2019 Winners & Excellence Awardees

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We received a record number of nominations from all over the nation in our quest to find the mortgage industry’s most dedicated, diligent and diverse organizations, teams and professionals. Congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists!

We would like to thank the mortgage and real estate community and our fantastic sponsors. Your support in the pursuit of mortgage excellence continues to make this event a huge yearly success.

Winners were revealed at the awards gala on Friday, April 26 at The Liberty Grand Toronto. Those who wish to participate in the next Canadian Mortgage Awards are urged to sign up for our newsletter for updates as they happen or contact our dedicated events team at [email protected].


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Broker of the Year – Commercial

Vic Cotton - Avenue Financial

Michael Chiu - Capital West Mortgage

Ahmed Hatata - Green Mortgage Solutions

Nadeem Keshavjee - GreenBirch Capital Inc

Vanessa Thomas - HALO Advisory | TMG Black Capital

Michel Durand - MCommercial

Peter Quinn - Multi-Prets Hypothèques

Jonathan Gagnon - Orbis Mortgage Group

Jacinthe Baril - Planiprêt commercial

Inam Qureshi - Syndicate Lending Corporation

Broker of the Year (Regional – AB)

Richard Anderson - Enrich Mortgage Group

Hayley Cross - Flare Mortgage Group

Nadeem Keshavjee - GreenBirch Capital Inc

Sarah Strauss - Mortgage Alliance - The Place To Mortgage

Jennifer McLean - MortgagePal

Harprit (Max) Singh - TMG The Mortgage Group

Kim Nguyen - Vine Group Mortgage Brokerage

Broker of the Year (Regional – Atlantic)

Robert Jennings - East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Cyrus Habibi - MCC Premiere Mortgage Centre

Scott Bentley - MCC Premiere Mortgage Centre

Jonah Wright - Mortgage Intelligence

David Clarke - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

Stacey Collett - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

Leslie Penney - Verico East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Broker of the Year (Regional – BC)

Cody Keus - Centum Mortgage Store

Zaheed Valli-Hasham - City Wide Mortgage Services - VH Mortgage Group

Muhammad Aamir Khalique - DLC

Steven Brouwer - DLC Entrust Mortgage Services

Geoff Lee - GLM Mortgage Group | Dominion Lending Centres

Tricia McIntosh - Mortgage Alliance - The Place To Mortgage

Lev Keselman - Peak Mortgage Company

Michelle McCullough - PG Mortgage Broker - Invis

Sharnjit Gill - VERICO Superior Mortgage

Paul Aulakh - Westworth Financial Group

Broker of the Year (Regional – Prairies)

Kent Bittner - Axiom Mortgage Solutions

Chad Wilson - Ideal Mortgage Solutions

Lisa Helfrick - Mortgage Intelligence

Lisa Gryba - One-Link Mortgage

Viktor Schaefer - One-Link Mortgage

Shirl Funk - Shirl Funk Mortgages Powered by The Mortgage Centre

Shawna MacDonald - The Mortgage Associates

Bob Dhindsa - Vine Group Mortgage Brokerage

Broker of the Year (Regional – QC)

Philippe Boucher - Mortgage Alliance

Dominick Samson - Mortgage intelligence

Pierre-Charles Jolicoeur - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Veronique Caron - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Georges Tsovikian - Orbis Mortgage Group

Sammy Hammouda - Orbis Mortgage Group

Charles-Antoine Boudreau - Planiprêt

Sandra Allard - Planiprêt

Shaun Dupont - Vine Group Mortgage Brokerage / Groupe Vine Courtage Hypothécaire

Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)

Brokers for Life Inc

CENTUM One Financial Group Inc.

Citadel Mortgages

Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team

Empire Mortgage Group


Mortgage Advantage West

Mortgage Outlet

Mortgage Savvy

The Mortgage Minds Inc.

VERICO Superior Mortgage

Industry Service Provider of the Year


Brokeredge CRM

FCT - First Canadian Title



Mortgage Automator

Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada Inc.

Teranet Inc.

Lender BDM of the Year (Alternative Lending)

Francis Massie - Community Trust

Matthew Sheriff - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Tom Taylor - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Isabel Eydlin - First National Excalibur

Kelly Faria - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Suzy Fernandes-Arruda - HomeEquity Bank

Ryan White - MCAN

Cam DelliPizzi - MCAN home

Nitin Grover - Merix-NPX

Dario Carpino Jr. - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Brian Tamayo - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Lender BDM of the Year (Prime)

Robert Duncan - Equitable Bank

Manny Sevatzian - First National Financial LP

Sabrina Greig - First National Financial LP

Alex Spicer - Manulife

Jina McInerney - Merix Financial

Adam Meger - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Tiffany Pedersen - Strive

Chris Mortier - TD Canada Trust

Francesca Papasodaro - TD Canada Trust

Lender BDM of the Year (Private Lending)

Ryan Joseph - Alta West Capital

Tony Gueness - Alta West Capital

Harj Sohi - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Amanda Carnevale - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Kyle Williams - First Circle Financial

Reaza Ali - Fisgard Asset Management Corporation

Jerry Wieliczko - Hosper Mortgage Investment Corporation

Jayson Zilkie - Shelter Lending

Arlen Ekstein - Tembo Financial

Justin Theriault - Westboro Mortgage Investment Corp.

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Alternative Lending)

Darren Schienbein - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Victoria Cross - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Jaimie Singer - First National Excalibur

Cam Truong - Home Trust

Karina Villanueva - Home Trust

Hartley Ruch - HomeEquity Bank

Ghazal Omer - MCAN

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Prime)

Harvey Xu - CMLS

Lisa Rowsell - Coastal Community Credit Union

Imad Belkheiri - Equitable Bank

Imran Ebrahim - Equitable Bank

Angela Molyneaux - FNFLP third party UW for TDMS

Yesha Amin - First National Third party with Manulife

Vyshnee Giritharan - Marathon Mortgages

Rubin Rahman - Merix Financial

Traci Merkel - MCAP

Jeannie Hoang - Merix Financial

Patrick Donnelly - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Andrew Huang - RMG

Cassie Hornby - HomeTrust

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Private Lending)

Michael Diseri - Alta West Capital

Rupinder Saini - Alta West Capital

Catalin Popa - Hillmount Capital

Kevin Cheng - PHL Capital Corp

Grant Plunkie - Shelter Lending

Olga Bondari - Tembo Financial

Shannon Ferris - Westboro Mortgage Investment Corp.

Mortgage Industry Employer of Choice

Excellence Awardees
CENTUM Financial Services

HomeEquity Bank

Magenta Capital Corporation


Oppono Lending Company


RFA Mortgage Corporation

Safebridge Financial Group

Tango Financial

National Broker Network of the Year

Centum Financial Group

Dominion Lending Centres

Mortgage Centre Canada

Verico Financial Group

National Brokerage of The Year

Invis Mortgage Intelligence

Mortgage Alliance

Mortgage Architects

Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Pineapple Financial

Syndicate Lending Corporation

TMG The Mortgage Group

The Canadian Mortgages Inc. Award for Broker of the Year – Private Lending

Davinder Powar - AKAL Mortgages Inc.

Ameera Ameerullah - Canada Mortgage and Financial Group

Geoff Lee - GLM Mortgage Group | Dominion Lending Centres

Reza Ghazi - GreenFlow Financial

Danny Saikaly - Mortgage Forces

Carmen Campagnaro - ProFunds Mortgages

David Clarke - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

Tim Hurlbut - TNT Mortgages

The Centum Financial Award for Young Achiever of the Year

Cole Jones - DLC Producers West Financial

Kyle Benzies - Dominion Lending Centres - Royalty Financial Ltd A.I.M.I Collective Group

Andrew Knee - East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Kevin Huynh - Empire Mortgage Group

Dammy Aromiwura - MayApple Financial - The Mortgage Centre

Akshay Gupta - Foundry Mortgage Capital

Chelsea Bedard - Mission 35

Harman Batta - Mortgage Alliance

Vee Shin - Tara Borle Mortgage Team, Mortgage Architects Inc.

Nolan Smith - TMG Oceanvale Mortgage & Finance

Jessalyn Brown - TMG The Mortgage Group

The Community Trust Award for Alternative Broker Specialist of the Year

Excellence Awardees
Zeynep Babir - 8Twelve Mortgage

Rashmeet Kaur - AKAL Mortgages Inc.

Gogi Luthra - AKAL Mortgages Inc.

Ameera Ameerullah - Canada Mortgage and Financial Group

Anne Brill - Centum Financial Services LP

Robert Jennings - East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Christine Xu - MoneyBroker Canada

Jason Anbara - Mortgage Approvals Ottawa Team

Jason Sohl - Verico Fair Mortgage Solutions Inc

Kamaljeet Bhumber - Verico Xeva Mortgage

Orges Hysi - Vine Group Mortgage Brokerage

The Equitable Bank Award for Canadian Broker of the Year

Winners of the six-specific regional broker awards will automatically progress to become excellence awardees for this category. The recipient of this award will be announced at the Canadian Mortgage Awards gala.

The Haventree Bank Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Mortgage Industry

The recipient of this award will be contacted weeks before the event and will be announced at the Canadian Mortgage Awards gala

The Home Trust Award for Woman of Distinction

Zeynep Babir - 8Twelve Mortgage

Caroline Rapson - Centum Financial Group Inc.

Leanne Myles - Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team

Crystal Mamchur - Flare Mortgage Group

Jill Moellering - Jill Moellering Mortgages (Mortgage Architects)

Elaine Taylor - Mortgage Alliance - M3 Group

Marina Bournas - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Varsha Sharma - Syndicate Lending Corporation

Sofia Hondrogiannis - TD Bank

Christine Buemann - The Collective Mortgage Group

Tracy Regier - The Mortgage Minds Inc.

Luisa Hough - Verico Xeva Mortgage

The MCAN Award for New Brokerage of the Year

BRX Mortgage

Centum Referral Mortgages

Consortium Hypothécaire

Dominion Lending Centres Next Generation Mortgage

GoldTree Mortgage

HALO Advisory | TMG Black Capital



The MortgageClosingCentres.ca LLP Award for Broker of the Year (Regional – ON)

Anne Brill - Centum Financial Services LP

Paul Meredith - CityCan Financial

Tracy Valko - Dominion Lending Centres - Valko Financial Ltd

Patrick Soy - Integrity Tree Financial

Gurpreet Ubhi - J&G Mortgages Ltd

Anton Dharmaseelan - Mortgage Alliance

Nicole Tracey - Mortgage Architects

Rakhee Dhingra - Mortgage Savvy

Chris Allard - Smart Debt Mortgages

Dalia Barsoum - Streetwise mortgages

Johnson Andrews - Vine Group Mortgage Brokerage

The CWB Optimum Mortgage Award for Brokerage of the Year (25 Employees or More)

8Twelve Mortgage

AKAL Mortgages Inc.

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

DLC Clear Trust Mortgages Inc.

DLC Mortgage Force

GNE Mortgages Inc

Orbis Mortgage Group


Safebridge Financial Group

Sherwood Mortgage Group

True North Mortgage

Verico Xeva Mortgage

The RFA Award for Excellence In Philanthropy & Community Service

Kuljit Singh - AKAL Mortgages Inc.

Alta West Capital

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

Ameera Ameerullah - Canada Mortgage and Financial Group

Kendra Pyatt - DLC FC FUNDING

Empire Mortgage Group

Carey Benvenuti - Lending Niagara - Mortgage Architects

Gavin Marshall - Magenta Capital Corporation

Veronique Caron - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Pineapple Financial

Greg Nowik - The Nowik Mortgage Team (Axiom Mortgage Solutions)

David Clarke - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

The Scarlett Network Award for Digital Innovation in a Brokerage

8Twelve Mortgage

BRX Mortgage

Citadel Mortgages


Pineapple Financial


Syndicate Lending Corporation

Tango Financial