MortgageBrokerNews is continuing its series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards
on May 10 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Finalist in the Mortgage Broker of the Year (25 Employees and Over) category
Anthony Contento doesn’t measure success by the size of his portfolio, but through team effort.
“This year my success comes with the help of my business partner and the agents who work hard every day,” says Contento, president and CEO of Mortgage Architects Sherwood Mortgage Group. “I have always measured success by not how big a portfolio we have, but by the size of my team’s heart and passion.”
Contento started in the broker industry January of 2009, having worked for financial institutions for over 20 years.
At RBC, “my top year I funded $186 million and also top nationally with CMHC. Prior to that, I was a regional manager with BMO and an executive lender. I started my banking career with RBC as a co-op student when I was 16.”
Contento credits his success to the respect, trust and honesty his parents taught him as a child.
“They were key in my family home and my parents made sure I understood what it meant for my livelihood, and as a person,” he says.
And watching young agents grow and mature in the industry is just as rewarding.
“What makes me feel young are the up-and-coming new agents who have the right frame of mind to work in this industry,” he says. “Watching them grow and providing some assistance from my experience is a great motivator for me.”
True success is measured not in new clients, but those who keep coming back because of excellent service – what Contento sees as the true prize to win every day.
Still, Contento is flattered to be a part of the awards ceremony.
“I would like to thank all the people involved in helping me get nominated,” he says. “and my business partner, Athena Constantinou.”
For a full list of finalists and to reserve your place at the industry’s biggest night visit www.canadianmortgageawards.com
- hope you don't miss out this year!