Our Team

The Foundational Growth family can help whether you are looking for a first mortgage, refinancing, or building your home from the ground up. They’ll work with you to ensure your financing suits your current and future investment needs.

Lino Contento

Lino Contento is one of the best-known mortgage experts in the Vaughan region. He is respected for his hard work, his easy availability and his ability to provide clear advice and creative solutions to meet the needs of his clients. Lino has worked in the banking and mortgage industry since 1987. He has been a Mortgage Specialist since 1999, working with both BMO and RBC. He was consistently ranked as one of the top performers at both lenders and made the decision to strike out on his own in 2020 because he believed he could better service his clients as an independent. As the lead agent with Foundational Growth he runs a business powered by Sherwood Mortgage Group Lic. No 12176. Lino is a multiple Conference Award Winner, Chairman’s Roundtable Winner, Platinum/Gold Club Winner and is ranked among the Top 1% of mortgage agents across Canada. He also is a Star Convention Winner and the recipient of the Top Choice 2021 Mortgage Broker Award for the Vaughan region. When you partner with Lino, you can feel confident that you’re working with one of the best in the industry.

Email: lcontento@foundationalgrowth.ca

Danielle Palazzo

Danielle Palazzo has lived and breathed real estate since she was a young teenager. She was hired for her first job in the industry at the age of 15, when she began working as an administrator for a major real estate brokerage. She obtained her real estate license at the age of 18 — the earliest it was possible to obtain the certification. In 2005 she first obtained her mortgage broker license. In 2007 she began working as a mortgage agent for Royal Bank of Canada and became a top-performing employee there. She is a multiple convention award winner at the Platinum and Gold Club levels and was voted a Top Choice award winner for 2021. She ascribes her success as one of the most respected mortgage professionals in the Vaughan area to her work ethic. “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth,” she says. “I worked hard to get where I am.” She is a mom and stepmom to six children in her blended family.

Email: dpalazzo@foundationalgrowth.ca

Jennifer Palazzo

Jennifer Palazzo is the Foundational Growth office manager. She has worked with the team since October 2018. Jennifer is a licensed mortgage agent. Previously to her role with Foundational Growth, she worked as a deal administrator for a real estate office for more than 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from York University. She has two children.

Noah Contento

Noah recently joined Foundational Growth Mortgages as a Mortgage Agent Level I, after graduating from Ted Rogers School of Business Management where he laid the foundation for continuously expanding his professional network. Noah also has three years of previous experience working at TD, where he developed a keen passion for home financing. Noah is a social media expert and wiz, always coming up with new and innovating material.  He is a passionate sports enthusiast and traveller.