Board of Directors

Alan P. Cross started his career with Pacific Savings and Mortgage Corporation in 1983 and, at the time of its purchase by Sun Life Trust in 1990, held the position of Vice-President, Finance. In 1986 he received his CGA designation. From 1991 to present, Mr. Cross has been active with First Circle Financial, a company he founded, which specializes in mortgage portfolio management and mortgage banking.
Murray A. Braaten has degrees in business administration and law. He practiced law with Lando & Company LLP from 1982 to 2017; the team from Lando & Company LLP joined Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP effective August 1, 2017. Mr. Braaten is presently a partner at Gowling WLG. He has extensive business and legal experience primarily in the areas of real estate finance, real estate development and security realization.
Thomas A. Cross became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 1963. In 1976, he co-founded Pacific Savings and Mortgage Corporation (a federally incorporated loan company) and held the position of Executive Vice-President until the company’s sale to Sun Life Trust in 1990. From 1990 to present Mr. Cross has remained active in the real estate and financial services industries.
William A. Trojan created Norlite Financial Services in 1989 and grew it into a national mortgage brokerage corporation, Mortgage Intelligence. In 2001 Mortgage Intelligence was acquire by General Motors Acceptance Corporation. In the mid-nineties Mr. Trojan also established the technology company Enabled Commerce Network Inc (ECNI) and, in 1996, rebranded it as Filogix Inc. Filogix Inc. was eventually acquired in 2006 by Davis and Henderson Income Trust. Mr. Trojan was also instrumental in the creation of the mortgage banking operation Paradigm Quest Inc. and the mortgage sales organization Merix Financial Inc. Both were sold to a US based investment firm in 2012.
Rex J. McLennan is a seasoned independent corporate director and former C-level executive whose career background includes over 30 years of leadership experience; serving as a financial executive in large, complex, multinational resource-based companies. Mr. McLennan currently serves as an independent director of Endeavour Silver Corporation  (EDR:NYSE,TSX), a silver and gold producer with extensive operations and mine development/exploration projects in Mexico. He serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating and Sustainability Committees. From August 2013 to September 2017 he served on the board of Boart Longyear Ltd. (BLY:ASX), a leading global supplier and manufacturer of drilling services and products to the mining sector. He was appointed the board’s Senior Independent Director (Lead Director), and also served as a member of its Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee and Chairman of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. His past executive experience includes roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of global mining company Placer Dome Inc. from 1997 to 2005 and Chief Financial Officer of Viterra Inc. a  global agri-business company with annual sales of over $11 billion and over 8,000 employees worldwide, from 2008 until its acquisition and privatization by Glencore PLC in 2013.  From 2005 to 2007 Mr. McLennan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee, where he led the development of the 2010 Olympic games operations budget, risk management and related financial functions. Mr. McLennan received his Master of Business Administration from McGill in Finance/Accounting (Dean’s Honours), and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada) and received his ICD.D designation in June 2013 having completed all of the institution’s certification requirements.

Colin Dreyer is a graduate of Simon Fraser University but has spent his career as an independent entrepreneur. He started his career in the real estate industry and has been involved in ownership of multiple real estate offices, real estate franchising, real estate construction and development. In 1990 he founded The Mortgage Source, a mortgage brokerage company, which became one of the largest independent mortgage companies in B.C. before amalgamating with a national mortgage organization. In 2005 Colin was a co-founder of Verico Financial Group, a network of independent mortgage brokerage companies. Verico presently has over 225 mortgage offices in Canada. Colin is Past President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, Past Director on the British Columbia Real Estate Board, Past Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association, Past Chair of Mortgage Professionals Canada (formerly CIMBL), Pioneer Award Recipient CMBA-BC (formerly MBABC) and a member of the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame.