Vice-president of national sales
A true veteran of the mortgage industry, Bruno Valko is widely regarded for both his inventiveness and his expertise. He has been in the industry for more than two decades, and his ingenuity and business acumen have brought features and products to the market that today are considered staples, including the matrix mortgage and value (no-frills) mortgages.
In 2016, Valko guided RMG to a banner year, leading the company’s expansion from $6 billion in assets under administration in 2012 to more than $15 billion in 2016. Valko also grew funded volume for RMG from $4.2 billion in 2015 to $5.3 billion in 2016, and he managed a team that increased volume by 40% over the last two years, with a funding ratio of 76%. “It was through his direct leadership style and experience that the team was able to achieve these results,” a colleague says.
Valko was also behind the development of many events beneficial to brokers, and has been recognized for his contributions to the industry by CIBC chief economist Benjamin Tal, TMG president Mark Kerzner, FNF Canada and Genworth. “Bruno is a dedicated family man, and at this point dedicates all his extra time to his daughter and son’s activities,” a colleague says. “Having said that, he attends all industry functions at the local and national level and is a supporter – by presence and sponsorship – of many industry events and functions.”