Meet our Team

Asim Mirza
Asim Mirza
Audi Brand Manager | Punjabi

Asim started his career in the automotive industry in 1997 at a local dealership, after coming from a retail environment selling electronics. Being a car enthusiast from a young age, it was a dream job. He studied business administration at Seneca College, and enjoys spending time with his daughter and family. Outside of work, he is also an avid car fanatic, and enjoys attending shows and meets, and building one-of-a-kind show vehicles. He was born and raised in Richmond Hill and fluent in PunjabiAsim started his career in the automotive industry in 1997 at a local dealership, after coming from a retail environment selling electronics. Being a car enthusiast from a young age, it was a dream job. He studied business administration at Seneca College, and enjoys spending time with his daughter and family. Outside of work, he is also an avid ca...Read MoreRead Less

Loredana Pompa
Loredana Pompa
Audi Brand Manager (F&I)

Loredana was working as a part-time receptionist at a dealership during school, and fell in love with the industry. She studied business management at Seneca College, and joined the Pfaff group in 2006 in the accounting department, and progressed to financial services, and more recently to brand manager. Loredana has always loved luxury brands, and her favourite car is the Audi Allroad; outside of work, she loves spending time with her family.Loredana was working as a part-time receptionist at a dealership during school, and fell in love with the industry. She studied business management at Seneca College, and joined the Pfaff group in 2006 in the accounting department, and progressed to financial services, and more recently to brand manager. Loredana has always loved luxury brands, and...Read MoreRead Less

Jessa Avila
Jessa Avila
Audi Brand Manager

Jessa began her automotive career in 2015, after finishing her Masters Degree in International Business. She has worn many hats throughout the years, including Financial Service Manager, Sub-prime Specialist, Inventory Manager, Pre-Owned Manager and New Car Manager. She has taught at the Automotive School of Business, and in 2020, was recognized as one of Auto Remarketing Canada’s 40 under 40. When she is not at the office, you can find her walking along Lakeshore with her model toy poodle, Gunner. She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, and lives in Oakville.Jessa began her automotive career in 2015, after finishing her Masters Degree in International Business. She has worn many hats throughout the years, including Financial Service Manager, Sub-prime Specialist, Inventory Manager, Pre-Owned Manager and New Car Manager. She has taught at the Automotive School of Business, and in 2020, was recognized as...Read MoreRead Less

Hagen Siu
Hagen Siu
Audi Loyalty Manager | Mandarin & Cantonese

After graduating from high school, Hagen went to Brock University’s bachelor of business administration program. He has worked in the automotive industry since 2013, first with the Volkswagen brand, and now at Pfaff Audi. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Hagen enjoys working out, snowboarding, and road cycling. He lives in Richmond Hill. WeChat I.D. hagen_siu0802After graduating from high school, Hagen went to Brock University’s bachelor of business administration program. He has worked in the automotive industry since 2013, first with the Volkswagen brand, and now at Pfaff Audi. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Hagen enjoys working out, snowboarding, and road cycling. He lives in Richmond Hill. WeChat...Read MoreRead Less

Carlos DiGironimo
Carlos DiGironimo
Audi Loyalty Manager

Carlos studied advertising and media at Humber College, and has worked as a broadcast buyer and a salesperson for medical air purification systems prior to entering the automotive industry. A lifelong Audi fanatic whose mother was Italian/British and whose father hailed from Ecuador, he says the brand best suits his taste for elegance, progressiveness and technology. Carlos has a passion for adventure travel, and enjoys hockey, soccer, snowboarding, and cooking.Carlos studied advertising and media at Humber College, and has worked as a broadcast buyer and a salesperson for medical air purification systems prior to entering the automotive industry. A lifelong Audi fanatic whose mother was Italian/British and whose father hailed from Ecuador, he says the brand best suits his taste for elegance, progressiven...Read MoreRead Less

Elijah Shaw
Elijah Shaw
Audi Sport Expert

Passionate about cars, and about German engineering, since he was a kid, Elijah attended Carelton University in Ottawa, where he majored in Law, with a minor in Canadian Studies and Human Rights. In Ottawa, he worked at a boutique that specialized in hard-to-find sneakers (another of his passions), before moving to Toronto and joining the Pfaff group to pursue his passion. When he’s not working on his Corrado, he enjoys developing his photography skills while exploring new places.Passionate about cars, and about German engineering, since he was a kid, Elijah attended Carelton University in Ottawa, where he majored in Law, with a minor in Canadian Studies and Human Rights. In Ottawa, he worked at a boutique that specialized in hard-to-find sneakers (another of his passions), before moving to Toronto and joining the Pfaff gro...Read MoreRead Less

Will McBride
Will McBride
E-tron Specialist

After spending a year at the Automotive Business School of Canada, Will joined Pfaff as an intern, working at Pfaff Porsche, where he was exposed to a wide range of activities across all of the group’s brands. In addition to studying at Georgian College, he studied sociology at Dalhousie University, and enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and riding motorcycles. After spending a year at the Automotive Business School of Canada, Will joined Pfaff as an intern, working at Pfaff Porsche, where he was exposed to a wide range of activities across all of the group’s brands. In addition to studying at Georgian College, he studied sociology at Dalhousie University, and enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and riding mo...Read MoreRead Less

Al Srivastava
Al Srivastava
Audi Brand Specialist | Hindi & Urdu

Al first started with Pfaff as a Service Assistant in 2015. After holding his first role in the Pfaff family, he proceeded to take on many different roles within the dealership. He attended the Automotive Business school of Canada at Georgian College and received his degree in Bachelor of Business of Administration – Automotive Management as of August 2018. Back in middle school, his friend's father had a B5 S4 and took him for a ride after school. The vehicle took him by surprise: the power, looks, and overall experience. Further igniting his passion for Audi, his mother bought an A3 in 2010- which ended up being the first vehicle he drove! On his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and volleyball as well as snowboarding, drawing, and driving. Al lives in Brampton and speaks English and Hindi/Urdu. Al first started with Pfaff as a Service Assistant in 2015. After holding his first role in the Pfaff family, he proceeded to take on many different roles within the dealership. He attended the Automotive Business school of Canada at Georgian College and received his degree in Bachelor of Business of Administration – Automotive Management as of A...Read MoreRead Less

Jacqueline Abdo
Jacqueline Abdo
Audi Brand Specialist

Having studied hotel management in England, Jacqueline understands customer service. She was selling high-end corporate furniture for the German brand Nienkamper – who actually manufacturers Audi’s dealership furniture. A client suggested she would do well in the automotive business, and she’s never looked back. Jacqueline and her Swiss-German husband reside in Richmond Hill and are long-time Audi owners, having owned four of them before she even joined the brand 11 years ago. She has two university-aged children and enjoys snowboarding, tennis, and cooking.Having studied hotel management in England, Jacqueline understands customer service. She was selling high-end corporate furniture for the German brand Nienkamper – who actually manufacturers Audi’s dealership furniture. A client suggested she would do well in the automotive business, and she’s never looked back. Jacqueline and her Swiss-Germa...Read MoreRead Less

Ryan Almeida
Ryan Almeida
Delivery Specialist

Ryan has always been into cars, and Audi has always been his favourite brand. When he was 18, he purchased a 2013 RS5 as his first car and fell in love – enough so that he wanted to work with the brand. After managing a grocery store while in high school, he joined the Pfaff team in September 2017 as a car washer, then moved into a sales assistant role, lot foreman, and now delivery specialist. Outside of work, Ryan loves to attend car shows, work on his car, and snowboard. He lives in Toronto.Ryan has always been into cars, and Audi has always been his favourite brand. When he was 18, he purchased a 2013 RS5 as his first car and fell in love – enough so that he wanted to work with the brand. After managing a grocery store while in high school, he joined the Pfaff team in September 2017 as a car washer, then moved into a sales assistan...Read MoreRead Less

Amanda Battistone
Amanda Battistone
Sales Coordinator

Amanda studied food and nutrition management at Humber College, and worked in retail, the hospitality business, and child care. But she says she really has been working in automotive since getting her driver’s license the day after turning 16 - she was very eager to drive and had her first experience in her father’s Audi A6. Amanda has loved the Audi brand ever since. She lives in Vaughan and enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, shopping, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her dog, Maya. Amanda studied food and nutrition management at Humber College, and worked in retail, the hospitality business, and child care. But she says she really has been working in automotive since getting her driver’s license the day after turning 16 - she was very eager to drive and had her first experience in her father’s Audi A6. Amanda has loved th...Read MoreRead Less

Ava Hashemi
Ava Hashemi
Sales Reception | Farsi

Ava has had an interest in cars – especially sports cars – since an early age. Currently in university studying marketing and business management, she worked in retail customer service and in the restaurant business. Outside of work, Ava loves playing tennis, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in North York and speaks fluent Farsi.Ava has had an interest in cars – especially sports cars – since an early age. Currently in university studying marketing and business management, she worked in retail customer service and in the restaurant business. Outside of work, Ava loves playing tennis, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in North York and s...Read MoreRead Less

Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes
Sales Reception

Emma grew up at the ice racing track in Minden, ON, so you could say racing and high performance are in her blood. She raced from 2009-2011, and her father was the director of the track until 2013. She studied social work at Centennial College, and makeup and prosthetics at CMU Private College. In addition to working at Pfaff Audi, she works as a freelance makeup artist. Emily loves yoga, working out, reading, and spending time with her daughter. She is fluent in Irish Gaelic and lives in Thornhill.Emma grew up at the ice racing track in Minden, ON, so you could say racing and high performance are in her blood. She raced from 2009-2011, and her father was the director of the track until 2013. She studied social work at Centennial College, and makeup and prosthetics at CMU Private College. In addition to working at Pfaff Audi, she works as a f...Read MoreRead Less

Michael Lapolla
Michael Lapolla
Audi Brand Manager (Pre-Owned) | Italian

As a child, Michael always had a passion for fast cars, and was lucky to have them around him from a young age. He studied business administration at Seneca College, and began his career in the car industry as a lot attendant in 2007, moving quickly into sales in 2008, and other senior roles before joining the Pfaff team in early 2020. Outside of work, Mike loves playing soccer, hockey, and tennis; he is fluent in Italian and lives in Woodbridge.As a child, Michael always had a passion for fast cars, and was lucky to have them around him from a young age. He studied business administration at Seneca College, and began his career in the car industry as a lot attendant in 2007, moving quickly into sales in 2008, and other senior roles before joining the Pfaff team in early 2020. Outside of w...Read MoreRead Less

Jim Tsiliras
Jim Tsiliras
Audi Brand Manager (Pre-Owned)

Mateen Imtiaz
Mateen Imtiaz
Audi Brand Specialist

Mateen started as a Sales Assistant at Pfaff Audi Vaughan in May 2015 after visiting a Pfaff job fair. Interestingly enough, he had worked in both New and Pre-Owned car sales throughout his years in University. He pursued and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University. He remembers when his uncle brought him a couple of Audi brochures and posters from the Autoshow back in 2000 and became fascinated with the B6 Audi S4 Avant in Nogaro Blue. At the time, he thought this was the coolest car on the market! Mateen started as a Sales Assistant at Pfaff Audi Vaughan in May 2015 after visiting a Pfaff job fair. Interestingly enough, he had worked in both New and Pre-Owned car sales throughout his years in University. He pursued and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University. He remembers when his uncle brought him a couple of Au...Read MoreRead Less

Caesar Dodaro
Caesar Dodaro
Audi Brand Specialist

Caesar, a resident of Nobleton, began his automotive career at Pfaff in 2014 when he became a detailer at Pfaff Audi Vaughan. But he has had a passion and an interest in cars since he was a child - growing up, he drove in video games long before he could actually drive, nurturing his love of Audi while growing up. Caesar studied at Humber College and worked as home renovation labourer during the week and ran a detailing company on weekends before joining Pfaff. He enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, and spending time with his family and friends.Caesar, a resident of Nobleton, began his automotive career at Pfaff in 2014 when he became a detailer at Pfaff Audi Vaughan. But he has had a passion and an interest in cars since he was a child - growing up, he drove in video games long before he could actually drive, nurturing his love of Audi while growing up. Caesar studied at Humber College a...Read MoreRead Less

Eli Edwards
Eli Edwards
Service Manager

Eli studied to become an automotive technician at Centennial College, and joined Pfaff originally in 2000, before working with other brands throughout the GTA, including Tesla – during seven years there, he helped build the company’s service network across Canada. He re-joined Pfaff in 2020 after a period of semi-retirement, attracted back to the company by the great atmosphere. Before his automotive career, Eli worked for his family business in Halliburton, Edgewater Beach, a cottage and camping resort with 25 cottages and 180 campsites. He still enjoys camping, fishing and playing basketball, as well as going to the racetrack and go-karting.Eli studied to become an automotive technician at Centennial College, and joined Pfaff originally in 2000, before working with other brands throughout the GTA, including Tesla – during seven years there, he helped build the company’s service network across Canada. He re-joined Pfaff in 2020 after a period of semi-retirement, attracted back to t...Read MoreRead Less

Anthony Curia
Anthony Curia
Assistant Service Manager

Anthony started his career with Pfaff in 2010, and has worked in the car industry since he was 14 years old – starting as a car washer and lot jockey. He’s been passionate about cars even longer, and grew up watching his uncles fix cars, and collecting hot wheels his whole life. He’s proud to be part of the team at Pfaff, always working to achieve one thing – customer satisfaction. Anthony is the proud father of two active young boys, and owns a café in Woodbridge. He is a resident of Woodbridge and speaks Italian.Anthony started his career with Pfaff in 2010, and has worked in the car industry since he was 14 years old – starting as a car washer and lot jockey. He’s been passionate about cars even longer, and grew up watching his uncles fix cars, and collecting hot wheels his whole life. He’s proud to be part of the team at Pfaff, always working to ac...Read MoreRead Less

Shaun Hedrick
Shaun Hedrick
Audi Sport Service Expert

Shaun bought his first car at the age of 14, and has been passionate about cars his whole life. His first job in the industry came in 1998, when he joined H.J. Pfaff Motors for a summer job, right out of high school; he’s been with the company for 20 years, working as lot porter, then working at the bodyshop, and then moving to Audi as a service advisor. He currently owns a modified Audi RS4. Shaun currently lives in Maple, and in his off hours, enjoys travelling , working out and riding his motorcycle.Shaun bought his first car at the age of 14, and has been passionate about cars his whole life. His first job in the industry came in 1998, when he joined H.J. Pfaff Motors for a summer job, right out of high school; he’s been with the company for 20 years, working as lot porter, then working at the bodyshop, and then moving to Audi as a service ...Read MoreRead Less

Spenser Brown
Spenser Brown
Service Consultant | Cantonese

Spenser started his automotive career out of high school in 2000 as a sales assistant and car washer, before moving on to other roles in the workshop, and then service advisor. He is an avid car enthusiast and collector, and has owned a handful of B4 Audi Allroads, and is working on acquiring a B7 Audi S4. Spenser loves to modify cars to improve their performance - he’s done a couple of builds himself - and loves to put them through their paces on the track. He speaks Cantonese and lives north of the GTA with his wife and family. Spenser started his automotive career out of high school in 2000 as a sales assistant and car washer, before moving on to other roles in the workshop, and then service advisor. He is an avid car enthusiast and collector, and has owned a handful of B4 Audi Allroads, and is working on acquiring a B7 Audi S4. Spenser loves to modify cars to improve th...Read MoreRead Less

Joey Panza
Joey Panza
Service Consultant

Joseph is a long-time German car fan, having joined the Pfaff family in 2009 at its Porsche dealership after working at a lumber yard. He has a business and marketing diploma from Humber College, and lives in Woodbridge.

Adrian D'Agostino
Adrian D'Agostino
Service Consultant

Adrian studied business and radio broadcasting at Humber College, and worked in property management for seven years before following his passion into the automotive business in 2015. In 2019, a friend who was a past employee referred him to Pfaff. Adrian has always been fascinated by the speed, sound, and performance of great cars, and enjoys working on his own vehicle as well as playing sports, go-karting, bike riding, and more. He lives in South Simcoe.Adrian studied business and radio broadcasting at Humber College, and worked in property management for seven years before following his passion into the automotive business in 2015. In 2019, a friend who was a past employee referred him to Pfaff. Adrian has always been fascinated by the speed, sound, and performance of great cars, and enjoys worki...Read MoreRead Less

Joe Wong
Joe Wong
Service Consultant | Mandarin & Cantonese

Joe has worked in the automotive business since 1988 – and pursued it from the start since his main interest has always been cars. He joined Pfaff, attracted by its great reputation and strong management, in 2009, after a brief stint in the financial services industry and owning his own business. He holds a degree in mathematics from York University, loves to cook, and has a collection of 13 guitars. Joe lives in Thornhill and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.Joe has worked in the automotive business since 1988 – and pursued it from the start since his main interest has always been cars. He joined Pfaff, attracted by its great reputation and strong management, in 2009, after a brief stint in the financial services industry and owning his own business. He holds a degree in mathematics from York Univers...Read MoreRead Less

Mariah Bleasdell
Mariah Bleasdell
Service Coordinator

Mariah developed an interest in all vehicles when she was a child – her father customized all of the family vehicles growing up, and taught her how to do regular maintenance. She studied health sciences at Durham College; in 2016 started her automotive career at a BMW aftermarket parts company – and decided that she wanted to continue working in the business, joining Pfaff in early 2021. Outside of work, Mariah loves photography – having started her hobby at local car meets – and is in the process of customizing her own vehicle, teaching her kids along the way. She is fluent in French and lives in Markham.Mariah developed an interest in all vehicles when she was a child – her father customized all of the family vehicles growing up, and taught her how to do regular maintenance. She studied health sciences at Durham College; in 2016 started her automotive career at a BMW aftermarket parts company – and decided that she wanted to continue working i...Read MoreRead Less

Tom Bowers
Tom Bowers
Parts Manager

Tom started his automotive career at an independent repair shop in Scarborough in 1993, apprenticing for a short term; he moved to Jamaica and there he ran a body shop as well as a small service fleet of service cars for Scotiabank through much of the nineties. When he returned to Canada, he worked with several brands, including Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, and Audi; he joined the Pfaff team as a parts manager in July 2019. Tom lives in Maple and loves camping with his family, and taking overseas vacations.Tom started his automotive career at an independent repair shop in Scarborough in 1993, apprenticing for a short term; he moved to Jamaica and there he ran a body shop as well as a small service fleet of service cars for Scotiabank through much of the nineties. When he returned to Canada, he worked with several brands, including Ford, Volvo, Land R...Read MoreRead Less

Vincenzo  Raso
Vincenzo Raso
Parts Consultant | Italian

Vince’s obsession with cars began when he was a child, and his dad used to take him to car shows every year. He’s worked in automotive his entire life, starting in 1999, moving to the VW brand in 2005 and later to Audi. His aspiration has always been to work with the Audi brand. Outside of work, Vince enjoys spending time with his family and working on his own car projects. He grew up in Toronto and speaks Italian. Vince’s obsession with cars began when he was a child, and his dad used to take him to car shows every year. He’s worked in automotive his entire life, starting in 1999, moving to the VW brand in 2005 and later to Audi. His aspiration has always been to work with the Audi brand. Outside of work, Vince enjoys spending time with his family and wo...Read MoreRead Less

Zach Chadee
Zach Chadee
Parts Consultant

Zacahry did his first alternator change in 2004 at a very young age, fixing a car that wouldn’t start in a driveway, and learning a lot about parts in the process. He started his automotive career straight out of high school, and in 2015, took a co-op position, learning how to supply parts and advise customers on what they need to replace and fix on their vehicles. Outside of work, Zachary lives in Markham and his interests include spending time with close friends, trying new places, and enjoying sports – mainly basketball. He also enjoys going to car meets, enjoying steel pan music and more. Zacahry did his first alternator change in 2004 at a very young age, fixing a car that wouldn’t start in a driveway, and learning a lot about parts in the process. He started his automotive career straight out of high school, and in 2015, took a co-op position, learning how to supply parts and advise customers on what they need to replace and fix...Read MoreRead Less

Orlando Canizalez
Orlando Canizalez
Parts Accessories & Boutique Specialist | Spanish

Orlando had been chasing his lifelong dream of working with cars. For starters, he worked at a German automotive retailer managing the boutique and accessories store where his knowledge and passion grew greater. This finally led him to join the Pfaff Audi team where he feels he has acquired a wealth of new information in regards to automotive parts! Outside of work, he likes to do yardwork, hike, visit the beach and is an avid baseball fan. He speaks English and Spanish.Orlando had been chasing his lifelong dream of working with cars. For starters, he worked at a German automotive retailer managing the boutique and accessories store where his knowledge and passion grew greater. This finally led him to join the Pfaff Audi team where he feels he has acquired a wealth of new information in regards to automotive parts...Read MoreRead Less

Chris Pfaff
Chris Pfaff
President & CEO

Christopher took ownership of Pfaff Automotive Partners in 1986. His father founded the company in 1964 in Newmarket and since Christopher assumed leadership, the group has expanded considerably including the acquisition of Hallmark Toyota in 1999. Christopher is passionate about all things automotive and spent his youth at the track following Canadian motorsports.Christopher took ownership of Pfaff Automotive Partners in 1986. His father founded the company in 1964 in Newmarket and since Christopher assumed leadership, the group has expanded considerably including the acquisition of Hallmark Toyota in 1999. Christopher is passionate about all things automotive and spent his youth at the track following Cana...Read MoreRead Less

Sean Sahakian
Sean Sahakian
General Manager

Sean comes from an automotive family - his father has worked in the business his entire life, and he started out washing cars when he was 14 years old. He has over 17 years of experience in the auto industry, and always viewed Pfaff as a leader in the performance and luxury space. Sean is a graduate of Georgian College’s automotive marketing program and more recently NADA. Sean lives in Kleinburg and enjoys skiing in the winter months and is also part of the Vaughan/Kleinburg soccer league sponsored by Pfaff Sean comes from an automotive family - his father has worked in the business his entire life, and he started out washing cars when he was 14 years old. He has over 17 years of experience in the auto industry, and always viewed Pfaff as a leader in the performance and luxury space. Sean is a graduate of Georgian College’s automotive marketing prog...Read MoreRead Less