Executive Team

 

Jason Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Smith is a highly-regarded technology entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building and leading companies in North America. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Solidifi. He is also the founder, President and CEO of Real Matters (Solidifi’s parent company). Prior to forming Real Matters, Mr. Smith was a founder, director and executive of Basis100, which he built from a handful of employees into one of the largest publicly-traded technology providers within the mortgage banking industry worldwide. Basis100 was sold in 2004. A leader in his community, Mr. Smith is a director of several corporations and organizations, and is the Chairman of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

 

Bill Herman

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Herman has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, and a proven track record of leadership in a public company environment. Mr. Herman joined Real Matters as Chief Accounting Officer in September 2016.

Prior to joining Real Matters, Mr. Herman was Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Progressive Waste Solutions, a multi-billion dollar North American full-service waste management company, where he held various progressively senior management positions from 2002 to 2016. Prior to Progressive Waste, Mr. Herman held various positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Herman is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has an M.B.A. from York University’s Schulich School of Business. He also holds a Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Loren Cooke

Executive Vice President and President of Solidifi

Mr. Cooke has 20 years of industry-related experience in promoting and deploying business solutions to the financial services market with an extensive focus on real estate valuation services, mortgage and loan origination technologies and data management. He joined Solidifi in 2008. Prior to joining Solidifi, Mr. Cooke held several senior management positions at Filogix Limited Partnership (a division of Davis & Henderson) and Equifax Inc. in the areas of sales and marketing, operations, client delivery and professional services.

 

Kim Montgomery

Executive Vice President

Ms. Montgomery leads the team responsible for extending Real Matters’ core network management capabilities across new product verticals and aligning acquisitions. She joined the company in 2008 and was instrumental in building Solidifi’s U.S. operations. With more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, Ms. Montgomery has a proven track record of identifying and implementing new business practices and delivering high growth. Her diverse background includes leadership positions in sales, operations and compliance, and managing large teams across multiple geographies.

Prior to joining Real Matters, Ms. Montgomery held a number of progressively senior roles at HSBC Financial Corp., including leading the bank’s virtual mortgage lending channel in Canada.

 

Jeff Patterson

Executive Vice President and General Manager

Mr. Patterson has held leadership and senior management positions with reporting issuers and private companies in Canada and the U.S. Prior to joining Real Matters in 2013, Mr. Patterson served as the CFO and Secretary of xRM Global Inc. (formerly, EM Technology Corporation). Mr. Patterson was also CFO and Secretary of GHJ Capital Inc. and served as its CEO until October 2009. His mandates have included developing and executing strategies, building strong management teams, acquisitions, divestitures, formal restructurings, designing and implementing new business models in mature industries and raising capital. Mr. Patterson holds a Masters of Business Administration at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and a BA (Mathematics) from the University of Western Ontario.

 

Ryan Smith

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Smith has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage technologies and a wealth of experience in driving high-growth, cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration strategies that deliver mission critical business solutions. He joined Solidifi in 2006. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has demonstrated experience in building solutions for the Canadian and U.S. mortgage industries and has gained extensive knowledge and involvement in real estate collateral assessment and mortgage processing. Mr. Smith has held various executive positions at multiple organizations within the industry. As Vice President at Basis100, Mr. Smith led business units responsible for point-of-sale applications designed for mortgage brokers as well as managed the development and implementation of an automated underwriting system for lending institutions. Mr. Smith also led the market requirements and delivery of a U.S. collateral assessment solution, which brought the leading automated valuation model (“AVM”) and appraisal companies onto a single transaction platform.

 

Greg Twinney

Executive Vice President

Mr. Twinney has a 20 year track record of growing and operating successful high-growth technology companies. He joined the Real Matters team in 2014.

Throughout his career, Mr. Twinney has focused on applying an operational, financial and business framework to high-potential ideas so they can successfully grow and scale into high-growth, profitable businesses. Mr. Twinney is the former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Kobo Inc. Under his leadership, Kobo quickly became the second largest ebook company in the world. Prior to joining Kobo, Mr. Twinney was Chief Financial Officer of Opalis Software, a software venture which was sold to Microsoft in 2009, and prior to that, he was Corporate Controller of Cyperplex. Mr. Twinney is a CPA and received a fellowship award in 2013 (FCPA, FCGA) for his outstanding work and contribution. He holds Business Administration Diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from the University of Calgary.

 

Kevin Walton

Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Mr. Walton’s industry experience spans over 16 years, including six years with a global property information services company where he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships, corporate strategy and acquisitions across North America and Europe. Mr. Walton joined Real Matters in 2007. Prior to joining, he was active in the development of one of the first data-based, guaranteed valuation solutions in North America. Mr. Walton started his career in venture capital and merchant banking. Mr. Walton is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

Craig Rowsell

Executive Vice President, Operations and Program Management

Mr. Rowsell has more than 20 years of experience in helping build and deliver technology solutions for the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Solidifi in 2014, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Marketing of FNF Canada Company. Mr. Rowsell also held senior management positions at Nationwide Appraisal Services and Teranet Inc. His industry experience includes various leadership roles in the mortgage processing and collateral management industry. During his career, Mr. Rowsell has been responsible for helping to build and deploy a national AVM, third party risk management solutions, mortgage collection platform and appraisal management solutions. He has been instrumental in delivering solutions to large institutional clients, forming strategic partnerships, driving operational excellence, leading corporate strategy, expanding core businesses into international markets and building new products and services.


Senior Leadership

A.R. Smith

EVP, Client Services

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

Vice President, Finance

Barbara Girolami

Vice President, National Sales

Bruce Waters

Bruce Waters

Vice President, Solutions Delivery and Network

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson

Vice President, National Sales

Jaime Lea Foss

Jaime Lea Foss

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Joshua Siegal

Joshua Siegal

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Marianne Angarola

Vice President, National Accounts

Mark Chapin

Mark Chapin

Chief Valuation Officer

Mark Pawelek

Mark Pawelek

Chief Compliance Officer

Matthew Poeller

Vice President, Operations

Matthew Wagner

Matthew Wagner

Executive Vice President

Vice President, National Accounts

Ming Mertz

Vice President, National Accounts

Peter Christamtsis

Peter Christamtsis

Vice President, National Accounts

Stuart Cornwall

Stuart Cornwall

Senior Vice President, National Accounts