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The Porsche Downtown L.A. Team

Our Porsche Team

Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers and take you through our complete line of new, Certified pre-owned and used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply.We look forward to serving you!

Bryan B. DeBoer | Dealer Principal

Victor Ghassemi

Victor Ghassemi | General Manager

As a true and passionate German car enthusiast, Victor started his automotive career here in Southern California in 1995. Porsche has always been a brand he admired and extremely passionate about.  Victor was always so enamored with Porsche that he was excited to join the Porsche family and Porsche of Downtown LA in April of 2010. He looks forward to meeting with each and every one of his clients to ensure an exemplary experience.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8195 • Email: vghassemi@dtlamotors.com

Keni Huang

Keni Huang | General Sales Manager

Keni Huang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Thailand. He speaks four fluent languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Thai, and English. He has over 8 years of experience in Sales Management and Customer Relations. Keni builds his success through sharing the heart of Porsche passion with family, friends and clients. He values every opportunity and encourages every client to visit Porsche of Downtown LA before making a purchase.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8197 • Email: khuang@dtlamotors.com

Gerald Tan

Gerald Tan | Sales Manager

Gerald Tan has been with the Porsche brand since March 2000 and with Porsche of Downtown LA since 2013.  Porsche’s unparalleled growth and success has only fueled his passion and love for the brand.   He is the consummate professional with a keen attention to detail.  Whether this is your first or your next Porsche, let Gerald and the team at Porsche of Downtown LA make your Porsche experience a memorable one.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8167 • Email: gtan@dtlamotors.com

Jonathan Arvatz

Jonathan Arvatz | Sales Manager

Jonathan Arvatz has been with Porsche of Downtown LA since 2007 as the Internet Sales Manager overseeing our website, dealer specials and much more.  Jonathan has been with the Porsche brand for 10 years and is very knowledgeable about Porsche.  What makes Jonathan such an enthusiast is that his favorite car since he was a child has been a 911 Turbo.  Almost everything changes with time, but his passion for the Porsche brand has not.  When you are ready to start looking for your dream Porsche, call or stop by Porsche of Downtown LA and see Jonathan Arvatz.

Phone: 213.222.1285 Ext. 8187 • Email: jarvatz@dtlamotors.com

Vicki Carbone

Vicki Carbone | Service Manager

Vicki has been with Porsche for 20 years.  She started as a warranty administrator, became a service advisor for 9 years, and now currently is our service manager.  Vicki has always enjoyed fast cars, and found that Porsche was the best handling fast cars out there.  She has a Cayman S, which Vicki really enjoys.  On her off time she loves to golf, cook and relax with friends and family.  Vicki and her staff are here to provide you the best possible service and experience in the care and maintenance of your Porsche. Thank for for choosing Porsche of Downtown LA.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8152 • Email: vcarbone@dtlamotors.com

John Cornejo

John Cornejo | Parts Manager

Born and raised in Los Angeles, it is a point of pride to represent Porsche in his own backyard. John had the privilege of calling Porsche of Downtown L.A. his home since 2001. He feels priviledged to have grown with the company and witnessed Porsche of Downtown L.A. flourish from a small operation in the shadows of our skyline to one of the top Porsche Centers in the Country. It is John and the dealership's perpetual goal to uphold and embody the values the Porsche crest stand for. He sincerely thanks you for sharing your dream car with us and welcomes you to Downtown L.A. Make yourself at home.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8131 • Email: jcornejo@dtlamotors.com

Karla Barbero

Karla Barbero | Finance Manager

Karla has been apart of the DTLA Motors family since 2005.  She joined Porsche in 2017 and is excited about her new role in the sales department.  Karla enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8174 • Email: kbarbero@dtlamotors.com

Roxanna Hoss

Roxanna Hoss | Dealer Customer Experience Manager

Roxanna has always been passionate about sports cars and meticulous with numbers. Working with Porsche and a degree in Finance is a perfect way for her to meet and interact with diverse clientele from all around the world. She is very patient and values customer service experience. What she enjoys most outside of work is going to the track and activating the Launch Control on a 911. She’s very excited to meet you and trade stories about your Porsche experiences.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8173 • Email: rhoss@dtlamotors.com

Elvis Badal

Elvis Badal | Internet Sales Manager

Elvis Badal has been working with Downtown LA Auto Group since 2006. He has been with Porsche for over 5 years and his number one priority is to keep his clients happy and satisfied. On his free time he enjoys playing basketball, watching football, and working out.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8189 • Email: ebadal@dtlamotors.com

Roger Minassian

Roger Minassian | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Roger Minassian grew up in the automobile business in Studio City, CA as a pre-owned manager assistant and then becoming a sales associate at the age of 19. What he enjoys most 22 years in the business and ongoing is the fun of socializing with great people and sharing the passion about sports cars. Sincerity, integrity and really listening to the client's needs have been the key to Roger’s success. Roger has been with the Porsche brand for 14 years. His first Porsche was a 1999 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. What attracted him to the car was Porsche's great passion for engineering and flawless handling dynamics. I love the way the driver and sports car can unite as one to create an intensified driving experience. There is no substitute.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8191 • Email: rminassian@dtlamotors.com

Eugene Fong

Eugene Fong | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Eugene Fong was born in Hong Kong and raised in Boston. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, German, and Bostonian. Eugene has over 28 years in the automotive retail business. Cars have been and always will be his passion. His love for Porsches started in high school when his first car was a 1969 912 in Slate Grey. He treats all his clients like family members, and your satisfaction is his number one priority.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8158 • Email: efong@dtlamotors.com

Simon Kouyoumjian

Simon Kouyoumjian | Porsche Brand Ambassador

With over 20 years selling Porsches in Los Angeles, Simon is a consummate professional. He is a resident expert on all things Porsche, always attentive to your pre and post purchase needs. Simon delivers the ultimate Porsche experience.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8181 • Email: skouyoumjian@dtlamotors.com

Bahman Afshin

Bahman Afshin | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Bahman Afshin has been selling luxury sports cars for over 19 years. With some technical and manufacturing background, he is familiar with the process of building a product from concept to production. Bahman believes that Porsche does an unbelievable job every step of the way from form to fit and function. Bahman looks forward to share his sports car experience and exemplary customer service with his clients.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8192 • Email: bafshin@dtlamotors.com

David Lin

David Lin | Porsche Brand Ambassador

David was born in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. when he was 11 years old. He speaks three fluent languages including English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. He attended CSUN and majored in International Business. He has many years of experience in working with luxury vehicles. On his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring new places.

 

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8162 • Email: dlin@dtlamotors.com

Mykhailo Fomin

Mykhailo Fomin | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Mike Fomin was born in Ukraine. He speaks three fluent languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English. Mike joined the Porsche brand in 2017 and has over three years’ experience in the luxury automotive industryMike prides himself in customer service and enjoys interacting with people.  When he is not at work, he is spending time playing volleyball, soccer, tennis and bowling.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8163 • Email: mfomin@dtlamotors.com

Kelly Yim

Kelly Yim | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Kelly Yim was born in South Korea. He and his family migrated to the US when he was 5. He has a BA degree in finance and spent 15 years as a financial analyst. He was with Audi for 5yrs in sales and finance and now selling his dream cars with Porsche. His passions are golf and driving Porsches.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8164 • Email: kyim@dtlamotors.com

John Akhlaghi

John Akhlaghi | Porsche Brand Ambassador

Customer service is John Akhlaghi’s number one priority. He has been in the field of sales for the past 15 years. From automotive to Real Estate, John always puts his client's needs first. John is fluent in Farsi and has a deep love for the Porsche brand. Born and raised in Beverly Hills, John was fortunate to be surrounded with luxury cars, which started his love for his first dream car, The  Porsche 993 Turbo. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8193 • Email: jakhlaghi@dtlamotors.com

Michael Tevanian

Michael Tevanian | Porsche Product Specialist

Michael has been a car enthusiast since a kid.  His dad drives a 911 GTS and hence why Michael has a passion for Porsches.  He is a business management major and currently serves as our product specialist.  Michael is knowledgeable about our brand and will be more than happy to answer any questions about your vehicle. He can also schedule an appointment to meet you at the dealership or even come to your house.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8165 • Email: michaeltevan@icloud.com

Irwin Merida

Irwin Merida | Assistant Service Manager

Irwin Merida has worked for Porsche Downtown L.A. since 2012.   As a Porsche brand ambassador, he earned his A.A. Degree in Automotive Technology and is currently completing his B.A. in Automotive Management and Marketing.  Irwin was recently promoted to Assistant Manager in 2016.  It is his pleasure to assist you with the care and maintenance of your Porsche.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8155 • Email: imerida@dtlamotors.com

Jose Hernandez

Jose Hernandez | Service Advisor

Jose has been working for Porsche Downtown LA since 2015, but has been with the Downtown LA Auto Group for 10 years. He is responsible for greeting customers, setting appointments, providing follow up with clients as needed. He also handles the reconditioning of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, and maintaining our Porsche loaner fleet. 

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8156 • Email: johernandez@dtlamotors.com

Cecily Carrillo

Cecily Carrillo | Assistant Service Advisor

Cecily has been part of the Porsche dealership since 2015.  She started off as a receptionist for a few months and saw an oppotunity to grow in the Service Department.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching sports.

Phone: 213.212.1295 Ext. 8153 • Email: ccarrillo@dtlamotors.com

Oliver Jacobo

Oliver Jacobo | Service Greeter

Oliver first started as an auto detailer with ambition and hunger for something bigger. He recently transferred to our service department as a greeter and provides our clients VIP customer service. Outside of work, Oliver enjoys driving fast cars, gaming, and producing music.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8157 • Email: ojacobo@dtlamotors.com

Dennis Gong

Dennis Gong | Porsche Certified Shop Foreman

Dennis Gong has been with Porsche Downtown L.A. for nearly 40 years.  He started his career here after moving from Sacramento and graduating from technical school.  Over the years, his experience has encompassed most of the Porsche model line and he has achieved the Porsche Gold Technician certification. He owns several classic 911 models, including a 1980 911 SC that he has transformed into a very competitive track car.   As shop foreman, he is very knowledgeable and makes the Porsche service experience worthwhile.  Visit Porsche Downtown L.A. where he can be of assistance or see him at the track when he is racing his 911.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Jeffrey Chung

Jeffrey Chung | Porsche Certified Technician

Jeff came to Porsche Downtown L.A. to begin his automotive career in 2007 after graduating from the Universal Technical Institute Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program. He spends much of his time restoring classic cars and obtaining parts for them. Over the years, he has acquired a small car collection, including a 1969 Porsche 911T. In addition to working on cars, he enjoys bicycling, collecting and fixing cameras and other vintage audio/visual gear, and spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Jonathan Pineda

Jonathan Pineda | Porsche Certified Technician

Jonathan, has been a part of the Porsche family since 2015.  He is a great fit for the service department.  Jonathan holds his work ethic to the highest integrity to ensure great client satisfaction.  He is an individual one can rely on to perform and produce great relations to all of our clientele.  He moves forward with the company providing help and knowledge to his fellow colleagues and one on one with client relations.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Kevin Gonzalez

Kevin Gonzalez | Porsche Certified Technician

Kevin Gonzalez is a porsche enthusiast. He’s had the great pleasure to work with Porsche and feels very fortunate to be apart of the team. Getting to work on sports cars has always been a dream of his and will always have the passion for it.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Aldo  Montenegro

Aldo Montenegro | Porsche Certified Technician

Aldo has been with Porsche Downtown LA for two years and is recognized as a Porsche Certified Silver Level Technician. He is a true automotive enthusiast and has pursued a career doing what he loves. His work ethic and drive to be the best shows in the quality of work and passion for the Porsche brand. 

Phone: 213.222.1295

Ricardo Topete

Ricardo Topete | Porsche Certified Technician

Ricardo is an automotive enthusiast. Starting off in the automotive field at the age of 18 by working for a Nascar Whelen series team. He joins the Porsche family with nearly 10 years of German automotive experience. He strives for success with the Porsche brand and to achieve his goal of becoming a Gold level technician.

 

Phone: 213.222.1295

Steven Marroquin

Steven Marroquin | Porsche Certified Technician

Steven Marroquin, a motivated individual with the honor and pleasure of working with Porsche Downtown LA, has been with the company since December 2016.  His hunger and eagerness to learn fuels Steven to reach the highest highest manufacturer certification.  He is grateful to work on beautifully crafted vehicles with support from his colleagues who help one another grow and mold into the individuals they want to become.  With this environment, Steve is confident that the sky is the limit.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Armando Ramirez

Armando Ramirez | Porsche Certified Technician

Armando Ramirez, at the young age of twenty-four years old was recently added to the Porsche Downtown LA family. Although he recently acquired Bronze level certification, his eagerness and hunger to become a Gold level technician continues to increase day by day. Being passionate and proud to wear the Porsche brand is what pushes and keeps him motivated to reach his ultimate goal.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Raul Rivas

Raul Rivas | Porsche Certified Technician

Raul is the newest member of the Porsche Downtown LA family.  He is a highly motivated individual that will grow with the company.  Raul has a high sense of pride in his work and ensures high quality work is performed on your vehicles.

Phone: 213.222.1295

Ivan Estrada

Ivan Estrada | Porsche Parts Specialist

I have been a Porsche team member for nearly 10 years.  I am as fascinated by the Porsche mystique as my clients are. From the racing heritage to the pioneering technology, working for this car line has opened my eyes to everything a sports car can and should be. I’m happy to share my knowledge of both classic and current models, whether assisting a client or just having friendly conversation. You’ll find I am always ready and willing to apply my expertise in order to meet all your parts and Tequipment needs. No matter if you need an oil filter for your 928, a roof rack for your Cayenne, or a sport steering wheel for your Carrera, you’ll be happy you came to us.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8130 • Email: iestrada@dtlamotors.com

Richard Reyes

Richard Reyes | Porsche Parts Specialist

I feel fortunate to have turned my passion for cars into an exciting career. I have been a Certified Porsche Parts Specialist for the last 3 years, but have been in the automotive industry for over a decade. My knowledge of automotive repair, coupled with my experience as a Service Advisor, has prepared me to aid our customers in keeping their Porsche’s in factory condition.

An avid motorsports fan, some of my favorite pastimes include working on cars and learning about all the latest automobile technology and concepts.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8130

Lorena Ramos

Lorena Ramos | Driver's Selection by Porsche Design Specialist

Lorena has been part of the Porsche of Downtown LA family almost 9 years. She worked as a receptionist for over 6 years. 3 years ago she was given the opportunity to work as our boutique specialist and service and parts cashier. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8137 • Email: lramos@dtlamotors.com

Michelle Araki

Michelle Araki | Driver's Selection by Porsche Design Specialist

Michelle has been a member of the Porsche Downtown family since 2016. Completing her degree in Communications, she continues to apply her knowledge and skills from Cal Poly Pomona to the fast-paced world of parts. On her free time, she likes to play basketball, watch movies, and relax.

Phone: 213.222.1295 Ext. 8137 • Email: maraki@dtlamotors.com