WOMEN OF INFLUENCE RUBINA BEDI Managing director Able & Remarkable Mortgage Architects
The lifeline of Able & Remarkable Mortgage Architects, Rubina Bedi manages the entire process of funding and servicing clients, covering both underwriting and operations. Bedi started in the finance industry as a customer service representative for a major bank and was promoted to manager for customer service, a role she held for nearly 10 years before becoming manager for residential mortgages. As a mother of two children – one of whom has special needs – Bedi is able to juggle the responsibilities of motherhood and still maintain excellence in her work, while also dedicating time and effort to community and charitable causes. Bedi has made mentoring a significant part of her career – she has mentored more than a hundred people over the past 10 years, one of whom recently won a Canadian Mortgage Award. Bedi also supports the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to forming business relationships among professionals in the area and supporting the social, cultural and political issues that impact the community. She also volunteers for the Youth Transforming Society, which offers full scholarships to deserving candidates.
TONIA JACOBSEN MARSHALL Mortgage expert DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts
SANDRA FERREIRA Mortgage agent/senior associate Denova Group DLC
Devotion and determination, along with support from family, friends and Denova Group partners, have been the pillars of success for Sandra Ferreira. Boasting more than a decade of experience in the industry, Ferreira has successfully built her own book of repeat business while training and mentoring new agents. The fact that she has built her business solely on referrals is proof that her customer service is second to none. Currently, Ferreira is focused on serving as a client liaison for Denova Group’s broker-owner’s deals, in addition to managing the office. An exceptional multi-tasker and team player, she has been able to stay on top of her day-to-day tasks while using her experience in retail banking and compliance to help team members resolve their questions, in addition to doing everything she can to maintain a warm and nurturing culture at Denova Group.
Tonia Jacobsen Marshall has been a top-producing mortgage broker for the past 15 years, closing between $30 million and $56 million each year entirely on her own. Prior to joining Dominion Lending Centres, Marshall consistently ranked as a top 10 broker at her previous company, and she continues to rank among the top 10 brokers at DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts today. She has also been inducted into DLC’s Elite Hall of Fame. Outside the industry, Marshall’s biggest achievement is her tireless research and implementation of various treatment approaches to care for her eldest son, Noah, who is non-verbal and lives with autism. She supports various charities for families affected by autism and has worked closely with Semiahmoo House Society on an initiative to provide beach-accessible wheelchairs to White Rock Beach.
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