HOT LIST 2016
JAMES LAIRD PRESIDENT CANWISE FINANCIAL James Laird took the reins as president of CanWise Financial in September 2014. Before that, he served as COO of True North Mortgage. In that capacity, Laird helped grow True North to become one of Canada’s largest brokers, as well as the country’s most successful storefront-focused broker. Laird also serves as a managing director for New Gentry Capital. An acknowledged industry expert, Laird is frequently sought out for his perspective by major media outlets, including Reuters, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
CHAIR MORTGAGE PROFESSIONALS CANADA As the new chair of Mortgage Professionals Canada, Jared Dreyer heads up the organization’s advocacy efforts as it transitions from its old identity as CAAMP. Dreyer is also the president of Dreyer Group Mortgages, one of the top mortgage brokerages in Canada, and serves as vice president of Verico Financial Canada. He’s a past president of the Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia, past chair of the Verico Financial National Advisory Council and past director of the Mortgage Brokers Institute of BC.
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