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  • Mike Beernink
    Managing Partner

    Mike Beernink is the Managing Partner here at Finch Chrysler, a role that he took over in November of 2016 with over four years of Management experience with Finch Auto Group already under his belt. Mike's passion for Sales started at a young age, blossoming in his youth as he worked for his family's farm equipment company. So when the opportunity came for Mike to transition into the automotive industry, he seized it and never looked back.

    Mike understands the importance of putting together a great team and he is so proud of the group that we've assembled here at Finch Chrysler. With Mike at the helm, the entire staff here at the dealership strives to constantly grow and develop through coaching and learning. The positive reviews and great feedback that Mike receives from our customers tells him that the team is succeeding in its quest for constant improvement.

    The role of Managing Partner is certainly a 24/7 job, so when Mike does find himself with some free time he prefers to spend it with his wife, his family and his friends. In the summer time he also loves to get out golfing in the rare opportunities that present themselves.

    Mike's ultimate goal is to ensure that the team here at Finch Chrysler delivers the best possible experiences to our customers. His passionate, kind and knowledgeable demeanour make him the great leader that he is and this leadership will ensure that you, as our customer, will always remain our top priority.

  • Shannon Maloley
    VP Business Development - Finch Auto Group

    Shannon Maloley is the VP of Business Development for the Finch Auto Group and she brings with her a wealth of experience, having been in the automotive industry since 2000. After obtaining a 3-year diploma in the Child & Youth Worker program at Fanshawe College, Shannon embarked on her long road in the auto industry which eventually led her to us.

    Before joining our team, Shannon spent seven and a half years working for Strickland's in Stratford, commuting from her home in London every day. Her position within our Auto Group allows her to work closer to home and to spend more time with her family, including her husband Scott and her two sons, Owen and Carter. At the same time, Shannon still strives for a high level of performance within her career, which is another goal that she is able to achieve as a member of the Finch family.

    Away from work, Shannon enjoys a wide range of activities including dinner parties with friends, exercising, travelling and, of course, spending time with her husband and children. She is also a supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, holding cancer as a cause close to her heart.

    At the end of the day, Shannon is inspired by those around her as she watches how small actions can have a big impact. She has always enjoyed helping others and finds great pleasure in helping people to achieve their goals. She has an optimistic outlook in all situations and she believes that a smile can go a long way. It is because of all of these great qualities (and many more) that Shannon is a tremendous asset to our team.

  • Danna DeJong
    VP Community & Employee Relations - Finch Auto Group

    As a member of the Finch Auto Group team since 2002, Danna Dejong has done so much to make her the perfect VP Community and Employee Relations. With an outgoing, friendly nature and a great sense of humour, Danna is great at communicating and connecting with everyone with whom she comes into contact.

    Danna and her husband Gord have three wonderful children - Travis, Tayah and Teagan - as well as a crazy yellow lab named Tango. Danna loves spending time at home with her family, although she also enjoys the time that she is able to spend with her work family.

    Danna has always believed that it takes a community to raise a child. For this reason, she like to remain very involved in her home community of Dorchester.

    Since her youth, Danna has always been inspired by those that perform acts of kindness to others and she always looks for opportunities to pay it forward. Her compassionate attitude is sure to improve the quality of your Finch experience.

  • Debra Thibert
    Secretary Treasurer

  • Zack Fares
    Sales Manager

    Learn more about Zack by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Sales Manager Zack Fares joined the team here at Finch Chrysler back in July of 2013. Zack began a Sales career in 2000 before transitioning to the automotive industry in 2006, providing him with well over a decade of valuable experience. For Zack, meeting new people and developing new relationships truly is the most rewarding part of his job.

    Zack's time away from the dealership is primarily spent with his wife and kids, whether they're vacationing or spending time around the house. Beyond that, Zack's absolute favourite hobby is fishing, anytime and anywhere!

    Zack prides himself on helping to foster a family-like atmosphere throughout the team here at Finch Chrysler. Whether you're a co-worker or a customer, you can rest assured that Zack and the rest of the team here will treat you like family. That is what sets Finch Chrysler apart from the other dealerships in London and it's what makes Zack such a perfect Sales Manager for the store.

  • Dave Penhale
    Used Car Manager
    (519) 686-1988

    Learn more about Dave by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Used Car Manager Dave Penhale joined our Sales team in September of 2013. For Dave, starting g a career in the automotive industry became a goal from a young age he grew up working on cars and developing an absolute passion for them. Since joining our team, Dave has made it his mandate to work extremely hard for his customers. Whether he's getting you the most money possible for your trade-in or getting you the best deal possible on a new or used vehicle, Dave is absolutely someone that you want to help you through purchasing process.

    Dave loves his job for countless reasons. The most rewarding part of his role is seeing every customer leave the store knowing that they got a great deal here at Finch Chrysler

    When he's not at work, Dave spends as much time as possible with his son, Brody. He also has a wide range of hobbies including hunting, fishing, motorcycles and (obviously) cars. You might be surprised to learn that Dave is also a part-time farmer with an absolute passion for farming!

    Dave has proven himself to be a major asset to the Sales staff here at Finch Chrysler and we are grateful to have him in a management role at the dealership.

  • Jim Kelch
    Service Manager
    (519) 686-1988

  • Fred Lesmeister
    Parts Manager

    Learn more about Fred by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Parts Manager Fred Lesmeister has been working here at Finch Chrysler for decaded, starting in August of 1988! Fred grew up working on cars with his father and his older brother, developing a passion for automobiles that ultimately led him to a job in our dealership.

    The most rewarding part of Fred's job is reading positive customer surveys and knowing that he and his team truly went above and beyond to ensure a fantastic customer experience. Fred views his Parts Department as an extension of the Service Department, so he makes it his top priority to have the right parts in the shop at the right time to ensure that we do the best possible job of servicing each and every customer.

    Fred's hobbies include spending time on the golf course in the summer and on the hockey rink in the winter. He also loves spending time with his daughter and taking hikes with his dog. You might be surprise to know that Fred is also a committed blood donor who has donated every month for the past 13 years!

    With his decades of experience at the dealership, it goes without saying that Fred is a true fixture here at Finch Chrysler. We can't even imagine the place without him!

  • Greg Proulx
    Financial Services Manager
    (519) 686-1988

    Learn more about Greg by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Financial Services Manager Greg Proulx has been with Finch Chrysler since October of 2013. Greg got his start in the automotive industry washing cars and he admits that his primary motivation at the time was getting a job where he could drive around fancy new vehicles. Nowadays, Greg's top priority is ensuring that every customer enjoys a happy, easy car-buying experience from start to finish.

    Greg loves his job because of all of the great conversations that he is able to have and the new and exciting people that he is able to meet during the loan process. Additionally, Greg is also happy to be able to contribute to the excitement of the car-purchase process for each and every one of his customers.

    When he's not at work, Greg enjoys spending as much time as possible with his two young sons. Outside of his family life, Greg loves taking in live music by attending concerts and music festivals. He also counts stand-up paddle boarding among his favourite hobbies as it allows him to spend some serene time to himself out on the water.

    Greg brings a fresh and fun attitude to our staff and we are so thankful to have him on board.

  • Gord Hansen
    Financial Services Manager
    (519) 686-1988

  • Toni Sutter
    Financial Services Manager
    (519) 686-1988

  • Matt Caron
    Special Finance Manager
    1 (800) 265-3323

    Learn more about Matt by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    After working in an auto body shop as a teenager, Matt realized that he had a passion for the auto industry, though not for that particular position. When a friend encouraged him to try car sales, Mike jumped at the opportunity and he's be succeeding on that side of the business ever since. He joined the Sales Department here at Finch Chrysler in May 2015 with years of experience already under his belt.

    The most rewarding part of the job for Matt is seeing the customers take delivery of their vehicle and knowing that it was his hard work that helped them drive away in a new car that they never thought was possible!

    When he's not at work, Matt is either playing golf with his family and friends or watching some of his favourite teams play. Matt is a very passionate sports fan and has even shed a few tears watching his favourite players retire throughout the years.

    Matt stands by the honest approach that he brings to work every day. He knows that customers appreciate and respect the integrity he puts into his work and he strives to be his best and ensure great customer service. Matt understands that when his customers leave the dealership happy, everybody wins, so he's willing to do whatever he can to make that a reality for everyone with whom he deals.

  • Finchy
    VP Fun

    Learn more about Finchy by clicking here!

    While Finchy may be the youngest member of the Finch Auto Group Executive Team, he makes up for his lack of experience with unparalleled enthusiasm. Finchy joined our team in 2016 when the high-energy blue finch took on the position of VP Fun. Since then, his passion for delivering high-quality customer experiences and cheering on the London Knights has been absolutely contagious. 

    If you've attended a Knights home game recently, there's a good chance that you and Finchy have already shared a firm high-five. Maybe you've even had your picture taken with this big bird; he's very photogenic. If you haven't already met Finchy, you'll likely run into him soon at Bud Gardens or at any number of other community events.

    In the meantime, feel free to keep tabs on Finchy's ongoing adventures by following him on Instagram.

  • Josh Parkinson
    Internet Sales Manager
    1-866-237-3891 ext. 530

    Learn more about Josh by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Internet Sales Manager Josh Parkinson joined our Sales team in November of 2013. For Josh, the decision to enter the automotive field was an easy one based on his love of cars and his personable demeanour. To put it simply, Josh knows a lot about our products and he loves to impart that knowledge to his customers. 

    As Finch Chrysler's Salesperson of the Year in both 2015 and 2016, it's clear that Josh's knowledge and personable demeanor have not gone unnoticed by our customers!

    Josh's favourite part about his job is watching his customers drive off the lot in their new vehicles with big smiles on their faces. After that, receiving a great online review about a positive purchasing experience just adds a huge cherry on top!

    In his spare time, Josh loves spending time with his fiancé and their two dogs as well as playing sports like golf and baseball. He also enjoys working out and doing whatever he can to stay active and healthy. Of course, all of that physical activity requires fuel, which is why Josh makes sure to drink two energy drinks per day!

    Josh takes the time to get to know each and every one of his customers so that he can better understand their wants and needs. This allows him to help each customer find the perfect vehicle to fit their family life as well as their budget. This is why Josh is beloved by his customers and it's why were are so thankful to have him on our team.

  • Justin Thorburn
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Learn more about Justin by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Justin Thorburn joined our team as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in September of 2015. Justin is the consummate people person and he loves that his job allows him to interact with a wide range of people and develop new relationships on a day to day basis. For Justin, the ultimate reward comes from watching his customers leave the store with smiles on their faces and knowing that he was able to make that happen.

    In his spare time, Justin loves staying active with his two sons who keep him plenty busy in his time away from the dealership.

    Ultimately, Justin takes great pride in his commitment to honesty and transparency. For Justin, it's all about the Golden Rule: he treats others as he would like to be treated. That is why Justin has such a strong and devoted customer-base that is growing every day and it's why we are so happy to have him on our team.

  • Jillian Head
    Sales Consultant

    After working with a non-profit organization in Africa, Jillian decided to take her love for cars and power sports to the next level by joining the Finch family in May of 2015.

    The most rewarding part of Jill's job is seeing the excitement on here customers' faces. The best part of her day occurs when the buying process is done and she's able to shake the customer's hand and seal the deal.

    Jill likes to spend her spare time with friends and family or planning her travelling adventures. Travelling, Jill jokes, is a bit of an addiction and it's her favourite hobby without question. 

    Something that may come as a surprise to Jill's customers is that she is an ordained minister. She thought it would be a fun certificate to have to add to her wall, although unfortunately she hasn't performed any ceremonies yet.

    Jill's goal is to ensure that when you deal with her, it feels like you're dealing with a friend or family member. She prides herself on the relaxed process that she delivers and she can't wait for you to come in and let her help you with the purchase of your next vehicle.

  • Ezz Fadel
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    1 (866) 237-3891 ext: 510

    Learn more about Ezz by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Ezz Fadel joined our team as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in August of 2015. Having previously spent some time working factory jobs, Ezz's passion for Sales and a desire to take his career in a new direction led him to a job in the automotive sector. Moreover, prior relationships with a number of Finch Chrysler employees and a true passion for the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM brands brought Ezz directly to us!

    With every single customer interaction Ezz makes it his goal to try and debunk the stereotype of the typical car salesman by helping people realize that purchasing a vehicle doesn't have to be a painful process. He strives to make the car-buying process as easy and smooth by truly listening to the wants and needs of his customers and working hard to find the vehicle that is perfect for them.

    In his spare time, Ezz loves to spend time with his daughter by engaging in all of her favourite activities. He also loves making time to get his creative juices flowing by dabbling in creative writing and comedy. You might be surprised to learn that Ezz used to be a stand-up comedian and he still loves getting together with his comedy buddies to make hilarious videos for social media.

    Ezz is truly a valuable asset to the Sales staff here at Finch Chrysler and we are happy to have him and his fun-loving personality on our side.

  • Craig Harwood
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    (519) 871-3759

    Learn more about Craig by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Craig Harwood joined our team as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in March of 2016 after he was approached by an employee at the dealership who thought that Craig had the right stuff to thrive in the role. Since then, Craig has made it his aim to deliver a low-pressure, upbeat purchasing experience for his customers with a focus on having fun throughout the process.

    Craig loves his role because of the wide range of people that he gets to deal with on a day to day basis. For Craig, the happiness of each and every one of his customers is priority number one and it's what makes each day great.

    When he's not at work, Craig loves spending time outdoors playing golf and hockey or having fun with his dog, Cash. You might be surprised to know that Craig was a funeral director for 16 years before joining the team at Finch Chrysler!

    Craig has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Sales staff here at Finch Chrysler and we are happy to have him on our team.

  • Jason Hawkins
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    1(866) 237-3891

    Learn more about Jason by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    Jason Hawkins joined our team as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in January of 2016 when his love of cars and his interest in obtaining a Sales career made the move to this role a total no-brainer. He is reminded of how much he loves his job every time he sees the smiles of his customers and their families when they come in to pick up the perfect vehicle that he helped them find.

    When he's not at work, Jason harkens back to his previous career as a carpenter by finding time for metal- and wood-working. As a former bike racer, Jason also loves fooling around with dirt bikes, street bikes and really any other kind of bike. Jason is even an inventory with a patented product currently available throughout North America!

    Jason truly cares about his customers. His top priority is not to simply make a sale, but rather to help each customer find the vehicle that's perfect for them. Consequently, Jason's customer-care extends far beyond the sale process as he makes a point of following up with his customers to ensure that everything is going great with their vehicle.

    Jason has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the Sales staff here at Finch Chrysler and we are happy to have him on our team.

  • Moh Makki
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    1 (866) 237-3891

  • Sandie Vleeming

    Learn more about Sandie by viewing her bio video on YouTube now!

    As the Sales Receptionist here at Finch Chrysler, Sandie's is that first friendly face you see when you walk into our showroom. Since joining the team in July of 2015, Sandie has been meeting new people and brightening their days with her bubbly, fun-loving personality and contagious smile. She absolutely loves that her position allows her to see new faces every single day and to develop lasting relationships with those people.

    In her spare time, Sandie stays plenty busy with her three teenage boys. Her favourite hobbies include interior design and decorating - particularly around the holidays - and she loves helping others decorate their homes as well. You might also be surprised to learn that Sandie was a professional photographer for ten years before joining the team here at Finch Chrysler.

    Sandie loves working here because of our great, helpful staff and we love having herb because of her ability to make everybody's day a little bit better!

  • Maria Stracuzza
    Service Coordinator

  • John Reid
    Service Advisor

    Learn more about John by viewing his bio video on YouTube now!

    John Reid joined our team as a Service Advisor in April 2010. By that time, he already had decades of experience in the automotive industry under his belt having entered the field in 1986. While John's fantastic, helpful co-workers make him happy to come to work every day, it's the ability to help out all of his amazing customers that really make him love his job.

    In his spare time, John loves working with tools, including woodworking, restoring canoes and building decks and fences. Of course, he also loves spending time with his wife and daughters. You might also be surprised to find out that John is an avid collector of Spiderman memorabilia. This unique hobby started when he was six years old and since then John has acquired a collection of over 700 pieces!

    John has a firm understanding of why his customers prefer to come to Finch Chrysler to service their vehicles. He is a great illustration of the values of the entire Finch organization in his trustworthy nature and his emphasis on taking care of his customers first and foremost. For this reason, we are truly grateful to have John on our team.

  • David Franze
    Service Advisor

  • Callan Hofland
    Warranty Administrator