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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.
Thomas Lo is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and specializes in software engineering. He enjoys learning about new web technology and putting the things he learns into practice. He has previously worked for the Ministry of Education Ontario and outside of software, he enjoys swimming in his free time.
Naymul Mohammed is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. He has experience in all kinds of software development from the Hackathons he has participated in. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and watching movies.
Isaac Byron is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Victoria with a specialization in Finance. He is a self-taught programmer with experience working in the web3 industry. In his spare time he enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, swimming and exploring.
Rajhans Pol is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a Master's Degree in Marketing from the University of Mumbai. He enjoys learning about web technologies and is a self-taught developer. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and gaming.
Tony Likhachov is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He is currently a student at the University of Toronto, where he is studying cognitive science and economics. He has AI and web development skills from school and past work placements. He enjoys playing sports, board games, and socialising with his friends in his free time.
Kavya is a Front-End Tester at WOWA. She is currently a student at University of Waterloo in Management Sciences under the Faculty of Engineering. Previously, she has also worked in AI and Data Science. When she has the time, she writes poems and articles and also loves swimming.
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Jimmy Nguyen is an Associate Director, Real Estate/Financial Products 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.
Dr. Ali Nassimi is a Real Estate/Financial Products Manager at WOWA. Since receiving his PhD in Theoretical Chemical Physics from the University of Toronto, he has spent five years as an assistant professor of Physical Chemistry. His publications cover a wide range of topics, from quantum classical dynamics in science to companies bankruptcy risk models and corporate hedge analysis in finance.
Sanika is a financial and real estate content architect at WOWA. Previously, she managed her own architecture and interior design firm and has over 5 years of professional experience in the built environment industry across numerous roles. She is a qualified architectural designer with an MArch from Deakin University in Australia. In her free time she likes to read, socialise and experiment with new recipes.
Daniel Schoester is a Financial and Real Estate Writer at WOWA. He has an extensive understanding of real estate, finance, and digital marketing. Previously, Daniel worked as a venture capital analyst for his university’s endowment fund. He recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours BBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Kirill Sukhikh is a Real Estate Content Writer for WOWA’s US Product Team. He has extensive real estate experience and has a property management company targeted at the student and young professional market. He is also finishing his degree in Financial Economics and Statistics at the University of Toronto.
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.