Executive Team Profiles

Kurt Wipp, Managing Director

Kurt joined the Amur Financial group in 2005 and oversees the strategic direction of the group. Along with his brother Brent, he has been responsible for increasing the Group’s funds under management from $5 Million to $300 Million and expanding its operations across Canada. Kurt has over 20 years of business experience in roles involving investment banking, corporate strategy, international structured finance and board of director representation. During his career, Kurt has lived in Milan, Montreal, Auckland, Dallas and London (UK). He has an MBA from studies at the University of British Columbia and Università Bocconi (Italy) and a Joint Honors degree in Economics and Business from Simon Fraser University. In his free time, Kurt enjoys the outdoors, travel and spending time with his family.

Brent Wipp, Managing Director

Brent has over 30 years experience in the peer to peer private loans industry and is one of the founding directors of Amur Financial. He acts as the Managing Director of the group and in his role has overseen the development of Amur Financial Group’s proprietary software and ensures the streamlined operation of the company. Along with his brother Kurt, they have been responsible for increasing the Group’s funds under management from $5 Million to $300 Million. Brent is a registered mortgage broker in both British Columbia and Alberta and has a Diploma of Technology from Selkirk College. In his free time Brent enjoys playing squash, travel, the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Graham Sawery, VP Operations

Graham joined the Amur Financial group in 2009. Graham acts as the Chief Compliance Officer for Ryan Mortgage Income Fund and oversees the daily management of the numerous funds under management of Amur Financial Group. Graham is a Chartered Investment Manager and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia. In his free time, Graham enjoys spending time with his new family and completing renovations on his property.

Arif Mulji, VP Business Development

Arif joined Amur Financial Group in 2013 and has taken on the responsibility of overseeing sales, marketing and business development for the Group. Arif is involved with strategy development and implementation for the organization and, driving sustainable growth for the companies. Arif brings over 15 years of business experience to the Group and has held roles in sales, marketing, sales management, finance and management consulting. Outside of Amur Financial, Arif enjoys teaching in the Business faculties at the University of Calgary and at Douglas College. Arif obtained BSc and MSc degrees from UBC, an MBA (Finance and International Business) from the University of Calgary and the Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CMA) from CPABC. In his free time, Arif enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family.

Ken Brar, VP Finance

Ken joined Amur Financial Group in 2016 and has taken on the responsibility of overseeing accounting and IT for the Group.  Ken ensures the businesses are running efficiently and works on maximizing shareholder returns through improved processes and financial management. Ken also brings over 15 years of business experience to the Group and has held senior roles in finance and accounting for public and private companies and worked as a strategic business consultant for over five years and an instructor in the CMABC Strategic Leadership Program.  Ken completed his Operations Management Diploma from BCIT and later completed his BBA with BCIT and OLA before finishing his Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CMA) from CPABC. Outside of the office Ken enjoys hiking, biking, travelling and spending time with his friends and family.