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Pineapple Network Affiliate Brokerage, Integrity Tree Financial, Appoints Patrick Soy to Principal Broker

Published on 05 Dec 2023

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Pineapple Network Affiliate Brokerage, Integrity Tree Financial, Appoints Patrick Soy to Principal Broker

Pineapple Network Affiliate Brokerage, Integrity Tree Financial, Appoints Patrick Soy to Principal Broker

TORONTO, December 5, 2023: Pineapple Financial Inc. (NYSE American: PAPL), a tech-focused mortgage brokerage with an integrated network of partner brokerages and agents across Canada, today announced the appointment of Patrick Soy as Principal Broker at Integrity Tree Financial, the network's affiliate brokerage partner. Mr. Soy, who has been serving as Executive Vice President of Mortgage Sales and Operations since August, succeeds Asif Kasim, who will remain President and CEO with a focus on advancing the company’s insurance and investment channels and growing the new divisions.

“On behalf of Pineapple Network and the board, we are excited to announce the appointment of highly accomplished industry veteran Patrick Soy. His wealth of experience in the mortgage finance industry, coupled with an impressive track record of performance and impact, aligns perfectly with our commitment to innovation and progress in the industry.” Said Shubha Dasgupta, Pineapple’s CEO.

“Patrick was the clear choice to lead Integrity Tree into the future and drive our vision forward,” said Asif Kasim, Integrity Tree’s President and CEO. “He has already injected dynamic energy into the business, contributed to agent growth and amplified their business outcomes. It’s an honor to work with Patrick as he takes the brokerage to new heights and shapes the futures of our emerging and seasoned mortgage professionals.”

Mr. Soy has nearly two decades of experience as a mortgage broker and previously as the business development manager for one of Canada’s leading mortgage finance companies. He holds several notable achievements, including winning the 2021 Mortgage Awards of Excellence as Business Development Manager of the Year. Patrick has trained thousands of mortgage professionals and serves as a professor at the Real Estate Mortgage Institute of Canada. He advocates for diversity and inclusion, particularly within the LGBTQIA+ community, and has volunteered with numerous organizations, including Ups & Downs, The Bethany Care Society, and The Mustard Seed — demonstrating his commitment to community service.

“I am incredibly excited to take on this new leadership role and be part of shaping the future of mortgages in new and creative ways that benefit all Canadians,” said Patrick Soy. “Integrity Tree is the best place to leverage my experience and contribute to the  rapid expansion plans of the company. The values instilled at the brokerage align with my core principles and provide a vision for a progressive and culture-focused workplace.”

Mr. Soy added, “With the recent IPO announcement, the Pineapple Network felt like the right fit to drive significant growth and unlock more opportunities for agents and partners alike."

Established in 2014, Integrity Tree Financial became Pineapple's first affiliate brokerage partner in January 2018. The firm played a pivotal role in Pineapple's impressive three-year growth of 1,452% actively witnessing its evolution into one of Canada's leading mortgage networks, reflecting a successful and collaborative partnership.


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About Integrity Tree Financial:

Toronto-based Integrity Tree Financial stands as a premier mortgage brokerage in Canada and a member of the Pineapple Financial network. Committed to nurturing Canadian dreams of homeownership and financial freedom, the brokerage provides education and support for a prosperous financial future. Over the years, Integrity Tree Financial has transformed from a mortgage brokerage to a full-service firm, encompassing accounting, insurance, and investment services, to address the diverse financial needs of their clients at every stage of their life.

Websitehttps://www.integritytree.ca/Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/integritytreefinancial

About Pineapple Financial:

Pineapple is an award-winning fintech and leading Canadian mortgage brokerage network,  focusing on both the long-term success of agents and brokers, as well as the overall experience of homeowners. With approximately 650 brokers within the network, Pineapple creates cutting-edge cloud-based tools and AI-driven systems to enable its brokers to help Canadians realize their dream of owning a home.  Pineapple is active within the community and is proud to sponsor charities across Canada to improve the lives of fellow Canadians.

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