | Dealer Principal, President & CEO

Helen Ching-Kircher is Dealer Principal, President and CEO of DFC Auto Group. As the company's senior executive, Helen ensures the highest standards in sales and customer service are upheld for DFC's discerning clients.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: admin@dfcauto.com

Dr. Peter A. Kircher

Dr. Peter A. Kircher | Sr. Vice President

Dr. Peter A. Kircher is the proud Sr. Vice President of Downtown Porsche. He has been leading the Downtown Porsche team since the time of its formation. Dr. Kircher’s number one mandate for the dealership has always been to provide top-quality customer service to everyone and anyone. His belief is that people are the key to achieving success. It is for this reason that he believes so greatly in his team and ensures that Downtown Porsche continues to grow and focuses on bringing in the best talent.  

Constantine C. Siomos

Constantine C. Siomos | Sr. Vice President of Operations

Constantine Siomos is the Sr. Vice President of Operations. He has made a career in automotive sales and service, with a 35 year plus career at DFC Auto Group. Constantine ensures the smooth and efficient running of the dealerships and is the point executive for liaison with the large and capable Downtown Porsche team. Customer satisfaction is Constantine's credo.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: constantine@dfcauto.com

Ken Tsui

Ken Tsui | Assistant Vice President of Operations

Ken Tsui is Downtown Porsche’s Assistant Vice President of Operations and is honoured to be working alongside his parents who have built a great franchise over the past 3 decades. He is excited to be able to carry forth their values & philosophies within the organization while focusing on approaching new challenges and finding innovative solutions to the ever-changing automotive business landscape. Ken holds a Hon. Commerce Degree from McMaster University and was a top graduate of the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College. Prior to switching gears into the automotive industry, Ken spent 15 years as a VP in the fast-paced world of investment banking and wealth management. Ken's favorite Porsche at the moment is the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid for its many redeeming qualities including its duality in driving as a luxurious family-friendly vehicle and a track-ready sports car all at once.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: kentsui@dfcauto.com

Nick  Rajewski

Nick Rajewski | General Manager

Nick Rajewski brings with him over 20 years of Porsche experience, where he has held various executive positions with PCL/PCNA, and for the past 2 ½ years as General Manager of Mark Motors in Ottawa. His portfolio includes every department of a dealership as well as most of the departments at the manufacturers level. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: nrajewski@dfcauto.com

Chris Plater

Chris Plater | General Sales Manager

Chris started with Downtown Porsche in 2004. He leads the sales team with an evident love for Porsche and Porsche Motorsports. Chris channels this passion by designing and managing all Downtown Porsche Performance Driving and driver education programs. When it comes to discussing the people of Downtown Porsche, the team and the customers, Chris radiates with pride. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm on both sides.” The most important strength Chris believes he brings to the team is keeping the energy high amongst team members. While Chris isn’t overseeing engaging dealer events and interactions, he spends his time playing guitar in a rock band, motorcycling, skiing and travelling the world. He has been privileged to drive some of the World’s greatest roads – Hwy 1 San Francisco to LA, the Simplon pass in Switzerland, the Passo dello Dolomiti in Italy, Lugano to St. Moritz, and the Stelvio pass from Italy to Switzerland. If he were to head on a road trip at this moment, it would be the Stelvio Pass again.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: cplater@dfcauto.com

Ab Hamid

Ab Hamid | New Car Manager

Now in the position of New Car Manager, Ab spent the previous 5 years as our Pre-Owned Manager. Ab joined us in 2014 and has many years of experience in the automotive business. With a background in computer science, Ab decided it was time for a change and, thanks to a suggestion from a friend, never looked back. For him, the best part of the job is interacting with customers and finding the car of their dreams. Specifically, the Porsche of their dreams. In his spare time, it’s all about family time and cheering on the Jays and the Leafs.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: ahamid@dfcauto.com

Stuart Drummond

Stuart Drummond | Pre-Owned Manager

As Pre-Owned Manager, Stuart is a genuine Porsche enthusiast with an extensive understanding of Porsche Exclusive design. Being with Porsche for 17 years, Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and experience second to none and his passion for the brand will be evident from the start. Stuart has a deep understanding of Porsche history as well as the specific models that have made us the brand we are.

Stuart enjoys competitive karting with his entire family and is a true motorsports enthusiast.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: stuart.drummond@dfcauto.com

David Cameron

David Cameron | Business Manager

David Cameron has nearly two decades of luxury automotive finance experience. Attention to detail, along with great listening skills, allow David to create customized financial solutions unique as our clients. He imparts great enthusiasm for developing options that make sense. When first joining Downtown Porsche, David had the opportunity to experience Barber Motorsports Park and subsequently Porsche Camp4. This convinced David, like it would many of us, to drive a Porsche all the time. Away from business, David is an avid collector of contemporary art as he holds two fine art degrees.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: davidcameron@dfcauto.com

Amanda Sarju

Amanda Sarju | Assistant Business Manager

For Amanda, the highlight of coming to work revolves around the people Downtown Porsche attracts...dynamic professionals who are equally passionate about the brand. She often refers to the sales team she works with as "the brothers and sisters I never had".

Amanda also looks after our sizable customer lease portfolio and ensuring consistent communication is maintained.

Amanda has a penchant for trying the latest and greatest restaurants, even though she loves to cook at home.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: asarju@dfcauto.com

Derek Chen

Derek Chen | Marketing Manager

Derek is one of the newest members of the DFC Auto Group having recently joined on in 2018, he's hit the ground running and has become a valuable member of the team in just a short time. Derek is also no stranger to our company and to the automotive industry itself, with strong roots in marketing roles at Bridgestone Firestone Canada Inc., McLaren McCann (Momentum - XM - General Motors Canada) and GMR Marketing (Nissan Canada, Audi Canada, FCA, and JLR Canada, Smart Car / Mercedes Benz Canada).

Derek is a well-versed automotive marketing expert who has led national campaigns for many of the top brands in the industry for over a decade during his career. His strengths lie primarily in the realm of experiential marketing (XM), brand partnerships, digital and social media, and he stays current with marketing trends and innovation through his extensive industry network and via a number of publications and website he frequently reads. Derek's favourite Porsche is actually spread amongst a trio of cars, namely a 911 GT3 RS in Carrera White, a Macan GTS in Chalk and a Panamera GTS in Chalk.  

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: derek.chen@dfcauto.com

Hollie Leong

Hollie Leong | Marketing Coordinator

Hollie has been with the DFC Auto Group before she joined the Downtown Porsche in the marketing team. Her love for the automotive industry stems from her time being as a public speaker for various automotive brands in launching new cars. Hollie's very first driving lesson was coached by her dad and since then she has developed a strong passion for cars with a manual transmission. Her enthusiasm for the automotive industry and over 10 years of experience in the media have been a great addition to the Downtown Porsche family.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: hollie.leong@dfcauto.com

Michael LeDrew

Michael LeDrew | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Michael is an avid car enthusiast and has been with us since 2009. His first jump into the automotive sector was washing cars part time while in school. After completing his degree, Michael decided to continue working in the industry he has passion for by joining the Service department. Now, being a part of the Sales team, however, has brought Michael the fun challenges he thrives on through speaking to a wide range of customers with different needs.  While also being extremely customer oriented, Michael brings to the table all the technical knowledge you need to know when purchasing your Porsche. In his down time, it’s all about his 2 children. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: mledrew@dfcauto.com

Jean Pantelidis

Jean Pantelidis | Porsche Brand Ambassador

With us since 2012, and with years of automotive experience under his belt, Jean, or “JP” as he’s known around the building, is ready to provide nothing less than exceptional service, in English or Greek, for the brand that excites him. As a past Porsche owner himself of a Boxster Spyder (and looking for the next one), it’s no surprise that JP brings passion to all of his client interactions. He would also be more than happy to provide a wine recommendation to celebrate the purchase of your new Porsche as he is a licensed sommelier. In case you’re wondering, the Boxster Spyder remains to be his dream Porsche and, in addition to the Cayman, is the Porsche that best represents him. Why? Because it’s small, lightweight and agile just like him.   

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: jpantelidis@dfcauto.com

Wilson Xiao

Wilson Xiao | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Wilson is a proud Porsche Brand Ambassador who has represented Downtown Porsche since 2013. He is a very passionate Porsche owner and loves to share his experiences about the world of Porsche with every customer fluently in English, Cantonese or Mandarin. So it’s no surprise to us that Wilson enjoys driving his 2017 Porsche 911 and 1987 Porsche Targa. The greatest sports car ever built by mankind! Wilson’s ties to the automotive industry started all the way back in high school when he took on a co-op position as a technician and eventually, through hard work, transitioned to become a sales specialist. His need for speed is also evident outside of the dealership. During his spare time, he loves riding his Ducatti Panigale in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: wilson@dfcauto.com

Antje Grey

Antje Grey | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Antje has been a member of the Downtown Porsche family since 1998. Needless to say, she is an expert in all things Porsche. Born near Düsseldorf, Germany, she has always been fascinated with performance cars. Antje loves every part about working at DTP highlighting that the team, the product and the customers are why she has been a Porsche Brand Ambassador for 18 years. Her favorite part is watching customers’ eyes light up when they are buying their Porsche. “To be a part of that experience is very special.”

Outside of making Porsche dreams come true, Antje follows European football, spends time with her 4 boys, and cruises on her motorcycle. If she were to head out on a road trip right now in her Cayenne, Antje would explore Western Canada.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: antje@dfcauto.com

Johnny Lorenz

Johnny Lorenz | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Johnny is a Downtown Porsche veteran having been with us since 1997. Having grown up in Stuttgart, Johnny has a longstanding connection to both the automotive industry and Porsche. His roots and experience have aided him in holding the distinguished title of #1 European Delivery Specialist in Canada, so if you’re looking to take possession of your Porsche in Europe, Johnny would gladly help set you up with an experience of a lifetime. The model he enjoys assisting customers with the most is the GT3 RS because of the amount of customization that happens. Subsequently, it is also his dream Porsche to take home. Outside the world of Porsche, Johnny snowboards and mountaineers whenever and wherever he can, which has taken him to Chile and Argentina most recently.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: jlorenz@dfcauto.com

Alain Tan

Alain Tan | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Alain has been with Downtown Porsche since 2013 and looks forward to interacting with customers in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin. Alain joined us with a hospitality management background but explains that the jump has been easy because of the phenomenal Porsche brand. “The brand gives a lot of knowledge to back you up because they want us to understand the product inside out. We’re not here to push you to buy car, we’re here to assist you in buying one.” Alain is a large fan of the Porsche E-Hybrid technology and loves his own Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Aside from Porsche, he is a big soccer fan. He holds season tickets to Toronto Football Club and has been a committee member of the Unionville Soccer Association for 12 years.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: alain@dfcauto.com

William Wu

William Wu | Porsche Brand Ambassador

When William was growing up in China his family was running a luxury automotive service and body shop - and this is where his passion for cars all began. Porsche has always been one of those dream cars for William and from that point on he knew one day he would be part of this great brand.

Prior to joining Downtown Porsche William spent several years with other German brands but finally his life long passion led him here. In his spare time William enjoys  travelling, experiencing new restaurants, playing Gitoni, fishing and snowboarding. Williams absolute favourite Porsche is a 911 Targa GTS.

William is fluent in English and Mandarin. Call him today and start your journey!

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: william.wu@dfcauto.com

Eric  Sun

Eric Sun | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Eric comes to us with a background in Mathematics and Finance, and also has past experience in Banking and Capital markets. His strong passion for the Porsche brand has persuaded him to switch gears in his career path to work with the cars he loves most. Eric’s success in the car industry has brought him to his ultimate dream job, here at Downtown Porsche.

As an avid track day enthusiast and off-road instructor with extensive experience, he is eager to finally get his first Porsche sports car and hopes to share the beauty and thrill of the many off road trails and scenic drives around the GTA he has mapped out himself, with fellow Porsche enthusiasts.

When you become a customer of Eric’s, you become much more than a customer, you gain a friend for life. Let him guide you through a plethora of fun-filled activities to fully experience everything your new Porsche has to offer. Eric also enjoys riding his Yamaha and Triumph Café Racer motorcycles in his free time.

Eric is fluent in English and Mandarin. Contact him and turbocharge your lifestyle!

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: eric.sun@dfcauto.com

Ian Neumeyer

Ian Neumeyer | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Ian has been with German brands for almost two decades, and brings with him a wealth of experience in most areas of the dealership. His passion for Porsche cars has led him here and he can’t wait to help you find your perfect Porsche. He has some Solo2 racing experience and dreams about tire rubber compounds and suspension geometry in his sleep. He’s also proud of the fact that most of his cars over the past 20+ years have had three pedals. 

He is the eldest of six children and loves being part of a big family. On weekends he can be found running, cycling, or swimming - training for his next triathlon. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: ian.neumeyer@dfcauto.com

Jack Schwan

Jack Schwan | Porsche Pro

Joining us as our new Porsche Pro, Jack brings a tremendous level of enthusiasm to our team. Upon completing his degree at the University of Toronto Jack decided to pursue his passion for Porsche.

Having recently completed his training at our Head Office in Atlanta at the Porsche Experience Center, in his role he will be performing the majority of the vehicle deliveries. Also he will be our in-house technology expert for features such as Porsche Connect and Infotainment systems.

One day Jack hopes to be able to drive his own Porsche, ideally a Boxster Spyder or a GT3.

Downtown Porsche is proud to have Jack on board as we grow into the future.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: jack.schwan@dfcauto.com

Adrian Vallejo

Adrian Vallejo | After Sales Manager (Service & Parts Performance)

Adrian has been in the automotive industry for over 23 years and during this time, he's worked with some amazing people and brands. He is very proud to be part of Downtown Porsche, and very happy to work with the talented team we have here. With the values and philosophies of such an amazing brand. Adrian is driven to servicing our wonderful clientele, and as well, to owning a 2018 Porsche Carrera GTS one day. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: adrian.vallejo@dfcauto.com

Hovig Sarkisian

Hovig Sarkisian | Workshop Manager

Hovig has an extensive amount of Porsche experience having worked at an independent shop for over 5 years before joining Downtown Porsche (DFC Auto Group) in 2003. 

Since then, he has gone on to work on the full line of Porsche in addition to a number of race cars which he has a lot of passion for as well. He has since become a Certified Gold Technician during his time at Downtown Porsche and recently just moved into the office as he takes the role of Shop Manager, overseeing his fellow technicians and bringing his knowledge and expertise onto the other side of the service window. 

Hovig looks forward to looking after your Porsche in the very near future. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: osarkisian@dfcauto.com

Silvana Scanferla

Silvana Scanferla | Appointment Coordinator

Silvana is a key member of the Service team ensuring that all operations, from appointment scheduling to our valet service, runs smoothly. She has been with the Downtown Porsche family for 8 years and continues to love doing what she does because of her coworkers stating that being part of a knowledgeable team makes everyday enjoyable. When she’s not solving customer issues, Silvana spends her time working out, reading and spending time with family.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: sscanferla@dfcauto.com

Alex Ho

Alex Ho | Service Advisor

Alex Ho is an experienced Service Advisor with about 10 years of automotive service experience under his belt. At the core of it all, Alex is a devoted motor enthusiast who  enjoys staying on top of all the latest news and automotive trends through publication subscriptions (print or online). He is, of course, thrilled to be working for the Porsche brand because of its iconic status and the type of people it attracts – those who really love to drive. The 911 Turbo S is his dream Porsche as it’s an “all-year/all-weather” legendary supercar. He is also a huge fan of the Panamera Sport Turismo noting that it would no doubt be the Porsche vehicle he’d choose to take on his planned road trip to western Canada.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: alexh@dfcauto.com

Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski | Service Advisor

For as long as Michael can remember, he has always loved cars, so it was only natural that he followed his passion which has seen him finish his studies in Automotive administration. Having spent his last 10 years in the Luxury market was the cayalyst for Michael joining Downtown Porsche and he appreciates each and every day working with Porsche Vehicles.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: mkwiatkowski@dfcauto.com

Peter Groenke

Peter Groenke | Service Advisor

Peter (P.J.) Groenke is an experienced Porsche Service Consultant and Porsche Globally Certified AfterSales Professional. In addition to this, P.J. is also professional race driver in the SRO World Challenge TC America and the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge TCB Driver Champion. With 16 years of experience and having visited the Porsche factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig on several occasions, P.J. truly embraces the passion of Porsche and the excellence that not only goes into manufacturing the best sports cars in the world but also in maintaining your vehicle. 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: peter.groenke@dfcauto.com

Oliver Meneses

Oliver Meneses | Parts Manager

Oliver is the leader of the Parts team and has done so with Downtown Porsche since December 2015. He has always had a fascination with cars and has spent all 12 years of his automotive experience in the department that provides the pieces for a vehicle to come together. For Oliver, working for a brand with an incredible heritage and with people who prove to be as passionate about cars as he is, makes coming into work enjoyable everyday. On the weekends his life revolves around spending time with friends and family. Nevertheless, Oliver’s ideal road trip would consist solely of him, a GT4 and an open road to the East coast of Canada – for lobster, of course.

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: oliver.meneses@dfcauto.com

Darryl McLennon

Darryl McLennon | Assistant Parts Manager

Darryl has been dedicated to driving the Porsche Passion with Downtown Porsche for just over 2 years. Committed to the high standards of customer service, Darryl is a proven asset to the Downtown Porsche Team.

“I love being at the top of the luxury brands with Porsche.”

 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: dmclennon@dfcauto.com

Peter Zhou

Peter Zhou | Parts Consultant

Peter has been with Downtown Porsche for over 4 years.  Peter is always willing to assist customers where needed.

“I love Downtown Porsche because of the people.” 

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: pzhou@dfcauto.com

Steven Finstein

Steven Finstein | Parts Consultant

Steven’s fascination with cars started as an adolescent and naturally got his start in the automotive industry early as well at the young age of 16 years old. Before moving into the Parts department, Steven was a certified technician and brings a great deal of knowledge to his role. His technical background has allowed him to excel in the role of a Parts Consultant seen through the ease of communication with customers and the workshop team alike. Outside of work, Steven’s major hobbies involve snowboarding, biking or working on his summer car. Steven is proud to work for a brand with such unique, high-performance cars and looks forward to assisting you with any questions you may have about the components of your vehicle.   

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: sfinstein@dfcauto.com

Aubin Pereira

Aubin Pereira | Parts Consultant

Aubin has always loved fast cars and racing, so what better place to be than Porsche! He has been with Downtown Porsche for 2 years now and loves the brand and sports cars that Porsche has to offer.  Aubin hopes to be in racing one day but until then, he is more than happy getting to see and learn about cars that inspire him to drive more.

If he was to describe his overall life statement, it would be: "Live to drive. Drive to Live."

Phone: 416.603.9988 • Email: apereira@dfcauto.com