Meet the Reliable Team

 

Jim Mercier, Chairman

Jim has resided in the Lower Mainland since 1941.  He has owned and managed various businesses since 1968 and started private lending in 1983.  He has been a registered mortgage broker in British Columbia since 1994 and started Reliable Mortgages Inc. at that time.   Jim served as an Alderman in Burnaby and he has held many volunteer positions on various Boards and committees.   He is a Past President of the Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia.  He has developed property and served on strata councils. Jim is one of very few Chartered Accountants in the mortgage brokerage/lending business.

Jessica Whyte, President

Jessica has resided in the Lower Mainland since 1973.  She has been working in the mortgage industry since 1995.  She graduated, with honours on a Marketing Management – Entrepreneurship Certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia and an Associate of Arts Degree from Capilano College.  She has been a registered mortgage broker in British Columbia since 1997.   She has served as a property manager and also on several strata councils.  She is a past Director of Education for the Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia (MBABC).   Jessica is also a founding member and in the past sat on the Board of Directors, and is also past President of the British Columbia MIC {Mortgage Investment Corporation} Managers Association (BCMMA). 

Dale Matthysen, Vice President - Underwriting

Dale is formerly from Ontario and has resided in the Lower Mainland since 1986. Dale has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course.  He started out with the Canadian Armed Forces as an “Electronics Technician”.  He also worked for some time selling life insurance.  In 1991, he began a long career in sales for “Corporate Express”.  Looking for a change, he became a registered mortgage broker in British Columbia in May 2008 and started with Reliable Mortgages at that time.

Jason Mercier, Underwriter

Jason has resided in the Lower Mainland since 1969 with some time spent abroad and in other parts of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. He began his professional career as a print journalist, following that he was a Director of Investor Relations for a media relations and crisis management firm in Vancouver. He then moved over to the mining industry as a Corporate Secretary and Vice President. His focus was on relationship development, corporate governance, compliance, and corporate financings. Jason joined the Reliable team in February 2015 and became a registered mortgage broker in British Columbia in January 2016.

 

Lana Sannachan, Office Manager

Lana grew up in Kamloops, BC and  joined Reliable Mortgages in March 2006. She has an extensive resume of managerial and administrative experience working for a variety of businesses.  She was a part owner & operator of a Hotel & Award Winning Restaurant in the Cayman Islands for eleven years. She has taken a long list of management, computer & accounting courses. 

Jennifer Hall, Executive Assistant

Jennifer was born and raised in Burnaby, BC.  She attended the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.  She has extensive reception, administrative and accounting experience as a Billing Manager, Teller and Transfer Clerk with two major financial institutions.  Jennifer joined the Reliable Team in February 2011.