25 years of management experience and an engineering background, Dave McKitrick is responsible for overseeing the efficient structure and successful operation of Northern Alliance Financial.
After graduating with an MBA from the University of Alberta, McKitrick became the president of Simmax Energy, an alternative energy corporation backed by Trans Alta and based in Edmonton, Alberta.
In 2005, McKitrick became the Chief Operating Officer for Alta West Capital. He was put in charge of operations and systems to increase the efficiency of the mortgage lending operation. As the industry became more regulated by the securities commission, McKitrick redesigned the operations of the company and coordinated the education of staff through the Canadian Securities Institute. McKitrick was responsible for maintaining registration and ensuring total compliance to the regulations. Since Alta West was considered a leader in its field, Mckitrick assumed the position of Vice President of the Private Mortgage Lender’s Forum in Alberta—an organization dedicated to keeping industry members aware of and in alignment with compliance issues and regulatory changes.
After purchasing fifty percent of Alta West in 2009, McKitrick and his business partner grew the company by more than three times to reach $90 Million under management. McKitrick is a recognized leader in his industry, named Alternative Lending Broker of the Year (2010) by Canadian Mortgage Professional.