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Albert is the President of Verico Financial Group Inc. In his current role, Albert is committed to growing VERICO’s trajectory while continuing to deliver first class service and competitive advantages to our 200+ member firms.
Previously Albert was appointed President & CEO of national mortgage brokerage upon the acquisition of his company Argentum Mortgages.
Albert has extensive management experience with mortgage distribution and mortgage lending companies in the area of operations, sales, marketing and product development. Albert’s past experience in our industry also included holding National Manager roles with two leading mortgage lenders in Canada.
Holding a Business Degree from York University, Albert chooses to never stop learning and began pursuing a Graduate Degree in Law from The University of London, England. In his spare time, Albert serves as a Director for Mortgage Professionals Canada and was President of IMBA, and has been a hockey coach for 22 years for Minor Hockey at the AA, AAA & Junior A level.
VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE RELATIONS
Jared Dreyer has been a mortgage broker for 25 years and is committed to the industry and supporting the success of VERICO mortgage brokers in his current role as VERICO Vice President, Corporate Relations.
Prior to joining VERICO Canada, Jared operated Dreyer Group Mortgages, a proud member of the VERICO Network since inception on Aug 1, 2005.
Jared has been recognized as an industry award winner with various industry partners and within the VERICO network for business growth and total production.
Jared is a staunch believer in giving back to the industry and has volunteered over the past eight years as director of provincial and national mortgage associations. Jared has served as MBABC President and was Chair of Mortgage Professionals Canada for the 2015/ 2016 year.
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MANAGER, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
Barbara Cook is VERICO Canada’s Eastern Business Development Manager. In her current role, she implements and maintains a strategic plan to advance sales growth for the VERICO Network.
She comes to VERICO from her previous role as Director of Sales & Operations at The Lion’s Share Group, with which she had been since their official launch in 2011. There, she was also the lead on the bi-annual Mortgage Broker Boot Camp – which grew from a Strategic Growth Planning and Development Day for brokers to a highly sought-after industry event, of interest to all in the mortgage business.
She strives to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with the broker community, as well as with strategic partners.
She has been working in the financial services industry for almost 15 years, and her experience has given her a well balanced approach on the broker, service provider and lender sides of the business.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MEMBER RELATIONS
Jeff Sampson has been in the financial industry for the past eight years. His integrity, commitment and standard of professionalism are ideally suited to support VERICO’s position as an industry leader in the Canadian mortgage market. Mr. Sampson exudes excitement and passion for our industry and for VERICO.
After graduating in 2003, Mr. Sampson began his career as a book keeper for a local glass distributor company. It wasn’t long before he became a project coordinator and manager . In 2010, Mr. Sampson set his sights on the real estate industry – joining Century 21 Canada. In 2011, he made the transition to VERICO Financial Group Inc.
In his free time, Mr. Sampson loves spending time with his wife, family and friends. Recently married in 2015, he and his wife love visiting the beautiful island of Maui. His greatest childhood memories include playing hockey and many Summer adventures with his family.
Favorite quote – “Be better than you were yesterday”.
MEET THE SERVICES TEAM
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Martin Marshall has been with VERICO since October of 2008 and currently holds the position of Director-Business Relationships, Eastern Canada.
Mr. Marshall has a long and successful career spanning over 30 years in the mortgage industry, both on the institutional lending side and with one of the industry’s largest National Brands. His vision is simple-to help all VERICO members become more successful through the utilization of the tools, technology and industry experience that VERICO provides its members.
A licensed mortgage broker through FSCO (Financial Services Commission of Ontario) since 2007, Mr. Marshall is highly respected for his expertise in sales, marketing, administration, and credit operations in managerial and executive positions with companies such as Household Finance, National Bank, Household Trust, SunLife Trust, Laurentian Bank and B2B Bank.
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Rachel brings with her solid experience as a successful mortgage broker and an incredible level of enthusiasm for the mortgage industry as well as a deep passion for VERICO.
Rachel joins VERICO Canada from VERICO iMortgage Solutions where she was a mortgage professional.
Prior to pursuing her career as a Mortgage Broker, Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. Her education and experience as a high level athlete have developed her determination, excitement and drive for working as a team to set goals and achieve results. It is these characteristics that have driven the success in her business in the Mortgage industry.
In her role, Rachel uses all of the expertise she has gained from both the banking side and the broker side to help VERICO Members achieve their entrepreneurial business vision.