Gord Dahlen takes on a new challenge

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Industry leader Gord Dahlen has moved from his executive position at Dominion Lending Centres, with another channel player now welcoming him into its expanding fold.

The president and CEO of Canadian First Financial is now announcing the appointment of Dahlen as VP of retail banking network development effective Monday, September 9.

Dahlen will be reporting to Karl Straky, the founder & chief commercial officer.

“Gord joins us with over 24 years of leadership experience in the mortgage brokering industry,” says Peter Vukanovich, in a statement issued to staff Friday. “His high level of integrity, ability to build quality relationships, and in-depth knowledge of today's marketplace have led him to the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame and now to Canadian First Financial."

Vukanovich is lauding Dahlen, a past recipient of the CMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, as the ideal candidate to work with industry stakeholders in establishing CFF’s unique retail banking model with mortgage brokers and financial services professionals alike.

Dahlen has cemented relationships across the channel in a storied career.

He joined DLC in 2011 as an executive VP, having previously served as president and CEO of Invis and Mortgage Intelligence. Before that, Dahlen was an integratal part of MCAP’s team.

  • Joanne Vickery on 2013-09-06 8:44:12 AM

    Congratulations Gord! I wish you all the best!

  • Kalim Khan on 2013-09-06 8:45:56 AM

    Congratulations Gord - He is nothing short of being the best - Wish you the very best sir ! Your years of knowledge, expertise, experience, leadership is sure to be an asset to CFF !

  • Ron De Silva - RMA on 2013-09-06 8:48:06 AM

    Best of luck, Gord.... :)

  • Larry Frondall on 2013-09-06 8:51:53 AM

    Congratulations on the new position, Gord!
    Peter and Karl should also be congratulated for assembly a First Class Team! Good on all of you!

  • Gail on 2013-09-06 8:52:54 AM

    Even though you are no longer with our DLC Network you will always be a Rockstar in my book! Best of luck with your new venture.

  • Jennifer Woodley on 2013-09-06 8:54:35 AM

    Congratulations, Gord! I know you will do well in this new endeavour and challenge.

  • Veronica Love-Alexander on 2013-09-06 8:55:39 AM

    Best wishes in your new role Gord!

  • Stephanie Lopushinsky on 2013-09-06 8:59:21 AM

    Congratulations Gord.

  • Dale L Bilton on 2013-09-06 9:25:03 AM

    Wishing you continued success to one of the Best.

  • Darick.ca on 2013-09-06 10:26:57 AM

    Nice to have you on board with us at CF Bank. I enjoyed getting to know you at DLC and look forward to many good times together in the future.

  • Cindy Freiman on 2013-09-06 12:33:29 PM

    All the best, Gord! Sounds like an exciting new opportunity for you :)

  • Gerri on 2013-09-06 3:20:53 PM

    Gord congrats ... wishing you all the best on this next adventure.

  • Brandi Pierik on 2013-09-06 8:24:43 PM

    Congratulations Gord :)
    Thank you for all you contributed to DLC!!
    CFF is lucky to have you, all the best in your new endeavour

  • Chana Charach on 2013-09-07 8:22:21 AM

    Congratulations Gord! Wishing you success with your new position.

  • Trevor Daly on 2013-09-09 11:38:09 AM

    Best of luck in your new role Gord!

  • Kevin Babin on 2013-09-10 10:10:55 AM

    Congratulations Gord! Canadian First Financial is very fortunate to have you. Keep in touch!!!

  • Todd Purcell on 2013-09-10 10:15:54 AM

    Gonna miss you Gord, all the best!

  • Rudy on 2013-09-11 4:14:41 PM

    All the best Gord

  • Morris Briglio on 2013-09-25 4:18:49 PM

    Congratulations Gord. All the Best!

  • Carol Tarasio on 2013-09-27 6:48:50 AM

    Congratulations and all the very best!

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