Bringing honesty and transparency to the real estate experience, one agent at a time.
We built WOWA when we realized how little most people knew about real estate agents. Our goal is to give Canadians the chance to find the best real estate agent for them.
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Founder & CEO
Dr. Hanif Bayat is the CEO and Founder of WOWA Leads. He founded WOWA Leads after realizing the untapped potential in the real estate market for an agent marketplace. He has had extensive experience as a Quantitative Analyst at RBC and BMO, engineering mathematical models to predict market behavior. A Ph.D graduate in Computational Chemical Physics from the University of Toronto, he has worked with quantitative models in other fields for decades and has published numerous papers and reports about topics such as protein folding and liquid crystals.
Lead Software Developer
David Zhao is the chief architect behind Wowa's technologies. He has extensive experience handling cloud infrastructure and full stack development as well as a diverse background in fields from ecommerce to digital marketing. He has worked at RBC and other startups such as ELL Technologies, a leading LMS technology company. He brings a passion for user experience and optimisation to Wowa and envisions a digital revolution in real estate.
Full Stack Developer
Jonathan Park is a multi-talented Full-Stack developer with a love for everything related to history, philosophy and mathematics. He has Bachelor’s of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and has won numerous accolades during his time there for his contribution to the student community. He has experience managing and coaching at his own company specializing in martial arts and has brought those skills over to Wowa to accelerate our vision.
Customer Growth Lead
Sumuhan is our self-driven Customer Growth Lead with a mission to help our agents and new clients identify and execute strategic opportunities in our innovative platforms. With experience leading strategic marketing campaigns at multinational corporations such as Microsoft and Bell, he comes to us with a skill set that we believe will accelerate our growth and enhance our capabilities.
Christina Lindsay is a Content Creator for Wowa Leads. She brings with her insights and capabilities honed from over twenty years of working with and consulting for corporate, academic, and NGO clients globally. Her publications are designed to inspire and engage audiences with the Wowa brand and identity, reflecting both Wowa’s and her own personal commitment to ethical, sensitive, and accurate research. With two Master Degrees from Cornell University and the University of Alberta, she has never stopped learning and striving to be the best she can be.
Samuel Li is a rising star in our engineering team. He has over 10 years of experience with Python and has published various projects on mathematical visualization and modeling. He was the winner of the 2019 University of Toronto Undergraduate Math Competition as a university freshman.
Lead Technical Consultant
Mohamedreza Farahani is the Lead Technical Consultant at WOWA Leads. He has over a decade of experience tackling business models and revenue generation from an algorithmic perspective. He is the co-founder of a Business Intelligence and CRM platform, Jubin Co. Prior to WOWA, he has worked as a Business Analyst and Data Scientist at TD and SOTI.
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