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Board of Directors

Jason Smith , Executive Chairman

Mr. Smith was appointed Executive Chairman in November 2020 after serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a Director since founding Real Matters in 2004. He is a highly-regarded technology entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building and leading companies in North America. Prior to founding 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 the community, Mr. Smith is a director of several corporations and organizations, and is the former Chairman of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

Garry M. Foster , Lead Independent Director

Mr. Foster is the Chief Executive Officer of Cortleigh Capital Inc. (a private investment company) and is a corporate director. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Baycrest Foundation, a charitable foundation that provides the financial resources necessary to support excellence in care, research and education related to aging, from 2013 to February 2017. He is the former Vice-Chair of Deloitte in Canada (from 2007 to 2013), a member of the board of trustees and Investment Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of SmartCentres REIT (TSX:SRU.UN), Chair of the board of directors of Payments Canada, and a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of Ontario Health. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and the professional independent director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. Mr. Foster has been a Director since June 15, 2016 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director on November 20, 2020.

William T. Holland , Director

Mr. Holland is Chair of the board of directors of CI Financial Corp. (TSX:CIX), one of Canada’s largest investment fund management companies. He joined CI Financial Corp. in 1989 and worked in progressively senior positions before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1999, a position he held for more than 10 years. He became Chair of CI Financial Corp. in September 2010. Mr. Holland also sits on the board of directors of Phononic Inc., Sunnybrook Foundation and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Mr. Holland has been a Director since November 7, 2016.

Brian Lang , Director
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Lang was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Real Matters and joined its Board of Directors in November 2020. Mr. Lang joined Real Matters as President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2019. Prior to joining Real Matters, Mr. Lang was President of MasterCard Canada. Lang’s career with MasterCard spanned more than 13 years during which he held a number of senior executive positions in various geographies including Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Prior to MasterCard, Lang held key management roles with CIBC and Aeroplan. Mr. Lang is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has served on Junior Achievement Boards in three regions. He is also on the Boards of Crescent School and Brock University, and is an active United Way MIG member.

Karen Martin , Director

Ms. Martin is a corporate director. She currently serves on the board of directors and Audit Committee of ECN Capital (TSX:ECN), a leading provider of business services to North American based financial institutions and financial services companies, and is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of online financial technology company Propel Holdings (TSX:PRL). Ms. Martin’s career has focused on capital markets and balance sheet management in financial services and specialty finance companies. Most recently, Ms. Martin was Executive Vice-President and Treasurer of Element Fleet Management. During her tenure there, she arranged over $100 billion in debt and equity financings in multiple jurisdictions and was responsible for managing an international syndicate of banks, financing the company’s acquisitions and business opportunities and managing its liquidity, funding, interest rate and foreign exchange risks. Prior to joining Element Fleet Management, Ms. Martin served in senior executive management, treasury and finance positions in public and private financial services companies for more than 30 years, including Xceed Mortgage and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant. Ms. Martin also holds the professional independent director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Frank V. McMahon , Director

Mr. McMahon has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has spent the last 10 years in senior management positions at firms engaged in the data and analytics and mortgage services industries. Since 2016, Mr. McMahon has been a founding partner of American Discovery Capital. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. McMahon served as President of McMahon Consulting Services, a company that provides business and strategic consulting services to financial and financial information technology companies. Mr. McMahon was Executive Chair of DataQuick Information Systems, Inc. from 2011 to 2014, when the business was sold to CoreLogic, Inc. Previously, he was Vice Chair and Chief Financial Officer of First American Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Information Solutions Group, LLC (renamed CoreLogic, Inc. in 2010). Prior to 2006, he spent 20 years as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co., where he worked on more than 200 capital raising transactions and 70 strategic transactions. Mr. McMahon previously served on the board of directors of Decision Insight Information Group and First Advantage Corporation and currently sits on the boards of Praedicat, Inc. and American Pain Consortium Holdings LLC. Mr. McMahon holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University. Mr. McMahon has been a Director since June 15, 2016.

Lisa Melchior , Director

Ms. Melchior is the founder and Managing Partner of Vertu Capital, a growth-oriented private equity fund focused on Canadian technology companies. She has more than 20 years of experience in the North American technology sector. Ms. Melchior is a former Managing Director of OMERS Private Equity, where she led the North American Technology Investment Group. She joined OMERS Private Equity in 1999 following a career as an investment banker with CIBC World Markets, and was a key member of the management team that built a direct investing private equity business for OMERS. Ms. Melchior previously served on the board of directors of numerous private and public companies and currently serves on the board of directors of Dejero Labs Inc., Pathfactory Inc., the Toronto Biennial of Art and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Ms. Melchior holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Ms. Melchior has been a Director since February 13, 2017.

Peter Vukanovich , Director

Mr. Vukanovich is an entrepreneurial leader who has built teams that delivered growth through various business cycles over the last 30 years. He currently leads PMV Consulting Inc., a company which provides a variety of advisory services relating to the mortgage industry to a number of financial services clients. From May 2016 to October 2018, he was Senior Vice President for Teranet Inc.’s Commercial Solutions division. From June 2013 to September 2015, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CFF Bank (now Home Bank), a federally regulated Canadian bank. From October 1997 to May 2012, he held a number of senior executive roles with Genworth Financial Canada/GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Canada, including President and Chief Executive Officer for many of those years. He oversaw its significant growth as it became Canada’s largest private mortgage insurance company and was listed on the TSX. Mr. Vukanovich is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and has been a member of numerous not-for-profit boards and advisory committees. Mr. Vukanovich currently serves as the Non-Executive Chair of the board of directors of Euro Sun Mining Inc. (TSX:ESM), a TSX listed mining company. Mr. Vukanovich has been a Director since January 31, 2019.