About RateHub

What you see today - Canada's leading financial comparison platform - is a product of the people behind RateHub.ca and our commonly-held beliefs on financial transparency, product innovation, entrepreneurship and community.

Monthly Users

Mortgage Rates

Launch Year

Our Manifesto

Financial Transparency
Make smarter decisions with complete information
Product Innovation
Look to the best & make it better
Pioneer projects from start-to-finish
Community Engagement
Share ideas & support others toward common goals

The Team

Nice to e-meet you!

Alyssa Furtado

CEO & Co-Founder

Alyssa studied business and math at Queen’s University, before going into management consulting for two years. She left the corporate world in 2009, launched RateHub.ca on January 1, 2010 and hasn’t looked back since... MORE

Chris Richard

Chief Technical Officer

After graduating from the Computer Engineering program at Waterloo, Chris spent five years in Seattle working as a software engineer for Microsoft. After moving back to Canada, Chris joined the RateHub.ca team and turned the website into... MORE

Chrissy Spilchuk

Graphic Designer

After earning her Bachelor of Design from OCAD University, Chrissy worked for NATIONAL Public Relations. Now an integral part of the RateHub.ca team, she does everything from design UI elements with respect to UX for the site, create marketing collateral... MORE

Cody Kukay

Associate Product Manager

After graduating with an Honours Specialization in Political Science degree at Western University, Cody worked in government affairs, corporate strategy and marketing for the oil and gas industry. Cody joined RateHub with... MORE

Craig Sebastiano

Managing Editor

After graduating from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, Craig worked in a variety of writing and editing roles at CTV, Rogers, and PwC. As part of the RateHub.ca team, he’s responsible for the blog and managing a team of... MORE

Dave Beauchesne

Web Developer

Dave graduated from Algonquin College with a Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology, before working as a QA Engineer at Protecode in Ottawa. He eventually left to join Benson and start CanIPayLess.com, where he got his first real experience... MORE

Greye Smyth

Software Engineer

Hailing from the mountains and valleys of Vermont, Greye made the move north to pursue his Bachelor in Software Engineering at Queen's University. After completing an internship with Ericsson and graduating with First Class Honours, he took... MORE

Idriss Bouhmouch

Director of Operations in Quebec

Idriss was the first bilingual member of the RateHub.ca team. He manages French operations, as well as handles business development across the country, and therefore plays a large part in cultivating RateHub.ca’s growth... MORE

Jacob Foster

Associate Software Engineer

Jacob grew up near Vancouver and moved out east in 2011 to attend Queen's University for Software Design. After completing a 16-month internship with IBM and finishing his degree, he joined the... MORE

Jane Switzer

Associate Editor

Jane graduated with an English degree from Queen’s University in 2010 and started working in journalism, the closest she could get to being Harriet the Spy. A native Torontonian, she’s had stints in newsrooms across the city and her work has appeared in... MORE

Jennifer Pollock

Director of Finance & Operations

After graduating from the Queen’s School of Business, Jennifer decided to pursue her CPA designation at EY in their Private Mid-Market group. Her finance background has made her passionate about financial education and loves working with... MORE

Kaman Hui

Digital Advertising Specialist

Kaman is a digital marketing enthusiast. Shortly after earning her commerce degree from University of Toronto, she decided to kick-start her career on the agency side. Specializing in SEM, she managed accounts... MORE

Kayla Reyes

Associate Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kayla later moved to Waterloo, where she went to the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics. After graduating with a BBA in Marketing, she moved to Toronto and worked as... MORE

Kerri-Lynn McAllister

Chief Marketing Officer

Kerri-Lynn (KL) met Alyssa at Queen’s School of Business and is RateHub.ca’s longest-standing employee. She’s an obsessive comparison shopper, which lends itself nicely to her role as the master marketer of a financial product comparison website... MORE


Office Dog

As the heart of the team, Kingston plays a key role in supporting and uplifting staff on a daily basis. When she's not “busy” sleeping in her bed under Kerri-Lynn’s desk or greeting all visitors who open the door to the RateHub office... MORE

Meghan Caddey

Office Manager

Meghan recently moved to Toronto from London, Ont. She graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies, specializing in Human Resources. After graduation, she worked for the Canada Revenue Agency before... MORE

Nicole Laoutaris

Communications Manager

A bonafide city-person, Nicole was born and raised in Kitchener, Ont. before making the big move to Toronto in 2012. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with two bachelor's degrees—one in Communications and the other in Film Studies—before deciding to pursue a career in PR... MORE

Reza Mostmand

UX/UI Designer

Reza has worked as a designer for more than 12 years. He studied graphic design at George Brown College in Toronto and has worked in a broad range of environments and organizations where he developed and directed... MORE

Wallace Welles

Senior Software Engineer

A lifelong Kingstonian and tech geek, Wallace started taking things apart and figuring out how they work at an early age. Even before having a Windows PC at home, he began learning Visual Basic and HTML. He studied at St. Lawrence College, earning... MORE

No two days are ever the same. There's always something new to learn. Meghan Caddey
I enjoy being surrounded by smart, inspiring people who reject the status quo and strive for excellence. Kerri-Lynn McAllister
I love building products that help Canadians make better financial choices. Cody Kukay