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Dr. Hanif Bayat is the CEO and Founder of WOWA Leads. He founded WOWA Leads after realizing the untapped potential in the real estate market for an agent marketplace. He has had extensive experience as a Quantitative Analyst at RBC and BMO, engineering mathematical models to predict market behavior. A Ph.D graduate in Computational Chemical Physics from the University of Toronto, he has worked with quantitative models in other fields for decades and has published numerous papers and reports about topics such as protein folding and liquid crystals.
David Zhao is the Chief Technology Officer at WOWA. He leads the WOWA development team with a mission to create the best experience for our users. He has experience across a wide range of competencies ranging from cloud infrastructure to finance and real estate. He has previously worked at RBC and a leading LMS technology company.
Agnes Lin is a Full-Stack Developer at WOWA Leads. She has an extensive background in Typescript and Node.js microservices. She previously worked at IBM on the LoopBack API middleware team. She has a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
Shawn Li is a Product and Cloud Solutions Engineer at WOWA. He has previously worked at Sinopec and has a M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He specializes in cloud computing and data analysis and has led cloud-native projects with real-time data aggregation and analysis.
Anirudh Kalia is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a passion for frontend and has experience with both Vue.js and React.js. He is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is an active member of the Rotman Commerce FinTech Association. He has previously developed an online real-time trading platform and an online Python IDE.
William Fung is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He loves problem-solving and has a passion for finding security vulnerabilities and CTF competitions. He has also won medals in ice hockey and plays in piano performances. He is a University of Toronto Scholar and Alpha Honor Roll student and is currently studying Computer Science with a specialization in Information Security.
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Jimmy Nguyen is a Financial and Real Estate Content Architect at WOWA. He also serves as the Vice President for the Political Science and Pre-Law Association at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). He has previously worked at a Toronto-based investment group and the Department of Management at UTM. He has a B.Comm from the University of Toronto where he was a finalist in the Rotman Portfolio Management Competition and is currently pursuing a CFA certification.
Nensi Shkurti is a Financial and Real Estate Writer at WOWA. She has a mission to help other Canadians achieve their personal finance goals. She is currently the Vice President of the Women in Business Association at UTSC and has previously worked at the US Embassy in Albania. She has a BBA specializing in Finance at the University of Toronto.
Kevin Lai is a Financial and Real Estate Content Architect at WOWA. He is a fintech specialist with an interest in algorithmic trading. He has previously worked at BMO and is a Research Associate of the Rotman Commerce FinTech Association. He is currently studying Finance and Economics with a CS minor at the University of Toronto.
Mathew Vanderhoeff is a Financial & Real Estate Writer at WOWA. He has a passion for in-depth financial analysis and is a Head Analyst at King’s Capital Management. He previously founded his own investment research group and has experience working at Coldwell Banker. He is currently pursuing a HBA at Ivey Business School.
Julie Baron is a Customer Growth Lead at WOWA. She has extensive experience in politics and previously worked in the Ontario government and as a Staff Writer for The Foreign Observer. She is also well-connected in the Francophone community and served as the Co-President of Français de l'Université de Toronto. In addition to English and French, she also knows German and Mandarin Chinese and has lived in three different countries. She is now completing a B.A. in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto.
Kalpana Modi is a Media Outreach Manager at WOWA. She is in charge of curating relationships with our media partners and helping generate public awareness of WOWA’s brands. She has extensive experience working as a Digital Marketing Manager and has previously handled off-site SEO and outreach campaigns for numerous companies globally. She has a B-Tech in Information and Technology from Rajasthan Technical University in India.
Blake Witkin is a pioneer in Canada’s angel investment community, specializing in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. He is a co-founder of Maple Leaf Angels, Toronto’s largest angel group, and is currently a board member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Angel Investors Ontario. Blake has been personally involved in many technology startups, including as a senior executive and private investor of Image Processing Systems Inc., a TSX-listed corporation that was ranked #1 in growth by Profit Magazine.
Rostam Dinyari is a serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience in Silicon Valley companies. He has previously worked at Bosch’s Venture Capital division and built extensive connections in the tech industry. He is now leading strategic AI initiatives at Google Cloud and works with customers and technology partners to develop AI applications for the industry. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mohamedreza Farahani is a Data Scientist Consultant at BCG. He has over a decade of experience tackling business models and revenue generation from an algorithmic perspective. He is the co-founder of a Business Intelligence and CRM platform, Jubin Co. Prior to BCG, he has worked as a Business Analyst and Data Scientist at TD and SOTI.
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