Lisa Melchior joins Real Matters board

Real Matters Inc., a network management platform for the mortgage and insurance industries, announced last week the appointment of Lisa Melchior to its board of Directors.

Melchior is the founder and President of Vertu Capital. Prior to Vertu Capital, Melchior is a former Managing Director of OMERS Private Equity (OPE), where she led the North American Technology Investment Group. Melchior was a key member of the management team that built a direct investing private equity business for OMERS. Melchior joined OPE in 1999 following a career as an investment banker with CIBC World Markets/CIBC Wood Gundy.

Melchior holds an MBA from York University and a BA in Economics from Western University.

“Lisa has more than 20 years of experience in the North American technology sector – she is also a seasoned public and private company director,” said Blaine Hobson, Chair of Real Matters and Partner of Whitecap Venture Partners. “We are very pleased that Lisa has joined our Board, and are confident that she will make a significant positive impact on Real Matters.”

“I am delighted to have joined the Real Matters Board,” said Melchior. “This is an exciting time in the Company’s history and I look forward to working with the management team and my fellow directors on Real Matters’ continued growth and success.”

“Lisa’s extensive experience in working with large technology growth companies represents a great fit with Real Matters, and will be extremely valuable as we continue to execute on our growth strategy,” added Jason Smith, CEO and a director of Real Matters.

Real Matters board of directors also includes Robert Courteau, CEO of Altus Group Ltd., Garry M. Foster, former President and CEO of the Baycrest Foundation and former Vice-Chair of Deloitte Canada, William T. Holland, Executive Chairman of CI Financial Corp., Frank V. McMahon, former Executive Chairman of DataQuick Information Systems, Inc.

photo credit: Real Matters

Ted Liu

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