03 Aug Just Announced! We’ve Added to our Board of Directors!
Something to Celebrate!
This upcoming long weekend is going to feel just a little bit sweeter for all of us at nobul. Though still in the midst of an arduous yet enriching uphill journey, which involves expanding our brand, developing a technologically advanced marketplace and staking out a place for ourselves within the topsy-turvy real estate industry, nobul has received some heavy-duty support in the form of six newly elected board members.
These innovative, industry titans bring years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the table—and we, collectively, could not be any more excited for nobul’s future.
About the new board members:
Michael Beckette is the Founder, President and CEO of Mortgage Alliance, which processes over ten billion dollars in mortgage volume annually. He previously served as Vice President of Operations at Coldwell Banker, establishing Coldwell Banker University in Canada to deliver sales and management education to thousands annually. Mr. Beckette is a former Chairman of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and was a driving force behind the creation of the Accredited Mortgage Professional designation. He was elected to the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame in 2011 for his achievements and contributions to the success of the Canadian Mortgage industry.
Barbara Dirks is the head of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in Canada, leading and providing strategic oversight for all of SVB’s activities in Canada, including the company’s expansion efforts, business development and operations. She previously served in roles at the Royal Bank of Canada where she was Senior Vice President of Network and Advisor Strategy in personal and commercial banking, and the Bank of Montreal, where she was COO of the North American commercial banking group. Ms. Dirks also serves on the Board of Governors for the Royal Military College of Canada.
Blake Goldring is the Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited, a leading global asset management firm, where he has developed and has overseen their strategic direction for over 20 years. He sits on the boards of Smith and Williamson, a major UK wealth management firm, Alignvest and Longwoods International. Mr. Goldring is the Founder and Chairman of Canada Company, a charitable organization created to bridge business and community leaders with Canada’s military and is the former Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Army. He serves as Chair of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Director of the Canadian Film Centre and Director of the C.D. Howe Institute.
Lawrence Krimker is the Founder and CEO of the Simply Group, a consortium of companies that delivers energy efficient home solutions to over 100,000 customers across Canada. He also founded and serves as CEO for Crown Crest Capital, SimplyLED Lighting Solutions and Simply Green Home Services Inc. He is an avid supporter of both the Covenant House and CAMH, and is the recipient of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in Canada from 2015-2017.
Tim Stanley is Senior Vice President, Sales and Country Manager of BackOffice Associates. Previously, he was a Corporate Director on the Boards of technology firms Versapay and Symbility Solutions and was the President and Founder of Broadstreet Data Solutions acquired by NexJ Systems in 2012. Mr. Stanley also sits on the Advisory Board of Plyzer Technologies.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Beckette, Ms. Dirks, Mr. Goldring, Mr. Krimker, and Mr. Stanley to the Nobul Board of Directors. We believe their collective experience will be a significant asset to the Board and will help the company through this critical period of growth. I look forward to leveraging their expertise as we focus on further product development, marketing efforts and international expansion.” – Regan McGee, Founder and CEO, nobul.