Meet Our Staff

  • Ed Klima

    Ed Klima

    General Manager

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5464
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    Ed Klima

    Ed Klima

    General Manager

    Ed has been with the Checkered Flag family since 2001. He has managed multiple different departments within the dealership, and previously spent numerous years as the Porsche sales and leasing specialist. A long-time Virginia Beach Oceanfront resident, he decided to give the automotive industry a try after graduating from Randolph Macon College. The rest is history. As much as Ed loves anything with an internal combustion engine and four wheels, all who know him understands he has “drank more than enough of the PORSCHE Kool-Aid”

  • Jenny Virgili

    Jenny Virgili

    Customer Experience Manager

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5525
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    Jenny Virgili

    Jenny Virgili

    Customer Experience Manager

    Jenny has been with Porsche since 2013 and Checkered Flag since 2006.  She assures that our clients have the best experience while their vehicles are with us.  Ever since her visit to the training center in Atlanta, her favorite Porsche has been the GTS.  It drives like dream!  Her next job just might be a track driver.

  • John Agnese

    John Agnese

    Sales Manager

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5470
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    John Agnese

    John Agnese

    Sales Manager

    John was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. John is a huge sports fan. He played baseball and basketball in high school. His favorite teams are the New York Mets and Washington Redskins. The Carrera Turbo S is his favorite Porsche model. Fun fact: John has 7 brothers and sisters!

  • Chad Frick

    Chad Frick

    Sales Manager

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    Chad Frick

    Chad Frick

    Sales Manager

  • Kirsten Reilly

    Kirsten Reilly

    Inventory Manager

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    Kirsten Reilly

    Kirsten Reilly

    Inventory Manager

  • Stephanie Wilson

    Stephanie Wilson

    Parts Manager

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    Stephanie Wilson

    Stephanie Wilson

    Parts Manager

  • Carla Davis

    Carla Davis

    Administrative Assistant

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    Carla Davis

    Carla Davis

    Administrative Assistant

  • Barry Cate

    Barry Cate

    Brand Ambassador

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5513
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    Barry Cate

    Barry Cate

    Brand Ambassador

    Barry has been with Checkered Flag Porsche since 2008. He was born in Virginia Beach when his father was stationed at NAS Oceana as a Fighter Pilot. After a Career with IBM, and as a business owner in the office equipment industry, Barry decided he likes cars and motorcycles more. As a lifelong Porsche fan, sports car guy, and serious motorcycle enthusiast, Barry started selling cars independently. He did not hesitate when the opportunity to be involved with the Porsche brand presented itself. Barry owns multiple Carreras, along with several other performance cars and motorcycles. He is a PCA member and acts as a liaison to the local charter, The First Settler’s Region.

  • Gary Copeland

    Gary Copeland

    Brand Ambassador

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5466
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    Gary Copeland

    Gary Copeland

    Brand Ambassador

    Gary re-joined the Checkered Flag family in February of 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of European automobile sales experience.

    A Tidewater native, Gary attended Old Dominion University and is an avid runner and water sports enthusiast. He loves spending time on his boat, watching sunsets with his girlfriend and 3 three rescue dogs.

  • Tony Bronkema

    Tony Bronkema

    Sales Representative

    [757] 490-1111
    Ext. 5514
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    Tony Bronkema

    Tony Bronkema

    Sales Representative

    Tony has been with the Checkered Flag Family since 2018. He came to work with us after purchasing a Macan S. He is a U.S. Marine Veteran and a retired law enforcement officer. In Tony’s free time he is an avid mountain biker and road cyclist who also enjoys spending time with his wife and their two Golden Retrievers.

  • Phillipe Liedl

    Phillipe Liedl

    Assistant Service Manager

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5483
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    Phillipe Liedl

    Phillipe Liedl

    Assistant Service Manager

    Phillipe has been with Checkered Flag since 1993, and has been with the Porsche team since 2011. He is Brand Ambassador Certified and his favorite Porsche is the 968 convertible. He loves the look of the 968 and believes it was way ahead of its time when came out. In his free time, Phillipe enjoys body boarding, ad spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • Joe Finkle

    Joe Finkle

    Service Manager

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    Joe Finkle

    Joe Finkle

    Service Manager

    Joe joined us from Connecticut in 2015 and brings with him over 10 years of experience. He got his start working on Formula cars in 2004. In 2006, he joined BMW and worked his way up to Master Tech/Motorsport Specialist. In 2012, he made the switch to Porsche and has never looked back. He is currently our Certified Gold Meister and Porsche Classic Technician, and owns a Carrera himself. When he is not wrenching on cars, you’ll find him hanging out with the local PCA club, playing soccer, enjoying the oceanfront, and watching Formula 1.

  • Michael Britton

    Michael Britton

    Certified Gold Porsche Technician

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    Michael Britton

    Michael Britton

    Certified Gold Porsche Technician

    Michael has worked on automobiles most of his adult life, and has been with Checkered Flag since October of 2016. He attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvanie for secondary education in 2009, but soon realized his passion was working on automobiles. He then attended Universal Technical Institute with Ford Fact credentials, and then went on to attend the Porsche Training Apprenticeship program. He has a love for all foreign cars, especially the fine machinery you find in every Porsche model.

  • Matthew Weibley

    Matthew Weibley

    Certified Silver Porsche Technician

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    Matthew Weibley

    Matthew Weibley

    Certified Silver Porsche Technician

    Matt has been with Checkered Flag for over 5 years as a BMW master technician and we are thrilled that he joined the Porsche team in 2018. He brings with him 15 years of experience as a technician. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing with Legos, Hot Wheels (his favorites being the Porsches naturally,) and watching Star Wars. His son will forever keep him a kid at heart. His current favorite Porsche is the 964.

  • Corey Volk

    Corey Volk

    Certified Silver Porsche Technician

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    Corey Volk

    Corey Volk

    Certified Silver Porsche Technician

    Corey joined the Checkered Flag family in October of 2018. He is a Virginia Beach native, having lived in the area for 20 years. He attended the Universal Technical Institute and graduated with Ford Fact credentials, and was one of the few chosen for the Porsche Training Apprenticeship Program. His favorite Porsche is the 1973 Porsche Carrera RS, for its timeless design and how ahead of its time it was. In his free time you can find him at the beach, long-boarding, or watching Formula races.

  • Craig Hutton

    Craig Hutton

    Porsche Technician

    Craig Hutton

    Craig Hutton

    Porsche Technician

  • Don Robinson

    Don Robinson

    Certified Parts Specialist

    (757) 490-1111
    Ext. 5493
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    Don Robinson

    Don Robinson

    Certified Parts Specialist

    Don has been with Checkered Flag Porsche since 1999. Born and raised in Virginia Beach frequently would pass by the Porsche Dealership and was amazed at the cars that were on display, and now he gets to enjoy the cars and the customers on an everyday basis.

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