FSRA# 13047
Valko Financial Ltd.

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Tel: 416-655-1758

matthew@valkofinancial.ca

Matthew Shantz

Team Manager

Hi! I’m Matthew! I’ve been with The Valko Team since October of 2017. I started off as a Mortgage Agent back in 2009, and have held many roles in the financial space on both the Broker and the Lender side, working as a Credit Administrator, Underwriter, and Business Development Manager.

I’m a natural problem solver, with a strong understanding of how to package deals and find alternative solutions for Borrower’s needs.

We can (through our actions) make people’s lives a little bit better every day. I believe that what I do, who I work with here at Valko Financial, and the things we accomplish daily do help make people’s lives a little bit better.

Personally, I have a strong interest in real estate investment, literature, politics, business strategy, and international films and TV. I love to cook and enjoy hosting friends and family. You can often find me down at the Toronto Harbourfront with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, or listening to podcasts about science, space, and technology.

I have a black Shiba Inu named Kaguya; named after the Japanese moon princess.

Abbi Stevenson

Mortgage Agent

I’m Abbi Stevenson and I’m a Mortgage Agent with Valko Financial. With a degree in Philosophy and Psychology, I didn’t set out to find a career in finance but my passion for people and desire to help others led to a career as a Financial Advisor and finally a Mortgage Agent. As a Mortgage Agent, I am dedicated to making a tangible difference in the lives of my clients. I understand that my clients are my single most valuable asset and I am committed to going above and beyond to provide unparalleled service. Finances are personal and I like to bring a personal touch to the mortgage process.

Outside of the office, I am a mother to 4 children and I consider my blended family to be both my biggest accomplishment and my biggest inspiration to succeed. I’m a trivia nerd and can often be found in the evenings either shouting Jeopardy answers at my television (much to my children’s embarrassment). Otherwise, I am likely to be rearranging my home décor for the thousandth time while my loving husband, Matt, begrudgingly helps to carry furniture. I love my idyllic little community of Wilmot Township and volunteer my time weekly at the local food bank in an effort to give back to the community that has given me so much.

Blair Collings

Mortgage Agent

Hi, I’m Blair, and I come from a corporate project management role. I transitioned to a mortgage agent in order to help people through the biggest life change and financial commitment of their life. I am inspired by getting people into their dream homes by helping them work on their budgeting and financing. I am a strategist that works in-depth as to client requirements. The most important step is to balance lifestyle vs housing needs. This places the client in an enviable position of no regrets and feeling very comfortable to sleep at night.

I am apart of the Dominion Lending group of companies, which gives me access to Canada’s leading Financial Institutions including major Banks, Trust Companies, and Credit Unions. They include Scotiabank, TD, Home Trust, MCAP, Coast Capital, and many others.
The Dominion Lending Group sends more than 40 billion dollars in mortgage volume annually. Because we are the biggest in the country, our lenders provide us with a variety of mortgage products, exceptional rates, fast turnaround times, and flexibility with approvals.
We provide white-glove treatment with immediate callbacks and customer service. It is our customer service that separates us from the banks. This, coupled with the ability to shop around to multiple lenders makes us the right choice for you.

Jenn Price

Mortgage Agent

Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m passionate about helping people become homeowners and remain homeowners. How? By making your equity work for you.

I’ve been a Mortgage Agent with DLC since 2016 and am thrilled to have joined DLC Valko Financial in 2020. I have originated hundreds of mortgages from Prime AAA to Alternate and Private Mortgages. I also help arrange construction and commercial loans.

I am well-versed with a multitude of products and have excellent relationships with lenders, and my fellow mortgage professionals. I am passionate about tailoring solutions to fit every individual’s needs so rest assured, I will always find the right mortgage for you.

I understand the importance of identifying and working towards long-term goals and helping you achieve them. I operate with integrity, transparency, creativity, and care from the heart.
I’ve seen it all and I truly care, without judgment, about every client as a unique individual.

I strive to earn the privilege of being your lifelong broker and part of your team of trusted advisors. Communication and transparency are extremely important and I’m always just a phone call, email or text away – easily accessible and flexible with my time.

I’m a graduate of McMaster University and hold my Honours Bachelor of Commerce. I am a solo parent to my eight-year-old daughter and fur mama to our Havanese puppy, Lucky. You can often find me cooking and trying new recipes, enjoying my home space and the outdoors during every season.

In January 2021, I launched a passion project called “Share Your Silver Lining – Save a Life”, which is a community-based social media-driven initiative that encourages people to share stories of positivity in an effort to raise awareness and funds for mental health as well as encourage people to shop local. Several businesses have partnered with us to donate prizes for weekly and grand prize draws. Giving back is important to me and another example of how my values are aligned with Valko Financial.

Tel: 647-210-4611

linda.adu@dominionlending.ca

Linda Adu

Mortgage Agent

Hi, I’m Linda! I have always had an undeniable passion for Real Estate. I recognize and value the trust of each and every one of my clients and strive to exceed their expectations every day. I thrive in educating individuals on mortgage options to put them and their families in better financial positions for the long term. The advice you will receive from me is based on what is best for you. I have access to a wide range of mortgage solutions ranging from first, second, and private mortgages, in addition to, Mortgage Refinancing, and Debt Consolidation. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University. Although my previous career in Human Resources was rewarding, the career change to Real Estate has been my calling. Get in touch with me today for your custom-tailor mortgage solution!

Lucy Gagliardi

Mortgage Agent

Hi, I’m Lucy! My 20 plus years in the financial services sector have provided me with a unique understanding and perspective of the needs of my clients. Experience matters in this ever-changing mortgage landscape and it matters now more than ever to have me on your side. I understand the importance of staying ahead of mortgage trends as well as changes in the mortgage market. I am a leader in interpreting those changes and how they can provide opportunities for people.

My experience is only outmatched by my relentless passion for helping clients either achieve their dreams of homeownership or helping them navigate through tough financial times. I am committed to providing the best solution to clients regardless of what their circumstances are. As every client and situation is different so is the solution and options for them. I am dedicated to working together with you and your clients to find the best mortgage for them.
Making dreams come true and making nightmares go away is what I do every day!

It is no surprise that the vast majority of my mortgage customers come from past clients that want their friends and family to experience the care and professionalism that I bring to everyone.
I have aligned myself with one of the largest mortgage brokerage companies in Canada and have access to all lenders and options available in the Canadian Mortgage market. I am an accomplished award winning professional but it has always been the satisfaction of clients and referral partners that have mattered most.

Tim Bloomfield

Mortgage Agent

Hi, I’m Tim, and I’m a proud member of Valko Financial, Father of two boys, and husband to an amazingly supportive wife.

With over 15 years of experience in the Mortgage and Banking Industry, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of people either buy their first house, upgrade their family into a larger house, prevent bankruptcy by refinancing, or just simply help people understand the mortgage process so they can save more money.

I have dedicated my service so that my clients can be stress-free when getting a mortgage. Questions on a weekend – you can reach me. Friday afternoon and you want an update – you can reach me. Communication is important and I am proud that my clients do not have to say “I never heard back”. I am here to earn the right to be your broker for life!

I’m here to make the process easier for you and I make myself available evenings and weekends, and we can meet virtually at a time that is convenient for your schedule. So reach out, I’m always happy to help!

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