About Us

Meet the team behind Savings Hippo

Hanif Bayat

Founder and CEO

Dr. Hanif Bayat is the CEO and Founder of WOWA Leads. He has had extensive experience in finance as a Quantitative Analyst at RBC and BMO, engineering mathematical models to predict market behavior. He founded WOWA Leads and later Savings Hippo to help empower others to make the best financial choices.

David Zhao

Editor and Software Developer

David Zhao is the Editor and Lead Software Developer for Savings Hippo. He has a B.Sc from the University of Toronto and has worked at the Royal Bank of Canada and leading tech startups. He brings his passion for investing and diverse experience working with financial products to his content on Savings Hippo.

Anne Barry

Writer & Content Creator

Anne Barry, or Oyepeju Abioye, is a Writer and Content Creator for Savings Hippo. She is a practicing doctor, successful entrepreneur, and published author of “Seven-And-A-Half” with a passion for personal finance and gender equality. Featured in many global publications, she joined the Savings Hippo team to use her experience to help others achieve their financial goals.

Sumuhan Kohulan

Writer & Content Creator

Sumuhan is a Writer and Content Creator for Savings Hippo. He has a BBA from the University of Toronto and experience leading teams at multinational corporations including Microsoft and Bell. His passion is to help Savings Hippo readers take advantage of the same knowledge and tools he has worked with to achieve his own success.

Our Mission

We believe that financial freedom should be within everyone's reach. Whether dealing with everyday spending, retirement, or buying a home, everyone should have the information and tools they need to make the best decisions. We built Savings Hippo in order to bring the best advice from top experts to the reach of everyday people.

Wowa Leads

Savings Hippo is part of Wowa Leads, Inc., a Canadian company working to bring transparency and trustworthiness to real estate and the financial industry. Its leading marketplace for real estate services and innovative financial tools have made it one of Canada's top destinations for home buyers, sellers, and renters.