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CWB Franchise Finance is a division of Canadian Western Bank

Ed Khediguian

Senior Vice President, Franchise Finance

As senior Vice President of CWB Franchise Finance, Ed is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the mortgage and asset-based lending business to the hotel and restaurant sectors. Ed has over 20 years of experience in the lodging, hospitality and restaurant industries.

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Ed Khediguian

Senior Vice President, Franchise Finance

Cameron Woof

Assistant Vice President, Hotels & Syndication

Cameron has a deep understanding of Canadian hotel owners’ and developers’ unique capital needs. As account manager, Hotel Finance, he has underwrote and managed nearly $1 billion in hotel assets – providing financing solutions for owners and developers of hotel properties.

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Cameron Woof

Assistant Vice President, Hotels & Syndication

Jacob Mancini

Assistant Vice President, Restaurant Finance

Jacob oversees all aspects of the restaurant lending business which provides financing for branded restaurant chains on both a corporate and franchisee level. He specializes in portfolio and business development for both national and regional chains.

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Jacob Mancini

Assistant Vice President, Restaurant Finance

Tara Mascitelli

Assistant Vice President, Portfolio & Structuring

Tara oversees the risk and portfolio functions as well as monitors the financial performance of both the franchise portfolios. She has been involved in lending within the franchise sector for 12+ years.

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Tara Mascitelli

Assistant Vice President, Portfolio & Structuring

Dimitri Mazur

Senior Manager, Restaurant Finance

Dimitri concentrates on branded restaurant financing within the quick and full service sector, facilitating take-outs, acquisitions, new constructions, relocations, conversions, and refinance solutions. He has also closed numerous corporate transactions with privately held regional restaurant groups of the “branded/non-branded, chain/non-chain” type.

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Dimitri Mazur

Senior Manager, Restaurant Finance

Trish Halliwell

Senior Manager, Restaurant Finance

Trish brings diverse cross-functional expertise spanning sales, risk, portfolio management and operations to her role. She develops relationships and creates customized financing programs with restaurant chains, and establishes lending solutions for both corporate and franchisee level transactions.

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Trish Halliwell

Senior Manager, Restaurant Finance

Mike Macklem

Senior Manager, Hotel Finance for Western Canada

In this role, Michael leads the organization's efforts for hotel lending for CWB Franchise Finance for key hotel owner/operators and developers across Western Canadian markets.

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Mike Macklem

Senior Manager, Hotel Finance for Western Canada

Patrick Schofield

Senior Manager, Hotel Finance for Eastern Canada

Patrick is responsible for originating financing to owners of branded hotels with a national mandate across Eastern Canadian markets. His experience has been solely focused on structured financing in the hospitality sector allowing him to gain an in-depth understanding of new construction, re-positioning, take-out, acquisition and refinancing transactions. 

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Patrick Schofield

Senior Manager, Hotel Finance for Eastern Canada

Justin Alexander

Senior Portfolio & Structuring Analyst

Justin is responsible for matters related to the Franchise Finance portfolio with emphasis on risk mitigation. Justin oversees and completes analytical reviews for all Franchise Finance clients on a periodic basis, as well as ensures reporting requirements are satisfied.

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Justin Alexander

Senior Portfolio & Structuring Analyst

Mary Garisto

Credit Analyst

Mary brings over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential lending. She is responsible for the preparation of loan documentation, ensuring collateral security is perfected and funding restaurant transactions.

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Mary Garisto

Credit Analyst

Wendy Black

Senior Documentation Specialist

Wendy is responsible for the preparation of loan documentation from approval to funding for a variety of commercial loan structures for the restaurant sales team.

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Wendy Black

Senior Documentation Specialist

Tania Marques

Senior Documentation Specialist

Tania is responsible for drafting loan and security documentation, perfecting collateral security and reviewing third party agreements.

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Tania Marques

Senior Documentation Specialist

Helena Spriet

Documentation Specialist

Helena’s responsibilities include preparation and review of documentation, providing instruction to and liaising with external Counsel and preforming all other required duties to effectively fund and close transactions.

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Helena Spriet

Documentation Specialist

Karen Poulter

Documentation Specialist

Karen brings over 25 years of experience in the finance industry. In her role as Documentation Specialist, Karen manages the loan process cycle from approval, to the coordination and preparation of loan and security documentation, ensuring compliance, and completing booking and funding of transactions.

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Karen Poulter

Documentation Specialist