Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation (Pacifica) is unique in the MIC industry, being jointly managed by the both the founders of the company as well as BlueShore Financial. In 2011 the Board of Directors of Pacifica made a strategic decision to enter into a management agreement with a joint venture owned by both the principals of Capital West Mortgage Inc. and BlueShore Financial. This joint venture draws upon the expertise and experience of the leaders of BlueShore and the vast resources of a 4th largest credit union in British Columbia as well as the long term management group at Capital West which has successfully management PMIC since inception in 1994.

Sidney Rubin Managing Director

Sidney has spent more than two decades working in the real estate financing field. A founding partner of Capital West Mortgage Inc., he specializes in investor portfolio management and first and second privately funded mortgages. Previously, Sidney worked for a national trust company as an Account Manager, Commercial Lending. Sidney has been the Managing Director of the Issuer since inception in 1994. Sidney has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Shannon Hillman Managing Director

Shannon has over twenty years of real estate finance experience in residential, private and commercial mortgage fields. Shannon became Director of the Issuer in 2003 after handling the administration and underwriting for more than seven years. Shannon is a founding partner in Capital West Mortgage Inc. specializing in investor portfolio management and private lending. Shannon is currently one of the Managing Directors of the Issuer handling the day-to-day operations.


Daymon Eng Director

Daymon has been in the mortgage industry since 1991, specializing in mortgage brokerage of commercial and residential properties, arranging construction and term loans for all property types. Daymon is a founding partner of Capital West Mortgage Inc. and specializes in commercial mortgage brokerage, joint ventures, equity syndications and origination of large private loans. Daymon became a Director of the Issuer in 2008. He holds his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Steve Canning Director

Steve became a director of the Issuer in 2015. Steve has been in the financial services industry since the 1970’s, having worked for several financial institutions. Steve is a licensed mortgage broker with Capital West Mortgage (Canning) Inc. Prior to joining Capital West, Steve spent 23 years at BlueShore Financial, working in various departments including branch management, broker services and business development. Since 2006, his position at BlueShore Financial was AVP Business Development and was responsible for BlueShore’s Non-Traditional Residential Loan portfolio. He specializes in real estate loans and mortgages and has developed an excellent reputation amongst the mortgage community. Steve is a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC and has the AMP designation for his mortgage brokers license.

Jerry Szakun Director

Jerry has been a Director of the Issuer since inception in 1994 and brings over 17 years of experience in residential mortgage brokerage and private mortgage lending. He was on the Advisory Committee of Edelweiss Credit Union from 1993 – 1995 and Vice President of the Polish Credit Union from 1986 –1993. Jerry has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is currently a Licensed Mortgage Broker with Ambro and Associates Ltd.

Alan Frydenlund Q.C. Director

Alan is a member of Owen Bird Law Corporation and has been a Director of the Issuer since inception in 1994. Alan is a real estate lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Alan’s practise is mortgage security perfection and realization work. Alan graduated from the University of Victoria Law School and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1983 and the Yukon Bar in 1992.

John Nation Director

John has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry and has held management positions at several Canadian trust companies and a national bank. He has acquired substantial experience in both the underwriting and the administration of residential and commercial properties, including project development financing. He is currently employed by Peoples Trust Company as Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Administration. John has been a Director of the Issuer since 1998.

Chris Catliff Director

Chris Catliff has 29 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He has been President and CEO of BlueShore Financial since 2000. BlueShore Financial has 12 branches across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, over 300 staff and administers $4 billion in assets under administration.

Prior to joining BlueShore Financial, Chris was Senior Vice-President, Credit and Technology of Citizens Bank of Canada, and Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Citizens Trust Company for five years. Prior to that, he was President of Vancity Enterprises, the real estate subsidiary of Vancity Credit Union.

Chris has been both Chair of The CUMIS Group and Canadian Northern Shield (two Canadian insurance companies). He also serves on the Board of Directors for Credential Financial, the wealth management provider to the credit union system, and has served on several community and non-profit boards.

Chris earned both a B.A. and M.A. at the University of British Columbia and has attained his designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and his PDO qualification from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Bill Keen Director

Bill is CFO of BlueShore Financial, a position he has held since 2005. He is also responsible for all group lending activities, including commercial real estate lending, broker mortgages, leasing and BlueShore Capital.

Bill has over 30 years of financial management experience at the executive level in both South Africa and Canada. Prior to joining BlueShore Financial, he held senior executive positions as Executive Vice-President and COO at Northstar Trade Finance (export finance), Corporate Finance Partner at Goepel Shields & Partners (Investment bank) and Senior Vice-President, Finance and CFO at Surrey Metro Savings Credit Union (predecessor of Coast Capital Savings).

Bill obtained his Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and his MBA from the University of The Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has attained his designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and was named CFO of the year in 2012 by Business in Vancouver.