Mortgage Architects

Mortgage Architects

September 20, 2010 07:00 ET

Renowned Mortgage Industry Veteran Joanne Vickery Joins Mortgage Architects

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2010) - Mortgage Architects has significantly bolstered their senior management team with the appointment of industry veteran Joanne Vickery to Regional Vice-President, Western Canada.

Vickery brings to the table over thirty years of financial industry experience—the majority of which was spent at a major Canadian bank. She became a licensed mortgage broker in 1999 and was part owner of a successful boutique brokerage firm. Most recently, she was Director of Training & Development at a western-based national brokerage firm. Vickery's experience adds significant strength to Mortgage Architects as they solidify their leadership position in the Canadian mortgage market.

"Joanne Vickery is an incredible individual; she is extremely well known in Western Canada and her reputation and track record are stellar. Joanne's experience as a mortgage broker and trainer will be a huge benefit for our western mortgage planners and Mortgage Architects," said Meini Ickert, VP National Sales, Mortgage Architects. "We are thrilled to have Joanne join our team; it's a red-letter day for Mortgage Architects!"

Vickery is currently the President of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC (MBABC). She has been on the MBABC Board for the past seven years and previously served on the Education Committee. "Being part of the MBABC has been extremely rewarding. It has been a great opportunity to develop my leadership skills, and has allowed me to shape and give back to this great industry," said Vickery, who has always been a strong proponent of education and teaching, now bringing this passion to Mortgage Architects as they help their planners focus on building client relationships for life.

As Regional VP of Western Canada, Vickery will provide core support to the Mortgage Architects' network of lead and associate planners in western Canada, and will assist with recruiting qualified planners to the Mortgage Architects team.

"I'm thrilled to be starting this new chapter in my career," said Vickery "It's an honour to be working with Meini Ickert and the Mortgage Architects team, and I'm ready to help Mortgage Architects deliver their focused vision for the future. I'm looking forward to meeting all of our western planners, helping them build their businesses, and executing the company's mortgage planning strategy. I'm also very excited about the opportunity of working with the company's exclusive lender, myNext Mortgage Company."

With the addition of Joanne Vickery and recently Glen Ward, Mortgage Architects has added even more depth to an already strong Leadership Team. "We have the best-of-the-best brokers and also the strongest Leadership Team in this industry," said Bob Ord, President and CEO of Mortgage Architects. "First class all the way; that's what Mortgage Architects is all about."


Mortgage Architects is a national and Canadian-owned and operated mortgage brokerage focused on delivering mortgage-planning services to Canadians. Lead planners require a proven track record of high professional standards and $25 million in yearly volume prior to joining the company. Lead and associate planners offer homeowners access to mortgage options from over 50 lenders, including major banks, credit unions, trusts and other lenders. With this outstanding range of mortgages and lenders, the experienced mortgage planners of Mortgage Architects are helping more Canadians achieve their goals of homeownership and financial security. For more information:

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