Our team

Our management team averages 20 years of diverse experience in the real estate and investment industry. Together, we provide a superior lending experience for borrowers and a track record of generating stable returns for investors.

David Morrison, B.A., J.D.

Chief Executive Officer

After beginning his career as a lawyer, David founded Morrison Financial Services Limited in 1987 with a view to providing tailored asset-based financing to small and medium-sized businesses. David enjoys every aspect of his role, from being a member of the credit committee, to planning and steering his company’s development, and watching the team grow.

David has recently been appointed a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee (IFTAC) for a two-year term. This committee advises the OSC staff on technical compliance challenges in the investment funds product regulatory regime and highlights opportunities for improving alignment between investor, industry, and regulatory goals.

Alenna Emer, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Morrison Financial in 2005, Alenna worked for six years in the Audit department of Ernst & Young. Now, as the firm’s CFO, Alenna is responsible for overseeing financial and tax reporting, treasury activities, investor relations, and risk analytics. Alenna is a key member of the firm’s credit committee and provides integral, strategic leadership to the business.

Graham Banks, CFA

Senior Vice-President

Graham is responsible for new loan origination, business development, and the underwriting process. Graham is constantly building relationships with mortgage brokers and potential borrowers to ensure Morrison Financial has a healthy pipeline of deals. Graham joined Morrison Financial in 2009 and has over 30 years experience in structured finance and private lending.

Alex Tveit

Vice-President

Alex is responsible for the underwriting, credit evaluation, and account management of Morrison Financial’s Commercial and Real Estate Financing divisions. Alex has a keen eye for details, making him an invaluable member of the firm’s credit committee. Alex joined Morrison Financial in 2004 and became one of the firm’s senior leaders.

Adrian Bennett

Director, Business Development

Adrian is responsible for loan origination, underwriting, analytics and relationship management.

Adrian joined Morrison Financial in 2009. He is a member of Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Toronto, Canadian Mortgage Professionals (CMP) and the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association (CMBA). Adrian obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University and a Construction Cost Estimating Certificate from George Brown College.

Caroline Caldwell

Administration and Compliance

Caroline is responsible for mortgage administration and compliance under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders, and Administrators Act, 2006 (Ontario).

Caroline joined Morrison Financial in 2007. Before joining Morrison Financial Caroline worked as Supervisor, Office Administration for Royal LePage Real Estate and Bosley Real Estate. She has over 28 years of experience in the real estate industry. Caroline obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University.

Derek Chin

Credit Risk Analyst

Derek works on the team responsible for due diligence and loan monitoring for the commercial finance and construction groups.

Derek joined Morrison Financial in 2008.

Matthew Solda, MBA

Vice President

Matthew is responsible for the origination and management of mortgage investments and condominium term loans.

Matthew joined Morrison Financial in 2018 and has a background in both construction and finance. Matthew has obtained a Bachelor of Structural Engineering from Queen’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Rotman School of Management.

Tatiana Ignakova

Controller

Tatiana is responsible for accounting management.

Before joining Morrison Financial in 2007, she was a consultant to small and medium-sized businesses, focusing on process re-engineering and systems integration. Tatiana obtained a Masters of Economics from the Financial University of the Russian Federation, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Jon Collins

Vice President, Investor Relations

Jon is responsible for the Investor Relations efforts at Morrison Financial.

Prior to joining Morrison Financial, Jon was a VP of Investor Relations at Romspen, one of Canada’s largest Private Mortgage Funds. Before this, Jon lived in Alberta where he was a VP of Sales for CI Investments – which he joined through their acquisition of Sentry Investments. Before joining the asset management business, Jon worked for RBC Capital Markets.

Chawin Vajanopath, MBA

Senior Associate

Chawin is responsible for the underwriting of mortgage loans and driving business operations and technology.

Chawin joined Morrison Financial in 2020. Prior to joining Morrison Financial, Chawin was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Canada’s Organization Transformation practice focusing on strategy and building high-performing organizations for clients in various industries. Chawin obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from The Rotman School of Management.

Fahad Warsi

Associate

Fahad is responsible for loan underwriting for Morrison Financials Real Estate Financing division. Fahad joined Morrison Financial in 2021 and has prior experience working in finance. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and investing.

Fahad obtained a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in finance from York University.

Anna San Pedro

Program Management

Anna is responsible for providing administrative support to the loan and accounting departments and the whole management team.

Anna joined Morrison Financial in 2020. Anna has extensive administrative and project coordination experience in large financial institutions prior to joining Morrison Financial. Anna obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of the Philippines and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®