Meet the Dream Team

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Greg Martel is an entrepreneur and businessman who founded Zilla Group of Companies, an online mortgage company and the first of many successes. He has since been CEO in several other startups before this latest venture.

Greg Martel

Founder
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Laura joined our team after being a leader in the mortgage and real estate industry for over 15 years. She has extensive marketing and sales experience and has achieved great success for over 20 years.

Laura Lang

Vice President
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Ben joined the team after working in media in Florida and Dubai. He holds a Master’s degree from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico.

Ben Vigil

Director Of Operations
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Anthony Sukow is an executive with over 15 years experience leading teams and building companies. Most recently, Anthony developed a world class product and team at Terapeak.com where he was also a director and co-founder. Anthony has a Degree in Economics and an Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Anthony Sukow

CEO
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Lindsay has 7 years experience in the mortgage industry and has assisted in processing thousands of mortgage applications. With her extensive knowledge-base in mortgage underwriting, product knowledge and excellent client relations skills, Lindsay ensures our clients receive the absolute best service and mortgage terms.

Lindsay Erikson

Licensed Mortgage Expert
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With 10 years experience in the real estate industry, Kathryn brings great knowledge to the team along with high customer service standards. Kathryn has attended the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Kathryn Wild

Senior Licensed Underwriter
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Regican is a technologist with more than 15 years of experience in architecting, building, and optimizing applications. He has worked for several companies ranging from small businesses to massive enterprise corporations, North America wide.

Regican Ariyarasa

CTO
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Hannah joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with over 7 years of experience in the tech industry. During that time she has worked to create a strong brand presence and community through digital marketing and social media. Hannah is passionate about spending time in the outdoors. You can usually find her skiing, surfing, hiking, camping and exploring new backcountry zones.

Hannah Clark

Director of Marketing
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Douglas attended Pace University where he majored in Applied Psychology and Human Relations. He joined the Shop Your Own Mortgage team as an intern and continues to work hard for the company.

Doug Botchman

Marketing and Operations Manager
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Julie Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Victoria. Originally from Vancouver, Julie also spent time living in eastern Canada, the US and multiple places in Europe before returning to her home in Vancouver. Julie joins the My Mortgage Auction team with extensive experience in real estate investment.

Julie Lyons

Executive Assistant
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Dawn has a Business Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University, is a certified Project Manager and has a Diploma of Business Administration in Accounting. She brings a wide range of business experience and goes above and beyond for clients. She excels in managing expectations and has a “can do” attitude that will serve the team and clients well.

Dawn Zapp

Mortgage Expert
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Garrick has 6+ years in the finance industry with experience in b2b and b2c sales within the mortgage industry. He specializes in residential home loans.

Garrick Delafuente

Licensed Mortgage Expert
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Cale McNulty is a software engineer with over a decade of experience building web applications with a focus on delighting users. Cale has a degree in Computer Science.

Cale McNulty

Senior Software Engineer
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Gerald Chan is a software developer with experience from back-end real time backup application written in C, all the way to front-end Mobile Application written in JavaScript. He also has experience in a range of organizations from an academic institution, offshore outsourcing company, early and late stage startups, and a TSX listed company.

Gerald Chan

Senior Software Engineer
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Tim joined the team after attending the University of Victoria where he majored in Computer Science. He is originally from the Northern BC town of Fort St. John and is happy to be beginning his career in software development.

Tim Baker

Software Engineer
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Interested in web development, software development and love living life in Victoria, BC.

David Li

Software Engineer
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Mauricio joins SYO Mortgage as an intern. He is passionate about Software Engineering and is excited to be part of the team.

Mauricio de Paula

Software Engineer
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Intrepid explorer of all things code and arbiter of true recursion, Diana is an interdisciplinary full stack developer with a passion for creating cool things.

Diana Romanovsky

Software Engineer
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Kapilan joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with experience in software engineering, coding, and website development. He is super passionate in learning more about his field and developing his skills in coding and website design.

Kapilan Navaratnam

software engineer
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Jordyn joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with over 6 years of experience in the mortgage industry. During those 6 years in the industry she has spent 4 years underwriting and 2 years processing. Jordyn is passionate about spending time with my family, off roading and shopping.

Jordyn Sweet

Licensed Mortgage Processor
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Vivian holds degrees in Communication Studies and Linguistics from UCLA. She is a wordsmith (so she likes to think) and a true lover of puns. She enjoys woolgathering (a fancy word for daydreaming), playing guitar, and sipping tea.

Vivian Pham

Content Creator
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Peter began his career in real estate over a decade ago working many facets of the industry – in sales as a loan officer, in operations as an underwriter, and as a top producing realtor in Los Angeles. With his stellar customer service and can-do attitude, his commitment to excellence produces positive results in a professional and exciting atmosphere. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a veteran, or refinancing – you can count on Peter to develop a full understanding of your needs and execute a custom plan to fit your situation.

Peter Trumbo

Senior Fulfillment Manager