2011 Canadian Mortgage Awards Finalists

CMP-Awards-2011There are folks in the mortgage industry who deliver service levels far above and beyond the norm. The Canadian Mortgage Awards is one of few places where they can be duly honoured.

The finalists for this year’s fifth annual CMAs have all been announced and appear below. The winners will be revealed Friday April 29 in Toronto.

A popular vote is now underway for the following categories:

  • Best Internet Presence
  • Best Advertising
  • Best Branding
  • Best Lender BDM
  • Best Newcomer Lender BDM
  • Best Lender Underwriter
  • Best Newcomer Lender Underwriter
  • Best Industry Service Provider
  • Best Community Service

Click here to cast your ballot. There have been some tight races in the past so each vote matters.

Good luck to all the finalists!

Davis + Henderson National Broker Network of the Year

  • Axiom Mortgage Partners, Sherwood Park, Alta.
  • Dominion Lending Centres, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • TDMP.com, Toronto, Ont.
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada, Toronto, Ont.
  • TMG The Mortgage Group, Toronto, Ont.
  • Verico Financial Group, Vancouver, B.C.

ICICI Bank Mortgage Brokerage of the Year more than 25 employees

  • Verico CML Canadian Mortgage Lender Inc., Canmore, Alta.
  • Dominion Lending Centres Bankfighter Inc., Barrie, Ont.
  • Dominion Lending Centres Mountain View Ltd., Maple Ridge, B.C.
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada Mortgage Brokers City Inc., Ottawa, Ont.
  • The Mortgage Centre Canada Unity Financial Mortgage Services, Richmond Hill, Ont.
  • Verico Premiere Mortgage Centre Inc., Halifax, N.S.
  • Verico The Mortgage Professionals, Kingston, Ont.

ING Direct Bank Mortgage Brokerage of the Year with less than 25 employees

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Mentors, Edmonton, Alta.
  • First Foundation Residential Mortgages, Edmonton, Alta.
  • Meridian Coastal Mortgages, Surrey, B.C.
  • Meridian West Coast Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • MonsterMortgage.ca, Toronto, Ont.
  • The Canadian Lending Network, Toronto, Ont.
  • True North Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.
  • Verico Canada First Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.

BridgeWater Bank Mortgage Broker of the year – more than 25 employees

  • Darick Battaglia, Dominion Lending Centres Bankfighter Inc., Barrie, Ont.
  • Roy Deeks, The Mortgage Centre Canada, Unity Financial Services, Richmond Hill, Ont.
  • Nicole Drummond, Dominion Lending Centres, The Mortgage Source, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Tom Lam, Urban Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.
  • Don MacVicar, Verico Premiere Mortgage Centre, Halifax, N.S.
  • Brian Matthey, Verico The Mortgage Professionals, Kingston, Ont.
  • Bill Nugent, Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centres, Newmarket, Ont.
  • Calum Ross, The Mortgage Centre Canada, Mortgage Professionals Inc., Toronto, Ont.

Macquarie Mortgage Broker of the Year – less than 25 employees

  • Collin Bruce, Dominion Lending Centres, Mortgage Mentors, Edmonton, Alta.
  • Gail Di Stefano, BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Dan Eisner, True North Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.
  • Luisa Hough, Exclusive Mortgage Professionals, Surrey, B.C.
  • Dan Mass, Verico Canada First Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.
  • Trish Pigott, Verico Primex Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • Diana Zitko, Meridian West Coast Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.

REMIC Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year

  • Chris Doughty, Dominion Lending Centres Bankfighter, Barrie, Ont.
  • Dale Bilton, Mortgage Intelligence, Kitchener, Ont.
  • Greg Inglis, The Mortgage Group Atlantic Inglis
  • Commercial Mortgages Inc., Moncton, NB
  • Matthew Laverty, The Mortgage Centre, Mortgage Brokers Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Atish Thakur, Dominion Lending Centres Casa Mortgage Inc., Vancouver, B.C.

Home Trust Alternative Broker of the Year

  • Adam Hale, The Mortgage Centre Canada Hale | Beach & Associates, Hamilton, Ont.
  • Gay Andrews, Caplink Financial Corp., Edmonton, Alta.
  • Marc Moeys, Pillar Financial, Sharbot Lake, Ont.
  • Stephen Lidsky, Ontario Wealth Management Corporation, Toronto, Ont.

Genworth Financial Best Individual Newcomer

  • Natasha Adams, Open Door Mortgage Agency, Calgary, Alta.
  • Deepak Bansal, Verico The Mortgage Practice, Brampton, Ont.
  • Enna Cui, TMG The Mortgage Group, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Dave De Stefano, BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Beverly English, Dominion Lending Centres Mortgages & More, St. John’s, Nfld.
  • James Laird, True North Mortgage, Toronto, Ont.
  • Michael Sjerven, Dominion Lending Centres smartymortgage, Vancouver, B.C.

Canadiana Financial Corporation Best Newcomer – Mortgage Broker Firm

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Mortgage Managers Brokerage Inc., Hammonds Plains, N.S.
  • Verico (Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team), Vancouver, B.C.
  • Verico The Mortgage Wellness Group, Barrie, Ont.
  • Verico Primex Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.

CMHC Best Lender Underwriter of the Year

  • Kamran Daryushnejad, National Bank of Canada, Brampton, Ont.
  • Chris Fontana, Meridian Credit Union, Toronto, Ont.
  • Monica Gairola, Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.
  • Tim Hill, Street Capital Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Becky Kim, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Szilard Kolozsvari, First National Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Ken Lee, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Marina Luu, ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Marian Mandic, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Josie Milanetti, Home Trust, Toronto, Ont.
  • Trupti Patel, First National Financial, Calgary, Alta.
  • Diane Roy, Macquarie Financial, Montreal, QC
  • Sam Samadi, First National Financial, Calgary, Alta.
  • Sarah Singh, ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Stacey Williams, Paradigm Quest, Vancouver, B.C.

VERICO Best Lender BDM of the Year

  • Heather Cermak, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Sacheen Desai, ICICI Bank (formerly Resmor Trust), Vancouver, B.C.
  • Chris Hoeppner, Street Capital, Toronto, Ont.
  • Nina Labate, The Equitable Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.
  • Colleen Laio, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Robert Nurnber, Street Capital Financial, Halifax, N.S.
  • Michael Plasko, FirstLine Mortgages, Toronto, Ont.
  • Harry Singh, The Equitable Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.
  • Rita Soni, Street Capital Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Cathy Tucker, Macquarie Financial, Vancouver, B.C.

Canada Guaranty Best Newcomer – Lender Underwriter

  • Cam Bordignon, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Stephen Cheng, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Mita Desai, ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Bryan Duncan, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Elliot Gardiner, ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Yvonne Hristova, First National Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Anne Lee, Macquarie Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Erin Patten, Street Capital Financial, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Alan Sturrock, Home Trust Company, Burlington, Ont.
  • Cindy Yang, ING Direct, Thornhill, Ont.

The Mortgage Centre Canada Best Newcomer – Lender BDM

  • Alec Bowes, Macquarie Financial, Guelph, Ont.
  • Dario Carpino, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Oshan Fernando, Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.
  • Trevor Gordon, ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Rachelle Gregory-Marshall, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Eden McNichol, First National Financial, Calgary, Alta.
  • Tiffany Pedersen, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.

FirstLine Mortgages Best Internet Presence

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Canadian Mortgage Trends, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Dominion Lending Centres, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • First Foundation Residential Mortgages, Edmonton, Alta.
  • Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team, Vancouver, B.C.
  • TMG The Mortgage Group, Toronto, Ont.
  • True North Mortgage, Calgary, Alta.

Resmor Trust Best Advertising

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Dominion Lending Centres, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Verico, Vancouver, B.C.

TDMP Best Branding

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • CanadaLend.com, Richmond Hill, Ont.
  • Dominion Lending Centres, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team, Vancouver, B.C.
  • TDMP.com, Toronto, Ont.
  • TMG The Mortgage Group, Toronto, Ont.
  • Verico Financial Group, Vancouver, B.C.

HomEquity Bank Employer of Choice

  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Dominion Lending Centres, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • First National Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Paradigm Quest, Toronto, Ont.
  • Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • The Mortgage Group, Toronto, Ont.
  • Verico, Vancouver, B.C.

Merix Financial Best Customer Service, individual office

  • Cindy Faulkner, Meridian Coastal Mortgages, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Diana Zitko, Meridian West Coast Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • Jessi Johnson, Verico Jessi Johnston Mortgage Team, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Averbach Mortgages, The Mortgage Group, Vancouver, B.C.
  • BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Home Loans Canada Best Community Service Effort

  • Bob Goudey, TMG The Mortgage Group Goudey Paon Mortgage House, Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Deb White, Dominion Lending Centres White House Mortgages, Vernon, B.C.
  • Diana Zitko, Meridian West Coast Mortgages, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • John Ribalkin, Verico Nova Financial Services Inc., North Vancouver, B.C.
  • Kathy Gregory, Paradigm Quest, Toronto, Ont.
  • Mike and Gail Di Stefano, BTB Mortgage Solutions, Niagara Falls, Ont.
  • Peter House, The House Team at Dominion Lending Centres, Belleville, Ont.

Canadian First Financial Best Industry Service Provider

  • Centract Settlement Services Inc., Toronto, Ont.
  • Davis + Henderson (formerly Filogix), Toronto, Ont.
  • First National Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Genworth Financial Canada, Toronto, Ont.
  • GoMax Solutions, Penticton, B.C.
  • Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.
  • ING Direct, Toronto, Ont.
  • MCAP Service Corporation, Toronto, Ont.
  • Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.
  • Paradigm Quest, Toronto, Ont.
  • Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.
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