Canadian real estate technology platform Real Matters Inc has appointed Lisa Melchior to its board of directors. Melchior is a former managing director of OMERS Private Equity (OPE). Joining OPE in 1999, she most recently led its North American technology investment group. Since late 2016, Melchoir has led Vertu Capital, a Canadian late-stage venture capital firm she founded. Markham, Ontario-based Real Matters, which is backed by Whitecap Venture Partners and other investors, is reportedly planning to raise an initial public offering this year.
Real Matters Appoints Lisa Melchior to its Board of Directors
February 14, 2017
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Real Matters Inc. (“Real Matters” or the “Company”), a leading network management platform for the mortgage and insurance industries, today announced that it has appointed Lisa Melchior to its Board of Directors.
“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 Real Matters Chairman, Blaine Hobson. “We are very pleased that Lisa has joined our Board, and are confident that she will make a significant positive impact on Real Matters.”
Lisa Melchior is a former Managing Director of OMERS Private Equity (OPE), where she led the North American Technology Investment Group. She joined OPE 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. Most recently, Ms. Melchior founded Vertu Capital.
“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,” concluded Real Matters Chief Executive Officer, Jason Smith.
About Real Matters
Real Matters is one of North America’s fastest-growing and most innovative technology companies. We leverage our proprietary technology platform to manage a network of 100,000 qualified independent field agents through which we provide valuation, title and closing services for 60 of the top 100 lenders and some of the largest insurance companies in North America. Real Matters serves the mortgage industry through Solidifi and Linear Title & Closing, and the property and casualty insurance industry through iv3CUS. Solidifi is a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals to the mortgage market and Linear is a top-five independent provider of title and mortgage closing services in America. Established in 2004, Real Matters has offices in Buffalo (NY), Cincinnati (OH), Middletown (RI), and Markham (ON). For more information, visit www.realmatters.com.
Lyne Fisher, 289-843-3383
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Photo of Lisa Melchior courtesy of Business Wire