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
VP of Operations
VP of Underwriting
VP of Strategy, Marketing & Comms
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.
Holly Korol, VP of Operations
Ms. Korol is the driving force behind Glasslake’s operational excellence, dedicated to ensuring the seamless functioning of our team and partnerships. With an impressive educational background boasting a CPA, CMA, and CRM Designation, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role.
With a remarkable 20-year tenure in the financial services industry, Ms. Korol has navigated through various roles, starting her professional career in trading and capital markets technology at two of Canada’s largest banks. Since 2009, she has been a valuable asset to an Alt-A Lender, where her journey has taken her through Finance, Operations, and Underwriting. Her most recent role as VP, Underwriting Optimization & Innovation attests to her forward-thinking approach to enhancing business operations.
Ms. Korol’s personal differentiators shine through her passion for continuous learning and problem solving. Her commitment to project initiatives, geared towards iterative improvements for swift business growth, sets her apart as a dynamic leader. Building and guiding teams is not just a professional forte but a personal aspiration. She thrives on mentorship, helping team members reach their career goals and achieving their full potential.
Ms. Korol’s unwavering dedication to enhancing operational efficiency and innovation, aligns perfectly with Glasslake’s core values and vision for the future. With her at the helm, Glasslake can trust that operational excellence is in capable hands.
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.
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.