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!
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.
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.
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.
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 over 20 years of Porsche experience to his position as General Sales Manager of the largest Porsche Dealer in the country. Now retired after 25 years.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Toni grew up in South Florida and has 40 years in the automotive business, starting out at West Palm Beach Auto Auction as an automotive title clerk. Moving on to work at two dealerships in North Florida in the accounting department as office manager. Finally coming back to South Florida, Toni joined the Champion team 17 years ago and takes great pride in working with such an amazing team of automotive professionals.
When Toni is not working she enjoys gardening, fishing, boating, concerts, attending car shows, and painting and drawing. Above all else, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she is very proud of.
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 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, 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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, 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
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John was born and raised in the Mid-West. His patient and attentive disposition combined with his 25 year experience with the Porsche brand produces an exceptional purchase/leasing experience. Since becoming one of the first Porsche Global Brand Ambassadors in 2010, John was a Sales Associate, Used Vehicle Manager, New Vehicle Manager, and General Sales Manager with another Porsche center before moving back to South Florida and is excited to be part of Champion Porsche!
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 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, 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.
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.
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 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 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.