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
Porsche Sales
Porsche Service
Administrative
Management
Devinder Maraj
Founder
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.

Mitra Maraj
Dealer Principal
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 pursue his love for the automotive industry.

Mike Peters, Jr.
General Manager
Bio

A native Floridian born in West Palm Beach, Mike started his career at Porsche + Audi of the Palms in 1981, as detailer, parts, service advisor, and then sales representative by 1988.  A simple phone call to Dave Maraj, changed his life’s journey; joining the Champion sales team in 1991.  In 1993, while racing semiprofessionally, he was asked to drive Champion’s first race car as a promotion, in the Miami GP.  The experience generated so much exposure, that Champion Racing was born.  From his sales seat, Mike was asked to become the Director of Racing Operations and he ran two successful Championship programs through 2008; with the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2005 becoming Champion Racing’s finest outright win. In 2009, Mike returned to the sales team, as a Certified Brand Ambassador, leading Champion to a record sales volume.  In 2015 Mike was recognized as one of the top 100 Global Porsche Sales Representatives. With an accumulated 38 years of experience with Porsche and Champion, Mike is now looking forward to the greatest challenge of all, as General Manager of Champion Porsche, moving Champion Porsche into the future; electrified.  When Mike is not at the office, he is on the ocean; fishing, diving or just enjoying the salt air at the marina.

Waldemar Warkentin
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.

Mark Chue
Assistant New Car Sales Manager
Bio

Mark joined the auto industry back in 1999 starting off in the VW brand and moved over to Audi a few years later. Even at his young age he knew he was going to do something in the automotive field. By the time he got into the dealership level, he had a wealth of knowledge of new and classic cars of all makes and models. Cars remain his true passion. Mark collects both classic and modern cars, and when he is not at the dealership he is either working on a car or tracking one down. He joined the Champion family in 2004 and has loved every day since.

Thad Jones
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.

Marc Cherry
Assistant Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Bio

I am originally from New Jersey and when my family moved down to Florida I was able to start my career in the Automotive Industry at 18 years old. Getting started in the industry I became a racing enthusiast. I was able to build a few of my cars and race them on road courses like Daytona, Homestead, and Sebring. Being a part of the Champion family, I can be a Champion on and off the racetrack.       

Cynthia Lopez
Finance Manager
Bio

Cynthia is originally from Dallas, TX. She is experienced and has been in the car business for 27 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.

Cindy Tilton
Service Manager
Bio

Cindy is a South Florida native joining Champion Porsche in 2006. She has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, accepting the position of Service Manager as of June of 2019.

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.

Erica Urena
Office Manager
Bio

Erica was born in New York but moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 9, she speaks English and Spanish. Erica has been in the automotive industry for 18 years, she joined the Champion family as a receptionist and worked her way up to the accounting department. Her knowledge in automotive accounting led her to accept the position as Office Manager in 2021. After work Erica is a dedicated mother who enjoys sending time with her family and pet, traveling with her daughters cheerleading team and volunteering as a PTA board member in her daughter’s school. She also enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and the beach.

Kamila Jilovska
Customer Experience Manager
Bio

Born in Brazil and raised in Czech Republic, Kamila is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Slovakian, and English. Beginning her Porsche career at Porsche Design as a Timepiece Ambassador, she later joined Champion Porsche as a Porsche Pro. Now in her new role as Dealer Customer Experience Manager, she is able to deliver her customer service expertise and technical knowledge to all our clientele. 

Porsche Sales
Larry Reynolds
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Born in Geneva , NY, 37 miles from Watkins Glen race track. Larry fell in love with German cars when his father came home with a ’65 Volkswagen Beetle. He attended Clarkson College for Mechanical Engineering.

Has been with the Porsche brand, for more than 35 years. Proud to have been in Sales, with Champion Porsche for 30 years.

Lucky enough to have worked with Mr. Dave Maraj, on the very successful Champion Racing team, working in the pits with car preparation and tires. Ultimate accomplishment was overall Victory at the 2005 24 Hours of Lemans.

Enjoys working with Porsche, because of the excellence of the Porsche brand. Enjoys the process of ordering exact specifications for customers, and having them love the result; driving, and owning their new Porsche. Favorite Porsche to drive, the 2005 Carrera GT.

Bruno Giordano
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Bruno joined the Champion team in 1998, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, he worked as a certified Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, and Bmw Service tech as well as a nationally recognized service writer for Mercedes Benz. Bruno has a strong commitment to his clients' complete satisfaction .

Marco Guerrero
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Marco, fluent in both English and Spanish, has been in the automotive industry for the last 26 years. He has been with the Porsche brand for the last 22 years. Marco joined the Champion Porsche family in 2004 and is extremely proud to call himself a Porsche Brand Ambassador.

Jim Pappas
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jim moved to South Florida in 1985. He worked at Bang and Olufsen before making the move to Champion Porsche. He has now been with Champion for 19 years, and is proud being part of the nation's #1 Porsche sales team here at Champion Porsche.

Alejandro Negreira
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Alejandro Negreira was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After living for over 10 years in Europe, he headed to USA where he has lived for the last 25 years.

Alejandro is a passionate car enthusiast with a degree in electromechanics that loves working with people and invites his customers to join him at track days, in which he attends often.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and his office is located in our East Showroom.

Mirek Prokopowicz
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Originally from Poland, Mirek has been with Champion for 22 years. He speaks Polish, Russian and English and has extensive experience in sales, ultimately becoming a Porsche Certified Global Brand Ambassador; his success stems from his ability to understand the needs of his clients and bridge the gap of their individual needs on a case-by-case basis. Mirek is committed to highest level of professionalism and customer service.

Paulo Desouza
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Paulo, originally from Brazil, is fluent in Portuguese and English. He started his career in the luxury automotive field 15 years ago, and has been part of the Champion Porsche family for 8 years now. Paulo strives to deliver his clients the best experience possible here at Champion. In his free time he enjoys traveling the world attending various racing events.

Manfred Müller
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Born and raised in Germany, not far from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, Manfred is fluent in German and has always had a great passion for the Porsche Brand. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Champion Team.

His contagious enthusiasm shows that he loves what he does and he takes tremendous pride in providing an enjoyable, exciting and informative Porsche purchase experience.

James Giniewicz
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

James, a New England native and long-time car enthusiast, began his automotive sales career in 2006. He later accepted a position with a New Hampshire Porsche-Audi dealer in 2013 as an Audi sales manager, but having a deep love for the Porsche brand since he was just a kid couldn’t resist transitioning to Porsche sales as a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador shortly after the birth of his twins in 2017. James and his wife always dreamed of moving to South Florida to pursue the beach life and the incredible car culture, deciding to move here in 2019 while the twins were still young. James describes joining Champion as an absolute dream come true and he takes great pride in delivering the highest level of customer service, consultation, and overall purchase experience from the #1 Porsche dealer in the nation. James always puts his clients’ needs first and effectively uses his experience to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

“With me, great service comes standard!”

- James, your Porsche Guy

Follow him on Instagram and Facebook @JamesyourPorscheGuy

Jimmy Hahn
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Born and raised in south Florida, Jimmy has been around the Porsche world almost all his life. He started his automotive career in 2008, when he joined our Champion Motorsport division as an automotive technician. While working on numerous specialty vehicle builds for clients, as well as some service work, he has acquired even more knowledge of Porsche cars both inside and out. His passion for the Porsche brand has really grown into not only a full career, but a lifestyle as well.

John A. Smith
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

John is a native New Yorker and a proud dad who relocated to South Florida in 2018 after his 2 daughters left home for college and his son left to serve our country in the US Army. A former financial advisor and a long-time fan of the legendary Porsche, John is excited to be a member of the Champion family.  He is highly energetic and prides himself on taking excellent care of his clients. John is spiritual, patriotic, and passionate about his interests. When he’s not at Champion, John spends much of his time outdoors – beach, boating and sailing, cycling, and travel. He played college football and loves all team sports.

Jorge Torres
Brand Ambassador
Bio

Jorge, a native New Yorker and fluent in both English and Spanish comes from a hospitality background in restaurant management for over 10 years. He prides himself on going above and beyond to ensure an unforgettable experience to each and every guest. Jorge has been with Audi and Porsche for 3 years and is humbled and honored to join the Champion family as a brand ambassador.

Jean Carlos Madera
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

JC is from Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic where he spent 8 years working for Major League Baseball. He is fluent in English and Spanish. JC takes pride in providing the highest level of customer service and is extremely proud to be a Porsche sales professional.

Jimmy Kompotiatis
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Jimmy brings over 14 years of experience to Champion Porsche team. He has a undeniable passion for the brand and deep knowledge of Porsche heritage. He is extremely excited to call Champion Porsche home. You can follow Jimmy on Instagram @ jimmy_komp to see the latest and greatest Porsche models.

Matt Hobden
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Matt Hobden, a native Floridian, has been with Porsche since 2018. After graduating from Lynn University in International Business, he started his career at Porsche Bellevue in Washington State. From scenic drives through Eastern Washington to skiing in the mountains, four years later Matt was granted to work at the #1 Porsche center in the nation– Champion. As a Porsche owner himself, he recognizes the passion and importance of quality, craftsmanship, and the finer details that come with Porsche owners and enthusiasts alike. In continuing to share his passion for the Porsche brand, his goal is to make the experience of buying a car one to remember. Outside of work, you can find Matt spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, or on the golf course.

Ray Hawkins
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Bio

Ray, a South Florida native and long-time car enthusiast, began his automotive sales career in 2008.

 

Although he has always appreciated Porsche, it wasn’t until he started working in 2018 at Prestige Imports Porsche in Colorado that he developed a true passion and appreciation for the brand.

 

Ray is beyond grateful for being able to transition to Champion Porsche as a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador for the number one Porsche Dealer in the nation.

 

Ray prides himself on delivering an experience for the customer that exceeds their expectations and loves to incorporate the excitement of being part of the Porsche family in everything he does.

 

Outside of work you can find Ray riding his mountain bike, playing sports, enjoying a live music show, or tinkering with computers, sound systems, and home theater setups.

Bruna Franke
Porsche Pro
Bio

Bruna is originally from Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She has a huge passion for the Brand, especially for classic cars. If she is not at Champion, you can find her participating at one of our many Porsche events or joy riding in her 1982 911 Targa. As a Porsche Pro, Bruna is always eager to help customers with any questions or concerns. 

Luca Rusin
Porsche Pro
Bio

Luca is originally from Jupiter, Florida. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Florida, he returned to South Florida to follow his passion for everything and anything Porsche. Luca is a Porsche enthusiast and has an immense passion for all things Porsche. Daily-Driving an 87' 911 and visiting the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany are amongst his fondest Porsche memories thus far. Luca looks forward to creating many more memorable moments at Champion, striving to give our clients the best possible customer service and to share his passion in the Porsche brand.    

Porsche Service
Douglas Parman
Service Advisor
Bio

Originally from Chicago, Doug moved to South Florida and joined the Champion team in June of 2000. Doug is a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador and has 23+ years of experience in the automotive field.

Danny Dimitrakis
Service Advisor
Bio

Danny is a native of South Florida, and joined Champion Porsche in May of 1989. He has over 32 years in the automotive industry, and is married with two children.

Bradley James
Service Advisor
Bio

Bradley is a seasoned service consultant with over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. He brings a wealth of expertise in dealing with client's automotive needs. He also enjoys spending time taking road trips with his family and tinkering on his automotive projects.      

David Feldman
Service Advisor
Bio

David is originally from New York and has resided in South Florida for over 30 years. He has 19 years of experience in the automotive industry. David is married with one daughter.

Indira Moreno
Service Advisor
Bio

Indira is a native Floridian with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry and is a Porsche enthusiast. Indira is very family oriented and loves to treat her customers as such. In her free time, she is invested in fitness and health.

Jefry Rodriguez
Service Advisor
Bio

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Jefry has been in the automotive industry for the past 15 years. Jefry takes pride in providing the highest level of customer service. In his off time he enjoys cycling, camping trips, and has a true passion for motorsports. He is proud to call Champion Porsche his second home.

Drew Breneman
Service Advisor
Bio

Originally from Washington DC, Drew has been in the automotive business for over 10 years. Her passions include fitness and making sure every guest feels like family.

Administrative
Amy Ramirez
Human Resources
Bio

Born and raised in South Florida, and being the daughter of a technician Amy has been in the automotive industry her entire life. She spent her early childhood riding around in her father’s 1968 GTO and her teenage years helping take apart the engine of his Camaro. With 10 years of automotive accounting experience, Amy came to Champion Porsche in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son.

Mona Lisa Meneses
Accounts Payable / Receivable
Bio

Born and raised in Texas, Mona Lisa has been living in South Florida for the last 5 years. She has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years. During downtime, she enjoys taking photos of drag racing and flowers. She also loves cooking for friends and trying out new restaurants, while also enjoying lots of time outdoors and traveling to new places.  

Questions?
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