The senior executive team at Street Capital Financial Corporation is made up of highly respected mortgage lending leaders with established industry presence. Their combined expertise and experience create a solid foundation to this new and innovative mortgage lending company.
W. Ed Gettings, AMP
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gettings is the Chief Executive Officer of Street Capital Financial Corporation, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Street Capital Group Inc. Mr. Gettings has previously held the position of CIBC Executive Vice President, Mortgages, Lending & Insurance. He served as overall executive leader for multiple business lines and oversaw long term strategic planning, annual plan execution and overall P&L responsibilities. By implementing the unique multi brand/channel residential mortgage lending strategy for FirstLine, Presidentís Choice Financial and CIBC brands, he helped create a strategy that successfully increased loan origination capability over 400% - resulting in growth to the #2 mortgage share position. Mr. Gettings holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Paul Grewal, MBA, AMP
Paul Grewal is the Vice-Chair of Street Capital Financial Corporation. In his previous role as President of Street Capital Financial Corporation, he was responsible for mortgage origination which included establishing sales, marketing and lending business strategies, as well as fostering partnerships to support and sustain the business growth. Mr. Grewal brings over 28 years of experience in the mortgage industry.
Prior to joining Street Capital Financial, Mr. Grewal held the position of Vice President, CIBC Mortgage and Lending. In addition, he also held responsibility as National Head of PCF Mortgage Sales and CIBC Origination Operations. While holding position as President of FirstLine Mortgages, he had overall strategic accountability, with full P&L ownership for FirstLine Mortgages which at the time was the largest mortgage broker lender in Canada. Paul was accountable for overseeing a mortgage lending platform that grew assets from $10 billion to over $30 billion of mortgages under administration and established FirstLine Mortgages as the number 1 lender in the Canadian Mortgage Broker channel. He was responsible for adjudication, advancing, mortgage servicing, sales, product development, marketing and compliance for FirstLine Mortgages Prime and Access (Alternative Lending Program) Programs.
Paul holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Paul is a past Chairman of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP). CAAMP is Canada's national mortgage industry association and the leading provider of value, service and advocacy for over 12,000 members and 1,500 companies. He is also past Chair of the CAAMP Foundation - CAAMP's charitable division.
Lazaro M. DaRocha, CA, AMP
With over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, Mr. DaRocha is President of Street Capital Group Inc. and Street Capital Financial Corporation. In his previous role as Chief Finance and Risk Officer with Street Capital Financial, Mr. DaRocha was accountable for all finance and risk management functions, including financial planning and analysis, treasury, liquidity and interest rate risk management, credit and fraud risk management, accounting control, audit and compliance. Prior to founding Street Capital Financial, Mr. DaRocha held the position of Vice President, CIBC Mortgage and Lending, Product Management. In this role, he had overall strategic accountability, with full P&L ownership for CIBC Brand Mortgages and Lending portfolios. Mr. DaRocha holds a Chartered Accountantís designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Toronto.
Alfonso Casciato, AMP
Senior Vice President, Sales
Alfonso Casciato is the Senior Vice President, Sales at Street Capital Financial and was a key member of the team that started the company in 2007. In his previous role as Vice-President, Credit Operations, Mr. Casciato was accountable for managing the efficiency and effectiveness of Street Capital's underwriting, due diligence, and funding process at a national level, while building a premier team to support market initiatives and deliver high levels of customer service. He has over 25 years' experience in the mortgage industry including 10 years with a major charted bank. His background is exclusive to management roles in mortgage operations; he has been managing large teams since 1992. Mr. Casciato holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He lives in the GTA with his wife and 3 children and is actively involved in coaching competitive minor league baseball.