Nicole Araujo Galan
Director – Operations & Client Care
Graduated from the University of British Columbia, Nicole’s leadership and outstanding academic performance have been recognized with important international awards. Nicole’s humble background is her motivation to create opportunities for those, who like her, are driven, tenacious and committed to deliver excellent results. Her diligence and extensive experience in public speaking and customer services makes her the perfect representative in our company to support the most important asset at Syndicate Lending Corporation: our clients.
Nicole provides strategic client direction while identifying opportunities to continually improve our relationships and communication with our client base. Nicole also aids our founder and CEO Inam Qureshi with administrative work, facilitating collaboration across departments and managing our office budget. Nicole is especially skilled at developing long-term operational strategies, working closely with brokers, clients and partners in order to meet our company objectives. Nicole oversees all operations and ensures that consistent, efficient workflows are in place, yielding optimal productivity and performance.
Senior Lending Analyst
Raman is a stalwart in Retail Banking who has spent over a decade at one of Canada’s major banks, TD Canada Trust. Raman specializes in complex residential mortgages and creates tailor made financing solutions for clients who have difficulty proving income for Debt Servicing. In her most recent role with ATB Financial, a subsidiary of the Government of Alberta; she had been instrumental in facilitating a large number of Construction Mortgages within the Province of Alberta. She brings to the Organisation strong credit writing skills with a specific knack of structuring credit facilities that involve multiple real estate portfolios.
Aside from work, Raman is an avid reader and prolific writer who spends most of her time over fiction. She has spent a lot of time volunteering for the Sikh Society of Lethbridge, Alberta and has helped raise significant funds for various causes that they have been part off. She is an avid supporter of the Alberta Children’s Hospital and has helped raise funds to support several projects that have helped facilitate cure for cancer amongst children. She served as the spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House, Southern Alberta. Presently, she is a treasurer for the India Canada Cultural Association, Lethbridge and devotes her time fostering cultural relationships between Canada and India respectively.
Angela is an extremely seasoned banker with almost two decades invested in the Canadian Banking space. She holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and has held a variety of Senior Level Positions between TD Canada Trust and the Royal Bank of Canada. In her most recent role, she has served as a Branch Manager at one of RBC’s busiest branches in Surrey, British Columbia. Angela specializes in commercial lending such as raw land & construction financing. Over the past several years, she has amassed a funding volume in excess of $500,000,000 over the various institutions that she has been part of.
Aside from having an extremely fulfilling career, she has made a significant impact in the local dance scene. She has participated in several iconic dance events and is proud to promote the spirit of dancing amongst the youth. In her spare time, she is a proud mom who seeks every opportunity to volunteer her time with various non profit organizations such as the local school board, food bank and the BC Children’s Hospital.
With over 4 years of experience in providing exceptional client experience in the financial industry, Anoop is highly recommended by clients as the Mortgage broker who delivers positive results when others fail to. Anoop’s success as a broker is the result of his outstanding relationships with lenders along with the recommendations from past clients who appreciate Anoop’s commitment to ensure a stress-free and timely mortgage process.
Harry is new to the finance industry but has past experience in corrections and customer service. His relentless drive to excel in every aspect of his life is why he was brought onto the team. He was previously a nationally ranked golfer and still enjoys a round in his spare time. He takes no days off and his available to his clients 24/7.
Director – Strategic Initiatives
Nina Raybaudo is our Communication and Marketing Strategist for our UK office.
Working closely with our Vancouver marketing team and brings an innovative approach to business scaling.
Nina is a 2020 Masters graduate in Interactive Journalism from City, University of London with a keen interest in finance.
Her areas of expertise range from data analysis, in depth market studies and developing communication strategies.
She has previously worked as a communication officer for Amal Association International, Touma Trading and as a journalist for Annahar and French magazine Paulette.
Nina practised ballet most of her life and approaches everything with meticulousness and discipline. In her spare time, Nina likes to reconnect with nature through travel and outdoor activities.
In House Legal Counsel
Adam is SLC’s legal representative, advising all our clients on Real Estate transactions. Adam gained commercial experience in the real estate industry and has worked for companies such as DTZ, Gerald Eve and Aviva Investors. He has a track record of personal success in commercial and residential property investment. Adam then moved into law and specialises in real estate, with particular focus on residential and commercial property transactions including conveyancing, refinancing and residential development. Adam is a founding partner Merali Beedle.
A seasoned banker with over a decade of banking experience, Inam has held several senior level positions in real estate secured lending with BMO Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and TD Canada Trust respectively.
He brings together years of commercial lending expertise and has funded over a billion dollars in mortgage loans over his career working in the banking industry. During his previous tenure at TD Canada Trust, he was responsible for growing market share in the Business Banking Space, where he established key contacts with Ultra High Net Worth Clients as well as various syndicate lenders. Subsequently, he grew his portfolio within TD from scratch and scaled it significantly.
Inam is currently licensed by the British Columbia Financial Services Authority as a designated individual for the firm. He is a member of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association – BC chapter and holds the ‘MBI’ Designation awarded by the association in 2018. He has participated in various lending and banking courses throughout his career.
In 2015, he embarked on an entrepreneurial drive and set up Syndicate Lending Corporation as Principal. Consequently, he funded over 25 Million dollars in loans in his first year of operations and was recognised by CMP Magazine as a “Young Gun” in their July 17th issue, highlighting 55 of Canada’s top mortgage professionals. Community engagement has always been an important aspect of his practise
He is the main driving force behind the firm’s meteoric growth and has led the company to several milestones. He believes in providing holistic lending solutions to anyone who comes across his way.
Bashir Ahmad has been associated with the banking industry for over two decades and has held Senior Management positions in Wealth Management and Private Investment Banking with ABN AMRO, ING N.V. and Bank of Singapore. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and has participated in various Investment Banking and Wealth Management courses throughout his career. Bashir acquired his Master degree in International Relations with majors in International Finance and Political Economics from QAU, Islamabad.
Bashir is well known in the financial industry and has a history of scaling up businesses significantly, first as Managing Director and Head of UK Private Banking for ING N.V. (later Bank of Singapore) and for his own firm Halkin Investments LLP. Throughout his career he has established key contacts with counterparties and service providers. Bashir brings a unique holistic approach to finance and debt solutions.
Bashir takes keen interest in renewable and clean energy and follows various research reports and attends discussion forums. He is also committed to UN Global Sustainability Goals and has picked Education, Healthcare and Zero hunger as key goals where he contributes personally as well as via his corporate entities. He has also been selected as 10 most inspiring BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) business leaders in the United Kingdom.
Director – Business Development
Ashfaq Ahmed is head of business development for our UK offices. He comes with two decades of experience in banking, holds a level 4 IAD (Investment Advice Diploma) and a level 3 CeMAP qualification (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice). He is also Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).
Ashfaq started his career at National Westminster Bank, moving to ABN Amro Bank in 2000 to join the Credit team. He has held multiple senior positions as a private banker for ABN Amro Bank, Société Générale Hambros and CBH Europe. Graduate in Geography from the University of London, he is fluent in both English and Urdu.
Having acquired key contacts throughout his career it is with great excitement that Ashfaq will help you find your best suited debt solutions.
Once a competitive cricket player, it is now on the golf course that he likes to spend his spare time.
Over the last few years, Ashfaq has taken part in various challenges to raise money for charities such as trekking to the Everest Base camp for Macmillan Cancer support, a 24hr 3 Peak challenge and a half marathon for his local youth centre.
Director – Marketing and Media Relations
Graduate in Promotional Art from the Art College in Ostrava, Karolína’s areas of expertise range from corporate graphic design, promotional illustration, to marketing – she has excellent communicative skills whether in person or through Social Media and always approaches promotion and media relations in an original, clear and united attitude.
She has worked for Artfinder in London, Optys spol s.r.o. in Czech Republic and M&M designflex, s r.o., where she gained a lot of experience in CI design and managing promotional projects across several countries in Europe. Her role at Syndicate Lending Corporation is to introduce our team and services to the potential clients in a professional and approachable way, with the help of her artistic mind that brings a unique touch to business. Her goal is to help forge Syndicate Lending Corporation’s brand identity.
Emily (Naghmeh) Hedayat
Barrister & Solicitor
Emily Hedayat, was born in Iran and raised in Germany and Canada. She has always been passionate about law. Even as a young girl, she preferred to watch legal adversarial series on TV rather than soap operas. She graduated from Law School in 2009 and was called to the BC Supreme Court Bar in September of 2010.
Emily continued practising law, as an Associates at Des Friendland & Associates, a boutique firm downtown, before gearing up and starting her own law office in 2014 “Hedayat Law Corporation”. Emily’s main focus lies in Real Estate, Immigration, Personal Injury, Wills and Estate matters.
Emily’s diverse background and career path, often dealing with very challenging, yet interesting and awarding legal matters have taught her that professionalism, dignity, due diligence and client satisfaction are key to a successful practice.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading books, spending time with her family and close friends and venturing out in new exotic restaurants.
A seasoned Licensed Mortgage Broker and Realtor since 1979. Ahmed has worked with Block Brothers Realty ltd, United Realty, Remax Realty and attained many awards, top 500 club, Diamond Club and MlS Medallion Club. His vast knowledge in the Real Estate Industry has helped him in Mortgage lending with Mortgage Center, DLC Mortgage Group, Mortgage Lab and presently with Syndicate Lending Corporation.
He brings over 40 years of Real Estate and lending expertise and has funded over a billion dollars in mortgages. Ahmed is also a Team leader and a Mentor for expansion of eXp Realty Canada Ltd. He thrives on helping others.
Ahmed is dedicated to customer satisfaction and enjoyable mortgage lending experience.
With 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Dalbir Gill has built a reliable reputation across different communities for himself. As a Senior Mortgage Analyst, he is well known for his efficiency while attending to a variety of complex lending deals. With work experience in several positions for the past two decades at credit unions and banks, he has become equipped with a fine set of skills and knowledge of all lending products, whether they are residential or commercial.
Having been in the financial industry for many years, Dalbir is currently licensed by the British Columbia Financial Services Authority as a designated mortgage broker in commercial and residential lending. He has years of lending experience and has funded millions of dollars in mortgage loans in the financial sector. Dalbir is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere in which clients feel comfortable and confident, regardless of their experience with financing. His gentle and positive approach emanates when working with clients and has helped him strengthen his networking connections with clients. He is devoted to his client’s full satisfaction by providing services to the best of his ability and he can tackle any project, big or small.
Ali Rahnema comes from an international banking background with over two decades of experience. After graduating in Industrial Economics/Business Administration from Germany, Ali started his career in the Middle East section of HypoVereinsbank Munich.
He worked in senior positions of HypoVereisbank and UniCredit Group’s international network for over 16 years.
During his international banking career, among other projects, he supervised the ratification and utilization of a 1 billion Euros buyer’s credit loan facility.
Ali acted as an international banking advisor and liquidator for further 3 years and assisted the banking group throughout a complex liquidation and closure process.
Ali immigrated to Canada with his family in 2015.
He completed the BC Mortgage Brokerage program of UBC Sauder Business School in 2019 and started his mortgage broker career in Syndicate Lending Corporation the same year.
By means of his profound and long -lasting experiences in banking and lending, Ali has successfully established key connections with a number of high net worth clients as well as famous (construction) companies in Vancouver.
Ali has successfully funded a significant amount of residential and commercial mortgages in a short period of time.
Director – Underwriting
Nabeel Jilani was born and raised in Richmond, BC attending Hugh McRoberts Secondary before pursuing a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. After university, Nabeel began working with TD Canada Trust as a mortgage assistant under a top performer in the industry for a year, but left to pursue mortgage opportunities as an independent broker. After leaving TD, Nabeel worked as an administrative assistant with a mortgage brokerage out of Surrey while studying for his mortgage broker certification. Upon successful completion and registration, Nabeel decided to join Syndicate Lending Corporation in February 2020 as an Underwriter and oversees the analysis, breakdown and proposal of many files that are presented to the brokerage. He is glad to work with such an amazing and talented team and looks forward to future growth individually and as an organization.
Noman began his career in the financial industry in 2008 and has since been excelling in every position he has held. Noman brings forth vast knowledge and years of unparalleled lending and customer service experience. It is Noman’s dedication to client satisfaction as well as his determination to always be the very best in his industry that has driven him to succeed.
Noman joined Syndicate Lending Corporation in 2020.
Over the years he has received many accolades. One of the most impressive being that he was recognized as one of the top performers in the mortgage industry by a major bank, seeing as he had garnered over 100 million dollars in funding over a two-year span. Since joining Syndicate Lending Corporation, Noman has helped numerous clients with their residential, commercial, private, and business financing.
As a licensed mortgage broker in Canada, Noman has the capacity to work with over 100 lenders to find the best suitable lender for every client he helps.
In his free time, Norman gives his time and support to local causes through sponsorship opportunities and organises events to benefit his community. He also volunteers with Non-Government Organizations in South East Asia as well as many local community and sports organizations.
Amar Hayre has been a leader in the mortgage industry for the past 13 years, his experience has led to him being a top mortgage agent for many years. Amar’s background is in Banking. He started his banking career at a very young age, after graduation, he got a job with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the age of 21 Amar began his journey as a Mortgage Advisor. His vast knowledge of mortgage secured lending helped him achieve great success and ultimately make home ownership for families a reality. While looking to grow his client base , Amar joined Syndicate Lending Corporation as a Senior Partner his expertise has provided him the ability to expand his regions and provide financing on all levels.
Amar has always been passionate about Real Estate; he was initiated at a very young age through his family who is in the real estate development business and is very knowledgeable about the mortgage industry as well. Amar in his spare time enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing sports , workouts at the gym & has a passion for cars.
Amar takes great pride in providing the best service for all his clients and appreciates every client who has put their trust in him.
Varsha Sharma is a Senior Partner with the firm.
A seasoned broker with over 8 years of experience in the mortgage industry.
After becoming licensed in 2012 Varsha worked her way up impressively, within three years she had become a Director and Managing Broker of a Mortgage Alliance franchise. In the spring of 2018 she joined Syndicate Lending Corporation.
She brings years of experience in residential, alternative, private and construction lending as well as she has built up her relationships with multiple lenders which allows her to guide her clients in the best direction.
In 2019 she was recognized by CMP Magazine as a “Women of Influence” in their November 2019 issue highlighting 60 of the industry’s most inspiring female leaders.
Helping people financially and providing sound advice with potentially one of the biggest purchases of their lives is something Varsha is very passionate about.
She is also a board member of FCPWNS focused on empowering women in business.