Christopher attended the University of Toronto where he majored in both English and Sociology. Following school, he accepted an entry level position as a Personal Banker in the Financial Services sector, where after two short years of service he was promoted to role of Assistant Manager of Personal Banking (AMPB). In this position, Christopher managed a portfolio of high profile clients and counselled them on their personal investment, lending, mortgage, and banking objectives.
Over time, Christopher grew a stronger affinity to the mortgage lending side of the banking industry, prompting him to pursue a career as a licensed Mortgage Agent. The position was a natural fit since Chris was able to convert many of his everyday banking clients into solid referral leads and/or sources. He took the mortgage world by storm, compiling many corporate performance awards, business/industry honours, and a few financial designations/accreditations along the way. At his height, Christopher managed a team of twelve contracted mortgage agents and has easily funded well over $250M in mortgage sales to date.
The charmed life of a hard working mortgage agent began to lose its luster and appeal after the U.S financial crisis in the 2000’s. Although the Canadian mortgage market never suffered the same eviscerating losses that basically crippled most of the American real estate industry, the Harper government intervened with several biting regulatory changes to mitigate overall investor risk and cool (what was believed to be) an over-heated real estate market. In this regard, Chris alertly saw the writing on the wall and decided to get his Real Estate license stay one-step ahead of these reforms and to begin focusing his efforts on a career in real estate.