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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.


Liza Mrak

Liza Mrak | Executive Vice President

Liza Mrak, has been in the automotive world her whole life. Her father founded Mark Motors of Ottawa in 1959 and she was not shy to do her homework at the dealership and work her summer jobs at the store until she went away to university.  This year marks the Mark Motors of Ottawa company its 60th year.  She could not be more proud to carry on the tradition in excellence her father started when he first opened the doors as the Executive Vice President. Liza is known for her marketing and public relations work for Mark Motors of Ottawa. She is passionate about the business, customer relations and giving back to her community.  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 Governor General Performing Arts Awards where she is a partner in the 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.


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.


Ted Rose

Ted Rose | Service Manager

Ted has been with Mark Motors since 2010 as our Porsche Service Manager and thoroughly enjoys being part of the team. A lifelong car enthusiast he started his career in motorsports early, joining the Motorsport Club of Ottawa as soon as he could drive. He later completed an apprenticeship at English Motors working on everything from Minis to Jaguars and then worked as a factory trained technician with BMW and Land Rover for many years. What he loves most about Porsche is the quality and engineering, the history and of course the performance! In his spare time, Ted enjoys spending time with his family and friends at the cottage, travelling, driving events and classic car restoration.

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Paul Renaud

Paul Renaud | General Manager

Paul has been a "Car Guy" for as long as he has been walking. Growing up, while the other boys spent Saturday nights watching Gretzky and Lemieux on the ice, Paul spent Sunday mornings watching Andretti and Senna on the track. Paul’s career in automotive sales spans over 20 years; more than half of which has been with Mark Motors as Sales Manager in their Audi flagship store on Hunt Club Rd. A “customer first” attitude and strong commitment to ensuring everyone gets their best buying experience is what sets Paul and his team ahead of their competitors. Paul says that the greatest achievements in his life so far have been raising 4 daughters and 1 son, and watching them grow into incredibly strong leaders among their peers. In his spare time, you’re very likely to find Paul and his partner watching one of their favorite bands perform live or riding his Ducati in search of those curvy little roads that reenergizes the soul.

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Timothy Whelan

Timothy Whelan | Sales Manager

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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.  

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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.



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Jamie Wanamaker

Jamie Wanamaker | Business Office Executive


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.

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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.

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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.

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Louis-Charles Garneau

Louis-Charles Garneau | Pre-Owned Sales Executive

His father’s passion for cars quickly influenced Louis-Charles at an early age to become as much of an aficionado as he was. He then fell in love with Porsche because of the outstanding engineering, their timeless design and the way they reward the driver for every second spent behind the wheel. Louis-Charles has also studied classical music performance at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec for several years. In his spare time, he and his Father enjoy participating in events held by the Ottawa chapter of the Porsche Club of America. He also is an avid concertgoer as well as having interests in art, history and various cultures from around the world. Fluent in both official languages, Louis-Charles will be more then happy to answer any questions you might have about our products.


Ana-Maria Trujillo

Ana-Maria Trujillo | Sales Executive

Ana offers exceptional customer service in 3 separate languages (English, French and Spanish). She joined the Mark Motors Team in September of 2018, bringing with her 4 years of automotive experience. Ana loves communicating with her customers and making sure her clients know that she is available to help with their needs. During Ana’s spare time she finds herself hiking, biking and most importantly spending time with her family and lovely pup Frank. As her passion for the brand strengthens she finds herself loving the 2019 911 Targa GTS.

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Lana Ortiz | Sales Executive

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Cassie Tessier | Porsche Pro

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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 favorite 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 drag racing, building scale models, photography, rock climbing, ice hockey, hiking and spending time with his wife, daughter and dog, enjoying life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.


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.


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. 



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.