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2023 Board of Directors Elections

Voting for the Regional Directors will be open from September 20 until September 27.

Members in good standing as of the voting notice date will receive a personalized email voting link to cast their ballot. Please look for this email from our elections platform – Simply Voting (vote@simplyvoting.com). If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder. For assistance, please email Elections@MPC.ca

The successful candidates will be announced at the Annual General Meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 10. Register here.

Here is a brief overview of candidates and the regions/provinces in which they are running: 

British Columbia (1 Seat Available)
- Gina Best
- Tony Kreutzer
- Russ Morrison
- Tiffany Pedersen

Ontario (Acclaimed)
- Ivy Budisavljevic
- Kuljit Singh

Quebec (Acclaimed)

- Max Stencer

Saskatchewan (Acclaimed)
- Bud Jorgenson

To view the candidates and their self-submitted bios, please select below. 

British Columbia (1 seat available) 

Gina Best

Gina Best
Gina’s past career in investment and finance led her to the mortgage brokerage industry in 2003.  In 2004, she launched the then-named Meridian Pacific Mortgages with the vision to grow her company to include five mortgage brokers within five years.  As with any goal, Gina surpassed it, growing her company to 12 brokers in her fourth year of business and now 19 years later, she and her company are still thriving.

Exceptional customer service has always been Gina’s professional goal.  It is, in part, why her company has grown; and why Mortgage Advantage West continues to grow – not only in size but also in reputation.  Gina’s professionalism and understanding of individual customer needs have been recognized with numerous awards. The list is long; Accredited Mortgage Advisor of the Year awarded by Canadian Association of Mortgage Brokers (Now Mortgage Professionals Canada), recipient of Mortgage Alliance’s President’s Club Awards for 2008 – 2019, Mortgage Alliance 5 Diamond Award, WIMI Leadership Excellent Award, Vancouver’s Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver for 5 years, Notable Networker Award recipient from BNI, and the list goes on.

She started a program for in-house coaching for her brokers and it took on a life of its own. Now she coaches entrepreneurs all over the world to build extraordinary businesses and lives. With amazing people around her, she excels in both businesses.  She became an ACC coach with the International Coaching Federation in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

As a serial entrepreneur and a maverick coach (She refers to herself as a life interrupter) Gina has a penchant for pushing people’s buttons and compelling business owners to deal with their personal shit so they can attack their businesses with passion and authenticity.

She also supports other breast cancer survivors with One Boob Down – a life interruption program. She speaks to and inspires audiences across the continent and still finds – rather makes – time to be a mostly patient mom to two wild boys, a witty and wonderful friend, a shoe hoarder, and a bold and gracious mentor to new businesswomen in her community. She is the first to admit that she has it all and she earned it – through hard work, tears (like full out sobs), anger, self-doubt, grit, and hustle.

So why Gina for the MPC Board – With two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, (OMG this makes me sound old) Gina has developed a deep passion for it and is eager to contribute more significantly to the national conversation. She is driven to actively participate in the industry's ongoing development, viewing it as a vital opportunity to give back and make a meaningful impact within her profession. 

Mathieu Lebrun

Tony Kreutzer

With over 34 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, Tony Kreutzer is a seasoned professional known for his leadership and mentorship.

Tony has held pivotal positions in Sales Management and Financial Planning with industry leading companies, including Genworth, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, and Canada Trust. Tony is widely recognized for his exceptional ability to coach and develop mortgage professionals, making him a driving force in the Canadian Mortgage Industry.

Currently serving as the Vice President of Invis Mortgage Intelligence for Western Canada, Tony continues to shape the industry’s future. His unwavering commitment to integrity, moral character, and strong values is a hallmark of his career, setting a standard of excellence for all. In his 19-year journey with Invis Mortgage Intelligence, he has exemplified the very principles he believes one should expect and find in the world of financial services.

For over 20 years, Tony continues to passionately support the Invis Mortgage Intelligence Angels in The Night charity, which has raised funds and provided clothing and supplies to support the homeless in various communities. His unwavering commitment to this cause demonstrates his compassionate and caring nature.

When not making a difference in his professional and charitable pursuits, Tony enjoys an active lifestyle. He is an avid runner, hiker, and soccer enthusiast. These interests reflect his love for the outdoors and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Tony is a well-rounded individual who has excelled in his professional career, made a significant impact to Canadian Mortgage Professionals, and cherishes his family and personal interests. His life journey is a testament to his dedication to both professional excellence and the betterment of our community.

Mathieu Lebrun

Russ Morrison

Russ Morrison is the owner and founder of the Morrison Mortgage Team. He's been a licensed mortgage broker for over two decades with a strong commitment to representing and growing the mortgage industry with professionalism and solution-based client advice.

He believes that mortgage brokers play a significant role in helping Canadians manage their mortgage and debt beyond just a low rate. Education, knowledge, and client representation are just some of the key aspects in growing the market share of the mortgage broker channel that he is passionate about.

In addition to managing his mortgage business, Russ serves as Vice President for the non-profit organization - Peninsula Community Foundation, and is a Director for Mortgage Professionals Canada. He has coached minor hockey for over 10 years and supports many charities including World Vision, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Surrey Food Bank, VGH & UBC Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, and he participates in the 'Ride For The Kids' annual cycling event to support the Canuck Hospice.

Russ's first priority is his commitment to his wife, son, and daughter and he believes that spending time with the right people will make you happier and more successful. He was born and raised on the West Coast and enjoys hockey, golf, skiing, cross-fit, trail riding, cycling, hiking... anything that is active.

Mathieu Lebrun

Tiffany Pedersen

Tiffany is the Director of Western Canada Sales for Strive. She is an enthusiastic driver of change in the mortgage broker and mortgage lending space. With over twenty-one years of lending and sales experience, she is passionate about the opportunity to represent the province of BC for Mortgage Professionals Canada. Tiffany has held multiple roles in the broker industry including audit, operational credit management, and sales. She has vast experience working with credit unions and mortgage investment corporations and has an in-depth knowledge of underwriting and sales obtained from her time at a national mortgage finance company. She was the general manager of a large brokerage and has been a licensed broker since 2012. From 2012 to 2019 she served in multiple capacities for CMBA-BC including a Director and member of the executive team who brought the MB brand to market. 

Her priorities as BC Regional Director for MPC will be to seek advice from members on key issues, such as the promotion of the mortgage broker channel, provincial government and regulatory advocacy, and education. 

She will ensure that her passionate and knowledgeable voice as your BC representative is brought to the national level at MPC.

Ontario (Acclaimed) 

Noble, Hali

Ivy Budisavljevic

Ivy began her career in the mortgage industry over 10 years ago.  During the last decade, she has held various roles across the Sagen organization – beginning in Underwriting, and eventually moving to Sales.  She began her current role as VP, Business Development with Sagen’s National Sales Team in April 2022.  Ivy is responsible for developing national sales strategies that will drive market share growth and help to sustain Sagen’s competitive advantage within the marketplace.  She is a strong relationship manager, effective influencer, and enjoys expanding her knowledge of all areas within the mortgage industry.  She is an advocate for industry training and education, the first time home buyer, and employee mentorship programs. 


Kuljit Singh

For the past 23 years, Kuljit Singh has thrived in the mortgage industry. He feels enthusiastic and excited to be re-nominated for the MPC Board of Directors. This opportunity will allow him to broaden his horizons and offer his services to fellow professionals in a more responsible capacity. As a dedicated Mortgage Broker-Owner, he not only embraces the evolving industry but also cherishes his integral role within it.

Throughout these dynamic years, the mortgage profession has flourished, and Kuljit anticipates further transformations amidst changing circumstances. He eagerly seeks to represent the mortgage industry, channeling his positive energy and voice. His commitment to the MPC Board revolves around securing market share for mortgage brokers, establishing them as consumers' preferred choice, and promoting industry awareness.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Kuljit holds a profound passion for the mortgage industry. He has been on the Board of Directors for Mortgage Professionals Canada since 2020 and currently holds the position of Executive Secretary with MPC. In 2022, he chaired the Ontario Chapter of MPC, where he actively advocated innovation and advancement of the industry. His experience as a Mortgage Professor, guest speaker, and visiting Professor of Sociology has proven invaluable in his role as a member of the MPC Board of Directors. 

Kuljit's leadership, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him widespread respect in the mortgage industry. As he strongly believes in giving back to the mortgage brokering community, he actively shares his extensive knowledge and experience at various mortgage symposiums, boot camps, mentorship, and leadership development sessions. He serves as a highly valued mentor and coach to numerous aspiring entrepreneurs, leaving an undeniable impact on the industry. His influence is further underscored by his recognition with the Lifetime Achievement award in the Canadian Mortgage industry, the Mortgage Global 100 Award, and his inclusion in the Global Best in Mortgages 2022 list.

In addition, Kuljit is a dedicated community leader and philanthropist who serves as a Board of Director for Kay Blair Hospice and currently discharges his services as Treasurer. He devotes his time to serving the community, advocating for awareness in diabetes, cancer, and mental health. In acknowledgment of his work as an educator, dedicated social work volunteer, and philanthropist, he has been honored with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award and the Canada 150 Community Service Award by the Government of Canada. He has also received the Leadership Award and the Champion of Diversity Award from Members of Parliament.

Quebec (Acclaimed)

Ed Karthaus

Max Stencer

Maxime Stencer possesses nearly 20 years experience in the financial services industry in both Ontario and Québec.  Proud Franco-Ontarian and a graduate of the University of Ottawa and HEC Montréal, Max kicked off his career working for the leading financial institution in Québec for a total of 12 years, in a variety of sales and business development roles.  Prior to joining Manulife Bank as District VP in February 2020, he successfully spearheaded the launch of an important monoline lender in the Québec marketplace.

Max is recognized by his peers as a staunch ambassador of efficiency, transparency and industry partnerships.

Saskatchewan (Acclaimed)


Bud Jorgenson
Bud has been in the mortgage industry as a licensed mortgage broker and a proud member of Mortgage Professionals Canada since December 2003 and has also been an AMP since 2014.  

With more than 20 years of financial services industry experience he has served in every aspect of the mortgage broker business from being an assistant, a broker, management and now a partner of TMG The Mortgage Group. 

In addition to his role with TMG, Bud also has sat on the Saskatchewan Chapter of Mortgage Professionals Canada since 2015.  

Bud is also the President and one of the founding members of the Home Ownership Providers of Saskatchewan (HOPS).  HOPS is an organization designed to bring all industries involved in homeownership together for the purpose of community, education and Charity.  Over the past 4 years HOPS has raised more the $75,000 to support our charity The Breakfast Club of Canada. 

In 2017, Bud was awarded the MPC National Mentor of the Year award.

Bud is grateful for the opportunities the Mortgage Broker industry has provided him but most importantly the lifelong industry relationships he has developed over the past 18 years.

Returning Directors

Doug Farmer, AMP
  Grant Armstrong, AMPC
Joe Jacobs, AMP   Barbara Cook, AMPC

a  Veronica Love, AMPC

Eric Chamelot, AMPC

   Rob Jennings, AMPC