Executive Team

 
Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Smith is a highly regarded technology entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience building and leading companies in North America. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Solidifi, a provider of collateral valuation, risk management and data solutions to the global financial services industry.

As a founder, director and executive of Basis100 he built the company from a handful of employees into one of the largest publicly traded technology providers to the mortgage banking industry worldwide. Basis100 was subsequently sold in 2004.

A leader in his community, Jason is a director of several corporations and is the Chairman of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

 
Alistair Blackburn

Alistair Blackburn

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Alistair has extensive financial services experience gained over more than 20 years in consumer finance, retail banking, investment banking, insurance and professional services across Europe and North America.

Alistair most recently worked for HSBC where he established and managed HSBC’s consumer finance businesses in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Alistair started business life at Arthur Andersen in the U.K. before becoming Head of Group Finance at Egg Bank, the world’s largest pure internet bank.

Alistair holds an M.A. from Worcester College, Oxford University, an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

 
Loren Cooke

Loren Cooke

President

Loren has full executive oversight of Solidifi’s business operations in North America including field agent management, quality control, sales, and client services. Since joining Solidifi in 2008, Loren’s leadership has been instrumental in the company’s steady growth and ascension to becoming a leading independent provider of residential real estate valuations.

His career includes more than 18 years of successful promotion and deployment of business solutions to the financial services sector with a focus on real estate valuation, mortgage and loan origination technologies, as well as data management.

Prior to Solidifi, Loren held senior management positions at Davis & Henderson and Equifax.

 
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Kim Montgomery

Executive Vice President

Kim 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 14 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, Kim 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, Kim held a number of progressively senior roles for one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, including leading the bank’s virtual mortgage lending channel in Canada.

 
Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson

General Manager

In his role as General Manager of Real Matters, the parent company of Solidifi, Jeff Patterson is responsible for people enablement initiatives such as talent acquisition, human resources, organizational effectiveness, technology services and premises.

Over the course of his career Jeff has held leadership and senior management positions with reporting issuers and private companies in Canada and the USA. 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.

Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and obtained his MBA degree at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and his Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) degree from the University of Western Ontario.

 
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan Smith is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Solidifi and is responsible for creating the company’s overall vision for technology. Solidifi’s technology platform has become the industry leader in delivering next generation mortgage services that enable our clients and partners to succeed.

Ryan joined Solidifi in 2006 bringing a wealth of experience in driving high growth cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration strategies to deliver mission critical business solutions.

Throughout his 18-year career in the financial services technology sector, Ryan has gained tremendous experience in building successful technology solutions for the North American mortgage industry in real estate collateral assessment and mortgage processing. Prior to his role at Solidifi, Ryan held various executive positions in private and public organizations including Basis100, one of the largest publicly-traded technology providers to the mortgage banking industry worldwide.

 
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Greg Twinney

Executive Vice President

Greg 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, Greg 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. Greg 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, Greg 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.

Greg 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

Kevin Walton

Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Kevin is responsible for Solidifi’s global growth strategy, including acquisitions and partnerships across numerous market verticals, and was instrumental in leading the growth of Solidifi’s early operations in 2007.

Kevin’s industry experience spans over 14 years, spending nearly 6 years with a global property information services company before joining Solidifi. There, he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships, corporate strategy, and acquisitions across North America and Europe, and was instrumental in the development of one of the first data-based guaranteed valuation solutions in North America.

Prior to entering the mortgage services space, Kevin spent nearly two years in venture capital and merchant banking.

 
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Craig Rowsell

Executive Vice President, Program Management

Craig Rowsell has over 17 years’ experience in helping build and deliver technology solutions for the mortgage industry. In his capacity as EVP of Program Management Craig has direct responsibility for the Solidifi Operations and Program Management team. Craig joined Solidifi in January of 2014.

Craig’s industry experience includes various leadership roles in the mortgage processing and collateral management industry. During his career, Craig has been responsible for helping to build and deploy a national AVM, third party risk management solutions, mortgage collection platform and appraisal management solutions. Craig’s industry experience includes leadership positions in e-services, a national collateral management company and a national title company. While in these roles, Craig was instrumental in delivering solutions to large institutional customers, forming strategic partnerships, driving operational excellence, leading corporate strategy, expanding core businesses into international markets and building new products and services.


Senior Leadership

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A.R. Smith

Vice President, National Accounts

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

Vice President, Finance

BarbaraGirolami_VPNatAccts

Barbara Girolami

Vice President, National Accounts

Bruce Waters

Bruce Waters

Vice President, Solutions Delivery and Network

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson

Vice President, National Sales

Cindi Harris

Cindi Harris

Vice President, Operations and Valuation Services

Jaime Lea Foss

Jaime Lea Foss

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Joshua Siegal

Joshua Siegal

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Mark Chapin

Mark Chapin

Chief Valuation Officer

Mark Pawelek

Mark Pawelek

Chief Compliance Officer

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Matthew Poeller

Vice President, Operations

Matthew Wagner

Matthew Wagner

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Vice President, National Accounts

Ming Mertz

Vice President, National Accounts

Peter Christamtsis

Peter Christamtsis

Vice President, Operations and Account Management

Stuart Cornwall

Stuart Cornwall

Senior Vice President, National Accounts