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Dealer Principal

Mike Sullivan
Owner
855-859-8854

Mike Sullivan is the owner of Porsche South Bay and has been in the automotive industry for 40+ years. He is the owner of LAcarGUY family of dealerships which currently includes 14 dealerships. In his spare time you can find him racing GT3s at the Thermal Racetrack and spending time with his 4 grandchildren.

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Management

Brian Kim
General Manager
323-657-4474


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Carl Tofflemire
Director of Classic Operations & Preowned Manager
310-891-2100

Carl has been with the Porsche brand in Los Angeles since 1987 and with Porsche South Bay (formerly Pacific Porsche) since January 1999. An avid Porsche enthusiast, Carl has raced with the Porsche Owners Club since 2000 and has served as a member of the club's board of directors. He is also racing alongside Mike Sullivan in the Pirelli Cup, an 18 race all Porsche series that runs across the US. You will not find another member of any local dealership team with more experience or enthusiasm for the Porsche brand than Carl.

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Bernie Clare
Sales Manager
310-891-2100

Bernie's love affair with Porsche started in England as a kid in the early 80's, when a family friend took him racing in a blood orange 911T through the British countryside. That ride changed his life, and catapulted him into being a lifelong Porsche enthusiast.

Since coming to the US in 1995, Bernie has shared his passion for impeccably crafted cars and puts his brand of classic integrity into every transaction.

Bernie believes his first ride in the Porsche Mission E will be as exciting as his first ride in the 1970 911, and personally invites you in for the ride of your life. Mission E is the first generation fully electric powered Porsche, sub-eight-minute lap time on the Nürburgring and set to launch in 2019.

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Lori Kizirian
Sales Manager
310-891-2100

Lori was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. In high school, she was highly involved in sports - basketball, cross country, track and field, and growing up with brothers, cars have always been in the mix. With thoughts of going to school for psychology, she stumbled into a car dealership, and there started her new path. With over a decade in the car business mainly with BMW, she is excited to be on this new journey in the Porsche world.

 

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Chris Park
Sales Manager
310-891-2100


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Julian Kim
Service Manager
310-891-2100

I have been in the automotive industry since 2003. My career has been with several luxury brands, and has a deep understanding of building a word class team and experience. I enjoy the beach, sports, and fitness in my off time.

I look forward to our team providing a memorable service experience and being the example for the Porsche brand. 

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John Cornejo
Parts Manager
310-891-2100

John Cornejo began his automotive journey in April of 2001, proudly representing the Porsche Brand for nearly 2 decades now. He is dedicated to upholding the values this great company stands for and inspiring Porsche Passion in every encounter.  John finds fulfillment in teaching, coaching and mentoring his staff so they can truly be recognized as the best of the best.

When he is not site, John enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children. His interests also include sports, music, cooking, traveling and Porsche Motorsports, of course.

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Sales Department

Mike Vand
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Mike has been with Porsche South Bay since 2013 and the LA Car Guy group since 2010. He has years of experience from top brands including Audi, Mercedes, and BMW. He has a wealth of knowledge of the automotive landscape for luxury vehicles and will be your point person for your product knowledge needs. He speaks Farsi, Spanish and English with enough fluency to give the experience you deserve! His hobbies include long-distance road biking and cooking and he loves sharing recipes.

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Fred Vand
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Fred started in the car business in 1997 as a salesperson, moving his way up into management. He's been with the LAcarGUY organization since 2007 working primarily at Audi Pacific. He looks forward to helping new clientele here at Porsche South Bay, formerly known as Pacific Porsche.

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Benjamin Esfandi
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Ben is a consummate professional with an easy going approach to luxury consultation. Formerly a brand ambassador for Audi for many years, he has a knowledge base both in the automotive space and beyond. Utilizing his natural curiosity, he gets to know his clients' wants & needs. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi, spends his extra time painting, learning language and experiencing foods.

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Lawrence Pinkston
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Lawrence has lived in the top three markets developing his career as a salesman for over 15 years. In his hometown Chicago as a medical sales professional, Manhattan, NY in business technology sales for AT&T and Verizon, and here in the Los Angeles luxury car market for Mercedes Benz.  He has proven his adaptability and ability to connect with his clients, making him an asset at any company he works for. Here at Porsche he uses the skills he has cultivated to deliver a one of a kind and unforgettable experience that will match the performance the world has come to love and expect from the Porsche brand. With him as the steward of your Porsche experience you will not be disappointed, and will have his support every step of the way. 


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Elvis Badal
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

With over 14 years selling Porsches in Los Angeles, Elvis is a consummate professional. He is a resident expert on all things Porsche, always attentive to your pre and post purchase needs. Elvis delivers the ultimate Porsche experience.

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Alyssa Fierro
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

As a Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador Alyssa joined Porsche South Bay three years ago. She brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the Porsche sales experience. If you happen to stop by our showroom you will most definitely notice her keen style and poise. Providing customers with optimum satisfaction, and if given the chance to work with her you will not be disappointed.

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Henrique Sales
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Henrique has a bachelor's degree in Communication and with a last name like 'Sales' he's in the perfect job. He started his automotive career at Jaguar Land Rover moving to BMW before starting with us here at Porsche.  When not working he loves to play sports: running, cycling, swimming and soccer. 

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Eddie Ramos
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Eddie has been helping families buy cars in the South Bay for over 40 years, previously at BMW, now here at Porsche. Eddie is fluent in Spanish and loves all types of sport , especially Soccer.  


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Gus Zantout
Porsche Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100


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Chris Escobar
Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100


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Alex Kong
Brand Ambassador
310-891-2100

Speaks English, Korean

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Jacob Lee
Brand Ambassador
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Matija Blagojevic
Porsche Pro
310-891-2100


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Financial Services

Sandeep Singh
Finance Manager
310-891-2100

Sandeep was born and raised in North India, Punjab. Growing up, he was very passionate about motorcycles and cars.  since moving to the US in 2010, Sandeep has shared his passion for German and Japanese brands. 

He joined the LACARGUY Family at Audi Pacific in 2018. He has a wealth of knowledge of the automotive landscape for luxury vehicles and will be your point person for your product knowledge needs. Fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and English. His excited to be on this new journey in the Porsche world.

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Phil Kang
Finance Manager
310-891-2100


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Jeff LaPlant
310-891-2100

Jeff started his first Porsche job at Park Porsche working for Senator John Campbell, a family store in 1981 as a trainee salesman. In 1985 Jeff was promoted to his first management job with Max Dial Porsche. Jeff has 35 years of Porsche sales and management experience and still enjoys serving his many customers from those early days. Jeff always wanted to stay with family-owned dealerships and he began his career with Pacific Porsche (now Porsche South Bay) in October of 1999. Starting mid 2023 Jeff is transitioning to a consultant role with the dealership and is available to all customers for any Porsche questions or needs.

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Service Department

Chris Laporte
Service Consultant
310-891-2100


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Paul Panya
Service Consultant
310-891-2100


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Jimmy Molina
Service Consultant
310-891-2100

I have been in the automotive industry for 6 years. I've worked with many luxury brands and aim to provide excellent customer service. I enjoy spending time with my family and all 7 of my dogs on my free time. 

I look forward to helping you and providing an excellent experience here at Porsche South Bay

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Michael Skulick
Service Advisor
310-891-2100

Hi I'm Michael Skulick! Being a service advisor here at Porsche South Bay. my goal is to create a fun and enjoyable service experience. Prior to joining the Porsche South Bay family, I was at Mercedes Benz. In my free time you can catch me hanging out with my husband and family, working out, canyon driving, and finding the next best brunch spot. I enjoy traveling to randomly selected cities across the US or going to the river (Parker, AZ). My favorite Porsche is definitely the GT3 touring!


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Carlos Lazo
Service Consultant
310-891-2100


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Daniel Jang
Internal Advisor
310-891-2100


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Angie Vasquez
Customer Experience Supervisor
310-891-2100


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Lily Gutierrez
Service Loaner Coodinator
310-891-2100


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Parts Department

Jose Bacio
Certified Porsche Classic Parts Specialist
310-891-2100

Jose Bacio has been in the car business since 1990 starting in the car wash and working his way up over the years. He has been with LAcarGuy for 14 years and is still going strong. He is one of the most knowledgeable parts specialists you will ever meet.

From classic cars to the newest Porsche's on the road today, Jose will get you what you need.

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Jaime Estrella
Certified Parts Specialist
310-891-2100


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Chris Overstreet
Certified Parts Specialist
310-891-2100


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Kenneth Holdbrook
Certified Parts Specialist
310-891-2100


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