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Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
With more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience, Mary’s dedication and appreciation for developing lifelong client relationships began early. Mary’s career started in the branch network at Meridian Credit Union (Formerly HEPCOE) where Mary learned the value and importance of customer service. Mary also sold Real Estate and obtained her Certified Financial Planning designation in the 90’s. In 2006, Mary joined Canada Guaranty and played a key role in creating a successful new default insurance entrant, while overcoming significant barriers. Throughout the years, Mary has ensured Canada Guaranty established a strong service culture, while overseeing the critical growth of important industry relationships and strategic integrations with Lender partners.
As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mary is responsible for all aspects of Canada Guaranty’s growing customer base. Mary is the quintessential champion of the customer and is consistently able to galvanize organizational support for her solutions. Her focused, hands-on, no-task-is-too-small leadership style consistently demonstrates the importance of building a strong, collaborative culture, holding herself and others to the highest standard. Recognized for her energy, positivity, and consummate professionalism, her compassion and ability to inspire and motivate others are exemplary. Her ability to recognize opportunities that create value for customers is complemented by her thoughtfulness, integrity, and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of each partner. Mary has always been focused on ensuring Canada Guaranty supports mortgage professionals with quality information to support their business and, ultimately, Canada’s first-time home buyers.
Mary has continued to share her time and industry knowledge, providing guidance and support to individuals, charities, and organizations within our industry. Her adaptability, determination, and superior work ethic have helped shape Canada Guaranty’s successful trajectory. Mary’s contributions and commitment to excellence were recognized by the industry in 2023 when she was inducted into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame.
Vice President, Regional Sales
With more than 20 years of mortgage lending and insurance experience, Darren Kirk brings a wealth of industry expertise to Canada Guaranty. Born, raised and educated in Calgary, for the past eight years Darren has helped build a dedicated team of Account Executives and continues to help lead the successful growth of Canada Guaranty’s National Sales Team.
Director, National Accounts
As Director of National Accounts, David is responsible for establishing new partnerships and managing all facets of the customer relationship with executives and key stakeholders at national banks and lending institutions across Canada. Prior to taking on the role of Director, David worked as an Account Executive with Canada Guaranty since 2013. David joined the team with a proven track record of success, reflecting a passion for delivering exceptional service. Applying his diverse industry experience, David continued to develop his career by supporting a growing customer base in the GTA North and Northern Ontario regions.
David began his career 18 years ago at ING Direct (now Tangerine Bank) where he gained valuable skills and financial services expertise working in progressive roles within the Lending, Mortgages, Marketing and Mortgage Broker Sales channels. Focused on improving the service and creative solutions available to his clients, David is continually recognized for his ability to build and maintain strong relationships in the industry.
Jason brings more than 23 years of financial services experience, including a history of Retail Banking, Default Mortgage Insurance, and Sales Management. His career began at RBC Royal Bank, where he worked within the Retail space. Prior to joining Canada Guaranty in 2020, Jason enjoyed a 19-year career working in mortgage default insurance where he held a number of diverse and progressive positions since 2000. His extensive experience spanned roles in Sales Management in British Columbia and Ontario, and most recently as the Vice President of Loss Mitigation.
In his current role as Director, National Accounts, Jason looks forward to developing national and regional relationships with our valued Lender and Credit Union partners. His continued desire to understand the individual needs of each partner is critical to Jason’s commitment to ensuring they receive personalized service and effective solutions to successfully support their customers.
Liz has over 21 years of industry experience, including a history of creditor insurance, default mortgage insurance, and Sales Management. After graduating university, Liz gained valuable experience working in mortgage default insurance where she held a variety of progressive positions over her eight-year tenure. Following that, she held a leadership position in the RBC Mortgage Specialists channel, gaining valuable insight within a mortgage lending environment. Since joining Canada Guaranty in 2013, Liz has enjoyed exposure to different roles within the organization, most recently leading the Ontario Sales Team. Her current position as Director, National Accounts, puts her front and centre with our valued customers, establishing and managing national relationships for our key lender accounts. Understanding what is important to our customers’ business, and how Canada Guaranty can continue to provide exceptional support and service, is always top of mind. Liz maintains a strong commitment to creating long-term partnerships with our customers, rooted in her desire to provide meaningful interactions at every opportunity.