Executive Team

Tom McCormick

 

Tom McCormick, Founder & CEO

Tom McCormick is the founder and CEO of The Nationwide Group of Companies (TNG).

TNG owns and operates a portfolio of leading financial technology companies with services available in 18 countries, each providing software solutions to financial institutions: Get Connexions a platform to customize and manage residential and commercial appraisal processes; Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS) for valuation risk management and analytics; Home Closing Services (HCS) virtual property and mortgage legal closings; Nationwide Recovery Services (NRS) defaulted debt recovery management of secured and unsecured loans; and Nationwide Energy Advisors (NEA) for retrofitting real estate properties.

To encompass the mortgage life cycle, Tom has his team developing the next generation of mortgage technologies, with proprietary apps and web-based services, which follow the mortgage process from application to funding. It is the first time in North America that technology allows a complete, all-in-one digital mortgage closing solution designed to connect all service types and suppliers during the mortgage life cycle.

Rodrigo Pinto

 

Rodrigo Pinto, CPA, CA - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Rodrigo Pinto joined The Nationwide Group as the CFO in October 2015 where he leads the finance and accounting departments. He plays a key role in developing our strategy, and establishing our governance, tax planning and budgeting, as we go through a period of change and rapid growth domestically and in international markets.

Mr. Pinto brings with him over 16 years of finance and accounting knowledge and international experience with several multinational corporations in Brazil, United States and Canada including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fannie Mae and TD Bank. His most recent tenure was in the capacity of CFO and VP Finance at MBAC Fertilizer Corp.

He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, and holds the equivalent of a CPA designation in Brazil.

Eric-Vincent Kayigamba

 

Eric-Vincent Kayigamba, Executive Vice President, International Sales

Eric Kayigamba joined the senior leadership team in the capacity of Sales Executive Vice President. Over the years, he has carried out the strategies to develop our valuation and recovery businesses through the operations of Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS) and Nationwide Recovery Services (NRS). In his new role, Eric continues his focus to expand our existing business and lead our new initiatives in Canada and globally.

Eric first joined NAS' team in 2007 as an Accounting Lead. His leadership, expertise, passion for excellence as well as his enthusiasm soon led him to the position of Quebec Regional Sales Manager and quickly catapulted him to Vice President, Eastern Canada. As Vice President of Eastern Canada, he was responsible for shaping and carrying out strategies for NAS and its sister company Nationwide Recovery Services (NRS) in Quebec and Atlantic provinces.

Eric received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a specialization in Finance at Université du Québec à Montréal. Upon completion of his studies, he entered the public sector in the Province of Québec where he amassed many years of experience and occupied several positions related to accounting and finance. In his spare time, Eric is very involved in his community as he's currently sitting on the Board of Directors of Partage Action / West island Community.

Matt Angus

 

Matt Angus, LL.B. / J.D., General Counsel

Matt Angus is the General Counsel of the Nationwide Group, joining the leadership team in 2016.

Mr. Angus has over 15 years of legal and business experience both as a member of a leading transaction law firm at Goodmans LLP, and through his in-house experience as the General Counsel of Summit REIT, at that time one of the largest public Real Estate Investment Trusts in Canada. Matt has also provided legal expertise to a multi-national real estate investment management organization as he held both the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer positions at ING Real Estate Investment Management, a member of the global ING Group of companies.

In his General Counsel roles, Matt has often been involved more directly in the business affairs of the organizations, designing and implementing operational, compliance and legal risk management processes and procedures, structuring and negotiating key business arrangements including joint venture agreements, and assisting with change management as the organizations have grown.

Ainsley Major

 

Ainsley Major, Vice President, Operations

Ainsley is a University of Guelph graduate who started her career with Nationwide Appraisal Services in 2011. Prior to TNG Ainsley worked in leadership development and program planning with Seneca College.

Ainsley has worked in a multitude of functions at TNG before moving to her current role as Director of Operations and Project Management. Ainsley has focused her time on new initiatives in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States; her passion, enthusiasm and execution techniques have allowed her to be successful in the project management of the international expansion of TNG.

A recent graduate of the project leadership program through Cornell University, Ainsley continuously works towards improving our client experience, product development and effective appraisal management for our present and future clients, across all our markets and for all our business lines.

Husam Shublaq

 

Husam Shublaq, Vice President, Software Engineering

Husam joined TNG with over 20+ years of hands-on experience in the Software Engineering industry. At TNG, he is responsible for the software development oversight of an application portfolio utilizing various development languages in an agile environment as well as managing alignment to strategic architecture considerations and application operational support.

He is a highly accomplished IT professional with a progressive career experience managing demands of complex projects, customized software applications, and leading product development projects from initiation phases till successful completion.

Nick Tsotsos

 

Nick Tsotsos, Director, Operations, The Nationwide Group (TNG)

As Director, Nick’s key functions include operational management, implementation of business solutions, and fostering customer loyalty. Prior to joining TNG, Nick was Director, Operations at an international agency. He has successfully developed and implemented numerous strategies to achieve best-in-class results within various portfolios assigned to his control, including legal and mortgage categories (for Canadian and United States markets). With twenty years of experience, Nick brings a deep and broad level of knowledge in driving and sustaining operational efficiencies.

Colleen Colman

 

Colleen Colman, Vice President, Human Resources

Colleen joined TNG in 2015 and brings a fresh perspective to Human Resources Management within the organization. Her passion for developing organizations, teams and people allow Colleen to play a key role in supporting TNG's growth.

Colleen brings over 20 years of HR Management experience in the IT, Manufacturing and Environmental industries. Colleen's areas of experience and expertise include: HR project management and implementation, employee and labour relations, compliance and legislation, full cycle recruitment & selection, change management, coaching and organizational development.

Hermina Birtocean

 

Hermina Birtocean, Vice President, Finance

Hermina joined Nationwide Appraisal Services in 2007, and has brought extensive accounting and financial management experience coupled with her strengths in economics, process management and strategic planning. Today, as the Director of Finance for The Nationwide Group, Hermina ensures that the overall management of the accounting department aligns with long-term corporate objectives as the company continues to grow.

Prior to joining Nationwide Appraisal Services, Hermina held senior accounting and finance roles at private sector firms in Eastern Europe while she continued her studies toward obtaining her Masters of Business Development.

Hermina holds CPA and CGA professional designations.

Katie Villalta

 

Katie Villalta, Director, Marketing

As Marketing Director, Katie is responsible for managing and performing need assessments and developing solutions for organizational leaders and business partners. With an adaptive and innovative approach to project planning and execution, she holds an excellent reputation and a strong rapport with all TNG branches. She brings more than ten years of extensive experience in advertising, project management, and leading multidisciplinary teams in the successful completion of complex projects.

Since joining TNG in early 2018, she has instilled a fresh approach to the organization’s marketing and branding initiatives. Her role is pivotal to the success of effectively managing projects by working closely with corporate leadership and multiple teams across the organization, as well as setting expectations on deadlines and accomplishing successful deliveries. She also plays a key role in rapid growth domestically and internationally.

Katie approaches all projects with a strong strategic focus and an emphasis on team building while always maintaining a clear path towards achieving project goals. With an adaptive and innovative approach to project planning and execution, she holds an excellent reputation and strong rapport with management, colleagues, and external agencies. Prior to joining TNG, Katie worked with some of Canada’s biggest brands in the automotive, financial, retail and travel industries. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in business management and administration, specializing in finance, from Western University in 2008, holds PMP and CSM designations, and has pursued training in user experience.