Our directors have in excess of 50 years of combined experience in the private mortgage market. Furthermore, unlike most investment funds, our directors hold a significant investment in their own fund – aligning their interests directly with the shareholders of the fund.
Blue Stripe Financial’s directors are as dedicated as they are experienced. They all have unique expertise and experience in their field.
Kurt Wipp, Fund Manager
Kurt has over 20 years experience in finance, marketing and business operations including roles involving private equity investments, structured finance, capital allocation and investment banking. He holds an MBA from studies at the University of British Columbia and Universita Bocconi (Italy), a Joint Honors degree in Economics and Business from Simon Fraser University and has studied at various world class business schools including the Wharton School of Business, Columbia University, Chicago School of Business and the Oxford Said Business School (United Kingdom).
Brent Wipp, Fund Manager
Brent has been involved in the Western Canadian private mortgage market and consumer finance business since 1983 and has been on Ryan Mortgage’s board as a director since its inception in 1984. He holds a mortgage brokers license in Alberta and British Columbia and received his Diploma of Technology from Selkirk College.
Graham Sawrey, Director
Graham is a Chartered Investment Manager and has worked in the private mortgage industry since October of 2009. Prior to his involvement with the Company and the private mortgage industry, Graham worked as a financial advisor for four years. Graham holds a mortgage broker’s license in Alberta and British Columbia and has a bachelor’s degree in Science from UBC.
Arif Mulji, Director
Arif is involved with strategy development and implementation for the organization and, driving sustainable growth for the companies. Arif brings over 15 years of business experience to the Group and has held roles in sales, marketing, sales management, finance and management consulting. Outside of Amur Financial, Arif enjoys teaching in the Business faculties at the University of Calgary and at Douglas College. Arif obtained BSc and MSc degrees from UBC, an MBA (Finance and International Business) from the University of Calgary and the Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CMA) from CPABC.