Introducing Paulette Vroman, Innovative’s Mortgage Brokerage Assistant and administrative extraordinaire!
1. How did you get into your current job position?
I saw an advertisement on the Internet one morning in April 2013 – Innovative Mortgage Solutions was seeking a Mortgage Brokerage Assistant to work in their Sherwood Park Office. Seeking a change after 8 years in the insurance industry, I researched the company and then noticed that they were participating in the Annual Sherwood Park Spring Fair Trade Show which was happening that day. I said to my husband, let’s go to the Trade Fair and meet the Owner, Michael Wharmby – it may be the best $5.00 (entry fee) that we ever spent — if it lands me the job.
It was there that I introduced myself to Mike, and asked if I could have an Interview at his convenience to expand upon my 16 year administrative background. The interview happened the following week and I was offered the position and accepted. It has been 2 ½ years since this time and I have experienced both personal and professional growth in my position at Innovative Mortgage Solutions.
We have increased the number of Mortgage Brokers in our office and are continuing to grow as a Company. I am proud and excited to be a part of such a dynamic team!
2. What is your favourite part of your job?
I really enjoy all aspects of my position. I appreciate the independence afforded to me by the Brokers, and I enjoy communicating with clients and underwriters at financial institutions to meet financing and closing deadlines, and responding to client inquiries.
I move a mountain of paper daily – actually our office is paperless and so this is all done via computer and email – but organization is paramount in this position. I am a highly organized individual so these duties are well suited to my personality.
3. What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy biking, hiking and travelling abroad with my family. I also love to bake and so Muffin Mondays have become a nice little treat at the Office.
4. What do you see for your future at Innovative Mortgage Solutions?
I see Innovative Mortgage Solutions continuing to grow. We have already doubled the number of Brokers since I joined the Company in 2013 and are currently seeking another Broker for our firm. This will present new opportunities for me as new staff will require training and Brokers require ongoing administrative support.