Mortgage professional

Xeva Mortgage

Making her second consecutive appearance on CMP’s Women of Influence list, Catherine Ellis has been in the mortgage industry since she was 18 years old. In 2016, she launched Mortgages by Catherine under the Xeva Mortgage banner and has won a slew of accolades, including being named a finalist Young Gun of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Mortgage Awards, being named Top WIMI for British Columbia in 2018, entering Verico’s Executive Club in 2018 and winning Xeva Mortgage’s Best Overall Growth Award in 2017.

This year, Ellis launched another new endeavour: Gallivanting Grape, which focuses on wine education and business development in the Okanagan, allowing her to connect her passion for wine with her mortgage business. She is also involved with several financial literacy education programs aimed at seniors and first-time home buyers.