Real Matters appoints Robert Courteau to its Board of Directors

Real Matters, a leading provider of property insights to the North American mortgage and property and­ casualty (P&C) insurance industries announced 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 estate industry.
"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.

on January 27, 2013