Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists

Being the best in the country is a big responsibility that we take very seriously. To ensure every customer is treated with the same respect and enthusiasm, we surround ourselves with the most honest, skilled team members money can buy and we give them the tools they need to stay happy and successful in their position. It can be hard work, but at the end of the day, we know we are making difference in the Porsche community and seeing the smiles on the faces of customers when they get behind the wheel is what keeps us going. We are pleased to meet you! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

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Management
Management
Devinder Maraj
Dealer Principal
Bio

Born in India, raised in Trinidad, Devindar “Dave” Maraj has called South Florida home for nearly 28 years. He attended Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Tony Sciple
General Manager
Bio

Tony Sciple started his career with Porsche in 1974 in the fixed operations side of the business. Having 10 years of experience he accepted a position as Parts Manager with Porsche Audi of Broward in Pompano Beach, FL. In 1988 the dealership was bought out by Dave Maraj, renamed to Champion Porsche and relocated to a new location in Pompano where he then worked his way up to the General Manager position starting in 1999.

Jim Hahn
Sales Manager
Bio

Born and raised in Connecticut, Jim moved to south Florida to pursue a successful Tennis career. He joined the Champion Porsche team in 1996 and brings 19 years of Porsche experience to his position as General Sales Manager of the largest Porsche Dealer in the country.

Mitra Maraj
Pre-owned Sales Manager
Bio

Born in Trinidad, Mitra moved to Florida in 1987 then started his automotive career in 1998 by working in parts department.Moving from parts to accounting and  then the Pre-Owned Manger in 2009.Graduating from Northwood university with an automotive marketing degree to to pursue his love for the automotive industry.

Cynthia Lopez
Finance Manager
Bio

Cynthia is originally from Dallas, TX. She is experienced and has been in the car business for 22+ years. In 2003 she joined the Champion Team. She worked in accounting for a short while and then moved into the finance department as the finance assistant in 2005. In 2009 she accepted her new position as the Finance Manager. She takes pride in her 3 children and her work.

Waldemar Warkentin
Assistant New Car Sales Manager
Bio

Waldemar is originally from Germany and currently resides in Hollywood, FL. As Porsche enthusiast and owner himself, he is dedicated to the brand and Porsche culture. He has a wealth of premium brand and management experience and is fluent in three languages, German, Russian and of course English which makes him the go-to guy for our international clients.
In his free time he enjoys sports, fishing and most importantly spending time with his family.

Thad Jones
Assistant Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Bio

Thad Jones is originally from Oklahoma moving to South Florida and Joining Champion in October of 2008. Thad is a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador and has worked as a sales and leasing professional and now in pre-owned management.

Shiraaz Sookralli
VP of Marketing
Bio

Shiraaz Sookralli is the VP of Marketing for Champion Porsche. He is an avid car enthusiast and has a wealth of knowledge of Porsche automobiles. Shiraaz has over 20 years of automotive industry experience. His gentle manner and extreme professionalism makes him a pleasure to work with for both the customer and his fellow associates. He holds a BS in Management from St. John’s University.

Richard Leeds
Service Manager
Bio

Richard Leeds has been the service manager for the last 19 years. He has 29 years of experience in high line automobile dealers  (10 years with Mercedes Benz). He loves Porsches and has even road raced for several years. He graduated from Florida State University and now lives in Western Boca Raton with wife and 2 college enrolled children.

Kevin Long
Parts Manager
Bio

Kevin has been with Champion since 2004 and has over 25 years experience in the parts business. He is also a member of Porsche’s prestigious Aftersales Roundtable committee. A true native Floridian who has also proudly served our country with the US Army, Kevin is a father of 5 and an avid outdoorsman who keeps a very busy life outside of the office.

Questions?
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