Toronto brokerage scores big bank coup

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Rack up another for the broker channel, with a successful bank defector joining a Toronto brokerage as it readies to take on  2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Frank Uithoven to SafeBridge as our new senior business development manager,” Chris Karram, co-chief executive officer of Verico Safebridge Financial told "Frank brings with him years of experience in the mortgage industry in both sales and business development. His primary focus is to help engage, hire, train and grow our new and existing team with the sole purpose of ensuring that each mortgage professional has the tools and platform necessary to truly make an impact on the lives of the clients they serve."

Uithoven has over 15 years’ experience in financial services and has held management positions at both TD Bank and Citi Group / HSBC. He joins Safebridge as its senior business development manager.

“He is a great fit for who we already are and where we are headed, and it is a true honour to have partnered with Frank to start 2014 with an exceptional step forward,” Karram said.

2013 saw a number of former bank employees making the transition to the mortgage broker industry and Uithoven, the latest, is confident in his decision.

“I am excited and proud to have joined such a well-respected, professional team here at SafeBridge,” Uithoven said. “It is not every day one finds a brokerage so focused on their clients and team of agents.

“I very much look forward to working with the entire team at SafeBridge and being part of their growth and focus on becoming industry leaders and influencers,” Uithoven said.


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  • M. Robertson on 2014-01-17 9:06:08 AM

    I'm sorry - how is this news? I just don't understand... if it had never happened before it would be news... but it's been happening for YEARS. Please... is MBN so desperate for something to write about??

  • J. Butler on 2014-01-17 10:52:30 AM

    I think this is what they call an announcement M. Robertson. Maybe the next one will be about you to appease you.

  • @kiltedbroker on 2014-01-17 11:43:03 AM

    On an arbitrary point scale, J. Butler just scored 12 out of a possible 12 points for that comment.

  • Ron Butler on 2014-01-17 1:14:59 PM

    Good one Jackson, you can always count on Mary Robertson throw her own special ray of sunshine on posts like this.

  • Gordon McCallum on 2014-01-17 1:48:53 PM

    Where is the 'like' button for these comments?

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