Appointments & Careers

Oct 24, 2018
Meet Nick Hamblin
Rick Thibert

By Lisa Gordon ASK ANYONE who’s dealt with Nick Hamblin, and they’ll say he is a tireless advocate for his clients. It’s a philosophy that dates back 25 years to his first industry-related job at a financial collections agency, and it carries...

May 24, 2018
MB LEGEND - John Bargis

Those who adapt will survive. While Mother Nature has proven this truism time and again, John Bargis believes it’s also the key to building a successful career in the sometimes-turbulent mortgage industry.Bargis, a 25-year industry veteran who is currently executive vice-president of Mortgage Edge in Richmond Hill, Ontario, has weathered...

May 24, 2018
MB CEO CHAT - Luc Bernard

We at Canadian Mortgage Broker recently sat down with Luc Bernard, M3 Group’s president and CEO, for a quick Q&A, to cover trends in the industry, acquisition strategies, consumer lending, B20, digital transformation and who really is the No. 1 non-bank mortgage brokerage in Canada.An entrepreneurial executive from Montreal, Bernard...

May 24, 2018
MB PROFILE - James Shinners

As the new president of CMBA-Atlantic, James Shinners believes his predecessor, Nicholas Hamblin, has left him with big shoes to fill. He also believes that meeting that challenge will require strength in numbers. That’s why he and his newly elected board have identified member recruitment as the association’s most important...

May 17, 2018
MB PROFILE – Urma Mollema

URMA MOLLEMA doesn’t back down from a challenge. By age 32, she was a four-time, award-winning national athlete who represented South Africa’s University of Pretoria on its road relay team. Propelled by a fiery competitive spirit, Mollema achieved success at age 33 in the business world, too, as the founder of...

May 17, 2018
CEO CHAT: Don MacVicar

“IT STARTED ON A HANDSHAKE,” says Kerri Reed, Vice-President of Sales, Ontario, on the founding of Premiere Mortgage Centre with Don MacVicar. “We had the same core values of trust, entrepreneurship, integrity and hard work ethic. We went from there to create this company.” Don grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Apr 19, 2018
MB LEGEND - Meet Gord Wintrup

The legendary President and Founding Partner of Bayfield Mortgage Professionals talks the future of the industry, debunking the term “shadow lending” and approaching life and business with an adventurer’s spirit

Apr 7, 2018
Chart Your Course

CMBA-Atlantic has been working tirelessly to finalize plans for our upcoming 2017 Annual Mortgage Brokers Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The two-day event, October 29 and 30, will be held at the Halifax Marriott Waterfront Hotel overlooking beautiful Halifax Harbour. This...

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