Meet the Dream Team

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Greg Martel

Founder/CEO

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

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Laura Lang

Vice President

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.

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Ben Vigil

Director Of Operations

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.

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Regican Ariyarasa

CTO

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

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Hannah Clark

Director of Marketing

Hannah joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with over 7 years of experience in the tech industry. You can usually find her skiing, surfing, hiking, camping and exploring new backcountry zones.

Marketing & Operations Manager

Douglas Botchman

Marketing and Operations Manager

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.

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Garrick Delafuente

Licensed Mortgage Expert

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.

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Cale McNulty

Senior Software Engineer

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

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Gerald Chan

Senior Software Engineer

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.

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Tim Baker

Software Engineer

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.

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David Li

Software Engineer

David is interested in web development and software development. Currently, he is loving living life in Victoria, BC.

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Mauricio de Paula

Software Engineer

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

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Diana Romanovsky

Software Engineer

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.

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Kevin Bratt

Mortgage Sales Executive

Kevin graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Finance. He has worked in the commercial lending industry for 2 years and has extensive experience in customer service and sales. 

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Peter Trumbo

Senior Fulfillment Manager

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 realtor in Los Angeles.

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Kapilan Navaratnam

technical marketing developer

Kapilan joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with experience in software engineering, coding, and web development. He is passionate about developing his skills in coding and web design.

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Jordyn Sweet

Licensed Mortgage Processor

Jordyn joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with over 6 years of experience in the mortgage industry. During those 6 years, she has spent 4 years underwriting and 2 years processing. 

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Vivian Pham

Content Creator

Vivian has a degree in Communication Studies and in Linguistics from UCLA. She is a wordsmith and a true lover of puns. She enjoys woolgathering, playing guitar, and sipping tea.

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Julie Lyons

Executive Assistant

Julie Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Victoria. She joins the Shop Your Own Mortgage team with extensive experience in real estate investment.

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Kathryn Wild

Senior Licensed Underwriter

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