Staff


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Management

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. Christopher is passionate about all things automotive and spent his youth at the track following Canadian motorsports.

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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 just 14 years old. He has over 18 years of experience in the auto industry and has 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.

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New Car Sales

Jessa Avila
Sales Manager | Portuguese & Spanish
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Ali Babolsalam
Sales Manager | Farsi
(905) 907-2834

Ali started selling cars in 2015 and moved into a Sales Manager role at the age of 25 in 2017. He graduated from York University in Management with Honours. His entire family has been in the auto industry. Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball and volleyball. He currently lives in Richmond Hill and is fluent in Farsi.

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Hagen Siu
Audi Loyalty Manager | Mandarin & Cantonese
(905) 907-2834

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_siu0802

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Al Srivastava
Audi Brand Specialist | Hindi & Urdu
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Rob Genchi
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834


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Jacqueline Abdo
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Elijah Shaw
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Ryan Almeida
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

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. He joined the Pfaff team in September 2017 as a car washer, then moved into a sales assistant role, lot foreman, and now Audi brand Specialist. Outside of work, Ryan loves to attend car shows, work on his car, and snowboard. He lives in Toronto.

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Shawn Maghami
Audi Brand Specialist | Farsi
(905) 907-2834

I Got into the industry in 2021 by applying for an opening through a friend, that had created the opportunity for me. I was actually looking online to see which dealerships around me were hiring and I happened to stumbled upon Pfaff Audi, which happens to be my favorite brand so it was perfect! I went to York University where I studied Business & society, As well as an advance degree in international business. I've always had a interest for cars since I can remember, growing up I would always be either breaking them or upgrading them. My favorite I would say is rs3 because of it's lightweight and power capabilities. My hobbies including being out on the water on my jet ski or riding my Atv, as well as a huge Formula 1 Fan.

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Christian Naccarato
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

Christian has had a passion for cars, and for Audi, since he was a child. He would go to car shows, spend hours watching car videos, and admire every vehicle in every parking lot. As soon as he got his full driver's license in 2017, he wanted to work in the automotive industry to follow his passion; he joined the Pfaff team in early 2020. Christian has a degree in political science from York University, and outside of work, plays competitive soccer.

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Josh Ferrer
Delivery Specialist
(905) 907-2834

Josh got into the automotive industry back in 2018 where he started in the service department as a porter, then went into the sales department as a sales porter. Now following his true passion in sales as an Audi brand specialist. He worked at Pfaff from 2018 to 2020 and went to Humber for criminal justice. He developed an interest in Audi's the moment he started working as a porter as he was exposed to a lot of the vehicles. Outside of work, he enjoys boxing and basketball. His favourite car is the rs5 and he lives in Thornhill.

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Betul Bicak
Compliance Administrator | Turkish & Kurdish
(905) 907-2834

Betul got into the automotive industry in 2019 as a service receptionist. She always had a love for cars growing up and decided to pursue her interest further. She joined Pfaff by a friends referral, who was a sales receptionist at the time. Prior to working at Pfaff, she was in the fashion industry for 8 years. She studied Fashion Techs & Design at George Brown College. Her favourite Audi is the SQ8. Outside of work, she likes to sew, go off roading with her Jeep Wrangler and spend quality time with her pup, Milo. She was born and raised in Vaughan and relocated to Bradford a few months ago. She is fluent in Turkish and Kurdish.

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Christine Trinh
Compliance Admin | Cantonese
(905) 907-2834

I started in the Marine industry with an interest in marine electronics and sales, after 7-8 years of experience. I moved into service and parts for boats and part-time backfill for the business admin. Love hiking and exploring with my dog Einstein. I also LOVE food, spending precious time with family and friends, and watching hockey and basketball.

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Ariana Bellisario
Sale Receptionist

Ariana attended Ryerson University in Toronto, where she acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree. She started working at Pfaff as a receptionist on September 6th, 2022. Ariana developed an interest for cars recently after her and her friends went to a few track days. Her favorite car brand is Ferrari. Ariana spends most of her free time either at the gym, running or cycling and currently lives in the West end of Toronto.

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Erika Melo
Reception/Greeter
(905) 907-2834

Erika has always enjoyed going with her father to Mosport Racetrack to watch races. She has always had a passion for riding in her dads sportscars as well as at car events. Her family has always bought cars from Pfaff. Outside of work, she spends time with her friends and family while shopping, going on coffee dates and going out to eat. She loves traveling in Europe as well as the Caribbean, and working out with her trainer, doing kick boxing and weight training. She lives in Nobleton.

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Pre-Owned Sales

Chris Belear
Pre-Owned Manager


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Jim Tsiliras
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
(905) 907-2834

Jim studied economics and finance at York University; he worked part-time in sales while studying, and after graduating, started his own business sourcing vehicles for his network and through referrals. His first introduction to Audi was when he and his father went to Germany and bought an Audi 1.8S to drive through Europe - the autobahn experience being a highlight of the trip. Jim joined the Pfaff group in 2021, and coaches and volunteers for his local hockey association, and also enjoys baseball, boating, road trips, and family time with his wife and teenage son. He speaks Greek and lives in south Mississauga.

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Alex Lecesse
Compliance Administrator
(905) 907-2834

Upon graduating from high school, Alex found her passion for the automotive industry. Growing up in King City, she always heard how inclusive and prestigious the Pfaff brand is. Her favorite car is the RS8. Outside of work, she plays badminton and I loves to bake. She currently lives in King City and is fluent in Hungarian.

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Emilio Curia
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

Emilio started in the Automotive Industry in 1994 as an Automotive Technician/Shop Forman with Mazda and worked in that role until 2001. Emilio then moved on to Service Manager until 2007 then General Manager until 2012. Utilizing his experience in Service/Sales Manager, he then moved on to become the Director of Pre-Owned for a Dealer Group until 2018 and has been selling Pre-Owned Vehicles since then. Emilio has collaborated with the Pfaff Group in many different occasions over the years and when the opportunity came up to join the Pfaff Group, he couldn't pass it up. Emilio attended College for the Automotive Industry, which allowed him to reach the levels of success that he had always hoped for. Emilio has always had an interest in vehicles since a young age as his family has always been apart of the Automotive World. Outside of work he likes to spend time with his wife and three boys doing all the typical family things. Emilio lives and grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario and Speaks both English and Italian.

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David Jung
Audi Brand Specialist
(905) 907-2834

David has been passionate about cars and German Engineering since he was a kid. Ever since he was a 8 years old, he would name every vehicle year and model passing by. His favorite car is the R8. Growing up in Toronto, he always heard how inclusive and prestigious the Pfaff brand is. He joined the industry in 2020 and studied Bachelors of Business Management at University of British Columbia. Outside of work, he plays golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, build Legos and enjoys watching movies and documentaries on my spare time. He used to play competitive gold in university. He lives in North York and speaks fluent Korean and elementary level Mandarin. Korean Messenger - Kakao Talk ID - haekyuu Chinese Messenger - WeChat ID - hkDJung.

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Massismo Fernando
Audi Brand Specialist

Massismo began his automotive career as a porter and transferred to become a sales porter. Then, Massismo was promoted to a Sales Representative role. He studied business at Humber College in Toronto. He has always been interested in German engineering and he loves the balance between sport and luxury. Massismo's favourite cars are the R8 and RSQ8. In his free time, he loves playing football, hockey and golf. When he is not playing sports, Massismo enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. He has lived in Vaughan for his entire life.

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Tyler Ippolito
Audi Brand Specialist

Tyler began with automotive marketing at a very young age, working for Inside Track magazine and Sport Compact National magazine in the early 2000's. Tyler then worked in Sales at Performance Improvements speed shops and Automotive Sales Training and marketing for Ford and GM. This was before he pursued a career in sales with Audi Downtown Toronto in 2014. Tyler has also been doing precision driving and acting for film and TV since 2012. He has always admired Pfaff's focus on performance and racing. When a job opportunity opened up, Tyler was the first to apply and interview for the position. He attended Humber College in Toronto and studied in Film and Television Production. Tyler has always had a passion for motorsports which makes the original Audi Quattro Group B Rally car his favourite Audi. When he is not working, Tyler can be found working on a film project, watching sports, or racing his Audi S3 at the track. His favoruite day of the week is Sunday because of Formula 1 and the NFL. Tyler was born and raised in Etobicoke, where he currently resides. His other language is "car guy".

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Service

Benny Joseph
Service Manager

I got into the automotive industry 13 years ago (2009) as an advisor and worked my way up to becoming an assistant service manager, and then a service manager. I have been a Service Manager for 6.5 years.
I was very persistent in applying and becoming a part of the Pfaff Family, and I finally joined in August 2022.


When I first started working at the age of 16, I was working for Rogers Communications at a retail store.

I have always loved cars even as a kid, I remember being overly obsessed with looking under the hood and learning about how they work.

What I love to do on my spare time is riding my Ducati Monster, playing golf, and the most important thing to me is spending time with my family.

I was born and raised in Mississauga but moved around a lot. I currently live in Stoney Creek!

I speak multiple languages, Assyrian and Farsi and of course English!!

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Anthony Curia
Service Manager
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Shaun Hedrick
Service Consultant
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Joe Wong
Service Consultant | Mandarin & Cantonese
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Adrian D'Agostino
Service Consultant
(905) 907-2834

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.

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Anna Sheikh
Service Receptionist
(905) 907-2834

Anna is new to the automotive industry and connected with our Service Manager, Anthony Curia, who was able to find her a placement as a Service Receptionist. She has a Bachelor's degree from The University of Toronto, Mississauga. She has always admired German/Luxury cars. Prior to this, she worked in the beauty service industry. She lives in Kleinberg and is fluent in Urdu.

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Vi Le
Customer Relations Specialist

Vi got into the automotive industry in her high school years when she worked at Honda during the summers. She was referred by a friend and started at Pfaff in 2019. She graduated from Seneca College for Marketing. She has always had a love for cars. Her first Audi was a white 2010 Audi S5 V8. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and going out to eat. She is fluent in Vietnamese.

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Parts

Marco Furgiuele
Parts Manager
(905) 907-2834

Marco's journey in the automotive industry started in 1994, when he was apart of rebuilding a 1970's Chevelle SS. This was the moment when he fall in love with the Automotive world. He has been working in parts sector for over 20 years now. Being in the automotive business, he has always heard how great the Pfaff group is. His favourite car is 1968 Camero and he has always been interested in German Cars. In his free time. he loves to spend it with his wife and two kids and watching his beloved teams play, Leafs and 49ers. His hobbies include golfing and playing hockey. He lives in Kleinburg and is fluent in Italian.

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Vincenzo Raso
Assistant Parts Manager
(905) 907-2834

Vincenzo has been a VW AUDI car enthusiast since he was a 8 years old, when his father bought his first GTI. Ever since then, he learned everything there is to know about these brands. He has been working dealerships since he was 16 years old. All of his friends know him as the AUDI/VW GUY. He has always had a great passion for cars. He loves to help people learn about the car they drive. He looks forward in learning and teaching customers the future of the automotive industry and where Audi is going.

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Wayne Shane
Parts Consultant
(905) 907-2834

Wayne has been employed at Pfaff for the past 18 years, as a VW and Audi parts consultant. Previous to that, he worked at CTC and F&P. He was in the military for 22 years as a vehicle technician. His hobbies are restoring cars and anything related to automotive.

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Carmen Kuang
Parts Consultant

Carmen has always had an interest for German engineering. Before joining the Pfaff Auto team in 2021 she finally decided to enter the automotive industry in 2019 working at a collision repair facility where she aided in assessing vehicle damages and maintaining customer retention. Carmen is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin and on her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.

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Tiffany Pascual
Parts Consultant
(905) 907-2834

Following in the footsteps of an automotive family, Tiffany has worked in the automotive industry since 2012 before joining the Pfaff Auto team in 2022. Tiffany attended Georgian college's Automotive Business school of Canada where she found an interest in the Fixed Operations aspect of the industry. Tiffany is fluent in both English and French and during free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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