Tom McCormick is the Founder and CEO of The Nationwide Group of Companies (TNG): www.tngoc.com
During his tenure as the principal of Canada's largest appraisal company, Tom noticed the centralization of lenders. In order to facilitate appraisal requests nationally; Tom created the concept of an Appraisal Management Company in Canada (AMC).
Since that inception, NAS has continued to be the market leader in innovation, product offerings and process improvements for the mortgage industry. This is evident in NAS's market share of over 60%, number of valuations annually of 450,000 and a mortgage value of over 6 billion dollars.
Tom took NAS to the Caribbean islands, where NAS introduced on-line forms software, mobile app's and a comparable sales data base, all the firsts for the Caribbean.
Tom, looking for further international opportunities has launched NAS in Mexico, where his technology has also provided new and innovative products to help the Mexican market build compliance and regulations around the mortgage industry.
When Tom looked at opportunities in the US, it was evident that the complexity of the market would not allow NAS to be grown organically as in all other countries. Tom found a unique company to acquire called "InHouseUSA" located in California, that offered two products, a traditional AMC and a technology platform that allowed lenders to manage their own panel of appraisers, essentially taking the regulatory risks ".
Today, NAS provides more valuations in more countries than any other valuation platform in the world
Another opportunity Tom saw was in the recovery business within Canada and Nationwide Recovery Services (NRS) was formed. NRS is a robust workflow management system that enables communication between lenders and their legal, real estate, property management, and appraisal professionals, and ensures the most effective use of resources to complete the recovery cycle. NRS brings oversight, insight and intelligence to the process of recovering debts.
Through a strategic partnership, MyClosing.ca joined the Nationwide Group of Companies. MyClosing.ca is Canada's first online real estate and mortgage closing platform that utilizes transformative technologies to empower the consumer by bringing together professionals into one centralized network to manage the legal and closing process for Purchase, Sale, Refinance, Transfer, and Line of Credit transactions.
Joel Bates has built a long and successful career at The Nationwide Group, and today he leads two important business units of the group of companies: NAS and NRS.
Joel brings more than 25 years of experience from the financial services industry, in banking and risk management. He originally joined NAS in 2006 as Head of Finance and Operations and was a key contributor to the growth of the business. In 2013, he helped leverage the concept of the NAS platform and ventured with other industry expert organizations to continue the build out of the NRS business. As The Nationwide Group expanded to different lines of business and various markets across the globe, Joel assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer, supporting the growth of the group of companies with his deep expertise around the mortgage industry.
Prior to The Nationwide Group, Joel has led organizations through rapid growth and changing environments, offering Mortgage Collateral Management, Risk Management and Real Estate Valuation services. Joel was previously Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for Cervus Financial, a Mortgage Banking company, head of National Risk Management at GE Mortgage Insurance, and Vice President Credit and Risk Management at ING Direct.
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.
Tammy joined TNG in January 2009 and successfully transitioned all technical development and support capabilities from an external IT solution group to be permanently managed in-house. He was instrumental in building the organization's IT Development Team.
Tammy brings with him over 15 years of professional experience in IT and has extensive background on building enterprise applications and data analytics and warehousing solutions for various industries such as financial services, shipping, logistics, publishing, appraisal management, telecommunications, automobile, and insurance. With his background in agile methodology, he has spearheaded and supervised various end-to-end technical development efforts from product inception through design and implementation.
He currently holds professional certifications such as Oracle Certified Associate Java SE, Oracle PL/SQL Developer, Oracle Certified Professional Java SE and Java EE Web Component Developer, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Master. Currently, Tammy oversees all application development activities for new products as well as technical enhancements for all of TNG applications.
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.
Marc joined TNG in 2017 with a focus on leading the development of our product and solution platforms across the business, and building new data-driven analytical tools.
Over the course of his career, Marc has proven to be an effective leader with a strong track record of growing product lines and business units. He has additional expertise in strategic partnerships and alliances, as well as in leading key change initiatives across organizations.
Prior to joining TNG, Marc led product development and operations teams that worked across real estate industry segments including financial services, real estate brokers/developers, utility providers, and all levels of government. He gained expertise in products such as automated valuation models, house price indices, predictive scores/models, and market intelligence solutions for real estate professionals.
Marc holds a joint MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the Schulich School of Business (York University) as well as numerous product and project management designations.
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 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.
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 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.
Maria Carelli, a Business Management graduate from Humber College, started with NAS in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative. She has grown with Nationwide Appraisal Services to become the Senior Operations Manager, Canadian & Caribbean Operations.
Maria's interest continues to grow in the real estate industry, as she has completed various courses associated with Real Estate Appraising through the Appraisal Institute of Canada.