Open minds close deals.
Our promise is to get back to basics in our approach,
products and service with humans thinking at the center of it all!
Brokers who partner with Glasslake appreciate:
Working with lenders who don’t check boxes, but who prioritize human interaction and work together to get deals done.
A backend that unites Sales and Underwriting for one truth and straightforward processing.
Through worry-free funding that sets clients up for the longer term with peace of mind for the next financial investment.
A lean team of experts leading the way
SVP of Operations
VP of Underwriting
VP of Real Estate Lending
VP of Strategy, Marketing & Communications
Let’s work together to make deals happen
Michael Forshee, President
Mr. Forshee joined Glasslake in 2022 to lead the firm’s Canadian operations. Prior to joining, Mr. Forshee was the Executive Vice President, Underwriting of Home Capital Group, with responsibility for Residential and Commercial Underwriting as well as Funding.
Mr. Forshee’s experience includes over 17 years at Home Trust Company, including five years leading the Company’s Western Canadian operations.
Mr. Forshee is a dedicated mortgage industry executive whose career has spanned over two decades across Canadian and international markets.
Mr. Forshee is a past member of the Education Committee of the Advisory Board of Seneca College’s Financial Service Underwriting Program.
Additionally, Mr. Forshee is a frequent speaker at industry events, contributor to industry publications, and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional.
Mr. Forshee is a graduate of the Leadership Program at Queens University in Canada and a member of Simon Fraser University’s Mentors in Business Program.
Stephanie Haber, SVP of Operations
Ms. Haber heads the Operational works streams for Glasslake Funding.
Ms. Haber’s 24 years in the mortgage and financial services industry spans far and wide across residential and commercial funding, originations and servicing, and sales and operations. She has led all sides of operations for the business, broker, correspondent, and retail lines.
Ms. Haber is a master of strategizing for desired outcomes. She takes pride in putting the right people in the right roles and setting them up for success. Leading with a smile and personable approach comes naturally and she is particularly passionate about mentoring top talent.
She follows a “What would you attempt to do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” philosophy which is exemplified in the high expectations she has of herself and her team, while being known for being a fair, loyal and trustworthy leader.
Ms. Haber is a graduate from Roger Williams University. She also sits on the Bayview DE+I committee and is a US Panelist as a Certified Coach.
Alex Godfrey, VP of Underwriting
Mr. Godfrey leads the Commercial and Residential Underwriting team at Glasslake Funding.
Mr. Godfrey has spent 26 years in the financial services industry. His most recent experience includes 18 years with Home Trust Company, where he focused on common-sense lending in the alternative mortgage lending market. His prior experience included over 8 years running a branch at a financial institution.
At Glasslake Funding, Mr. Godfrey commits to delivering simple and meaningful lending solutions to further build and deepen relationships with business partners. He prides himself in being an honest and dependable leader who builds trust amongst his team and works collaboratively to reach set goals.
Mr. Godfrey graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours BA in Economics. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring underwriters on the ins and outs of alternative lending. By coaching them to make sense of the customer’s full financial picture, he strives to build confidence in his team and strengthen the next generation of strong decision makers.
Aris Athanasoulakis, VP of Real Estate Lending
Mr. Athanasoulakis leads Commercial and Residential Sales at Glasslake Funding.
Mr. Athanasoulakis has spent 25 years in the financial industry and has dedicated 20 years to specializing in commercial lending. He is focused on delivering excellent customer service and offering his wealth of experience and knowledge to each and every business partner.
Mr. Athanasoulakis is committed to building long-lasting business relationships based on trust and outstanding service, all while supporting brokers to grow their business.
With a BA, Master of Arts, Economics and an AMP Designation, Mr. Athanasoulakis has always been committed to learning and growing as a professional. A true team-player, he loves interacting with and meeting new people who are just as passionate as him.
Ruvani Henriques, VP of Strategy, Marketing & Communications
Ms. Henriques leads brand, marketing and communications for Glasslake Funding. With an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Digital Communications through Sheridan College, she has since spent 15 years in the mortgage industry building her knowledge and passion for business marketing.
Ms. Henriques is an expert of product marketing solutions, sales enablement strategies and relationship management. Her collaborative nature finds success in working with brokers, sales and product teams to deliver on set objectives with tangible results.
Ms. Henriques finds value in building trust and confidence through every touchpoint and person she’s in contact with. She an advocate for her team and colleagues and is particularly driven to bring out the best in them. At the heart of it all, she loves building amazing things with amazing people.