Meet The Ingram Mortgage Team
WHO THEY ARE | WHAT THEY DO | WHY THEY DO IT
A little bit about the Ingram Mortgage Team
The Ingram Mortgage Team is where you come for mortgage advice if you want to be treated like family. Simple as that!
We have always been focused on providing people with knowledge and unbiased advice, but we like to do it in a way that is easy to understand and encourages you to make your decisions with confidence and knowledge.
We wanted to build a mortgage business that cares more for our customers than anyone else and to create a fun and meaningful place to work, full of great people and culture. We think we have done just that.
The Ingram Mortgage Team in the community
Team Ingram VS Team Schreder Annual Christmas Charity Classic
For the past eight years the Ingram Mortgage Team has partnered with The Schreder Brothers at Royal LePage in a hockey game benefitting Sources Langley Food Bank. To date, it has raised over $35,000 for Sources Langley Food Bank and received thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items! (humble brag – the Ingram Mortgage Team currently leads the series 5-3)
BC Special Olympics
The Ingram Mortgage Team helps the BC Special Olympics and will be assisting this great sport again in 2020.
The Ingram Mortgage Team is pleased to sponsor various local sports teams including the Shoot The Boot mixed slo-pitch team of the Cloverdale Slo-Pitch League; Ingram’s Oriole’s in the Chilliwack mixed Slo-Pitch League; and Rae Rae Racing.
How it all began, from Jeff’s perspective:
“When I was a kid, I didn’t know what my Dad did for work. I knew he was a “Mortgage Broker”, but I didn’t really understand what that meant. What I did know, however, is he helped people and made them really happy.
Fast forward to graduating from University and I knew I enjoyed people and wanted to help them, too. I guess Dad’s people skills and empathy kind of rubbed off on me!
Building the Ingram Mortgage Team together has been very special, and to be able to do it with my Dad has been an honour. We are grateful to be able to help so many people with such an important decision in their lives. And to be able to help them see their largest debt as an asset is a mindset we have always tried to instil in our mortgage family.
We are proud of building a fun and meaningful place to work. Everyone on the team is valued and encouraged to be themselves and hone their strengths. We are fortunate to be surrounded by teammates who are really good at what they do and are great people as well.
The IMT truly is a family, and with every customer we work with, we want them to feel like they are a part of this family, too. “Family takes care of family.”
Here is our vision. These words hang in our office for us to see every day!
- Treat each customer as if they were a part of the family
- Individualize each customer’s experience through listening, caring and empathizing
- Focus and tenacity while at the office to ensure all vital jobs are being done
- Innovative and adaptive mindsets to ensure the team stays ahead of the curve
- ALWAYS have fun as a team and be grateful!
Co-Founder / Mortgage Broker
I started my career with one of Canada’s largest banks. It didn’t take long for me to realize I was a round peg trying to fit into a square hole. My performance review generally ended with, “You’re a smart guy, but you need to spend less time explaining things to customers and cross sell more products.” I knew they weren’t going to change so I had to find a different path. I went to work with a local Trust Company and that’s where I began to focus on mortgages. It was there I learned every application told a story. When I learned mortgage brokers could deal with a myriad of lenders and help people in a wide variety of situations I knew I had found my career. Working as a mortgage broker has provided me with a good life and I still get excited when I help someone buy their first home or find a solution to a unique situation. Over the years many clients have become good friends and for that I am grateful. When I’m not working my kids and now my grandkids are my passion. I enjoyed being at the rink, the ballpark, soccer pitch or dance recitals and I’m looking forward to doing it all again.
Co-Founder / Mortgage Broker
I truly love the education aspect of what I do! I enjoy answering all of the questions and helping people view their mortgage as an asset, as opposed to a debt. My favourite part of my job is connecting with people and sharing in the excitement, and oftentimes, feeling of relief, with them. When I’m not doing mortgages, I’m calling penalties as a Referee in the WHL. This has been my hobby since the 2009/10 season and I have been fortunate to work two Memorial Cups and many international assignments including the 2019 World Juniors, right here in Vancouver and Victoria, along the way. My wife and 2 kids are my purpose behind everything. Spending as much time with them is my true happy place.
I like to think of myself as the “problem solver” on the team, although my official title is Director of Underwriting. I do enjoy a good challenge and with the constantly changing government policies, challenges are not hard to come by! I love having to get creative and restructure files to ensure we are obtaining the maximum number of options for the client. I joined the IMT in 2011 and Jeff and Mark truly have become an extension of my family over the years. When I’m not approving files I am enjoying life away from the office with my husband and two kids. I may or may not also have a good wheat ale in hand on the weekends.
Mortgage Family Experience Coordinator
Hi! I’m Kayley and I’ve been with the IMT since August of 2018. My official title is Mortgage Family Experience Coordinator, but what I actually do is handle all of the little things that make a big difference and make people smile. I love the teamwork that is prevalent amongst us and it truly does feel like a family here. When I’m not sending out awesome client appreciation gifts, I am a multi-sport Special Olympics athlete and a National Athletics medalist. When I’m not training for my events I just like to relax and enjoy some good music and art!
Underwriter / Client Success Manager
I started my career in the mortgage industry over 13 years ago and I knew early on this was the path I wanted to stay on. Helping others in any way possible has always been a personal goal of mine. Owning your own home is a great achievement that comes with great commitment and to be able to provide the right tools to someone to reach that success is what I strive for! In my spare time, I like to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and cheering on the Canucks.