President and Mortgage Broker
Hi, I’m Richard Ventura I’ve been in the mortgage finance and banking business for nearly 20 years. For the past ten years, I’ve been a mortgage broker specializing in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Thanks to my passion for mortgage brokering, coupled with my dedicated team and loyal clients, I’m recognized by our Mortgage Industry as a leading mortgage professional in Kitchener-Waterloo. I am recognoized by six top lending institutions and have been awarded with “status levels”, which means my clients receive preferred pricing fir their mortgages, as a result of the volume of annual mortgage business I fund with these lenders. I consistently place in the Top in the Mortgage Architects Franchise Family. I pride myself on my high level of mortgage knowledge, professionalism and experience, which translates into providing my customers with mortgages that are competitively priced and have features that best meet their unique needs.
I have a Bachelors in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, a mortgage brokering license and Proud Member from Mortgage Professionals Canada. and I’m also a Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP). Mortgage Professionals Canada is a national association of mortgage professionals dedicated and maintaining high standards, ethics and professionalism in the mortgage industry.
I opened my first mortgage brokerage office in Waterloo 4 years ago, and I manage and run a group of mortgage professionals, who are set to collectively fund nearly $120 million this year. I’m the proud recipient of the Reader's Choice Award for Favourite Mortgage/Lending Company in Kitchener-Waterloo for 2016 and 2017. Nominated for Small Business of the Year for 4 Straight Years and Young Professional of the Year for 3 Years by the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce. Nominated in 2016 by Canada Mortgage Awards for Mortgage Broker of the Year and Best New Comer Mortgage Brokerage Firm.
I have always remained focused on doing what it takes to run a successful business while also spending as much time as possible with my family and friends!
I pride myself on forging a long-term relationship with each client so that I become part of their life’s journey – regardless of whether they’re looking to purchase their very first home or move to another location, buy a vacation or investment property, or refinance or renew an existing mortgage. Whatever path my clients choose, I’m there to provide financial advice to ensure they always have the right mortgage suited to their unique situation. Providing strategies for my clients to optimize their hard-earned money throughout their lives as mortgage holders is my top priority.