About Us

“Consumers have relied on banks and lenders to take care of them largely because they’ve had no choice but to do so. . . Let’s change that. Let’s start putting consumers on the offense and financial institutions in their place.” —Greg Martel

Building With Purpose

In 2016, Greg Martel founded Shop Your Own Mortgage to improve the way home buyers shop for a mortgage. Applying for financing the traditional way was confusing, difficult, and expensive, so home buyers often settled for subpar deals without even knowing it. Greg’s mission is to disrupt the mortgage industry by flipping the balance of power to favor the home buyer. Instead of going to lenders directly and jumping through hoops to get a loan, now you can fill out one easy application and have the lenders come to you.

Today, Shop Your Own Mortgage is a team of mortgage industry experts and technologists who share Greg’s philosophy. Together, we’ve developed an application process that combines technology with expert guidance to deliver the best mortgage products for every individual scenario.

Currently, we’re operating in the US, Canada, and Australia, and we’re growing fast.

Our Philosophy

What’s our philosophy? We believe in corporate transparency and consumer privacy. In inspiring innovation by embracing the open market. And that having real choice creates peace of mind. We align our interests with our customers, because, let’s be honest, our long term success is directly related to what you tell your friends about us.

This is what shopping around means to us and this is what we invite you to do on our platform.

The Dream Team

Our most recent move has been to Australia where we have found similarities in the banking system that have made our transition across the Pacific a breeze! Below is our Australian team followed by our Canada and USA teams. Across continents we are saving people time and money and giving power to the consumer!

Let’s get friendly. Since we ask so much about you during your application process, we decided it’s only fair that each of us disclose something personal about ourselves.

The Executive Team

Greg Martel

Owner & Founder
  • Serial Entrepreneur | 20 yrs in the industry
  • Petrified of heights

Ben Vigil

CEO
  • Master of International Business
  • “Part-time Vegan” & fitness enthusiast

Garrick Delafuente

Dir. of Mortgage Consulting
  • Driving growth through service
  • Proud wearer of the fanny pack

Diana Romanovsky

Dir. of Product & Marketing
  • Interested in behavioral economics
  • Hobby chicken farmer

Regican Ariyarasa

Chief Technology Officer
  • 15+ yrs experience building apps
  • Wears Crocs unironically

Sarah Rose

Dir. of Business Development
  • 15 yrs of business experience
  • Expert tennis observer; terrible player

Check Out Our Offices!

  • NEW SOUTH WALES: Level 35, Tower One Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW, 2000, Australia
  • CALIFORNIA: 3349 Michelson Dr #200, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
  • COLORADO: 1550 Wewatta St #200, Denver, CO 80202, USA
  • TEXAS: 2121 N Pearl Ave #2C, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
  • FLORIDA: 78 SW 7th St #500, Miami, FL 33130, USA
  • NEVADA: 10845 Griffith Peak Dr #2, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA: 645 Tyee Rd #102 Victoria, BC V9A 6X5, Canada
  • ONTARIO: 33 Bloor St E 5th Fl, Toronto, ON M4W 3H1, Canada