As the Founder and CEO of Cannect, Marcus Tzaferis is a visionary leader in the mortgage industry. With over 20 years of experience in the financial and mortgage sectors, he has created innovative solutions that have transformed the way mortgages are approved, funded and invested. He launched Cannect Mortgage Investment Corporation, a pioneering alternate lending company that leverages Canada’s first fully automated mortgage approval software, a proprietary technology developed by Cannect. He also built a vertically integrated platform that offers investors access to the best borrowers first, through Cannect’s retail locations and salaried mortgage agents. Cannect is renowned for its high returns, capital preservation, and efficient, unbiased and cost-effective lending solutions. Cannect has funded over $4 billion in commercial and residential mortgages, and delivers the most efficient risk weighted returns in the mortgage investment landscape. Marcus is an esteemed former professor of the mortgage broker program at Seneca College, and a sought-after media expert on the real estate market, interest rate movements, home equity loans and mortgages. He has appeared on CBC’s The National, Global News, The Financial Post, BNN Bloomberg and CP24.