Meet our Team

Brian  Findlater
Brian Findlater
Vice-President / COO

Born and raised in the London, Ontario area, Brian is a graduate of Fanshawe College's Business program. Brian completed his Certified Management Accounting (CMA) while working from 1982 to 1984 with Imperial Oil Limited, an Exxon subsidiary, in their Financial Management Development Program. From 1985 to 1995 Brian was employed with Hertz Canada Limited, beginning as a Financial Analyst before moving into Fleet Administration and Fleet Management; culminating in the role of National Fleet Manager from 1989 until 1995. In 1995 Brian moved to Ottawa to take over the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Surgenor National Leasing Limited, which is the operating company for the Hertz franchise in Ottawa and Gatineau. Brian has been a member of the North American franchise council since 2009. In addition to being responsible for the Ottawa Hertz rental operation, Brian also has operating responsibility for the independent leasing division and Hertz Car Sales.Born and raised in the London, Ontario area, Brian is a graduate of Fanshawe College's Business program. Brian completed his Certified Management Accounting (CMA) while working from 1982 to 1984 with Imperial Oil Limited, an Exxon subsidiary, in their Financial Management Development Program. From 1985 to 1995 Brian was employed with Hertz Canad...Read MoreRead Less

Andy  Conde
Andy Conde
General Manager

Born in Ottawa in 1971 from Portuguese immigrants, Andy was raised with a work ethic that is the driving force behind his dedication and professionalism. After finishing high school he started his career in the automotive industry at Saturn Saab Isuzu 417 in 1989. In 1999 he joined the team at Surgenor National Leasing, and accepted the position of General Manager in 2004. Andy's vast range of experience in the automotive industry over the last 27 years allows him to help clients with all of their automotive and financing needs. He proudly does so in four languages. Andy enjoys spending all his spare time with his beautiful wife and two wonderful children. He enjoys travelling to Portugal and Spain, as well as camping and building anything; his friends call him "MacGyver".Born in Ottawa in 1971 from Portuguese immigrants, Andy was raised with a work ethic that is the driving force behind his dedication and professionalism. After finishing high school he started his career in the automotive industry at Saturn Saab Isuzu 417 in 1989. In 1999 he joined the team at Surgenor National Leasing, and accepted the position o...Read MoreRead Less

Fanny  Chan
Fanny Chan
Controller

Fanny Chan is an associate member of CIMA (UK), CGMA. She has been working with Surgenor National Leasing in finance and administration for over 20 years. Fanny is passionate about forward thinking ideas, office automation and improving efficiency. She enjoys collaborating with team members to provide great customer support.

Winnie  Lau
Winnie Lau
Assistant Controller

Winnie Lau moved to Ottawa in 1993 and currently lives in the Nepean area. She is passionate about golfing, enjoys yoga, and travelling. Winnie has been working with Surgenor National Leasing in their accounting department since 2000, and recently received recognition for 15 years of service with the company. She enjoys working with the team members and meeting the daily challenges. Winnie Lau moved to Ottawa in 1993 and currently lives in the Nepean area. She is passionate about golfing, enjoys yoga, and travelling. Winnie has been working with Surgenor National Leasing in their accounting department since 2000, and recently received recognition for 15 years of service with the company. She enjoys working with the team...Read MoreRead Less

Antonella  Maddalena
Antonella Maddalena
Credit Manager

Antonella Maddalena has been working with Surgenor National Leasing in leasing and administration for over 6 years. Antonella enjoys working very closely with all of the Surgenor National Leasing Account Managers.

Ananda Upali Wijayawardana
Ananda Upali Wijayawardana
CRM Marketing Manager

Ananda immigrated to Canada in 2003 and moved to Ottawa in 2007 for employment. Born and raised in warm climates of Sri Lanka, Ananda had worked in major multinational corporations in diverse geographies in Asia, Middle East, and North America in senior Marketing positions. Graduate in Marketing Management from England and Ananda holds an MBA from the University of Colombo Sri Lanka. A passionate marketer in customer insights, Ananda will be involved in strengthening customer relationship marketing at Surgenor National leasing. An enthusiastic cricket lover and he spends his leisure time watching cricket. Ananda immigrated to Canada in 2003 and moved to Ottawa in 2007 for employment. Born and raised in warm climates of Sri Lanka, Ananda had worked in major multinational corporations in diverse geographies in Asia, Middle East, and North America in senior Marketing positions. Graduate in Marketing Management from England and Ananda holds an MBA from ...Read MoreRead Less

Quan Nguyen
Quan Nguyen
Lease Administrator

Born and raised in Vietnam, Quan Nguyen moved to Ottawa in 2002. Quan is an Algonquin College Alumni. Quan enjoys spending all his spare time hiking, biking and hanging out with his pug Pepper.

Chris  Colman
Chris Colman
Account Manager

Chris Colman moved to Ottawa in 1988 from Caledon, Ont., and currently resides in Orleans. He started with Surgenor National Leasing in 1993 and recently received recognition for 20 years of service with the company. He is a proud father of four and passionate about music. Chris also enjoys coaching and has been active with the Cumberland Soccer Association for the last eight years. Chris advises business and individuals on the benefits of leasing and specializes in customized options for each client. His extensive knowledge of commercial vehicles, as well as domestic and import brands of personal vehicles, make him the go-to person for his clients. Companies and families requiring vehicles modified for the physically challenged will welcome Chris' expertise and wide range of product knowledge in this area.Chris Colman moved to Ottawa in 1988 from Caledon, Ont., and currently resides in Orleans. He started with Surgenor National Leasing in 1993 and recently received recognition for 20 years of service with the company. He is a proud father of four and passionate about music. Chris also enjoys coaching and has been active with the Cumberland Soccer As...Read MoreRead Less

Lee  McCoshen
Lee McCoshen
Account Manager

Originally from Vinton, Quebec, Lee McCoshen now calls Ottawa home. He and his wife currently live in Orleans, Ont. In his spare time, Lee can be found on a golf course with his friends, or on his boat fishing for bass in the Ottawa Valley. An active member of his community, Lee is now a proud member of the Ottawa Lions Club (Orleans Chapter), and the OBSS. With over 17 years of sales and leasing experience with Surgenor National Leasing, Lee has extensive expertise in managing the automotive and equipment needs of companies in the greater Ottawa area. Lee has received many sales awards during his tenure as Senior Account Manager, and has also completed extensive training in product knowledge. Lee advises business owners and individuals on the benefits of leasing and specializes in customized options for each client by working closely with them to determine the best fit for their needs. Ease of doing business and making strong connections with people is the foundation of Lee's success. His clients enjoy, and have come to expect his above average level of service and commitment. Companies and families requiring vehicles modified for the physically challenged will also welcome Lee's expertise and wide range of product knowledge in this area.Originally from Vinton, Quebec, Lee McCoshen now calls Ottawa home. He and his wife currently live in Orleans, Ont. In his spare time, Lee can be found on a golf course with his friends, or on his boat fishing for bass in the Ottawa Valley. An active member of his community, Lee is now a proud member of the Ottawa Lions Club (Orleans Chapter), and ...Read MoreRead Less

Mike  Kennedy
Mike Kennedy
Account Manager

A native of the Ottawa region, Mike Kennedy currently lives in Carp, Ont., and also enjoys time at his cottage in the White Lake area. Golfing, boating and the outdoors in general are his personal passions. He has received acknowledgement for 30 years of service with Surgenor National Leasing, as well as recognition from Georgian College, the Truck Marketing Institute and the Dale Carnegie organization to name a few. Mike's experience in sales and leasing has allowed him to make strong connections with his clients. He advises business and individuals on the benefits of leasing and specializes in customized options for each client. Mike is a proud member of the Ottawa Construction Association. His extensive knowledge of commercial vehicles and equipment, as well as domestic or import brands of personal vehicles, makes him the go-to person for his clients and an important contact for new clients looking to make changes to their vehicles.A native of the Ottawa region, Mike Kennedy currently lives in Carp, Ont., and also enjoys time at his cottage in the White Lake area. Golfing, boating and the outdoors in general are his personal passions. He has received acknowledgement for 30 years of service with Surgenor National Leasing, as well as recognition from Georgian College, the ...Read MoreRead Less

Sergine  Charrette
Sergine Charrette
Account Manager

Born and raised in Buckingham, Quebec, Sergine has lived in Gatineau since 1980. A proud mother, and sister to 7 siblings, she has a never-ending enthusiasm for life and meeting people. Her spare time is filled enjoying the trails of Gatineau Park, travelling, and swimming. Sergine joined the Surgenor Group of companies in 2013, after a 16 year career in sales and leasing and a successful first career in the banking industry. She proudly serves her clients in both official languages. She advises businesses and individuals on the benefits of leasing and specializes in customized options for each client. Her extensive knowledge of commercial vehicles and equipment, as well as personal vehicles, makes her the go-to person for her clients and an important contact for new clients looking to make changes to what they are driving.Born and raised in Buckingham, Quebec, Sergine has lived in Gatineau since 1980. A proud mother, and sister to 7 siblings, she has a never-ending enthusiasm for life and meeting people. Her spare time is filled enjoying the trails of Gatineau Park, travelling, and swimming. Sergine joined the Surgenor Group of companies in 2013, after a 16 year ...Read MoreRead Less

Dave Gough
Dave Gough
Account Manager

Dave is a true Ottawa home town boy. Born and raised in “Old Ottawa East”, he has lived with the many changes in our city over the last 60+ years. Dave has been active with The Rotary Club of Ottawa South and sat on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Rotary Home. He continues to be active within the Rotary family. As a proud father of four, Dave has been active for many years in a variety of seasonal sports with his family. In his down time, Dave enjoys golf, boating and touring country roads for fine dining and coffee. Starting in the automotive sales and leasing business in 1982, Dave continues to work with individuals and companies assisting them with correct purchase decisions and lease options. As leasing grew in the mid 1990’s his business now included equipment and vocational truck leasing. Thirty-seven years later he has seen extended and second generations of family seeking assistance with their lease options. With his extensive truck and van training, Dave has seen small businesses in Ottawa grow to major accounts. In his work with non-profit organizations Dave has also acquired a vast knowledge in senior and specially modified vehicles for all levels of conversion. Please call on Dave at any time to experience a true level of service rarely experienced. Dave is a true Ottawa home town boy. Born and raised in “Old Ottawa East”, he has lived with the many changes in our city over the last 60+ years. Dave has been active with The Rotary Club of Ottawa South and sat on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Rotary Home. He continues to be active within the Rotary family. As a proud father o...Read MoreRead Less

Lori  Wright
Lori Wright
Receptionist

Lori has been with Surgenor National Leasing in reception and sales support since 2013. She has over 10 years experience in this area and enjoys working with her fellow employees and dealing with customers in a helpful and friendly manner. Music is a passion of hers and she is an avid reader.