At Farm Lending,
We’re People-First Professionals

Our team of investors, advisors, brokers and experts are all committed to our mission of seeing Canadian Agriculture thrive, one farm at a time.

With extensive backgrounds in fund management, agricultural finance, business consulting, investing, and farming, our team of industry leaders prioritize your unique needs first and foremost, so you can make your next financial move with confidence.


Robb Nelson

Chief Executive Officer,
Mortgage Broker, Chairman

With over 35 years of successful business and entrepreneurial experience, including 25 years in the Private Lending space specializing in agriculture, residential development, and residential homes, Robb is a practicing mortgage professional, co-founder, and co-owner of AgriRoots Capital Management Inc.…

Maurice “Moe” Forget

President & Chief Risk Officer
Mortgage Broker

With over four decades of financial services experience, Moe is a seasoned veteran specializing in alternative mortgage lending, policy and product design, credit risk management and risk-based-pricing credit methodologies. Prior to starting his own consulting firm in 2014, Moe was…

Shawn Bustin

Chief Credit Officer,
Mortgage Broker

As a senior executive in the financial services industry in Canada for more than 22 years, as well as having key personal experience in the agricultural industry, Shawn is an accomplished business leader in retail banking, commercial and agricultural lending,…

Tom Hickey

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mortgage Agent, Level 1

Tom is a seasoned executive in the financial services industry, boasting over 30 years of expertise in credit operations and lending. His experience spans several organizations, including Paradigm Quest, B2B Bank, and AGF Trust, where he held executive positions. With…

Matt Alexander

Director of Finance, Operations & Investor Relations
Mortgage Broker

As a licensed Mortgage Broker and registered Exempt Market Dealing Representative with Belco Private Capital Inc, Matt brings 25 years of leadership experience in hospitality and property management, working closely with municipalities and Boards, along with special interest groups, to…

Kim O’Rourke-Nelson

Chief Compliance Officer
Mortgage Broker

Kim is a service-driven individual with a keen passion for providing expertise in compliance, policies, and procedures to her brokerage as Principal Broker and President of Inc. Inc. With over 30 years of experience in mortgages, investments, and corporate…


Tom Sabourin


Tom became President and CEO of Polar Asset Management Partners in 2006, after joining the firm as Chief Financial Officer in 1994. From 1996 to 2005, Tom also acted as a Vice-President of Polar Equity Partners, an affiliated private equity…

Jean Laprise


Jean is a well established professional in the Agricultural Industry. He is the Co-Founder and Principal of Laprise Farms Ltd, a very diversified, family owned Agri-business with several divisions involved in field, greenhouse, and hydroponic vegetable production as well as…

Claude Robillard


Claude is the Founder and Principal of 43 North Group, a consulting firm focused on alternative asset classes and ESG / impact investing. Formerly he was the Managing Director of IR at West Face Capital where he engaged with sovereign…

Mortgage Agents & Brokers

Dave Myers

Mortgage Agent, Level 2

Dave is a graduate of the St. Clair College business program, achieving the President’s Award as the top graduate. Dave has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry with a career history in Windsor, London, and Ottawa. While…

Mitchell Brazeau

Credit Analyst
Mortgage Agent, Level 2

Graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Accounting, Mitchell has worked in the hospitality industry where he accumulated nearly 15 years of managerial experience. Under Mitchell’s management, the restaurant received multiple awards over the years for being one of…

Troy Kirkwood

National Director of Inside Sales
Mortgage Broker

With over 20 years of experience as a golf professional and manager, Troy has exemplary customer service skills. Troy excels in building rapport with all his clients and always strives for excellence. Troy credits his discipline, respect, and good morals…

Melanie Erickson


Melanie is a CPA, CGA, with over 10 years of experience in various industries, including fashion, manufacturing, and retail grocery. As our controller, Melanie is responsible for reporting financial results to our board and stakeholders and managing all accounting functions.…

Jodyann Myers

Accounting & Investor Coordinator

Jodyann is a graduate of St Clair College with a diploma in Business Accounting. Jodyann has over 6 years of accounting experience in various industries such as Auto, Legal, and Finance. In her spare time, you can find Jodyann reading…

Kristin Forget

Compliance Officer & Quality Control Analyst
Mortgage Agent, Level 2

Kristin has worked in the mortgage industry since 2003. She has focused her career on risk management, compliance, AML/ATF, and fraud investigation while working for companies such as MCAP, Home Trust, HSBC Bank, B2B Bank, AGF Trust, and Wells Fargo.…

Spencer Joyce

Mortgage Agent, Level 1

As a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, Spencer had worked as a Registered Kinesiologist in the clinical setting for over 6 years. In the past 5 years, Spencer worked as a…

Frank Mazza

Interim CIO

Frank is a seasoned technology professional, specializing in leading organizations through transformational change. With a quarter of a century of experience spearheading complex projects for a diverse range of clients and organizations. His industry experience includes Retail, Public Sector, Manufacturing,…

Lisa Persyn

Marketing Manager

Lisa is a Sr. Graphic Designer with over 16 years of in-house agency experience. Her previous role as Creative Director / Design Lead showcased her passion for brand development, content creation, and design execution.  Throughout the years of managing design…

Shauna Crosby-Wilkinson

Operations Manager

Shauna has over 10 years experience in the agricultural industry and 15 years in finance and HR, and is therefore well skilled in the various farm lending programs to help ease risk management and income declines. She is also experienced…

Kelly Denning

Credit Analyst

Kelly is a credit analyst who works to assist our clients under our Residential Agriculture program.  Before joining the team Kelly gained almost 18 years of banking experience including 14 years as a bank manager where she won the manager…

Jeff Scheerer

Vice President Commercial Services
Mortgage Agent, Level 2

A seasoned prefessional in the financial services industry, Jeff brings his 17 years of experience in agricultural and commercial banking which includes enterprise management, strategic planning, portfolio and relationship management, risk analysis, underwriting and credit adjudication in the credit union,…

Stephanie Lourie

Credit Administrator

Prior to joining the team as Credit Administrator, Stephanie worked in retail banking. This experience has given her the knowledge and insight needed to provide support to clients and fellow team members. With years of customer service experience Stephanie prides…

Nina O’Rourke

Administrative Assistant

Nina is currently a student at the University of Windsor. She is working towards her Business Degree, specializing in Human Resources. Nina is a hardworking and positive student who strives for success in all areas of her life, specifically within…

Kyle Hickey

Mortgage Agent, Level 1

Kyle brings a diverse background to the team; he has seamlessly transitioned from his prior role as a cook in a high-end Toronto restaurant to the finance industry. Having honed his communication skills in the fast-paced kitchen environment, Kyle understands…

Advisory Board

John Cowan

Partner/President of North American Plant Genetics

John is currently Partner / President of North American Plant Genetics. The company sources corn, soy, sunflower, and sorghum genetics in Canada and the USA, with production and sales and marketing in the Ukraine. John previously held the position of…

Don Belovich,

Advisor LLB, MBA

Donald Belovich is a partner at the leading law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP in the Capital Markets, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public financings and complex corporate reorganizations. Donald also acts as…

Scott Mckinlay


Retired – 45 Years of Experience in the Agricultural and Financial Industries With more than 45 years in the agricultural and financial industries, Scott, who is now retired, provides an external perspective to AgriRoots –most importantly as part of the…

Vince Gasparro


An experienced infrastructure finance leader with over 20 years of private and public sector experience. Having a successful track record of originating, structuring and financing bankable infrastructure transactions with clients ranging from First Nations, public sector institutions as well as…

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