Real Matters Named One Of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
Markham, ON – February 21, 2012 – Real Matters, a leading provider of property insights to the North American mortgage and property and casualty (P&C) insurance industries today announced it is a 2011 winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program.
The award is the crowning achievement in a year full of accolades for Real Matters. The company rapidly expanded its customer base and now conducts business with many of the top 50 mortgage lenders in the United States, several of the top Canadian banks and numerous leading North American insurance companies. Additionally, Real Matters was ranked the 7th fastest growing North American technology company on the Deloitte Fast 500TM.
Jason Smith, Real Matters' President and CEO, credits the achievement to the dedication of his organization's smart, committed employee base and partnerships with more than 18,000 field agents. Says Smith, "Our innovative approach in determining real estate valuations and property risk has resonated with our banking and insurance customers. This accomplishment, which distinguishes Real Matters as both a fast growing and well managed organization, is a direct result and I'd like to thank everyone involved."
"We believe that there are three vital building blocks to sustainable growth: strategy, capability and commitment; Real Matters has demonstrated it is a model of success in all three areas and is duly recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed," explains John Hughes, Partner, Private Company Services group with Deloitte, a national sponsors of the Best Managed program.
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian- owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on three levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Re-qualified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may re-qualify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business. For further information, visit www.canadas50best.com. Visit the online community for private companies the Best Managed channel on the Financial Post Executive site: http://www.financialpost.com/executive/best- managed/index.html.
About Real Matters
Serving the North American mortgage industry through its Solidifi offering and the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry through its iv3 CUS business, Real Matters creates powerful insights into residential and commercial properties. Leveraging its cloud-based technology platform, redihiveTM, the organization provides its customers with subject matter expertise gathered through partnerships with more than 18,000 field agents. Established in 2004, Real Matters has its Canadian head office in Markham, Ontario and U.S. office in Chicago, Illinois. Additional information about Real Matters is available at www.realmatters.com.
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