Canadian Mortgage Awards 2023 – Excellence Awardees revealed

Find out who made the final list ahead of the much-awaited black-tie event

Canadian Mortgage Awards 2023 – Excellence Awardees revealed

The most eagerly anticipated event in the Canadian mortgage industry calendar is just around the corner – and as the countdown to the 2023 Canadian Mortgage Awards continues, CMP is proud to reveal the list of this year’s Excellence Awardees.

Returning for their 17th year, the CMAs will take place on Thursday, April 20 at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle, with mortgage professionals from across Canada set to gather for what promises to be an unforgettable night to toast the industry’s best and brightest.

Renowned Etalk anchor Tyrone Edwards will act as host for the evening, with a cocktail reception set to kick off proceedings before an awards ceremony and dinner banquet, followed by the post-awards celebration.

Some of the mortgage industry’s leading names are up for honours across a variety of prestigious categories in 2023, with thousands of nominations sent in recent weeks for what’s sure to be the most competitive CMAs to date.

Remember to join us for what’s certain to be an unmissable occasion in Toronto in April. Click here to register and book your table – and remember, all guests details are due on or before March 30 at 5 p.m. EST.

Without further ado, CMP can now reveal the list of this year’s Excellence Awardees, all of whom are now finalists for the 2023 Canadian Mortgage Awards.

Broker of the Year (Regional – Alberta)

Bob Reader - Canadian Mortgage Professionals

Collin Bruce - Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Mentors

Nadeem Keshavjee - GreenBirch Capital

Sarah Strauss - Mortgage Alliance, The Place to Mortgage

Kim Nguyen - Vine Group - Mortgage Alliance

Gert Martens - HT Mortgage Group

Crystal Mamchur - Flare Mortgage Group

Broker of the Year (Regional – Atlantic)

Nick Hamblin - DLC Ideal Mortgage

David Clarke - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

Scott Bentley - MCC Premiere Mortgage Centre

Rob Jennings - Verico East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Jonah Wright - Mortgage Intelligence

Cyrus Habibi - MCC Premiere Mortgage Centre

Stacey Collett - TMG Mortgage Group Atlantic

Broker of the Year (Regional – British Columbia)

Kyle Green - Origin Mortgages,DLC

Angela Calla - The Angela Calla Mortgage Team

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

Dan Miller - Miller Mortgages

Sharnjit Singh Gill - VERICO Superior Mortgage

Luisa Hough - Verico Xeva Mortgage

Sabeena Bubber - Verico Xeva-Integre Mortgage Partners

Lev Keselman - Peak Mortgage Company

Mackenzie Gartside - Select Mortgage

Geoff Lee - GLM Mortgage Group, DLC

Broker of the Year (Regional – Ontario)

Chris Allard - Smart Debt Mortgages (Mortgage Intelligence)

Joanna Lang - Outline Financial

Anne Brill - Centum Metrocapp Wealth Solutions

Shawn Stillman - CIMBC Mortgage Outlet

Rakhi Madan - Key Mortgage Partners (Mortgage Intelligence)

Brian Hogben - Mission35 Mortgages

Rakhee Dhingra - Mortgage Savvy

Dalia Barsoum - Streetwise Mortgages

Anthony Venuto - Centum Intouch Mortgage Solutions

David Griffin - DLC Griffin Financial Group

Broker of the Year (Regional – Prairies)

Lisa Gryba  - One-Link Mortgage

Kent Bittner - Axiom Mortgage Solutions

Shirl Funk - Shirl Funk Mortgages Powered by The Mortgage Centre

Shawna MacDonald - The Mortgage Associates

Lisa Helfrick - Mortgage Intelligence

Chad Wilson - Ideal Mortgage Solutions

Viktor Schaefer - One-Link Mortgage

Broker of the Year (Regional – Quebec)

Sandra Allard - Planiprêt

Terry Kilakos - North East Real Estate & Mortgage Agency

Véronique Caron - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Georges Tsovikian - Orbis Mortgage Group

Ryan La Haye - Planiprêt

Christina Montesano - Orbis Mortgage Group

Sammy Hammouda - Orbis Mortgage Group

Isabelle Gendron - CENTUM Boulevard Hypothécaire


Pierre-Charles Jolicoeur - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Industry Service Provider of the Year

M3 Tech (BOSS)




Mortgage Automator

Newton (Velocity)





Lender BDM of the Year (Alternative Lending)

Haroon Royan - B2B Bank

Nitin Grover - NPX

Steve Leishman - Bridgewater Bank

Trupti Patel - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Lisa Alentejano - Equitable Bank

Roberto Blanco - Equitable Bank

Sandy Pandolfi - Haventree Bank

Chris Hoeppner - HomeEquity Bank

Cam Delli Pizzi - MCAN

Matt Sheriff - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Greg Delahunty - AVEO - CMLS Financial

Natasha Alli - Excalibur, First National Financial LP

Candace Wood - Community Trust

Lender BDM of the Year (Prime)

Tiffany Pedersen - Strive

Chris Woodhouse - Strive

Richard Richards - First National Financial LP

Jina McInerney - MERIX Financial 

Sophia Jessa - MERIX Financial 

Corey Cox - MERIX Financial

Nicole Thomson - MERIX Financial

John Papadopoulos - RMG Mortgages

Dario Carpino Jr. - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Trish Medeiros - MCAP Service Corp

Lender BDM of the Year (Private Lending)

Travis Allinott - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Laura Cruz - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Kyle Williams - First Circle Financial

Reaza Ali - Fisgard Asset Management

Rachel Rogerson - Gentai Capital Corp

Alex Lewicki - JV Capital

Christine Perkins - Sequence Capital

Pratheesan Rathnapala - VWR Capital Corp.

Francis Lee - Alta West Capital

Justin Theriault - Alta West Capital

Amy Chen - Fisgard Asset Management

Jerry Wieliczko - Hosper Mortgage

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Alternative Lending)

Andrea Spratt - Bridgewater Bank

Darren Schienbein - CWB Optimum Mortgage

Melissa Pololos - Equitable Bank

Max Kharkov - Haventree Bank

Sarah Roscoe - Home Trust Company

Nicole Roe - HomeEquity Bank

Rubin Rahman - Paradigm Quest

Ghazal Omer - MCAN Home

Jason Comstock - Home Trust Company

Brendan Pringle - Excalibur, First National Financial LP

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Prime)

Ajopana Mahalingam - First National Financial LP

Danny Wang  - Strive

Geoff Charkow - MERIX Financial 

Rosy Auld - MCAP Service Corp

Traci Merkel - MCAP Service Corp

Deidre Wise - MERIX Financial 

Joanka Martinez - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Róisín Gaffney - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Andrew Huang - RMG Mortgages

Angela Molyneaux – TDMS

Lender Underwriter of the Year (Private Lending)

Michael Diseri - Alta West Capital

Rupinder Saini - Alta West Capital

Josie Milanetti - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Cory Himmel - Firm Capital Corporation

Arvin Darred - Gentai Capital Corp.

Catalin Popa - Hillmount Capital

Grant Plunkie - Shelter Lending Corp

Olga Bondari - Tembo Financial

Ian Tam - VAULT Mortgage Corporation

Daniela Peeva - TriLend Inc.

Mortgage Industry Employer of Choice

Community Trust

Bridgewater Bank

Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Centum Financial Group

Home Trust Company

Invis Mortgage Intelligence

Manulife Bank


TMG The Mortgage Group

Lend At Ease

National Broker Network of the Year

Centum Financial Group

Invis Mortgage Intelligence

Mortgage Alliance

TMG The Mortgage Group

Verico Financial Group

Dominion Lending Centres

Mortgage Architects

Mortgage Centre Canada

Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

The Avison Young Award for Broker of the Year – Commercial

Almira Namvar - Uptown Commercial Mortgages

Vic Cotton - Avenue Financial

Ahmed Hatata - Green Mortgage Solutions

Michel Durand - Mcommercial

Christine Xu - MoneyBroker Canada

Peter Quinn - Multi-Prêts Hypothèques

Stephen Thomas - TMG Black Capital | HALO Advisory

Jason Sohl - Verico Fair Mortgage Solutions

Anne Ananda - CRE Capital Canada

Jonathan Gagnon - Orbis Mortgage Group

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

Pip Dhaliwal - Freedom Capital

Andre Deleo - Morgix

David Clarke - TMG The Mortgage Group Atlantic

Davinder Powar - AKAL Mortgages

Clyde Jr. Bryant - Dominion Lending Centres Uptown Financial Mortgages

Tyson Gobind - GoldTree Mortgage

Reza Ghazi - Greenflow Financial

Teresa Franciosa - Mission35 Mortgages

Joe Giannola - Mission35 Mortgages

Raghav Manchanda - Seven Lending

Tim Hurlbut - TNT Mortgages

The Centum Financial Award for Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 25 Employees)

North East Real Estate & Mortgage Agency

The Mortgage Minds

Bespoke Mortgage Group

CENTUM One Financial Group

Verico East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Jayman Financial

Mortgage Outlet

Mortgage Savvy

VERICO Superior Mortgage

Homewise Solutions

The Community Trust Award for Alternative Broker Specialist of the Year

Gogi Luthra - AKAL Mortgages

Yvonne Choi - Citadel Mortgages

Gurpreet Ubhi  - J&G Mortgages

Joe Giannola  - Mission35 Mortgages

Christine Xu - MoneyBroker Canada

Jason Anbara - Mortgage Alliance

Denise Laframboise - Mortgage Architects

Jason Sohl - Verico Fair Mortgage Solutions

Kamaljeet Bhumber - Verico Xeva Mortgage

Max Escrogin - Vine Group-Mortgage Alliance

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

Axiom Mortgage Solutions

GNE Mortgages Inc.

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

Safebridge Financial Group

Sherwood Mortgage Group

Tango Financial

Verico Xeva Mortgage

True North Mortgage

Centum Metrocapp Wealth Solutions

The Home Trust Award for Woman of Distinction

Diana Lee - The Mortgage Minds

Elizabeth Wood - Canadian Mortgages Inc.

Leanne Myles - Centum Home Lenders

Hali Noble - Fisgard Asset Management

Kelly Neuber - KN Marketing

Elaine Taylor - Mortgage Alliance

Marina Bournas - RFA Mortgage Corporation

Christine Buemann - The Collective Mortgage Group

Barbara Cook - The Mortgage Centre

Meaghan Hastings - The Mortgage Coach

Kristy Maxwell - Verico Financial Group

The MCAN Award for New Brokerage of the Year

Dominion Lending Centres Next Generation Mortgage

BRX Mortgage

GoldTree Mortgage

Synergy Mortgage Group

TMG Black Capital | HALO Advisory

Anchor Mortgages Canada

The RFA Award for Excellence in Philanthropy & Community Service

8Twelve Mortgage

Kuljit Singh - AKAL Mortgages

Andrew Young - Axiom Mortgage Solutions

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

Collin Bruce Mortgage Team

Empire Mortgage Group

Cheryl Sanguinetti – Invis

Kristen Dias - Mission35 Mortgages

SafeBridge Financial Group

Sadiq Boodoo - Approved Financial Services

Flare Mortgage Group

The Scarlett Network Award for Digital Innovation in a Brokerage

Blue Pearl Mortgage Group

Mission35 Mortgages

Pineapple Financial

Tango Financial

8Twelve Mortgage

Citadel Mortgages

Homewise Solutions

Young Achiever of the Year

Clyde Jr. Bryant - Dominion Lending Centres Uptown Financial Mortgages

Michele Farrugia - Mortgage Outlet Inc.

Rashmeet Kaur - AKAL Mortgages

Kevin Huynh - Empire Mortgage Group

Chelsea Bedard - Mission35 Mortgages

Peter Martens - One-Link Mortgage

Charles-Antoine Boudreau – Planiprêt

Dionne King - TMG - King Mortgages

Joanna Zhou - TMG The Mortgage Group

Leslie Penney - Verico East Coast Mortgage Brokers

Tracy Regier - Verico, The Mortgage Minds