Canada – 11-11-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Canadian Lenders Association (CLA), the voice of the innovative business and consumer lending industry, announces the Top 25 Lenders of 2019.
“In partnership with BMO, we are excited to continue to celebrate innovation and leadership in Canada’s lending sector,” says Gary Schwartz, President of the CLA. “Today we announce the 25 individuals and 25 companies that have been nominated by their peers and selected by an expert committee.”One individual and one company will be announced as the category winner at the CLA’s upcomingCanadian Lenders Summit on November 20th at MaRS, Toronto. The 2019 Tiffany & Co crystal awards will be presented by BMO.“We are proud to sponsor this year’s lenders award that recognizes the world-class achievements of Canadian executives and companies and celebrates a commitment to ethical values, innovation, and leadership in 2019,” said Christine Cooper, Co-Head, Canadian Commercial Banking at BMO Financial Group.Winners must act in accordance with the values and goals of the CLA as we work to advance the growth of all aspects of Canada’s lending ecosystem includingpolicy, advocacy, standards, innovation, and the adherence to and promotion of best practices as well as commitment to safe and ethical lending standards.
2019 Top Companies in Lending (alphabetically) are:
BDC – www.bdc.caBorrowell – borrowell.comClearbanc – clearbanc.comCreditSnap – www.creditsnap.comDealnet Capital –www.dealnetcapital.comEspresso Capital – espressocapital.comFinanceit – www.financeit.ioFirst West Capital – www.firstwestcapital.caHome Trust – www.hometrust.caInverite – www.inverite.comIOU Financial – IOUFinancial.comLending Loop – www.lendingloop.caMagical Credit – www.magicalcredit.caManzil – manzil.caMarble Financial – marblefinancial.caOwl – owl.coPaays –www.paays.comPayPal Canada –www.paypal.comProgressa –progressa.comShopify Capital – www.shopify.com/capitalSilicon Valley Bank – www.svb.com Spring Financial – www.springfinancial.caThinking Capital – https://www.thinkingcapital.caUplift – www.uplift.comVenbridge – venbridge.com
2019 Top Executives in Lending (alphabetically) are:
Mark Cashin, CEO, myBrokerBee – mybrokerbee.comKevin Clark, President, Lendified – www.lendified.comAvinash Chidambaram, CEO, Ario Platform – www.arioplatform.comEvan Chrapko, CEO, Trust Science – www.trustscience.comJerome Dwight, VP, Cox Automotive Canada – coxautoinc.caSaul Fine, CEO, Innovative Assessments – www.iassessments.comDavid Gens, CEO, Merchant Growth – www.merchantadvance.comBryan Jaskolka, COO, CMI – canadianmortgagesinc.caPeter Kalen, CEO, Flexiti – flexiti.comYves-Gabriel Leboeuf, CEO, Flinks – flinks.ioDerek Manuge, CEO, Corl – corl.ioKeren Moynihan, CEO, Boss Insights – bossinsights.comJason Mullins, CEO, goeasy –www.goeasy.comPaul Pitcher, CEO, SharpShooter Funding – sharpshooterfunding.comBrendan Playford & Cate Rung, Co-Founders, Pngme – pngme.comWayne Pommen, CEO, Paybright – paybright.comAdam Reeds, CEO, Ledn – ledn.ioAdam Rice, CEO, LoanConnect – loanconnect.caMark Ruddock, CEO, BFS Capital – bfscapital.comVlad Sherbatov, President, Smarter Loans – smarter.loansSteven Uster, CEO, FundThrough – www.fundthrough.comDmitry Voronenko, CEO, Turnkey Lender –www.turnkey-lender.comNeil Wechsler, CEO, Ondeck Canada –www.ondeck.caMichael Wendland, CEO, Refresh – refreshfinancial.ca
About CLAThe CLA supports the growth of companies that are in the business of lending, or providing other means of credit, to small businesses and individuals by non-conventional or innovative means to exchange ideas and explore ways of improving the sector; encourage principled and professional practices by Innovative Lenders; educate the public at large about Innovative Lending; encourage individual potential borrowers to be informed about the appropriateness of Innovative Lending to the borrowers’ circumstances; and to advocate on behalf of, and represent the interests of Innovative Lenders.. The CLA promotes transparency and fosters responsible and ethical lending practices. The association supports innovative lending nationally including the technology & business processes that are transforming our financing industry.To learn more about the CLA, please visit its websites at:www.canadianlenders.org and atwww.canadianlenderssummit.com
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