Bryan Jaskolka – Thoughts On Winning The Small Business Of The Year Award Up To 50 Employees – Top 2

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Bryan Jaskolka has been the managing executive and visionary behind the CMI Group since its inception in 2005. Under his direction, the CMI group has grown to include a mortgage brokerage (CMI), an underwriting division (CLI), a licensed mortgage administrator (CSI), a real estate brokerage (CRI) and a mortgage investment corporation (MIC). Bryan has been with the CMI group for almost 15 years and has overseen thousands of mortgage transactions.

Bryan has expertise in residential, construction and commercial financing and has been a key player in the mortgage financing industry for his entire career.  Bryan is a registered mortgage broker with FSCO, FICOM, RECA, and the MBSC and is also a licensed real estate agent with OREA. Bryan’s vision and strategic planning have allowed him to lead Canadian Mortgages Inc. to be named as one of the 2018 CMP Top Mortgage Workplaces, one of CMP’s Top 50 Brokerages for 2017-2019, and a finalist at the Mortgage Awards of Excellence for Top Private Lender in 2017 and 2018. Bryan has also achieved individual excellence in being named as a CMP Young Gun in 2018, as well as nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Bryan has also been instrumental in CMI’s ranking at #130 on the Canadian Business “Canada’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies” list.


  • Supervised over $1B in mortgage financing since inception
  • Private Mortgage Investments ($250M+ track record)
  • Loan Servicing and Default Management
  • Portfolio Analysis and Loan Administration
  • Custom Software & Information Systems Development


1. What does winning the CanadianSME National Business Award mean to you and your organization?

Winning the Canadian SME National Business Award is incredibly meaningful for CMI. It validates the hard work and dedication our team of mortgage professionals and support staff put in every single day to keep us at the forefront of the industry, using technology to enhance the client experience, and ensuring we offer the highest quality service. We are excited for next year!

2. What piece of advice would you give to entrepreneurs? 

Have faith in yourself and your team. If you build a great team around a good product or service, you will find success. Ideas are important, but it’s the execution that facilitates growth and success.

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