Executive Committee

Richard and Chris have a combined 40+ years in the Automotive Financing world and have helped thousands of customers. At SafeLend, we have made financing more transparent by helping our clients to fully understand their options and the process. We strive to change the industry for the better.
That’s why we’re here.

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Meet our team

We have helped secure the lowest rates and best approvals for hundreds of Canadians. Get to know us a little better here.

Chris Melnyk

Chris was born and raised in Collingwood, Ontario. In November 2000, he made the switch from the Professional Golf industry to the Automotive industry and has never looked back. Chris has been dedicated and worked hard building an outstanding reputation with dedication to customers in the Automotive sector. Chris has served multiple roles from Sales, Sales Management, Financial Services, General Manager, and now a Founder of SafeLend Canada.

Richard L Goneau

Richard was born and raised in Toronto, and currently resides in Dufferin County. He has spent the majority of his working career in the Automotive Industry with over 24 years of extensive experience as Finance & Insurance Specialist (Prime & Sub-Prime), Sales Manager, Sales Trainer & General Manager. Richard has worked with The Ontario Automobile Dealers Association and two of the largest Automotive Dealer Service providers in Canada.

Chris Schulthies

Chris began in the Automotive industry in 1986. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the group from being a internationally recognized Sales Trainer, Consultant, and Owner.

Why work with us?

We have helped many of people with their financing needs.
You can be our next success story.
We had a great experience dealing with Chris
and SafeLend Canda. Their refinance program worked great and they were very thorough. Communication was always clear and timely. It was nice we could add warranty after the transaction. Chris knows how to treat clients and truly works with you for the best outcome.
The York Family
SafeLend was amazing to work with! We did the small application and heard back within 3 hours. To accommodate us, they drove from out of town to our house. We were also given tools to help rebuild out credit... and the interest was low! It's reasonable and fair. They hustle to ensure a smooth transaction and we couldn't be happier! Would recommend to literally anyone who has an interest in refinancing - or even money management. Thanks!
Brandon Armstrong
SafeLend treat every customer like family! They are people who only want the best for their clients as if they were their own mom/dad, grandparent, or child.
Danielle Burton

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