President and CEO
Downtown Automotive Group
Shahin Alizadeh attended York University from 1971-1975 and worked part time at Toronto car dealerships during the summer months before entering the car business full time in 1975.
He worked his way up to sales management at Pine Tree Lincoln Mercury, and then moved to Don Robertson Chrysler.
In 1980, Mr. Alizadeh co-founded Town and Country BMW- Mazda and Westowne Mazda as the operating partner/dealer principal. He sold both dealerships in 1990 and started the Downtown Automotive Group (DAG) in 1991, beginning with Downtown Mazda, Downtown Saturn Saab Isuzu, and King Toyota.
Since then, DAG has grown to 11 dealerships and over 400 employees. DAG currently operates Downtown Toyota, Toyota on Front, Lexus Downtown, Infiniti Downtown, Nissan Downtown, Downtown Ford, Downtown Lincoln, Downtown Hyundai, Genesis Downtown, Avenue Nissan and Downtown Jeep/Dodge Chrysler.
Mr. Alizadeh has served as President, and as a board member of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association, as well as on a number of automotive-related boards.