A letter from our president

I am honoured to be at the helm of the longest standing mortgage network in Canada. Mortgage Centre Canada (MCC) is a company that has stood the test of time and has a collection of industry veterans and new blood that are eager to bring their business to the next level.

Since inception in 1989, we’ve continued to evolve and are a company of professional and likeminded people who have an incredible passion for the mortgage space.

Your success begins with Mortgage Centre Canada. I encourage you to open the door and talk to us about how we can help you on your continued journey of success.

Rich Spence - President

Liliana Tripon

Director of Franchise Operations

Liliana earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest in 1994. After arriving in Canada in 2006, Liliana continued her education by completing “Canadian Securities Course” in 2008, “Managing Difficult Interactions” and “Negotiating”, both Harvard MM Plus courses, completed “Business Continuity Management Education Program” in 2009, and obtained Certificate of Achievements for the “People Manager Essentials Program” in 2012.

Liliana began working with The Mortgage Centre in 2008 as Senior Franchise Coordinator, providing leadership and management of franchise coordinators. She also assisted the COO in strategically reorganizing the operations team as well as executing tactical plans for franchise development activities.

Today, Liliana continues leading franchise operations as Director of Franchise Operations. Liliana’s focus is in the areas of franchisee relations management, operations system execution, and the development and implementation of various plans to drive growth while contributing to an exceptional client and employee experience.

In addition to these roles, she coordinates and manages the franchise renewal process as well as provides full support for new franchisees throughout the contractual process to the successful completion of the operational setup, serves as a liaison between senior management and external parties in matters of group benefits, errors and omissions insurance, etc. She also supports Head Office with the human resource management for The Mortgage Centre.

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Minesh Patel

Director of Internal Sales and Marketing

Minesh has been in the financial service industry for almost 18 years working in various roles with in CIBC and The Mortgage Centre. Starting in cash management at one of the big 5 banks, he was awarded the achievers trip in 2003 and was promoted to a Forecasting Analyst for 200 ATMs across the GTA region. He consistently achieved “Exceeded Above Expectation” grade on his annual performance management report.

While working at CIBC, on the side Minesh was a production assistant and a co-director for several short films and music videos. This was made possible while obtaining his certificate at International Academy of Design and Film for Film Studies. His experience in the corporate world helped with budgeting and funding small projects for new talent within the local community.

With constant improvement and learning is a staple of his work ethic, Minesh decided to go back to University and earn his degree in Marketing Management with a minor in Finance at Ryerson University in Toronto. Expanding his knowledge in current Marketing and Finance practices, Social Media caught his eye and became a student of the medium.

In 2013 Minesh spearheaded the Social Media presence for The Mortgage Centre and is organically growing the brand through videos, blogs and other tactics to help the MCC network. In 2014, he was promoted from Director of Finance to Director of Internal Marketing and Sales and is currently the national trainer for MCC tools. Minesh specializes in promoting and marketing mortgage agents on Social Media and utilizing CRMs to increase business and improve client relations.

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Kate Brady

Director of Marketing, Events & Communications

Kate is a passionate and creative professional with more than fourteen years of experience in the marketing industry, and over nine in the financial space.

As the Director of Marketing, Events and Communications for the DLC Group of Companies that includes Mortgage Centre Canada (MCC), Dominion Lending Centres (DLC), and Mortgage Architects (MA), Kate has effectively implemented new marketing strategies to increase brand awareness for each network.

In her role, she is responsible for the creation and execution of all national events, inclusive of MCC’s Bi-Annual National Sales Conference IGNITE, Regional Road Shows and Group Events such as the Mortgage Protection Plus (MPP) Retreat and MPC Brokers & Brews Kick-off Party. In addition to events, Kate and her team support the MCC network with corporate initiatives, social media and communications.

Kate has been named Young Gun in 2018 and to the Hot List in 2020.

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Ryan Sadler

Vice President, National Sales

Ryan began his career in the Mortgage Brokerage industry over 25 years ago, spending his early years at Beneficial Financial and MCAP as an Account Manager. In 2003, Ryan decided to join Scotiabank (Scotia Express Service) as a Business Development Manager. Quickly developing a solid working relationship with many of the top brokers and agents across the GTA, Ryan received the Top Sales award for volume production and growth between 2003-2009.

An opportunity presented itself in 2010 to join The Mortgage Centre as Regional Vice President-Sales, managing and overseeing all of the franchises in Eastern Canada. Leveraging existing partnerships with brokers and lenders, Ryan provides consistent support and training for all members of the network, along with franchise recruitment. As a result, The Mortgage Centre continues to experience unprecedented growth across Canada. The Mortgage Centre is largely recognized as a pioneer in the Mortgage Broker industry and Ryan attributes that longevity to the quality, integrity and professionalism of the network. He currently holds the role as Vice President-National Sales.

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Barbara Cook

Vice President, Franchise Development

Barbara Cook is a passionate, results-driven sales professional with more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry.

A true people person, Barbara is an exceptional communicator who approaches sales with a consultative, informative style, possessing strong negotiation and relationship building skills. She brings a wide range of industry experience on the lender, training, brokerage and network side which is pivotal on helping owners and agents to grow both personally and professionally.

Barbara is currently VP of Franchise Development, where she implements and maintains a strategic plan to advance sales growth for the Mortgage Centre Network Internally and Externally.

Barbara has also been named Women of Influence both in 2018 & 2019 and continues to raise the bar for the women within this industry.

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