The Mark Motors Porsche Team

Michael Mrak

Michael Mrak | Dealer Principal

Michael started as a technician over 35 years ago and today is the dealer principal of Audi Mark Motors of Ottawa, Audi Ottawa and Mark Motors Porsche. He worked alongside his father, Louis Mrak the founder of Mark Motors of Ottawa and has developed a true passion for the automotive space.  Michael believes that hard work and dedication yields the strongest results, and carries this philosophy into all that he does inside and outside of the work space. Any customer that walks into the dealership is treated like one of Michael’s close personal friends. His kindness and consideration for his customers allows for a great working relationship where everyone feels comfortable and can leave with a smile on their face. When Michael is not at the dealership, you will most likely find him skiing or simply enjoying the view of classic cars.

Email: mmark@markmotorsporsche.com

Liza Mrak

Liza Mrak | Business Development Manager

Liza Mrak, known for her marketing and public relations work for Mark Motors of Ottawa is proud to be working in the family business her father founded in 1959. She is passionate about the business, customer relations and giving back.  Giving back to the community has always been an integral philosophy for Liza. Liza and the Mrak family have supported several organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, United Way, National Arts Centre, Royal Ottawa Hospital and several local events, including the Viennese Opera Ball, where Liza sits as a committee member as well as the Governor General Performing Arts Awards committee. Before her time at Mark Motors, Liza worked for Enterprise Rent a Car in Ottawa for 10 years, where she learned and developed her skills in customer service, brand passion, customer relations and service, and taking ownership of a business including its risks and celebrations. Today, Liza holds the role of Executive Vice President.

Email: lmrak@markmotorsofottawa.com

Les Swerdfeger

Les Swerdfeger | Fixed Operations Manager

Les has been in the automotive industry for 46 years and brings with him an abundance of expertise, having worked with multiple car manufacturers including Volkswagen, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Ford, Porsche and Audi. Over the years, Les has acquired many positions, starting out as a parts driver and achieving the roles of parts consultant, parts manager, service writer, service foreman, service manager, and fixed operations manager. When Les is not engaged with work, he loves to play golf, travel, and spend time with his grandchildren. With all his incredible experience in the field, Les is solidly convinced that German carmakers, particularly Porsche, create the best cars in the industry.

Email: lswerdfeger@markmotorsofottawa.com

Ted Rose

Ted Rose | Service Manager

Ted has been in the luxury segment of the automotive business for over 30 years and is in his seventh year with Mark Motors as our Service Manager. He started his career as a technician in motorsports and has previously worked for BMW, Land Rover, and Jaguar. What he loves most about Porsche is the quality, the performance, and of course the history. In his spare time, Ted enjoys spending time with his family at the cottage, travelling, and classic car restoration.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: trose@markmotorsporsche.com

Manuel Pereira

Manuel Pereira | Sales Manager

Manuel has been in the automotive industry for nearly 30 years and brings with him a multitude of experience and passion for the Porsche brand. He is well versed in the many facets of a dealership and ensures smooth and efficient communication between departments on a daily basis. He leads a talented team of Sales Executives and drives their ambitious goals and aspirations. He is committed to the satisfaction of each Porsche owner and makes it his passion to ensure they are treated with the utmost care and respect. He has been a Porsche Brand Ambassador since 2013 and currently treasures his 1975 911.

 

 

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: mpereira@markmotorsporsche.com

Brian Miner

Brian Miner | Pre-Owned Manager

Brian has been with Mark Motors since 1998 working for our Audi dealerships and is now expanding to the Mark Motors Porsche team! While most of his time has been in the sales department, he has also spent time in the Parts and Service Departments. His range of experience in the automotive industry is an asset and will bring a wealth of experience to his newest position of Pre-Owned Manager with the Mark Motors Porsche brand. Brian is committed to finding you the Porsche you’ve been dreaming of! In his spare time, Brian spends quality time with his family.  

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: bminer@markmotorsporsche.com

Kathleen Harper

Kathleen Harper | Business Office Executive

Kathleen has been a member of the Mark Motors Porsche team for 5 years and brings with her nearly a decade of customer service experience in various industries.  She enjoys catering to the individual needs of each client and particularly enjoys sharing in the excitement of a first Porsche purchase. She continually strives to provide a level of customer service that matches the high standards of the Porsche Brand. She has had the pleasure of completing the Camp 4 Porsche Driving Experience and has experienced the adrenaline rush of track driving as well. Whether you are exploring lease or finance options or are looking to protect your investment, Kathleen is always committed to providing a smooth and enjoyable purchase process.

 

 

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: kharper@markmotorsporsche.com

Mike McNeely

Mike McNeely | Senior Sales Executive

Mike has been with Mark Motors since 1985 and in the sports car business since he was 14 years old. He enjoys building long-term relationships with clients and holds great passion for the Porsche brand. Mike subscribes to the belief that the customer always comes first. To him, it is just as imperative to introduce new clients to Porsche, as it is to maintain his ongoing relationships with existing customers. His many years with the Porsche brand is unmatched in the industry, and his technical expertise is particularly impressive. He looks forward to making your Porsche purchase experience not only enjoyable, but educational as well.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: mmcneely@markmotorsporsche.com

Bruce Clifford

Bruce Clifford | Sales Executive

Bruce has been in high-end vehicle sales for 22 years and has been with Mark Motors Porsche for 16 years. He was presented with the illustrious Porsche Sales Excellence Top 100 Worldwide Award and is a talented member of our team. Among his biggest passions are meeting and creating close relationships with new clients and creating unique ‘builds’ for each and every car. In his spare time he competes in fishing tournaments, is an abstract artist, and also repaints furniture. His creative side lends itself very well to designing custom interiors and ensuring the order is properly coordinated inside and out. Bruce is passionate about making your Mark Motors Porsche experience pleasurable.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: bclifford@markmotorsporsche.com

Simon Perreault

Simon Perreault | Sales Executive

Simon is the latest member of the Mark Motors Porsche sales team. He brings over 25 years of applied experience in the automotive industry. An alumnus with honours from the Canadian Automotive Institute, He became a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador within his first year at Mark Motors. His lifelong Porsche passion was ignited at an early age after seeing an orange 911 speeding past. Today, representing Porsche is a dream career. A real petrol-head, he restores and collects vintage cars and motorcycles, including his 944S. Simon is bilingual in French and English.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: sperreault@markmotorsporsche.com

Sarah Chartrand

Sarah Chartrand | Appointment Coordinator

Sarah joined the Mark Motors team in March of 2017. She has garnered over 10 years’ combined experience in the customer service and automotive industries. Sarah genuinely enjoys meeting, and speaking to clients about their automotive needs. She is always upbeat and looking for ways to make each and every Service visit delightful. When Sarah is not working, you can find her spending time with her family, or volunteering. She is particularly passionate about dogs and does most of her volunteer work with a local non-profit dog rescue in the Ottawa area.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: schartrand@markmotorsporsche.com

Mathieu Gagne

Mathieu Gagne | Service Consultant

Porsche has always elicited a great passion in Mathieu. After graduating with an honorary mention for student of the year with his diploma in Automotive Repair, Mathieu began his automotive repair career as a Certified Master Technician with General Motors where he worked for six years. He then decided to follow his passion and make the natural transition to Porsche. In March of 2009, he finally reached his goal of working with his favourite childhood automaker at Mark Motors Porsche as a Service Consultant. With his stupendous technical experience, attention to detail and fluency in both official languages, Mathieu is well equipped to show his clientele the highest level of service. His passion for the Porsche brand and loyalty to the company and clients he works with is demonstrated each and every day. Other than cars, his other passions include science (cosmology, particle physics), technology, and biology. His hobbies include building scale models, photography, rock climbing, hockey, and spending time with his wife and dog, enjoying life.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: mgagne@markmotorsporsche.com

Eric Tremblay

Eric Tremblay | Service Consultant

Eric is a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador and has been with Mark Motors Porsche since 2010, and has previously worked in the luxury automotive segment. He has a great attitude, cares deeply for his clients, will always keep clients informed, and make certain that clients are safe in their Porsche. Eric is a devoted father and when not at work, he can be found spending time with his young family, his dogs, or playing golf.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: etremblay@markmotorsporsche.com

Nicole Meunier

Nicole Meunier | Parts Manager

Nicole has been part of our Porsche team since 2015 and brings over 30 years of automotive experience.  She has occupied several positions in sales, service, and parts, allowing her to gain ample experience and is committed to customer satisfaction.  She is proud to lead a team of knowledgeable parts consultants who are always available to help you customize your Porsche with Tequipment, find that rare part through Porsche Classic, or even find that perfect gift from the Driver’s Selection.  Her other passion is to refinish antique furniture that she donates to local charities.

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: nmeunier@markmotorsporsche.com

Denis Kelly

Denis Kelly | Parts Consultant

 Dennis joined the Mark Motors Porsche team in 2015 and brought with him over 20 years of experience in customer service. With a special interest in inventory, Dennis enjoys keeping the Parts Department clean and organized. Providing clients with courteous and professional service is his foremost priority and he thoroughly enjoys assisting clients in finding exactly what they are looking for to best suit their needs. 

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: dkelly@markmotorsofottawa.com

Rick  Volkmer

Rick Volkmer | Parts Consultant

 A true Porsche enthusiast, Rick has been working for Mark Motors for over 25 years. Rick has a passion for all things Porsche, which becomes quite clear once he gets talking. He is always happy to share his knowledge of both classic and current models, whether assisting a client or just having friendly conversation. He is always going the extra mile to make sure that our clients are well taken care of with each phone call or visit to the Part Department. 

Phone: 613.749.4275 • Email: rvolkmer@markmotorsporsche.com

Jacques  Mainville

Jacques Mainville | Controller

Jacques has been in the automotive industry for 44 years, and has been with the Mark Motors Group for over 28 years. He was amongst the first two employees in the Mark Motors Accounting office, alongside Maggie Lee, and currently holds the title of Controller. Jacques is passionate about his work, having been interested in financial accounting ever since he was a young boy. During his many years at Mark Motors, Jacques has seen the company grow from one stand-alone dealership to the three successful dealerships that stand today. Jacques loves the family feel of working at Mark Motors, and believes Porsche is a great brand. Outside of work, Jacques enjoys spending time at his cottage, and boating on the lake with his family and friends.

Email: jmainville@markmotorsofottawa.com

Sonya da Silva

Sonya da Silva | Accountant

Sonya has worked with Mark Motors Porsche for two and a half years. Prior to her time at Mark Motors, she was an ESL Teacher in Portugal where she lived for 7 years, teaching within the public school system and privately. Sonya’s organization and efficiency makes her a great asset to the Mark Motors team. Her favorite part about representing the Porsche Brand is getting to participate in various Porsche events held within the dealership. This year, she was able to attend the Mark Motors Track day event at Calabogie, where she got to drive the 718 boxster and 911 Targa 4s. She also believes that one of the greatest things about working for Mark Motors is the fact that you truly feel like you are part of the family. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Email: sdasilva@markmotorsofottawa.com

Maggie Lee

Maggie Lee | Accountant

Maggie was born in Hong Kong and became a Canadian citizen in 1985. During her time in Hong Kong, Maggie worked in the Accounting office for Hotel Miramar. Maggie joined Mark Motors back in 2002, bringing 15 years of experience with her. Maggie currently holds the title of Bookkeeper. When Maggie started in the Mark Motors Accounting office, she worked alongside one other employee - the Controller, Jacques Mainville. Today, the Accounting team has grown to 6 people. Maggie is very proud to see how Mark Motors Porsche has evolved over the years. Outside of Mark Motors, Maggie’s greatest interest is traveling. 

  

Email: mlee@markmotorsofottawa.com

Monica Vallance

Monica Vallance | Accountant

Monica has been working for Mark Motors for just over 2 years, but has been involved with the company for 20 years as she was previously working for Welch LLP. Monica is a CPA-CA, earning her designation in 1992. Prior to working at Mark Motors, Monica audited and reviewed numerous Ottawa area car dealerships as a public accountant. She was thrilled to join the Mark Motors team, as they had always been her favourite client. Through public accounting, Monica gained the ability to get along with a vast variety of personalities, which she considers her greatest strength. Monica's favourite part of working at Mark Motors is the excitement and challenge that every day brings, since no two days are the same. She also enjoys the involvement of the founding family in the business and their dedication to their employees. Outside Mark Motors, Monica is busy raising her teenage boy, which she believes is the "best thing ever". She is also a devoted RedBlacks fan, being a season ticket holder since inception. 

Email: mvallance@markmotorsofottawa.com