Kathy Gregory, Paradigm Quest

Kathy Gregory, Paradigm Quest

Founding president and CEO

Paradigm Quest

The first female CEO in the Canadian mortgage industry, Kathy Gregory started Paradigm Quest in 2005 with $3 million in capital; today, Paradigm employs more than 300 people and boasts over $27 billion in assets. “I am proud of the culture I have created and foster at Paradigm, and I consistently put the Paradigm family first,” Gregory says. “Employee satisfaction rates continue to exceed 95% every year since inception.”

Gregory’s many philanthropic endeavours include founding and chairing the Canadian Mortgage Industry Women’s Networking Golf Tournament and founding the BC Women in Mortgages Leadership Summit. To date, these two events have raised more than $300,000 to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s only national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.

In 2013, Gregory was inducted into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame, and for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, she was featured in Paulina Cameron’s book, Canada 150 Women. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards and was appointed as an honorary chair for the 2018 and 2019 Princess Margaret Cancer Centre OneWalk campaign.