A team of EXPERTS!

Our team is comprised of mortgage originators of the highest caliber who proudly call themselves mortgage experts.  They work as a collective team supporting each other in business, personal and professional development.

M. Deren Hasip

Mortgage Agent/Broker Coach

Agent License ID:                  M15001201

Hercules Galang

Mortgage Agent/Mentor

Agent License ID:                  M14001560

Ahilia Somai

Manager, Underwriting

     Dina Almeida

     Senior Office Administrator

M. Deren Hasip

Founder/ Senior Mortgage Agent /Broker Coach

 

With over 20 years of retail banking and mortgage origination experience with some of Canada's top banks, Deren is a former Bank Executive who started his career on the ground floor as a teller. Having ascended through the ranks as a decorated advisor and manager, he forged his success on the support and loyalty of clients, partners and staff.  His career achievements coupled with the support of various charities and community programs lead to his nomination for the Ontario Premier's Award in 2002.  Deren has appeared on City TV and was quoted by 680 News, Mortgage Professionals Canada, REP Magazine and MortgageBrokerNews.ca.  Profiled as a Mortgage Expert in a national media campaign by one of Canada's top 5 banks, he's looking to put his expertise to work in structuring solutions for clients and helping them improve their financial position!

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Turkish

 

Email: deren.hasip@mortgagescout.ca

 

Hercules Galang

Co-Founder/ Senior Mortgage Agent/ Broker Mentor

With a combined 22 years of retail banking and independent mortgage brokerage experience,  Hercules is one of the industry's best decorated Mortgage Experts.  Having achieved top 1% in production with two of Canada's top banks, Hercules has built a vast business drawing from his experiences as a banker and former financial planner.  Having helped thousands of clients with their mortgage financing needs, put Hercules' experience to work for you!

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

 

Email: hercules.galang@mortgagescout.ca

 

 

 

Ahilia Somai

Manager, Underwriting

As the Manager of Underwriting, my role is to assist our team of Mortgage Agents in assessing the creditworthiness of clients, composing lender submission packages and pairing our customers with the lender of best fit. Assisting in the condition management and administration process, I provide oversight on files and aid the agents in delivering an efficient and superior customer service experience. Being a seasoned credit adjudicator, I provide deal coaching insight to our Mortgage Agents to help them improve their product knowledge, lender exposure and adjudication expertise.

 

Email: ahilia.somai@mortgagescout.ca

 

 

 

 

Dina Almeida

 

Senior Office Administrator

Over the last 16 years, Dina's amassed a great deal of understanding while administering real estate transaction, legal contracts and supporting sales professionals to help define an exemplary client experience.  At Mortgage Scout, Dina supports our sales team in the administration of their credit files to ensure efficient condition management with our lenders while ensuring a smooth client transaction.  Dina supports the Manager of Underwriting in daily tasks relayed to credit adjudication and plays an important role in the administration of compliance and commission reconciliation.

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Email: dina.almeida@mortgagescout.ca

 

Marlene Carvalho

 

Mortgage Agent/Office Manager

 

An experienced industry professional, Marlene brings to the team over 20 years banking and financial services experience.  She commenced her career as a retail banker with one of Canada's premiere Trust companies. There after, diversified her experience with independent financial planning and insurance companies.  Having most recently left her role as a Director of business development with one our lending partners, Marlene is looking to put her experience to work and earn your business.

Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

 

Email: marlene.carvalho@mortgagescout.ca

What some of our clients have to say....

"Deren was a champion. He worked like a dog on our case. I seriously don't know when he sleeps. This deal had the potential to fail so many times, for so many reasons and we had a crazy-tight closing date, but he worked day and night to pull it together for us. We're going to pick up the keys today and we couldn't be happier"

 

Jean Dendy [Google Review]

 

"Hercules leaves his competition in the dust when it comes helping clients with mortgages. Saying he's better than the rest is a huge understatement. His service, speed, and communication set him in a class of his own. He will be my single stop when it comes to mortgages and loans."

 

Desi Narayana [Linkedin Review]

"Three words: Knowledge, Integrity & Commitment! This is the least that clients can expect from Deren."

 

Teresa Borges [Linkedin Review]

"Marlene was awesome to deal with, she was able to get me my mortgage in a very timely manner. She was upfront, honest and very helpful. I would recommend Marlene at Mortgage Scout in a heartbeat!"

 

Gail Goldstein [Google Review]

Victor Carvalho

Senior Mortgage Agent

 

Over the last 20 years Victor has served his clients and community as a banker, insurance broker and most notably as a mortgage expert.  Having worked at two different financial institutions before transitioning into the independent broker space, Victor's built his business on a solid foundation as a personal banker complimented by his experiences as an independent insurance broker.  Victor welcomes your business and looks forward to helping you with your next mortgage solution!

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

 

Email: victor.carvalho@mortgagescout.ca

 

Victor Carvalho

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                     M13001923

Aphrodite Veriniotis

 

Mortgage Agent

An experienced independent Mortgage Agent, Aphrodite brings over 4 years of brokering experience to the Mortgage Scout team. A service oriented mortgage professional, Aphrodite's client centric approach has earned her the loyalty of her existing clients and referrals to friends and family. In addition to traditional mortgage products, Aphrodite also specializes in out of the box scenarios for non-traditional borrowers. With a flexible schedule to accommodate her clients, she welcomes new clients and looks forward to helping them achieve their home ownership dreams.

Other Language(s) Spoken: Greek

Email: aphrodite.veriniotis@mortgagescout.ca

     Aphrodite Veriniotis

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                  M12001618

     Dennis DaCunha

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                 M15000923

Dennis DaCunha

Mortgage Agent

A sales and service professional of over 15 years, Dennis’s career achievements have been forged on a foundation of delivering superior service, following through on commitments and putting the needs of his clients first.   With this valuable experience on hand, Dennis has spent the last year transitioning into the mortgage industry focusing on his professional development through licensing, training and mentorship.  Backed by 50 plus years of lending experience, Dennis looks forward to working with clients and aiding them in finding competitive credit solutions to help them achieving their dreams of home ownership.

Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Email: dennis.dacunha@mortgagescout.ca

     Gerald Galang

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                 M11002489

Gerald Galang

Mortgage Agent/Customer Relations Associate

Gerald is an experienced mortgage professional who commenced his career in 2010.  Having developed his business and best practices under the tutelage of Hercules Galang, he's eager to assist his clients in taking that next step.  Whether buying your first home or trying to avoid pitfalls with move-up ownership, Gerald his happy to help customers achieve their homeownership dreams.

Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Email: gerald.galang@mortgagescout.ca

     Marlene Carvalho

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                M17000762

     Lits Kong

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                   M19001213

Lits Kong

Mortgage Agent

 

A former top producing bank Mortgage Specialist,  Lits brings to our team over 15 years of financial services industry experience. Having held many positions over the course of her career, her experience is highlighted by but not limited to her former roles of Personal Banker, Investment Consultant, Financial Adviser and Mortgage Specialist. An experienced industry professional put her experience to work for you.

Other Language(s) Spoken: Lao & Thai

Email: lits.kong@mortgagescout.ca

     Sharon Tiessen

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                  M16002379

 

 

 

Sharon Tiessen

 

Mortgage Agent

 

Drawing on 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, small business owner, property manager, teacher and social worker, Sharon brings a deep passion for helping people to achieve their goals, a dedication to excellence and integrity, resourcefulness and a knack for analyzing situations to provide creative solutions.

Over the past 2 years, Sharon's transition to her position as a mortgage agent has included licensing and focused professional development. She's invested in mentorship, training and gaining first-hand experience through active investment in real estate and mortgages in order to hone the skills that will allow her to best serve her clients.

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: French

 

Email: sharon.tiessen@mortgagescout.ca

 

 

Kimberley Zakaib

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                    M14000786

 

Kimberley Zakaib

 

Mortgage Agent

 

An award-winning established industry professional, Kimberley brings to our team over 14 years banking and financial services experience.  With first-hand experience working for two of  Canada's top five banks, Kimberley built her business on extensive experience providing sound mortgage financing solutions.  With vast experience in residential and private mortgage financing, give Kimberley a call and see the difference experience makes.

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: French

 

Email: kimberley.zakaib@mortgagescout.ca

Eric Lamy

 

Mortgage Agent

An established industry professional, Eric commenced his career as a Bilingual Mortgage Specialist in 2010 with AGF Trust.   Having serviced the mortgage financing need of hundreds of families,  Eric was pleased with his achievements however, saw changes in the industry and felt he would better service the needs of his customers as an independent Mortgage Agent.  In 2014, he made the leap into the independent Mortgage Brokering space.  Backed by 8 years of mortgage lending expertise and customer service excellence, put Eric's experience to work for you.

Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Email: eric.lamy@mortgagescout.ca

Eric Lamy

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                    M14000527

Deep Sachdev

Mortgage Broker

Agent License ID:                    M13001205

 

Deep Sachdev

 

Mortgage Broker

 

An experienced independent Mortgage Agent,  Deep is a CPA-CGA who brings over 5 years of brokering experience to the Mortgage Scout team.  A uniquely qualified professional, Deep draws on his background in accounting, experiences in real estate investing and financial planning to structure intelligent solutions for his clients.  With financial planning being the cornerstone to his clients solutions, give Deep a call to take the next steps together.

 

Email: deep.sachdev@mortgagescout.ca

Eren Hasip

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                     M18001305

 

Eren Hasip

 

Mortgage Agent

 

 

A sales and service professional with over 10 years of experience, Eren is a well-balanced agent that gets the job done.  A former Financial Services representative, Eren bring to our team retail banking experience centred around personal and business banking.  With client education being the cornerstone to his business, Eren welcomes your call and looks forward to working with you to structure intelligent solutions that cater to your current needs while being mindful of your future plans.

 

Other Languages Spoken: Turkish

 

Email: eren.hasip@mortgagescout.ca

Derek Gold

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                    M10000602

 

Derek Gold

 

Mortgage Agent

 

 

An award-winning established industry professional, Derek brings to over 8 years of independent brokerage experience.  With extensive experience servicing the residential needs of customers, Derek has structured sound solutions from getting clients into their first home to helping them build their real estate portfolio and become rental investors.  Give Derek a call to see the difference experience makes!

 

 

 

Email: derek.gold@mortgagescout.ca

Babujie Arulsubramaniam

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                     M17002499

 

Babujie Arulsubramaniam

 

Mortgage Agent

 

 

Bringing to our team over 5 years of experience in finance, Babujie commenced his career as a Mortgage Agent in 2017.   A service-oriented mortgage professional, Babujie prides himself on educating clients and exceeding their service expectations. With a flexible schedule to accommodate his clients, he welcomes new customers and looks forward to helping them achieve their home ownership dreams.

 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: French & Tamil 

 

 

Email: babujie.a@mortgagescout.ca

Ali Sayeed

Senior Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                    M18002792

 

 

 

Ali Sayeed

 

 

Senior Mortgage Agent

 

 

An award-winning established industry professional, Ali brings to our team over 11 years of financial services industry experience. A former Financial Advisor and bank Mortgage Specialists,  he's built his business on his industry expertise with the loyalty and support of his customers and referral partners.  With many years of experience financing real estate and investment acquisition, put Ali's experience to work for you.

 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi & Bengali

 

 

Email: ali.sayeed@mortgagescout.ca

 

 

 

 

Nick Pavlov

 

 

Mortgage Broker

 

 

Nick has appeared on HGTV, Global, the CBC and was quoted by the National Post and the Canadian Real Estate Investor. Specialized in private lending, knows the lending market for all types of situations.  An accomplished sales professional, Nick has achieved noteworthy results with his referral volumes.  In his previous career, he worked for a boutique law firm and was the Editor of Hospital Law.  He was a member of both the Diversity Task Force and Professional Standards Arbitration panel with the Toronto Real Estate Board (over 42,000 members).  He is also a member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. 

 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Greek

 

 

Email: nick@mortgagescout.ca

 

Nick Pavlov

Mortgage Broker

Agent License ID:                    M09001420

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Aphrodite for being such an amazing mortgage broker!! Not only did she go out of her way to accommodate my father and I by meeting us at our home she also put up with our 3 crazy dogs!! She also certainly knew how to please my 4 year old by bringing yummy cookies...he was very happy to say the least! I never once felt like a client but a friend as Aphrodite was so personable and easy to talk to! I was very pleased with Aphrodite as she certainly knows how to add her own personal touches! I have no reservations what soever recommending Aphrodite to anyone! Thanks again for making this stressful process not so painful!! "

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Cathy Turner [Google Review]

"Dennis was able to meet us at a convenient time and has been incredibly helpful, took the time to answer clearly all of our questions (and we had so many). He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and so pleasant to deal with. We felt really relieved in our decision to work with him. I highly recommend his services, you won't be disappointed!."

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Magali Julien [Google Review]

"Hercules and Gerald were an awesome team.  Excellent customer service with quick response time.  I highly recommend them!!! Definitely turning to you both on my next purchase."

 

Christine Tolibas [Google Review]

"Twice in the last year we've had the opportunity to work with Sharon on a refinance and renewal. I would highly recommend her conscientious and courteous support!"

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Wesley Gent [Facebook Review]

"Victor helped me purchase my first property and get approved for my first mortgage. His guidance was invaluable for me as a first-time homebuyer, and allowed me to navigate the market and make the right decisions. The whole process was smooth and enjoyable. Victor is a true professional and can be relied upon 100%

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Greg Potapenko [Linkedin Review]

"Kimberley is an excellent broker with a keen eye for detail."

 

Lurell Blackwood [Facebook Review]

"Eric was great to work with. He made the whole process seamless and easy to understand. He was always quick to respond to emails, phone calls and text messages. His knowledge of the industry helped my wife and I seal the deal on our forever home. He was happy to come and meet with us at our home instead of us having to go and meet him. I am happy to recommend Eric to anyone in the future."

 

Seamus Blake [Google Review]

"As a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better mortgage broker than Deep Sachdev. He is intelligent, professional and you can count on him to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner."

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Bhavik Lakhani [Facebook Review]

Paulo J. Rocha

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                     M13001229

 

 

 

Paulo (Paul) J. Rocha

 

 

Mortgage Agent

 

An award-winning established industry professional, Paul brings to our team over 26 years of financial services industry experience. A former financial planner, bank mortgage specialist and former mortgage agent, Paul has built his business on a sound foundation of industry expertise supported by the loyalty of his clients and partners. Having worked at several of Canada's top 5 banks, he has a unique understanding of the competitive landscape and the value he brings to the table.

 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

 

 

Email: paul.rocha@mortgagescout.ca

 

"Paulo is an astute, knowledgeable and detail oriented individual filled with industry experience that is second to none. His expertise drives results and his passion delivers satisfied customer experiences. It is for these reasons that I would gladly recommend Paulo. His personality and keen disposition make it a pleasure to work with."

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Gurjit Saluja [Linkedin Review]

Kelly Buckingham

Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                     M12001610

 

 

 

Kelly Buckingham

 

 

Mortgage Agent

 

An established industry professional, Kelly brings to our team over 10 years of experience as an independent mortgage agent.   With extensive experience in residential lending coupled with first-hand experience as a real estate investor, she's a uniquely qualified agent that goes above the call of duty for her clients.  Kelly welcomes your call and looks forward to fulfilling your next mortgage financing needs!

 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: French

 

 

Email: kelly.buckingham@mortgagescout.ca

 

 

Lee Yarra

 

Mortgage Agent

An industry veteran with over 27 years of experience, Lee’s a rounded financial planning professional with extensive experience in retail banking and mortgage origination.  Lee commenced her career working with one of Canada’s premiere trust companies and bridged over to one of the major financial institutions as a Financial Advisor. In her last role as an independent Financial Consultant, Lee’s structured sound financial solutions to help her clients achieve financial independence.  A proven financial professional, she’s looking to lever this extensive experience to structure sound solutions for her clients as a Mortgage Agent. 

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Email: lee.yarra@mortgagescout.ca

" (Lee has) Excellent service and thinks about the client's interest first. Highly recommended."

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Arlyn Parra

     Lee Yarra

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                 M15001923

"It was time to renew our mortgage and we wanted to find a broker who could get us the best rate possible. Babu was so helpful. Throughout the entire process, he was very knowledgeable and responded quickly. He made the process very easy for us and we ended up with a great rate."

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Leanne M [Google Review]

     Oscar de Windt

     Mortgage Agent

Agent License ID:                 M18000351

 

Oscar de Windt

 

Mortgage Agent

An existing industry professional with over 5 years of tenure,  Oscar’s bring to our team a great balance of retail banking and mortgage origination experience.  Oscar commenced his career  2014 working for one of the big 6 Canadian banks and quickly excelled through the ranks.  A proven banking professional, he’s looking to lever his retail banking and mortgage agent experience in helping source intelligent solutions for his clients.

 

Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Email: oscar.dewindt@mortgagescout.ca

"Oscar is the best hands down and I've dealt with many brokers in the past.  Amazing customer service, honest and will go above and beyond to help ."

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Sandro Tucci [Google Review]

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