Rising Stars 2020

CMP highlights 50 of the Canadian mortgage industry's most promising young professionals

Rising Stars 2020

There are myriad things that make a mortgage professional extraordinary. Some are tangible: number of deals closed, volume of mortgages funded. Others are intangible: the advice and mentor-ship given to up-and-coming professionals, the depth of care put into each client and application, truly going above and beyond instead of just using the phrase as a catchy slogan.

This year has done no favours for mortgage professionals. As the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world and threw life as usual to the wayside, agents, brokers, business development managers and brokerage owners had to find a way to pivot to continue serving their clients. And many did – including several mortgage profes-sionals who were less than two years into their careers. The 50 Rising Stars on the following pages – all age 35 or younger – not only adapted to the unknown; they took hold of it and made it work for them and their clients.

While each of these 50 young professionals had their own reasons for entering the industry – from being inspired by a family member to falling into the opportunity via an internship – all of them are in it now for at least one common reason: to better the lives of those they serve.

Paul Occhiuto, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Paul Occhiuto, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Chris Candusso, Capital Lending Centre

Chris Candusso, Capital Lending Centre

Ryan Dennahower, Bespoke Mortgage Group

Ryan Dennahower, Bespoke Mortgage Group

Connor Green, Concierge Mortgage Group/Mortgage Intelligence

Connor Green, Concierge Mortgage Group/Mortgage Intelligence

Ben Oakes, DLC YBM Group

Ben Oakes, DLC YBM Group

Janice Lee, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Janice Lee, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Sunny Grewal, Everything Mortgages

Sunny Grewal, Everything Mortgages

Kyle Green, Green Mortgage Team and Greenwealth Capital

Kyle Green, Green Mortgage Team and Greenwealth Capital

Pratheesan Rathnapala, Equitable Bank

Pratheesan Rathnapala, Equitable Bank

Okhtay Yousefzadeh, DLC Mortgage Evolution

Okhtay Yousefzadeh, DLC Mortgage Evolution

Leslie Penney, East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Leslie Penney, East Coast Mortgage Brokers

William Chan, DLC Elite Lending Corp.

William Chan, DLC Elite Lending Corp.

Cole Hennig, DLC Plan B Mortgage Services

Cole Hennig, DLC Plan B Mortgage Services

Cyrus Habibi, Premiere Mortgage Centre

Cyrus Habibi, Premiere Mortgage Centre

Daniel Finkelberg, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Daniel Finkelberg, DLC Clear Trust Mortgages

Chris Kyrou, Mountainview Mortgage

Chris Kyrou, Mountainview Mortgage

George Neufeld, DLC Mortgage Excellence

George Neufeld, DLC Mortgage Excellence

Richard Earles, DLC Valley Financial Specialists

Richard Earles, DLC Valley Financial Specialists

Stephanie Kowalew, Multi-Prêts Commercial

Stephanie Kowalew, Multi-Prêts Commercial

Jeff Ingram, Ingram Mortgage Team/DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts

Jeff Ingram, Ingram Mortgage Team/DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts

Nicole George, APlus Mortgage Group/Mortgage Alliance

Nicole George, APlus Mortgage Group/Mortgage Alliance

Taylor Stitski, YourMortgageYourWay.ca

Taylor Stitski, YourMortgageYourWay.ca

Tyler Trompetter, W.R. Mortgage Architects

Tyler Trompetter, W.R. Mortgage Architects

Andrew Real, Equitable Bank

Andrew Real, Equitable Bank

Prera Bhatia, DLC Elite Lending Corp.

Prera Bhatia, DLC Elite Lending Corp.

Anna Shcherbatykh, DLC Edge Financial

Anna Shcherbatykh, DLC Edge Financial

Matthew Ablakan, Millennial's Choice Mortgages

Matthew Ablakan, Millennial's Choice Mortgages

Herjit Driver, Driver Mortgages/Mortgage Architects A Better Way

Herjit Driver, Driver Mortgages/Mortgage Architects A Better Way

Xenos Chan, DLC First Pacific Mortgage

Xenos Chan, DLC First Pacific Mortgage

Alex Marshall, Magenta Capital Corporation

Alex Marshall, Magenta Capital Corporation

Stephanie Gagnon-Hume, KeyRate Corp.

Stephanie Gagnon-Hume, KeyRate Corp.

Stephen Thomas, Mortgage Alliance

Stephen Thomas, Mortgage Alliance

Scott Trainor, TMG Airport Drive

Scott Trainor, TMG Airport Drive

Muhammad Aamir Khalique, DLC Royalty Financial, powered by Producers West Financial

Muhammad Aamir Khalique, DLC Royalty Financial, powered by Producers West Financial

Ryan MacNeil, Graysbrook Capital

Ryan MacNeil, Graysbrook Capital

Graham Reimer, DLC Mortgage Excellence

Graham Reimer, DLC Mortgage Excellence

Corey Wicks, Xeva Mortgage

Corey Wicks, Xeva Mortgage

Mich Sneddon, DLC Edge Financial

Mich Sneddon, DLC Edge Financial

Catherine Ellis, Mortgages by Catherine/Xeva Mortgage

Catherine Ellis, Mortgages by Catherine/Xeva Mortgage

Chris Bargis, Mortgage Edge

Chris Bargis, Mortgage Edge

Warda Fatima, First National Excalibur

Warda Fatima, First National Excalibur

Stefan McMillan, Centum Supreme Mortgage

Stefan McMillan, Centum Supreme Mortgage

David Clarke, Clarke Mortgage Group TMG

David Clarke, Clarke Mortgage Group TMG

Maxium Dsouza, Clover Mortgage

Maxium Dsouza, Clover Mortgage

Jason McKague, Invis

Jason McKague, Invis

Ryan W. Smith, House & Home Mortgage Co.

Ryan W. Smith, House & Home Mortgage Co.

Maya Kaaki, DLC The Mortgage Source

Maya Kaaki, DLC The Mortgage Source

Johnson Andrews, VINE Group/Mortgage Alliance

Johnson Andrews, VINE Group/Mortgage Alliance

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