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About CMI

Canada’s Premier Private Mortgage Lender

Founded by CEO Brian Jaskolka in 2005 as a traditional mortgage brokerage, CMI Financial Group has grown steadily over the last 15 years, attracting investors and borrowers alike due to their exceptional customer service, rigorous investment and mortgage management process and commitment to excellence.

After the 2008 financial crisis, there was a growing need in the market for private lending solutions. CMI responded by evolving into a private lender and establishing our first investment division in 2011, which is now known as CMI Mortgage Investments.

We offer investors a curated selection of mortgage investment products that are personalized to each investor’s unique investment objectives and risk tolerance. Our innovative approach to the investment selection process, rigorous due diligence process, exceptional service and industry expertise allows us to help investors like you find high-quality mortgage investments that capitalize on Canada’s traditionally strong real estate market.

The CMI Story

Bryan Jaskolka is the visionary and founder behind CMI, which he started as a family-owned consumer mortgage brokerage in 2005, when he was just 22.

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Bryan reinvented CMI as a lender. Anticipating the need for high-quality private financing solutions, he pivoted the business model to meet the needs of mortgage brokers and their clients who were unable to get financing from traditional lenders, like banks.

In 2011, CMI expanded to serve investors and their growing need to generate competitive yields for their portfolios by establishing its investment division. Four years later, in 2015, CMI launched its flagship MIC fund, the CMI Balanced Mortgage Fund, and following its success, expanded its offerings by creating two additional MIC options for investors: the CMI MIC High-Yield Opportunity Fund in 2019, and the CMI MIC Prime Mortgage Fund in 2020.

Since then, CMI has become a driving force in legitimizing private lending, transforming it from a place of last resort for borrowers to a viable and competitive financing solution – and a compelling investment alternative – for a growing segment of Canadians.

The CMI Group of Companies

CMI’s four businesses work in unison to provide transparent and flexible mortgage solutions to borrowers, while delivering compelling and consistent returns to investors. Seamlessly.

Offers private mortgages exclusively through mortgage broker partnerships.

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CMI MIC Balanced Mortgage Fund is suitable for investors with a moderate risk profile.

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A suite of professionally managed, mostly residential mortgage investment portfolios.

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Manages mortgages from origination to renewal and discharge.

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The CMI Difference

CMI strives to be a benchmark for excellence, setting the industry standard for the broker-lender relationship, ethical lending practices, seamless mortgage investing, and exceptional employee experience.

Over the past 15+ years, CMI’s successes have been recognized through a number of industry and business awards. Several members of our team have also been recognized for their contributions to our industry.

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The CMI Team

CMI’s strong track record of success is driven by its mortgage industry experience, access to high quality mortgages and its diversely talented team of mortgage and investment experts.

Together, CMI’s team has helped to evolve the private lending industry into a highly professional domain, elevate its reputation as a popular and respected avenue for brokers, borrowers and investors alike, and gain regard as a key segment of the Canadian financial services marketplace.

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Giving Back

CMI is deeply committed to community engagement and giving back. We play a significant role in building communities, and we have an equally great responsibility to support them.

Our philosophy around giving aligns with our founding vision – serving the disadvantaged and restoring dignity to those who have fallen on hard times. It’s the reason CMI prioritizes giving to community-based organizations, like food banks, where proceeds go directly to helping those in need get back on their feet.

CMI’s employees are at the heart of its corporate philanthropy program. By engaging employees to select worthy causes for corporate charitable donations, they personally impact where funds are directed. CMI also offers paid volunteer days to encourage employees to engage in volunteer activities with causes that are personally meaningful to them.


CMI has been consistently recognized as a top mortgage industry employer. More recently, CMI was named a 2022 5-Star Mortgage Employer by Canadian Mortgage Professional (CMP), highlighting mortgage-industry organizations across Canada that deliver an exceptional employee experience.

A workplace culture defined by innovation, collaboration and teamwork has been a key driver of CMI’s incredible growth over the past 15 years. From a small family-run brokerage to Canada’s premier private lender, team CMI is more than 100 people strong – and growing.

Interested in helping CMI continue to lead and shape the private mortgage lending and investment space in Canada? Learn more about career opportunities

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Who We Are

CMI is led by a team of pioneers and innovators. They bring unparalleled expertise and decades of experience solving complex business challenges. Some have joined as the company has grown. Others have helped to build it from the ground up. Together, they lead with passion and conviction, and have propelled CMI to become an industry authority and market leader.

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Bryan Jaskolka

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Mike Spero

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

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Kevin Fettig


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Elizabeth Wood

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

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Blue McClellan

Chief Information Officer

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