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Dong Lee, MBA, AMP

As recently appointed President of Mortgage Architects, Dong Lee brings over 15 years expertise in both residential mortgage financing and financial services. Dong has held senior positions at another mortgage brokerage, chartered banks and a mortgage insurer. In these roles, Dong has overseen the strategic development of alternate mortgage delivery channels, played a critical role in acquisitions, led the integration of brokerage operations and launched the Korean Banking Centre for a major bank.

Mr. Lee holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen's University and his MBA through Dalhousie University.

Scott Musselman
V.P. of Operations & Network Development

With over 17 years of mortgage brokerage experience Scott has held progressive roles in finance, business development and operations. Having championed many strategic initiatives he has successfully overseen the deployment of proprietary technology projects, mortgage life and P&C insurance programs and operational mergers. His experience and leadership with lender partners, financial planner affiliate programs and broker centric business development drives his passion for bringing top level full-service value to the Mortgage Architects network.

Meini Ickert, AMP
V.P. Western Canada

Meini Ickert has more than 30 years of financial industry experience, much of which was spent fostering mortgage brokerage channel growth for a major Canadian bank. His unparalleled expertise, integrity, commitment and standard of excellence are ideally suited to establish Mortgage Architects as a frontrunner in the Canadian mortgage market. Mr. Ickert has considerable success developing strong broker relationships through exceptional and value-added service, and by partnering with key industry groups.

In 2007, the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC (MBABC) presented Mr. Ickert with an Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of his involvement with the association, particularly for his dedication to industry education. In 2008, the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Planners (CAAMP) presented him with an Outstanding Contribution Award to celebrate his work with the mortgage industry in Western Canada.

Michele Steko
V.P. Ontario

Michele brings over 12 years of financial industry experience both in the broker and lender channels. Michele’s experience in both sales and mentoring have contributed to the success and growth of brokers in her prior role as Senior Account Manager. She has also raised the bar for service that is unparalleled and earned her the respect of others in the industry.

Michele’s strong leadership skills coupled with her integrity and superior interpersonal skills have allowed her to grow strong relationships and foster key partnerships spanning various industry groups.

Riadh Trigui
V.P. Eastern Canada

Riadh graduated from the University of Sfax in Tunisia with a focus on Financial Management. He started his career at CITI GROUP, Tunisian Branch, as a Financial Advisor, eventually being promoted to Assistant Branch Manager where he held the role for nine years.

Riadh has been an Accredited Mortgage Professional for more than 13 years in Canada, worked as a mortgage broker for three years and more than 10 years as a Regional Director and Director of Sales and Development at Multi Prêts Hypotheques. Throughout his career, Riadh recruited, trained and coached hundreds of mortgage brokers and participated in the implementation of dozens of mortgage offices.

Urma Mollema  
Director National Sales

Urma is an accomplished business women with 20 years in diverse industries with Financial Services and Franchising as the main components. She is a leader and innovator who is able to efficiently and effectively implement and manage goals and a proven success in building up businesses. Prior to moving to Canada with her family, Urma owned and operated the largest Independent Mortgage Brokerage in South Africa with 64 franchise locations earning a number of individual and business awards. With an insatiable appetite for learning, Urma is currently taking a BA Organizational Leadership.





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