A well-respected business leader who has an extensive track record helping
businesses set and execute strategy
TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Real Matters, a leading provider of property
insights to the North American mortgage and property and casualty (P&C)
insurance industries announced today it has appointed Robert Courteau to its
Board of Directors. Recently ranked the third fastest growing Canadian
Technology Company by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and 21st on the North
American Fast 500, Real Matters has differentiated itself with its thought
leadership and is in rapid growth mode.
Mr. Courteau has held senior executive positions at leading technology
companies, most recently at SAP where he served as President, North America.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group Limited, a global
leader in professional consulting, software and data solutions for the real
"Mr. Courteau is a well-respected business leader who has an extensive track
record helping businesses set and execute strategy and grow profitably by
providing high value solutions to clients. We are excited to have him join our
board of directors," says Jason Smith, president and CEO of Real Matters.
"His experience and expertise is the right fit for Real Matters as we move
into our next stage of growth."
That next stage of growth is well underway. In 2012, the company successfully
completed a $22 million round of growth financing and this month Real
Matters' U.S.-based subsidiary, Solidifi, acquired Kirchmeyer & Associates to
become the third largest independent provider of residential real estate
appraisals in the U.S. Solidifi is a trusted, well-capitalized alternative to
traditional appraisal management companies servicing more than 50% of the
nation's top lenders.
"It's an important time for Real Matters and I am excited to help it build on
its strengths to grow market share and further secure its leadership position
in the industry," says Mr. Courteau. "Real Matters' management is
entrepreneurial, focused and knows what it takes to grow. I look forward to
working with this high performing team and my fellow board members and sharing
my knowledge to help Real Matters achieve its objectives."
About Altus Group Limited Altus leads the global real estate industry in
offering professional real estate advisory services, data solutions and
intelligence about an organization's assets, generating a wealth of knowledge
and insight. With a staff of over 1,700, Altus has a network of over 50
offices in a number of countries worldwide, including Canada, the United
Kingdom, the United States, Australia and China. We operate five interrelated
Business Units, bringing years of experience and a broad range of expertise
together into one comprehensive platform: Research, Valuation and Advisory;
Cost Consulting and Project Management; Realty Tax Consulting, Geomatics and
ARGUS Software. Altus' clients include banks, financial institutions,
governments, pension funds, asset and fund managers, developers and landlords
and companies engaged in the oil and gas industry.
About Real Matters Serving the North American mortgage industry through its
Solidifi offering and the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry
through its iv3CUS business, Real Matters creates powerful insights into
residential and commercial properties. Leveraging its cloud-based technology
platform, redihive™, the organization provides its customers with subject
matter expertise gathered through partnerships with more than 24,500 field
agents. Established in 2004, Real Matters has its Canadian head office in
Markham, Ontario and U.S. office in Buffalo, New York. Additional information
about Real Matters is available at www.realmatters.com.
Jaime Lea Foss, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Real Matters,
SOURCE: Real Matters
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