Bridgewater Bank
Suite 150, 926 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0N7

In the world of banking, common sense has become surprisingly uncommon. Rules are piled on top of rules, making life harder than it needs to be. That’s not what you want. You want unbureaucratic and unconventional service that delivers practical, workable solutions that make sense to you.

Quite simply, we focus on what works best for you and back it up with outstanding service. It’s that uncomplicated. We’re Bridgewater Bank and that’s just how we do things.

A little more about us

Bridgewater Bank is a Canadian Schedule I chartered bank with a portfolio of over $2.4 billion representing over 34,000 accounts across Canada. We specialize in competitive residential mortgages and deposit products through a select network of brokers. Bridgewater Bank GIC rates intend to make investing easy and profitable for our customers.

Established in 1997, Bridgewater Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alberta Motor Association (AMA), the largest membership service organization in Alberta. We’re customer-focused, helping you succeed with honest, straightforward service and solutions to meet and exceed your needs.

Regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Bridgewater Bank holds membership in the following organizations:

Partners

An active partner within the financial services community, Bridgewater Bank is a proud member of numerous industry organizations including:

Bridgewater Bank received its bank license on January 1, 2006. As a federally regulated financial institution, Bridgewater Bank is subject to the same regulatory and compliance requirements as all Canadian chartered banks.

Unlike a traditional bank, we have no branches. You can contact us or our main office is located at Suite 150, 926 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0N7.

Bridgewater Bank is proudly owned by AMA.

Executive Profiles

  • Peter O'Neill, FICB, AMP – Chief Operating Officer

    With Bridgewater Bank since 2004, Peter O’Neill was part of the influential and successful team that obtained the bank’s Schedule I charter. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operations of the bank.

    Peter’s career includes more than 40 years of banking experience, with senior roles at RBC and ATB Financial. He has led over 800 employees within multi-disciplinary teams in urban and rural settings. He has significant expertise in the areas of strategic planning, human resources, retail banking, business banking, alternative distribution channels, customer contact centres, wealth management and dealer direct auto financing.

    He is actively involved in the local business community through Calgary Region Home Builders Association, Calgary Mortgage & Loans Association, Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Registered Deposit Brokers Association of Canada.

    Peter is a Fellow (Honours) of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, holds the ICB Professional Bankers designation and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional through Mortgage Professionals Canada. Within the Canadian Banker’s Association, Peter is a member of the Executive Council, the Domestic Banks CEO’s Committee and the National Housing Forum.

  • Gord Follett, CPA, CA – Vice President, Finance

    Gord Follett leads Bridgewater Bank’s business planning, new business initiatives, financial governance, investor relations, regulatory reporting and treasury operations. He also oversees the Lending Solutions and Banking Solutions lines of business.

    He has more than 25 years of corporate experience in public accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, marketing, cost management and business development. Previously he held senior management roles with Nortel Networks and Shaw Communications.

    Gord is a chartered accountant, holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Ontario and Alberta Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.

  • Todd Poberznick, AMP – Assistant Vice President, B2B Solutions

    Todd Poberznick leads the business development team and is responsible for corporate partnerships, independent and nominee deposits, and future B2B relationships. He also oversees mortgage production via the mortgage broker channel.

    Todd has over 30 years experience in the banking and brokerage industry in the United States and Canada. He has an extensive background in financial management, mortgage product development, broker relations, marketing, industry training and sales.

    He is an Accredited Mortgage Professional and a member of Mortgage Professionals Canada. He has led courses in mortgage finance at Mount Royal University and the Calgary Real Estate Board as a licensed instructor for the Alberta Real Estate Association.

  • Dave Terletski, AMP – Director, Risk Management

    Dave Terletski is responsible for Bridgewater Bank’s enterprise risk management, the credit portfolio, operational compliance, internal controls and corporate security.

    His banking career spans more than 40 years and includes senior management roles at RBC, Scotiabank and ATB Financial. During that time, Dave gained valuable industry expertise in risk management, commercial and retail lending, registered products, pensions, group RRSPs, investments and recoveries management.

    Dave is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Mortgage Professionals Canada. He has completed several professional development programs through the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

  • Scott Sanders – Director, Service & Operations

    Scott Sanders is responsible for improving the operational efficiency of Bridgewater Bank’s products and services. He is directly responsible for operational risk, mortgage operations, deposit operations, information technology, the Customer Experience Centre, direct sales and project management.

    Scott has over 25 years of experience within the banking industry in operations management and project implementation. Over his career, he has lead portfolios – at the executive level – including human resources, marketing, product and employee engagement.

    He earned his Bachelor of Administration at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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