Elizabeth Wood is Executive Vice President of CMI Financial Group and a key contributor to the firm’s status as Canada’s premier private mortgage lender and one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. In her three years at the helm of operations, CMI has seen its market share grow by 70%, its roster of talent expand by 320% and overall revenue climb by 166%.
Wood’s fingerprints are on many initiatives that contributed to the company’s growth. She led the development of processes that allowed the lender to scale its mortgage administration portfolio by nearly 230% since 2018; she is the chief architect of CMI’s talent management strategy; she conceived and spearheaded initiatives to enhance the employee experience, including the introduction of medical and health benefits, and paid volunteer days; and she formalized a mentorship program to elevate more fantastic female talent within the mortgage industry.
Wood is also heavily involved in her community. She has embarked on an initiative to increase access to medical and dental care for homebound and marginalized populations, and under her urging and direction, CMI is formalizing a corporate philanthropy program. She is an instructor in McMaster University’s CCE Business program and sits as Treasurer on the National Board of Directors of CIM Chartered Managers Canada. The inspirational leader is also an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and the elimination of the stigma that surrounds it.