President/Director and Portfolio Manager
Bayfield Mortgage Professionals/Bayfield Mortgage Investment Corp.
When asked what has been the most personally fulfilling part of his 55-year career, Gord Wintrup doesn’t hesitate: “Helping others. One way is helping people not just pay off their debts, consolidate their debts, buy their first or second home, or renovate their home, but giving them guidance on how best to do it.”
Wintrup founded Bayfield Mortgage Professionals with two brokers in 1982 in Langley, BC; the company now has 82 brokers serving BC, Alberta and Manitoba. He started the first mort-gage investment corporation (MIC) in the Fraser Valley and was also a board member for the first mortgage brokers’ association in BC in 1973. He was selected to chair the association’s Ethics Committee and, in 2013, earned a Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC.
Throughout his career, Wintrup has given back not only to the industry, but also to his community through charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters. It’s a theme that runs through his entire life. “Give back,” he advises, “and when I say give back, it’s giving to your clients, to your investors, but most of all, giving to fellow brokers – reaching out, mentoring them, helping them. There are some brokers out there that I have mentored over the years that have gone on to be very successful, and I feel proud that I had a small part in that.”