BComm, (Management Economics and Finance) '11
Product Manager at MarshallZehr
Rishan is a left and right brain thinker that is passionate about business, finance, and technology. He’s worn many hats across multiple organizations, client engagements, and career opportunities. What are his key mantras? Always serve something greater than yourself, dive headfirst into uncomfortable situations, and always be remembered for your work ethic.
Rishan dove into entrepreneurship early with an event marketing business and worked with local businesses and charities in Guelph while earning his degree – this is where he built a large professional and social network. In 4th year, he completed an unpaid internship at an advertising agency in New York City working with clients like AMC, NYC & CO., and the Oprah Magazine to earn his chops in corporate event marketing & production. After graduating, he studied to become a chartered professional accountant at KPMG LLP and led some of the Waterloo practice’s largest engagements in the private real estate and technology sectors like OpenText, Magnet Forensics, Thalmic Labs, and Lone Wolf Technologies. Rishan then moved to MarshallZehr (MZ) and worked with a passionate group of builders and institutional investors to manage a $75MM portfolio of real estate construction mortgages across Southern Ontario.
Today as a Product Manager, Rishan is helping MarshallZehr develop and commercialize a proprietary mortgage brokerage and administration platform that securely connects teams and standardizes workflows through mortgage origination, underwriting, administration, funding, compliance, and reporting. To-date this platform has helped successfully process over 300 transactions, advance over $2B in private and institutional capital to projects in Southern Ontario, and it currently manages just shy of $1B in construction mortgages.