A dedicated group of senior mortgage experts
Chris Brossard, CPA, CACEO
Together with the President, Chris Brossard is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction of CMLS. He is responsible for the company’s residential mortgage business and shares in the oversight of corporate functions. Mr. Brossard has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and private equity.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2003, Mr. Brossard held several senior executive positions and has been a principal in private equity, real estate and real estate finance firms. Mr. Brossard holds a Canadian Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
David Franklin, R.I. (BC)President
Together with the CEO, David Franklin is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction of CMLS. He is responsible for the company’s commercial mortgage business and shares in the oversight of corporate functions. Mr. Franklin has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate finance industry.
Prior to joining CMLS in 1995, Mr. Franklin held senior managerial positions with some of Canada's leading private and public sector real estate finance operations, including CMHC. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Urban Land Economics program and a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia.
Mark Achtemichuk, CA, CFASenior Vice President, Corporate Business Development
As part of the commercial management team, Mark Achtemichuk is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with institutional placement partners. Having previously led the mortgage analytics group, he now oversees that group’s development as well as commercial and corporate marketing. Mr. Achtemichuk has more than 18 years of experience in the financial sector.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2010, Mr. Achtemichuk operated his own firm where he counseled real estate development clients regarding various financing and strategic initiatives. He has held several senior positions, including with a Western Canadian developer and at KPMG's Transaction Services practice in the United States. Mr. Achtemichuk is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Lorenzo CoccoSenior Vice President, Risk Management, Commercial
Lorenzo Cocco is responsible for all aspects of commercial mortgage origination and credit risk across Canada. Mr. Cocco has more than 20 years of experience in commercial mortgages, structured finance and corporate finance.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2007, Mr. Cocco held several senior executive positions in the Canadian banking industry. He has led commercial origination operations and credit risk management, and has had responsibilities in mortgage trading and institutional mortgage investor relations. Mr. Cocco holds an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree in business from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany.
Elaine Freeman, CPA, CAVice President, Finance
Elaine Freeman is responsible for all finance and accounting functions. She has more than 20 years of accounting and management experience.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2007, Ms. Freeman held a controller position at a publicly traded company for over 10 years, during which she had responsibility for the accounting, tax, reporting, payroll, and ERP system management. Ms. Freeman earned her Chartered Professional Accountant designation through Ernst & Young in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Jennifer Froment, CPA, CA, CFAVice President & Managing Director, Servicing, Commercial
Jennifer Froment oversees the commercial servicing division. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the team and all aspects of commercial servicing operations. She has more than 15 years of experience in audit, accounting and financial services.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Ms. Froment built her career at large international audit firms in Vancouver and abroad. She worked in the hedge fund administration industry and held a controllership role prior to joining CMLS. Ms. Froment holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a designated Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.
Glen MalcolmSenior Vice President | Commercial Capital Markets
Glen Malcolm oversees the commercial capital markets division and is responsible for developing our structured lending, commercial mortgage securitization and fund management programs. Mr. Malcolm has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of commercial mortgage lending, including origination, underwriting, realization, securitization, and syndication.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Malcolm held several executive level positions in the finance and real estate industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University.
Steve Meadows, MAScVice President, Technology Solutions
Steve Meadows oversees all software development and technology infrastructure and support. He has more than 20 years of experience in software development, information technology and consulting.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2016, Mr. Meadows developed his career designing, coding, project managing and team managing software development projects in traditional MIS, logistics, secure wireless data communication, reporting and engineering applications. More recently, he explored the various developing virtualization, storage, backup and archiving technologies and was an instrumental part of the senior management team of a startup IT outsourcing company. In this role, Mr. Meadows oversaw the strategic technological and operational direction of the company, including work focused on system performance and I/O requirements for secure virtualized infrastructures. Mr. Meadows holds both a Master and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto.
Dan Putnam, AMPSenior Vice President, Business Development, Residential
Dan Putnam is responsible for executing on a sales strategy designed to drive mortgage broker originated business. He is also responsible for residential marketing. Mr. Putnam has more than 25 years of experience in the Canadian residential mortgage industry.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2012, Mr. Putnam owned and operated a large regional mortgage brokerage, served as President of two national mortgage brokerage operations, and served as President of Originations for a national residential mortgage lender. In 2015, Mr. Putnam served as the Chairman of the Board for the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP), now known as Mortgage Professionals Canada.
John SlaterSenior Vice President, Residential Operations
John Slater is responsible for residential underwriting, servicing and investor relations. He also oversees residential mortgage and mortgage-backed securities operations. Mr. Slater has more than 15 years of combined experience in the mortgage and technology industries.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2012, Mr. Slater built his career through numerous facets of residential mortgage lending, including origination, underwriting, servicing, securitization and technology. He was also a contributor to BABOK, which is the basis for CBAP certification. Mr. Slater is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
Anne Veloso, CHRLVice President, Human Resources
Anne Veloso oversees human resources and partners with the senior executive team to execute people management and development programs. She is responsible for all HR functions across the company, including leadership and talent development, staffing and workforce planning, labour relations, and organizational development. Ms. Veloso also oversees the corporate administration functions. She has more than 15 years of human resources experience in the finance industry.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2012, Ms. Veloso built her human resources career in the financial services sector. She held a senior manager role with one of Canada’s largest non-bank lenders, where she was responsible for human resources and office management across Canada. Ms. Veloso holds her human resources designation as a Human Resource Leader and is a graduate of Seneca College. She also holds an adult training certificate and is both a MBTI and DiSC practitioner.