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

Mortgage Broker, Chairman,
Chief Executive Officer

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

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

Mortgage Broker, Chief Credit Officer

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

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

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

Mortgage Broker, Chief Compliance Officer

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

Mortgage Agent, Level 1, Credit Analyst

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

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…

Lorie Gore

Mortgage Agent, Level 2

Lorie joined Inc. in 2014 with over 20 years in banking, Lorie knows how to make clients feel safe and comfortable when they deal with her. Lorie walks the talk of the theory that “there is no such thing…

Chris Lown

Mortgage Agent, Level 2, Credit Analyst

Chris is an agent who works to assist our clients with alternative lending when conventional lending is not immediately available. Before joining the team Chris gained over 17 years of banking experience in Ontario and British Columbia and has worked…

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

Quality Assurance Analyst

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…

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


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…

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