Jason Mullins

goeasy (CLA Vice Chair)

Neil Wechsler

OnDeck (CLA Chair)

Kevin Clark

Merchant (CLA Treasurer)

Gary Schwartz


Board of Directors

Jason Mullins

goeasy (CLA Vice Chair)

Ashley Yantzi

EQ Bank

Arif Mulji

Amur Financial Group

Romit Malhotra

Questrade Financial Group

Neil Wechsler

OnDeck (CLA Chair)

Lyla Kanji

BMO Financial Group

Kevin Westfall

Accord Financial Group

Rajan Ariyur

SLC Management (Sun Life)

Kevin Clark

Merchant (CLA Treasurer)

Steve Malone

ACC (Automotive Chair)

Lawrence Krimker

The Simply Group

Jeff Bouganim

Thinking Capital

Karanjit Bhugra

Echelon Partners

Kip Daechsel

Dentons (CLA Secretary)

Michael Burke


The Canadian Lenders Association Executive

  • President: Gary Schwartz
  • Chairperson: Neil Wechsler (OnDeck, CEO)
  • Vice Chairperson: Jason Mullens (goeasy, CEO)
  • Treasurer: Kevin Clark (Merchant Growth)
  • Secretary: Kip Daechsel (Dentons)
  • Chair of Policy: Jess Weiser (Equifax)
  • Chair of BNPL: Nick Simpson (Klarna)
  • Chair of Automotive: Steve Malone (ACC)
  • Chair of Small Business: Kevin Westfall (Accord Financial Group)
  • Chair of DE&I: Elizabeth Woods (CMI Financial Group)

Please note: It is important that CLA members do not engage, under the auspices of the CLA, in coordinated behaviors or practices that restrict competition or target competitors who are not members of the CLA. It is critical that CLA staff and CLA members abide by these guidelines which are designed to avoid not only actual wrongdoing but also the appearance of wrongdoing. To that effect, CLA members should generally refrain from sharing with each other any confidential sensitive commercial information such as pricing, capacity, expansion, business plans etc. Should a member have any questions or concerns, please contact Dean Velentzas, Head of Policy.