Canadian Mortgage Awards names finalists in lender categories

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The lender community will be well represented at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards, as CMP has released the finalists for the underwriter and BDM categories today.

Merix Financial and Street Capital Financial lead the way with seven and six nominations apiece in the four categories: Lender Underwriter of the Year; Lender BDM of the Year; Best Newcomer-Lender Underwriter and Best Newcomer-Lender BDM.

Following closely are Home Trust Company and First National Financial with four nominations each.

“We would like to congratulate all the finalists,” said CMP Editor John Tenpenny. “It’s obvious from the number of nominations we received for these categories that many brokers really appreciate the work lender underwriters and BDMs do for them.”

The sixth annual Canadian Mortgage Awards, presented by Home Trust, will take place on Friday, June 1 in Toronto at The Carlu. The move to a new venue will allow for more than 600 attendees as the event continues to expand. You don’t want to miss what is sure to be one of the biggest events of the year in the Canadian mortgage industry, so reserve your table now as the event will sell out ( The event closes out The Mortgage Summit (, a two-day Toronto conference powered by CMP and, also being held at The Carlu.

The fate of the finalists in now in the hands of the judging panel, with the entire process being overseen by PwC, the official auditor of the Canadian Mortgage Awards.

“As the nomination, finalist, and judging process grows in size and complexity we felt it was important to bring in a third party to verify the process and validate the results of this process,” said Chris Davis, events manager for KMI Media. "To that end, we are happy to announce that PwC is now the official auditor of the Canadian Mortgage Awards.”

It is sure to be a night to remember, with a Roaring 20s theme, including live entertainment, prizes, giveaways, a delicious four course gourmet meal, drinks, and dancing. Join more than 600 of your colleagues, friends, and industry professionals from across Canada, for the biggest night on the industry calendar, and celebrate and honour the achievements and successes of 2011.


CMHC Best Lender Underwriter

Erin Anemaet, Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Jason Galea, AGF, Toronto, Ont.

Michelle Gosal-Campbell, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Becky Kim, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.

Ken Lee, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Robert Sanita, First National Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Jenna Sherrit, First National Financial, Vancouver, B.C.

Janice Tinker, Radius Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Silvana Vaccarella, Scotiabank, Hamilton, Ont.

Stacey Williams, Merix Financial, Vancouver, B.C.


The Mortgage Centre Canada Best Lender BDM

Randy Binstock, Home Trust Company, Cambridge, Ont.

Jim Fitzgerald, Radius Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Trevor Gordon, ING DIRECT, Halifax, NS

Rachelle Gregory-Marshall, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Chris Hoeppner, Street Capital Financial, Fraser Valley, B.C.

Jamie Leamont, Merix Financial, Winnipeg, Man.

Eden McNichol, First National Financial, Calgary, Alta.

Cheryl Murtagh, Street Capital Financial, Calgary, Alta.

Harry Singh, The Equitable Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Cathy Tompkins, FirstLine Mortgages, Vancouver, B.C.



Strategic Information Technology Best Newcomer - Lender Underwriter

Jen Bean, Scotiabank, Edmonton, Alta.

Cam  Bordignon, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Nitin Grover, ING DIRECT, Toronto, Ont.

Carol Maglione, The Equitable Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Giselle Miranda, Street Capital Financial, Vancouver, B.C.

Paul Onorati, Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Michelle Wise, Paradigm Quest, Toronto, Ont.


Radius Financial Best Newcomer - Lender BDM

Mike Ayoub, Home Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Paul Campbell, ICICI Bank, Toronto, Ont.

Dario Carpino, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Renee Dadswell, AGF, Toronto, Ont.

Joe Flor, The Equitable Trust Company, Toronto, Ont.

Cathy Godin, Home Trust Company, Calgary, Alta.

Jeff Hayashi, Merix Financial, Toronto, Ont.

Tiffany Pedersen, Street Capital Financial, Toronto, Ont.


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