We are fully invested in our business. In fact, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Because our personal wealth is at stake, we share common ground with all of our clients….investors and borrowers alike. At Gentai, ownership breeds accountability and alignment in pursuit of superior wealth creation.
For 5 consecutive years, from 2015 to 2019, Tina was nominated for Canada Mortgage Award under Top Commercial Mortgage Broker category, and became one of the TOP 10 Finalists.
He has worked in financial services, real estate and mortgage business for 20+ years. He graduated with Bachelor degree of Arts, is a registered Sub-mortgage broker and completed the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course offered by Canadian Securities Institute.
Michael’s primary responsibilities are leading strategic planning, launching new product lines, and maintaining partnership compliance with private and institutional investors. Michael also focuses on ensuring the integration of sales and service management activities across the organization.
During his 25+ years in the industry, Michael served in a variety of leadership positions at global and regional banks and with Canada’s largest non-bank lender. Michael’s diverse professional experiences include personal banking and wealth management, commercial and corporate banking, overseeing new branch openings, large-scale real estate syndication loans, A/B lending, and growing product lines. Throughout his years as a leader in the mortgage business, Michael recognized the importance of teambuilding, demonstrating a strong understanding of market dynamics and working to create financial solutions that make sense for everyone.
Michael holds an MBA in financial services from Dalhousie University and an undergraduate degree in finance and economics and has earned designations as a Personal Financial Planner (PFP) and Specialist, Trust Institute (STI). Michael served on the Board of Directors for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Advisory Committee for the City of Richmond, advising the Mayor and Council on economic issues and trends. Previously, Michael also volunteered as Director of the Richmond Community Foundation, an organization that distributes grants to local charities.
Michael is proud of the reputation he’s earned as an individual dedicated to getting things done while remaining eager to learn new things and break new ground. Michael is excited to spread the word about Gentai Capital, increasing market awareness by creating new product lines and solidifying new institutional relationships. By applying his can-do spirit, Michael aims to amplify his team’s technical skills and market knowledge, reassuring Gentai’s investors and borrowers that their goals and dreams are fully integrated in Gentai Capital Corporation’s day-to-day processes.
Sanj has over 10 years of experience in the financial and audit & compliance industry. Prior to joining Gentai, she served as the VP of Finance for a Mortgage Investment Entity in British Columbia. During this time, Sanj was responsible for the financial operations of two mortgage investment funds, management company and Exempt Market Dealer. Sanj also served as the VP of Compliance & Operations for the Exempt Market Dealer entity. She has a Chief Compliance Officers qualifying certificate. Her vast experience has enabled her to assess compliance risk and develop and implement proactive systems and controls for company operation.
Sanj is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University - Beedie School of Business.
Earlier in his distinguished career, Ryan served as a team member in a commercial business unit of Canada’s largest bank where he provided financial services to top-tier developers, builders, and investors. As a specialized mortgage lender, he underwrote commercial mortgages on a wide variety of real estate asset classes and thereafter, performed post-funding management functions to ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements. Ryan uses these leadership experiences to nurture a results-oriented, detail-focused culture within our highly motivated operations team. Ryan holds an MBA from Thompson River University and Master of Finance from Depaul University. Ryan is also a CFA Charterholder (and member of the CFA Society Vancouver Chapter) and a life member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Residential Mortgage Team
In addition to her background as a mortgage broker, Rachel has extensive experience in each part of the mortgage industry, including at a national broker network and a mortgage investment corporation. These experiences brought Rachel Gentai in 2021 as the Vice President, Residential Mortgages. Today, Rachel is responsible for managing and mentoring the National Sales team to originate residential mortgage volume across Canada. Rachel’s objective is to assist and guide the sales team in support of Gentai’s goal of becoming a leading national private lender in service and volumes. This will be accomplished through relationship management and development and a client-focused approach to lending.
Arvin got his start in the industry at First National as a Funder, then progressed to Junior Underwriter and then Senior Underwriter. At Gentai since 2020, he has enhanced workflow and broker satisfaction while supporting our position as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Arvin is a graduate of Simon Fraser University (Economics).
Commercial Loan Origination Team
Since the early 2000s, James has immersed himself in the finance industry. Earlier in his career, he worked for some of Canada’s biggest banks where he progressed from serving clients in diversified industries to a concentration on commercial real estate. Immediately prior to Gentai, he was Assistant Vice President, Origination at one of Canada’s largest private commercial real estate lenders where he specialized in predevelopment, land, servicing, construction and bridge financing. James is an entrepreneur at heart who has put his own money on the line in real estate developments over the years. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance major) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a licensed mortgage broker in Ontario. James puts a premium on building trusted relationships.
For most of the past decade, Jessie has held progressively more responsible positions in the mortgage industry serving as a real estate analyst and underwriter. In her prior life, before completing her MBA with a concentration on real estate development and investment, she was a champion sailor, a magazine reporter, and a teacher. Those experiences taught her the value of teamwork, tenacity, creativity, and communication and inspired her interest in people, art and numbers, architecture, engineering and the environment. Like many members of our team, Jessie is a citizen of the world. She was born in Chongqing, China, educated in Beijing and later in Texas, and worked in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Mexico, Argentina and now Vancouver which is her home base.
As Gentai expands, we are committed to continuously achieving exceptional returns for our investors. To achieve our goals, we look for the very best talent. We are always welcome anyone who is highly motivated and is determined to succeed in a fast paced environment.