Meet The Team

Our Team of Professionals

The fact is, there isn't much more to the average agent than the agent themselves. Most agents operate a one-person show - and they're probably breaking their backs trying to do a good job for their clients. Most agents couldn't really work any harder than they're already working.

We know, because we used to do it this way.

But we don't anymore because we found that our clients suffered from our good intentions. The fact is, you may be sympathetic to the fact that your agent is working as hard as humanly possible, but if the quality and profitability of your home sale suffers as a result of them trying to do everything themselves . . . well . . .you have a right to feel cheated.

The simple explanation is that we built a team of professionals to help us be in 10 places at once, and therefore greatly enhance the quality of service we can deliver to our clients. This is basically how other professionals like your banker or lawyer operate. And on top of this, we've used cutting edge technology to dramatically improve the speed, efficiency and innovative capabilities of every part of the service we deliver.

We don't expect you to care about the fine details of the inner-workings of our office. What you should care about is simply this. Because of the highly unique way we've structured our real estate office . . .

Our Clients' Homes Sell for More Money in Less Time!

And because our Team sells a lot of homes, we have extensive homeselling experience that puts more money in our client's pockets.

Paul Rushforth

 

 

Paul Rushforth 
Broker/Owner of Ottawa's #1 Real Estate Team! Learn all about Paul.

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Meet Our Client Service Team

To ensure you get personalized attention, we partner you with a dedicated sales representative that will be with you every step of the way, whether you’re buying or selling your home.

 

Ottawa Real Estate Agent Corey Olsen

Corey Olsen
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Corey is known around the office for really understanding the needs of first time buyers, empty nesters and people whose lives are in transition. No matter how many questions they have, he has good answers. He earned his real estate license in 2003, and has been on our team since 2013. Married with 2 kids, his free moments are devoted to sharing their hockey adventures with the occasional break for some fishing.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Lisa Boutillier

Lisa Boutilier
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Since 2003 Lisa has been working with a diverse group of clients, from first time buyers and sellers to seniors to investors. As a top listings agent and negotiator, high-end properties and estate sales are also a specialty. Lisa believes in keeping her clients fully informed at all times, and loves helping homeowners climb the property ladder. She’s always willing to share her expertise as an investor so others can build up their property portfolio. Learn more about Lisa >

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Penny Kaszas

Penny Kaszas
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Penny’s patience and enthusiasm are only outpaced by her experience and commitment to clients. A Certified Negotiation Expert, she comes from a long line of professional realtors - having both parents and multiple siblings in the business you could say in runs in the family. She indeed treats all clients like one of the family, and will make each transaction the ONLY one that matters. Learn more about Penny.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Dora Bejaoui

Dora Bejaoui
Selling Partner/Broker

Dora has over 10 years experience as a real estate professional, but it’s her ability to truly listen that helps set her apart. Her combination of caring, market knowledge, and analytical ability helps Dora get amazing results for home buyers, sellers, and investors alike. Learn more about Dora >

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent James Daly

James Daly 
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

James’ background in property management makes a solid foundation for his specialty with investors and home buyers. You’ll probably pick up some time saving tips from this tech-savvy agent who’s great at connecting with young buyers. He’s been a part of the Paul Rushforth Team since 2014.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Alec Schneider
Alec Schneider
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Alec earned his spot on the Rushforth lineup right after he got his license in 2012. His sense of humour and his energy make him a favourite with clients of all kinds. He spends incredible amounts of time researching the investment market, and his helpful personality means he’s always making sure his clients are happy. Learn more about Alec >

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Kevin Janega

Kevin Janega
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Passionate about investment and with a strong grasp of the market, Kevin has been a long-time investor himself. While he earned his license in 2011, he has over 22 years of sales experience as well. He combines his love of market knowledge with his love of helping families find their perfect homes. Kevin is married with 3 children.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Cedrick Gauthier

Cedrick Gauthier
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Extremely energetic and enthusiastic, Cedrick has a combination of flexibility, friendliness, and a love of the real estate market. Licensed since 2013, he joined the Paul Rushforth team in 2014 and has been burning the midnight oil to help his clients ever since. Learn more about Cedrick >

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Tammy Dopson

Tammy Dopson
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Tammy has bought and sold homes for hundreds of clients since she joined the Paul Rushforth team in 2012. Highly responsive and flexible, she’s able to switch gears instantly to give her clients what they need, whether they’re first time home buyers with tons of questions or experienced investors. Learn more about Tammy.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Tim Findlay

Tim Findlay
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Passion for real estate, dedication and the natural ability to provide first class service are just some of the key attributes that Tim possesses. He is a highly analytical and resourceful negotiator who thrives on taking an initial offer and turning it into a successful deal for his clients. His meticulous attention to detail and ability to communicate in a direct manner using hard facts gives his clients a competitive advantage. Learn more about Tim.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Paula Riopelle

Paula Riopelle
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Paula brings over 10 years of experience in residential and corporate/commercial law to the table. Her legal background, professionalism, and strong negotiating experience make her a valuable representative to a wide variety of buyers and sellers. As a mom to 3 kids, she also has first-hand knowledge of the real estate needs of young families. Learn more about Paula >

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Ryan Angus

Ryan Angus
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

A licensed realtor since 2008, Ryan has many years of experience to draw on when helping his clients. He is equally at home with buyers, sellers, and investors alike, and has owned his own income-generating properties. He is also a Certified Negotiations Expert. Learn more about Ryan.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Eric Vezina

Eric Vezina
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

New to the Paul Rushforth team, Eric impressed us with his easy going manner and ability to relate to people. He has a lot of personal experience with renovating older homes, and can speak to the value of any upgrades. Incredibly motivated and full of energy, this licensed realtor is ready to do what it takes to help his clients get the right home. Learn more about Eric.

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Ottawa Real Estate Agent Eric Vezina

Steve Cooper
Selling Partner/Sales Representative

Steve has lived in Ottawa all his life, and knows the pros and cons of every neighbourhood in the city. A licensed realtor since 2012, Steve is a people person who’s got a real feel for managing details and communicating, whether you’re a first time buyer or a seasoned homeowner. Learn more about Steve.

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Meet Our Client Development Team

All licensed real estate agents, our client development team are made up of people who have an instant grasp of what home buyers need. By helping our clients get the essentials sorted out, they enable our sales representatives to focus on connecting people with their new homes, whether buying or selling.

 

 

Team Jason

Jason Craig

Jason’s mischievous sense of humour keeps everyone laughing, but don’t be fooled - getting things done always comes first. Active, sporty and persistent, he makes everyone feel like a sibling.

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Team Kevin Pryce

Kevin Pryce

Kevin’s the guy who always remembers to send a card or buy flowers for that special occasion. He treats everyone like family, and we’re all waiting with baited breath to see the baby pictures when he becomes a Dad for the first time. Kevin is also active in the community and coaches youth basketball.

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Team Mike

Michael Machargo

Mike is a giver. He won the United Way Community Builder Award in 2011, and is the founder of the annual CHEO BBQ. He does such a good job that it has raised over $550,000 for the Children's Hospital so far and plans to reach the million dollar mark soon!

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Tadja Roy Gaines

Tadja Roy Gaines

Tadja has always had a passion for real estate and bought her first home at the age of 18. Here at Paul Rushforth, she is an exceptional communicator who especially loves answering questions from first time home buyers. Tadja is a newlywed, and enjoys planning team adventures as a part of our Fun Committee.

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Team Mike

Hannah Walhad

Hannah has many years’ experience in investment banking, mostly as a risk management consultant for capital markets. Now she puts her expertise to work to help buyers and sellers make smart decisions about real estate. Learn more about Hannah.

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Meet Our Client Support Team

Our Client Support team keeps the business operations and real estate logistics organized. Many are current or former licensed real estate agents.

 

 

Team Rhonda

Rhonda Rushforth
Financial Operations

With her feet firmly on the ground, Rhonda’s the down to earth type who keeps us humble in her own kindly way. Passionate about helping the community, Rhonda is always looking for ways to give more. She and Jocelyne organize most of our community events.

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Team Jocelyne

Jocelyne White
General Operations, Marketing

A former licensed real estate agent, Jocelyne still keeps pace with the markets. She joined the Rushforth team in 2005 and has been doing a little bit of everything since then. Extremely active in the community, she works hard to make a lot of our community events happen. She also manages our social media accounts, so be sure to connect and say hello!

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Team Angela

Angie White
Office Manager/Broker

Angie’s main role is to liaise between the office team and the team in the field. She’s so organized she can do this for both of our locations! She’s also our techie, and looks after the computers and phones. Licensed since 2003, she’s been a key part of the Paul Rushforth team since 2010. She’s also a busy Mom.

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Team Josh

Josh Cimon
Business Development

Our in-house Buddy the Elf lookalike is always front and centre with Paul at our events. Licensed since 2011, this tech savvy guy is always finding ways to help us work more efficiently. He started out as a one-man Client Development team, and has since grown it into the full team we have today. He enjoys making people laugh, and enjoys spending time with his large and close-knit family.

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Team Sara

Sara Orr
Closing Department

Highly organized, Sara is our real estate accounting department. She takes care of the financial transactions on every home until the final payments are taken care of. She’s been with us since 2011, and is also a Certified Home Stager.

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Lisa Filter, Closing Department

Lisa Filter
Closing Department

Lisa is a huge help when it comes to making closings happen. She takes care of all the details and makes things happen seamlessly.

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Team Sylvie

Sylvie Blanchette
Office Coordinator - Orleans

Our “Office Mom” handles appointments, calls, and helps everyone stay organized. She also attends every Paul Rushforth event, and wins our Team Player Award every year! Sweet, compassionate and funny, Sylvie is an office favourite.

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Kandice Boutilier
Office Coordinator - Kanata

Kandice is the smiling face you see whenever you come to our Kanata office! She works on our front line so she’s also the voice you hear whenever you phone. Kandice takes pride in everything she does, and has our west end office organized and running smoothly.

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Jaime Martel-Billings

Jaime Martel-Billings
Listing Department

Jaime takes care of crossing all the "I's" and dotting all the "T's" on your real estate listing and we love how motivated she is to learn and to help out. We think her design credentials make her a great asset when selling homes. She not only has her home staging certificate but she is also a former print technician.

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