Meet our Team

Alex  Spanopulos
Alex Spanopulos
Director of Finance

Alex brings over 35 years of automotive and financial services industry experience to the dealership so he is our "go to" expert at the dealership on all topics related to vehicle financing and ownership. Because of his extensive relationships at most of Canada's financial institutions, he has a knack of helping customers not only get approved, but find the absolute best rate available. The dealership (and its customers) are fortunate to have Alex and his capabilities on the team.Alex brings over 35 years of automotive and financial services industry experience to the dealership so he is our "go to" expert at the dealership on all topics related to vehicle financing and ownership. Because of his extensive relationships at most of Canada's financial institutions, he has a knack of helping customers not only get approved, but...Read MoreRead Less

Rupi  Lalli
Rupi Lalli
Financial Advisor

Languages: English, Punjabi and Hindi Even though Rupi has a diploma in Paralegal Studies (and worked in a law office prior to joining the dealership), she decided several years ago to bring her talents to Woodbine Nissan where she has worked in a customer service role and has recently moved into the business office where the challenges of tailoring a solution are different for each client. She gets great satisfaction helping customers navigate the financing of their purchase and helping to insure a friction-free delivery. Languages: English, Punjabi and Hindi Even though Rupi has a diploma in Paralegal Studies (and worked in a law office prior to joining the dealership), she decided several years ago to bring her talents to Woodbine Nissan where she has worked in a customer service role and has recently moved into the business office where the challenges of tailori...Read MoreRead Less

Hailey  Suggitt
Hailey Suggitt
Financial Advisor

Hailey comes to the automotive business from the security industry where she holds a Police Foundations diploma as well as several years working in the field. She recently decided to re-deploy her assessment skills and disciplined work ethic at Woodbine Nissan where she is now happily assisting customers with the logistics of financing, licensing, and protecting their new vehicle investment. Hailey enjoys meeting clients from many different backgrounds on a daily basis which is part of a “typical” day at Woodbine Nissan.Hailey comes to the automotive business from the security industry where she holds a Police Foundations diploma as well as several years working in the field. She recently decided to re-deploy her assessment skills and disciplined work ethic at Woodbine Nissan where she is now happily assisting customers with the logistics of financing, licensing, ...Read MoreRead Less

Niv  Nagendram
Niv Nagendram
Financial Advisor

Niv started working at Woodbine Nissan part-time while studying for a Business degree and has done most jobs in the Service Department including Service Advisor where he became a favourite of customers who appreciated his warm, friendly and knowledgeable style. He’s now working part-time on his Finance/Accounting studies while he devotes himself on a full-time basis to helping customers complete their vehicle purchase in the business office. Niv continues to be well liked by customers in his Finance role just as he was as a Service Advisor.Niv started working at Woodbine Nissan part-time while studying for a Business degree and has done most jobs in the Service Department including Service Advisor where he became a favourite of customers who appreciated his warm, friendly and knowledgeable style. He’s now working part-time on his Finance/Accounting studies while he devotes himself ...Read MoreRead Less

Joe  David
Joe David
General Manager

Joe provides the Woodbine Nissan team with inspiration, motivation, and leadership. His motto is "What you know in advance, do in advance". Joe demonstrates this passion for excellence by his hands-on involvement on the dealership sales floor, the service drive-through, and in the shop. His career in the automotive industry includes assignments running successful dealerships in the US and several years working on both sides of the border with Reynolds & Reynolds building dealership systems to better serve dealership customers and achieve greater operational efficiency for R&R’s client dealerships. In January 2018, Joe was asked by the Prestige Auto Group (new owners of Woodbine Nissan) to lead the business and bring it to a level of operational excellence as General Manager. Already, the dealership is experiencing record sales and service levels and achieving Nissan Canada’s top customer service scores. Despite these initial accomplishments, Joe can be found at the dealership most days, coaching, mentoring, and encouraging all members of the team as well as meeting with customers and community leaders.Joe provides the Woodbine Nissan team with inspiration, motivation, and leadership. His motto is "What you know in advance, do in advance". Joe demonstrates this passion for excellence by his hands-on involvement on the dealership sales floor, the service drive-through, and in the shop. His career in the automotive industry includes assignments run...Read MoreRead Less

Rashid  Chaudary
Rashid Chaudary
Controller

Josh  Poori
Josh Poori
Service Manager

Josh’s car dealership experience began as a part-time gig while he was studying Business at college but his passion for cars dates back to his teens working on cars in his garage. He joined the Nissan world on a full-time basis over a dozen years ago as a licensed technician and progressed to the position of Service Manager at Woodbine Nissan where he’s now managing a talented team of technicians, apprentices, and Service Advisors. Josh always loved working on high performance cars and now brings the same passion to leading and developing a high-performance Service Team at Woodbine Nissan. Josh’s car dealership experience began as a part-time gig while he was studying Business at college but his passion for cars dates back to his teens working on cars in his garage. He joined the Nissan world on a full-time basis over a dozen years ago as a licensed technician and progressed to the position of Service Manager at Woodbine Nissan whe...Read MoreRead Less

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Tom  Friedmann
Tom Friedmann
Fixed Operations Manager

In his role as Fixed Operations Manager, Tom makes sure that anything and everything related to the dealership’s facilities are working to provide customers with an inviting experience. You might see him driving the snow plow truck on a snowy winter morning or negotiating a contract with one of our dealership vendors. Tom also manages the GTA’s largest Nissan Parts Department occupying over 6,000 sq. ft. and stocking over 12,000 parts and accessories. For most of his 15+ years in the automotive business, Tom has been with Nissan and most of that period with Woodbine Nissan. We are all happy to have Tom’s steady hand overseeing this important segment of the business.In his role as Fixed Operations Manager, Tom makes sure that anything and everything related to the dealership’s facilities are working to provide customers with an inviting experience. You might see him driving the snow plow truck on a snowy winter morning or negotiating a contract with one of our dealership vendors. Tom also manages the GTA’s...Read MoreRead Less

Alex  Spanopulos
Alex Spanopulos
Director of Finance

Alex brings over 35 years of automotive and financial services industry experience to the dealership so he is our "go to" expert at the dealership on all topics related to vehicle financing and ownership. Because of his extensive relationships at most of Canada's financial institutions, he has a knack of helping customers not only get approved, but find the absolute best rate available. The dealership (and its customers) are fortunate to have Alex and his capabilities on the team.Alex brings over 35 years of automotive and financial services industry experience to the dealership so he is our "go to" expert at the dealership on all topics related to vehicle financing and ownership. Because of his extensive relationships at most of Canada's financial institutions, he has a knack of helping customers not only get approved, but...Read MoreRead Less

Trish  Rowsell
Trish Rowsell
Director of Marketing

Joe  David
Joe David
General Manager

Joe provides the Woodbine Nissan team with inspiration, motivation, and leadership. His motto is "What you know in advance, do in advance". Joe demonstrates this passion for excellence by his hands-on involvement on the dealership sales floor, the service drive-through, and in the shop. His career in the automotive industry includes assignments running successful dealerships in the US and several years working on both sides of the border with Reynolds & Reynolds building dealership systems to better serve dealership customers and achieve greater operational efficiency for R&R’s client dealerships. In January 2018, Joe was asked by the Prestige Auto Group (new owners of Woodbine Nissan) to lead the business and bring it to a level of operational excellence as General Manager. Already, the dealership is experiencing record sales and service levels and achieving Nissan Canada’s top customer service scores. Despite these initial accomplishments, Joe can be found at the dealership most days, coaching, mentoring, and encouraging all members of the team as well as meeting with customers and community leaders.Joe provides the Woodbine Nissan team with inspiration, motivation, and leadership. His motto is "What you know in advance, do in advance". Joe demonstrates this passion for excellence by his hands-on involvement on the dealership sales floor, the service drive-through, and in the shop. His career in the automotive industry includes assignments run...Read MoreRead Less

Oliver  Dempsey
Oliver Dempsey
Sales Manager

Oliver is normally one of the first people you meet when you arrive at the dealership and his easy-going approach (and natural Irish charm) puts everyone quickly at ease. He seems too young to have over a dozen years of experience in the Auto industry but it soon becomes evident that Oliver knows the Nissan product line (and most other brands) extremely well so he's a great resource to customers and the sales team. Oliver is dedicated to providing an outstanding purchase experience so customers are not only satisfied but become fans and ambassadors of Woodbine Nissan!Oliver is normally one of the first people you meet when you arrive at the dealership and his easy-going approach (and natural Irish charm) puts everyone quickly at ease. He seems too young to have over a dozen years of experience in the Auto industry but it soon becomes evident that Oliver knows the Nissan product line (and most other brands) extr...Read MoreRead Less

Sunil  Agarwal
Sunil Agarwal
Sales Manager

Languages: English & Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Bhojpuri, and Marathi. Sunil has worked a lifetime in the automotive industry, first, 16 years overseas and since 2011 in Canada. Sunil was always a top performer including when he worked the sales floor at this dealership (holding a number of dealership sales records). As a Sales Manager, Sunil continues to keep a close connection to clients from the past as well as to new visitors to the showroom. He still seeks to understand each client’s particular transportation issue so he can propose solutions that will work for their vehicle needs as well as their wallet. Languages: English & Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Bhojpuri, and Marathi. Sunil has worked a lifetime in the automotive industry, first, 16 years overseas and since 2011 in Canada. Sunil was always a top performer including when he worked the sales floor at this dealership (holding a number of dealership sales records). As a Sales Manag...Read MoreRead Less

Peter  Scott
Peter Scott
Product Advisor

Peter has had many years of experience serving customers in the Financial Services sector prior to moving into the Retail Automotive Industry. His career includes management positions at TD, BCI Bank and RBC. Peter is our Commercial Vehicle Specialist and is well known to our small business customers. He enjoys the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to help them make the major decision of acquiring a new vehicle. Peter's customers tell us that they appreciate his sincere approach to doing business and his attention to detail. He is his customers` advocate at the dealership and frequently can be found assisting customers with a post-purchase question or concern. Peter is a true believer in the idea of building a long-term relationship with each customer. Peter has had many years of experience serving customers in the Financial Services sector prior to moving into the Retail Automotive Industry. His career includes management positions at TD, BCI Bank and RBC. Peter is our Commercial Vehicle Specialist and is well known to our small business customers. He enjoys the opportunity to work one-on-one wi...Read MoreRead Less

Bing (Bill)  Xu
Bing (Bill) Xu
Product Advisor

Languages: English, Mandarin Bill spent about a decade in the mining and resource sector working in sales and operations roles before deciding to get into the car business at Woodbine Nissan. Bill enjoys working face-to-face with clients but also specializes in dealing with clients arriving via our various internet platforms. He gets great satisfaction helping his clients find the perfect vehicle for their needs. Whether you are looking for a new Nissan or any brand of used car, Bill can assist in finding a great match. Languages: English, Mandarin Bill spent about a decade in the mining and resource sector working in sales and operations roles before deciding to get into the car business at Woodbine Nissan. Bill enjoys working face-to-face with clients but also specializes in dealing with clients arriving via our various internet platforms. He gets great satisfa...Read MoreRead Less

Sasha  Philippov
Sasha Philippov
Product Advisor

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian Sasha entered the car business recently but his connection to motor vehicles dates back to his mechanical engineering studies in the old Soviet Union where he specialized in automotive manufacturing and design. He’s happy to renew his automotive connection and bring his technical knowledge to customers he meets daily in the showroom. Sasha loves the car business where he gets the opportunity to talk with people daily and assist them with such an important purchase decision. Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian Sasha entered the car business recently but his connection to motor vehicles dates back to his mechanical engineering studies in the old Soviet Union where he specialized in automotive manufacturing and design. He’s happy to renew his automotive connection and bring his technical knowledge to customers he m...Read MoreRead Less

Melody  Qian
Melody Qian
Product Advisor

Languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese Melody enjoys helping customers find the vehicle that perfectly fits their particular situation and lifestyle. It helps that she is an engineer by training and knows the product line inside and out so she is prepared to match customers to the perfect vehicle. Her long list of customer testimonials is proof of her dedication to providing a dream-come-true car purchase experience for every client. Languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese Melody enjoys helping customers find the vehicle that perfectly fits their particular situation and lifestyle. It helps that she is an engineer by training and knows the product line inside and out so she is prepared to match customers to the perfect vehicle. Her long list of customer testimonials is proo...Read MoreRead Less

Mohammed (Bobby)  Rabbani
Mohammed (Bobby) Rabbani
Product Advisor

Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi Bobby is a recent entrant to the retail auto business and has embraced his role with enthusiasm and positivity. Clients find he has a genuine concern for their needs and situation. Although Bobby originally made his career in the telecom industry, he has now committed to building a loyal following among his automotive clients. Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi Bobby is a recent entrant to the retail auto business and has embraced his role with enthusiasm and positivity. Clients find he has a genuine concern for their needs and situation. Although Bobby originally made his career in the telecom industry, he has now committed to building a loyal following...Read MoreRead Less

Pearse Kennedy
Pearse Kennedy
Product Advisor

Languages: English Pearse comes from County Claire, Ireland and brings with him the charm and soft-spoken character you might expect. Following a few years in the Hospitality Industry, he was encouraged to turn in his bartender towel for a car sales license and joined our dealership. In either profession, you need to be a good listener and Pearse loves to learn about clients’ transportation problems so he can help to offer solutions. Clients seem to like working with Pearse in a friction-free manner that has been a key contributor to his success to date. Languages: English Pearse comes from County Claire, Ireland and brings with him the charm and soft-spoken character you might expect. Following a few years in the Hospitality Industry, he was encouraged to turn in his bartender towel for a car sales license and joined our dealership. In either profession, you need to be a good listener and Pearse ...Read MoreRead Less

Josh  Poori
Josh Poori
Service Manager

Josh’s car dealership experience began as a part-time gig while he was studying Business at college but his passion for cars dates back to his teens working on cars in his garage. He joined the Nissan world on a full-time basis over a dozen years ago as a licensed technician and progressed to the position of Service Manager at Woodbine Nissan where he’s now managing a talented team of technicians, apprentices, and Service Advisors. Josh always loved working on high performance cars and now brings the same passion to leading and developing a high-performance Service Team at Woodbine Nissan. Josh’s car dealership experience began as a part-time gig while he was studying Business at college but his passion for cars dates back to his teens working on cars in his garage. He joined the Nissan world on a full-time basis over a dozen years ago as a licensed technician and progressed to the position of Service Manager at Woodbine Nissan whe...Read MoreRead Less

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Chris  Freitas
Chris Freitas
Collision Centre Manager

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Michael  Abalos
Michael Abalos
Service Advisor

Languages: English, Spanish Mike made the transition from auto shop apprentice (where he worked for six years) to Service Advisor where he meets with and assists Service customers. It’s quite different than working on cars but Mike understands how your car operates and can communicate what work needs to be done and why. He has an open and friendly manner that fits his personality so clients feel confident in his advice and recommendations. Languages: English, Spanish Mike made the transition from auto shop apprentice (where he worked for six years) to Service Advisor where he meets with and assists Service customers. It’s quite different than working on cars but Mike understands how your car operates and can communicate what work needs to be done and why. He has an open and friend...Read MoreRead Less

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Thomas  Berdini
Thomas Berdini
Service Detailer

Adrian  Melancon
Adrian Melancon
Service - Wash

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Viash  Maharaj
Viash Maharaj
Technician

Amadeo  Grazia
Amadeo Grazia
Technician

Amanpreet  Ressi
Amanpreet Ressi
Technician

Mark  Hiebert
Mark Hiebert
Apprentice

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John  Weir
John Weir
Customer Service Representative

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Amrit  Lalli
Amrit Lalli
Apprentice

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Ryan Yau
Ryan Yau
Service Advisor

Languages: English, (Cantonese) Ryan is a true car enthusiast even though he studied business systems and technology at university. His dream car is the Nissan GT-R (so he picked the right brand to stay within reach of an iconic high-performance sports coupe). Ryan enjoys working with customers where he’s discovering that every day brings new and interesting people and challenges. That keeps the work fascinating and a constant learning experience. Languages: English, (Cantonese) Ryan is a true car enthusiast even though he studied business systems and technology at university. His dream car is the Nissan GT-R (so he picked the right brand to stay within reach of an iconic high-performance sports coupe). Ryan enjoys working with customers where he’s discovering that every day brings new a...Read MoreRead Less

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Vero Cverijc
Vero Cverijc
Shuttle Driver

Languages: English, Serbian, Russian Vero will get you to and from the dealership in a timely manner whether your vehicle is here for a short time or a long time. He has had a connection to motor vehicles and our dealership for many years and he’s happy to make your schedule his schedule so you don’t have to waste any of your valuable time.

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Tom  Friedmann
Tom Friedmann
Fixed Operations Manager

In his role as Fixed Operations Manager, Tom makes sure that anything and everything related to the dealership’s facilities are working to provide customers with an inviting experience. You might see him driving the snow plow truck on a snowy winter morning or negotiating a contract with one of our dealership vendors. Tom also manages the GTA’s largest Nissan Parts Department occupying over 6,000 sq. ft. and stocking over 12,000 parts and accessories. For most of his 15+ years in the automotive business, Tom has been with Nissan and most of that period with Woodbine Nissan. We are all happy to have Tom’s steady hand overseeing this important segment of the business.In his role as Fixed Operations Manager, Tom makes sure that anything and everything related to the dealership’s facilities are working to provide customers with an inviting experience. You might see him driving the snow plow truck on a snowy winter morning or negotiating a contract with one of our dealership vendors. Tom also manages the GTA’s...Read MoreRead Less

Odit  Jailall
Odit Jailall
Parts Advisor

Joining the dealership in 2008, Odit is a key member of the team having worked in the Service Department before transitioning to Parts where he has been helping the shop technicians and a broad range of local customers such as body shops and private garages for several years. If you have a Parts question or difficulty locating a part for a vintage vehicle, Odit can probably help you. Call him with your query on tires, accessories, or any automotive part.Joining the dealership in 2008, Odit is a key member of the team having worked in the Service Department before transitioning to Parts where he has been helping the shop technicians and a broad range of local customers such as body shops and private garages for several years. If you have a Parts question or difficulty locating a part for a vintage ...Read MoreRead Less

Michael  Hayden
Michael Hayden
Parts Advisor

Michael brings over two decades of auto industry experience to the dealership including the past decade with Nissan products. Whether it is a Nissan part or a difficult-to-find competitor brand, Michael has developed an ability to acquire those unique parts that just seem to elude others in the business. Trying to find parts that do not seem to be available? Ask Michael. He’s up for the challenge.Michael brings over two decades of auto industry experience to the dealership including the past decade with Nissan products. Whether it is a Nissan part or a difficult-to-find competitor brand, Michael has developed an ability to acquire those unique parts that just seem to elude others in the business. Trying to find parts that do not seem to be ...Read MoreRead Less

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John  Antoniou
John Antoniou
Parts Driver

Schevon  Blake
Schevon Blake
Customer Service Representative

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Trish  Rowsell
Trish Rowsell
Director of Marketing

Gordon  Wright
Gordon Wright
Internet Manager

Gordon Wright brings a wealth of previous corporate sales and marketing experience to the Woodbine Nissan team as well as over a decade in the Automotive retail business selling cars and, more recently, taking his communications online where he meets customers in the digital showroom. His goal is to provide clients and prospective customers with a value-added online experience that will be matched or exceeded by the experience at the store. Gordon Wright brings a wealth of previous corporate sales and marketing experience to the Woodbine Nissan team as well as over a decade in the Automotive retail business selling cars and, more recently, taking his communications online where he meets customers in the digital showroom. His goal is to provide clients and prospective customers with a ...Read MoreRead Less

Victorea  Coward
Victorea Coward
Receptionist

Nina  Seecharan
Nina Seecharan
Reception (PM)

Nina can be found at the reception desk in the evenings and on Saturdays helping customers connect with the person or department they are seeking. Nina’s welcoming smile is evidence that she gets a lot of pleasure meeting a wide range of people on a daily basis.

Patricia  Censoni
Patricia Censoni
BDC Manager

Languages: English, Italian Patricia probably talks to more of our customers on a daily basis than anyone at the dealership as she books/confirms appointments, calls with reminders, follows up with post-service calls to customers and explains the status on vehicles in for service. And she knows our clients personally through multiple vehicle ownerships and many interactions. Patricia has been communicating with customers by phone and email (and in person) since she started at Woodbine Nissan in 2011 and enjoys getting to know each new customer and being the connection that enhances their ownership experience. Languages: English, Italian Patricia probably talks to more of our customers on a daily basis than anyone at the dealership as she books/confirms appointments, calls with reminders, follows up with post-service calls to customers and explains the status on vehicles in for service. And she knows our clients personally through multiple vehicle owner...Read MoreRead Less

Rashid  Chaudary
Rashid Chaudary
Controller

Sanaulhaq (Sunny)  Zarawar
Sanaulhaq (Sunny) Zarawar
Accounting

Amanda Khamis
Amanda Khamis
Reception

Languages: English, Assyrian Amanda brings eight years of Hospitality industry experience to Woodbine Nissan along with an infectious smile and a helpful and caring personality. She enjoys assisting clients as they arrive by finding the person, department or piece of information they need to continue with their day.

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