Meet the team
Mortgage Maestro’s management brings together a top team of experienced and capable leaders, who are widely respected industry experts focused on transforming the way lending works in Canada.
Arif Mulji, Chief Executive Officer
Arif joined Amur Financial Group in 2013 and has taken on the responsibility of overseeing sales, marketing and business development for the Group. 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. In his free time, Arif enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family.
Steve Anderson, Chief Financial Officer
Steve joined Amur with over 20 years of professional experience working for both public and private companies including Westport Innovations, The Jim Pattison Group and KPMG. Steve has an MBA from UBC along with a Chartered Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CA) with over 5 years auditing experience. Steve oversees all accounting, financial reporting, IT, cash flow management and financial management of the funds. Outside of work Steve enjoys time with friends, trips with his family and a round of golf.
Ashok Gupta, Vice President Marketing
Ashok joined the Amur Financial in 2020 and is a passionate marketer and a creative thinker having spent several years in senior leadership roles for various global and national organizations spanning across different verticals such as CPG, retail advertising and the financial sector. He brings over 25 years of global marketing, brand strategy and digital experience and has worked both on the agency and client side. He has worked with top brands such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, J. Walter Thomson, Pharmasave Drugs and HSBC, Vancity and First West Credit Union. In that time Ashok has overseen the development of brand strategy, digital marketing, and consumer research and has managed & led an engaged team of highly skilled and motivated marketers across different categories.
Ashok’s strengths lie in data based decision making, applying strategic agility, strategic planning, innovation, operational management, execution excellence, creativity & building relationships, social media and digital marketing. When not immersed in developing marketing strategies he is a globe trotter, proud father, an avid skier and an outdoor enthusiast living life to the fullest.
Colin Johnston, VP National Sales – Sequence Capital
Colin Johnston joined the Amur Group as VP National Sales in September 2019, where he was responsible for launching a new division focused on partnering with the mortgage broker community across the country called Sequence Capital.Colin has over 25 years’ experience in the mortgage business with a variety of experience within successful organizations. His prior roles have included: District Manager for HSBC Finance, Vice President for HomEquity Bank, Western Canada and most recently, Director for Manulife Bank.
Colin was a member of the team that launched Manulife’s mortgage product line into the broker channel in 2016.Colin is from a ranching family in the B.C. interior, a Thompson Rivers University alumnus, an avid Canucks and Seahawks fan who likes spending time with wife and dog.