Executive Team

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Smith is a highly-regarded technology entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building and leading companies. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Real Matters, one of North America’s fastest growing and most innovative companies. The company’s cloud-based real estate technology platform combined with its network of more than 100,000 qualified independent field agents optimizes the management of critical, regulated real estate processes such as appraisals, insurance inspections, title search and mortgage closings.

Prior to Real Matters, Jason was the founder, director and an executive with Basis100, a company he built 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 the 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, Solidifi

Loren has full executive oversight of Solidifi's business operations in North America including appraisal 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 appraisals.

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.

 
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan Smith is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Real Matters and is responsible for the company’s visionary technology foundation. Under Ryan’s stewardship, a dedicated team of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators supports the company’s next-generation SaaS platform, building it into the industry leader that enables our clients and partners to succeed.

Ryan joined Real Matters in 2006 bringing with him a wealth of experience in driving high-growth, cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration strategies that deliver mission critical business solutions. Throughout his 18-year career in the financial services technology sector, Ryan has built successful real estate collateral assessment and mortgage processing solutions.

Prior to his role at Real Matters, 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.

 
Kevin Walton

Kevin Walton

Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Kevin Walton is responsible for Real Matters' global growth strategy, including acquisitions and partnerships across numerous market verticals. Preceding this role, Kevin was instrumental in leading the growth and operations for Solidifi--Real Matters appraisal management subsidiary.

Kevin's industry experience spans over 14 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. He was also active 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 two years in venture capital and merchant banking.

 




Board of Directors

Mike Egan

Chairman

Michael Diamond

Director

Blaine Hobson

Director

Jason Smith

Director

Robert Courteau

Director




Advisory Board

Griff Straw

Advisory Board Chairman

Yousry Bissada

Advisory Board Member

John Bordignon

Advisory Board Member

Michael A. Johnston

Advisory Board Member

Ivan Wahl

Advisory Board Member

Peter Vukanovich

Advisory Board Member

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