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Meet our team

As pioneers in the Canadian mortgage industry, we bring decades of experience to our clients’ businesses. We are passionate about spearheading innovative, creative lending solutions. Combined with our obsession to deliver outstanding client experiences, we create competitive advantages in the digital age.


Our leadership team

Senior Vice President, Residential
Greg Jerome
Greg has built his career in financial leadership roles in both public and private enterprises and has overseen many large organizational transactions and transformations. Prior to joining Intellifi, Greg was involved in founding, funding, growing and ultimately, successfully selling several private companies. Greg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Previously, Greg was a founding board member of the Canadian Children’s Brain Cancer Foundation and currently serves on the advisory committee of the Ryan Chen Memorial Foundation Fund.
Vice President and Managing Director, Residential Services
Tara Somerset
Tara is responsible for business process outsourcing at Intellifi.  She has more than 22 years of management and executive experience in operations. Prior to joining CMLS Financial in 2015, Tara held executive roles with several leading organizations in the residential mortgage industry.  She has a deep background in mortgage lending and servicing, and in her current role, she is responsible for a variety of operations including underwriting, loss mitigation, service, and investor relations.  In addition, she oversees the project and training teams for Intellifi’s BPO customers. Tara was elected to the Mortgage Back Securities Investor Association (MBSIA) Board of Directors in October 2020 and re-elected in 2021 to the Executive Board as Treasurer.
Head of Residential Technology
Sam Stravato
Sam oversees our residential technology teams including software, innovation, and infrastructure, working closely with each group to ensure seamless integration and collaboration.
Vice President and Managing Director, Commercial Services and Software
Eric Clark
Eric oversees the commercial solutions and infrastructure divisions at Intellifi. Prior to joining Intellifi, he held various senior roles in risk and asset management in the commercial real estate industry. Most recently, Eric led the Mortgage Analytics Groups at CMLS Financial, under his leadership they achieved significant growth providing both software solutions and valuation products to lenders. Intrigued by the benefits of modernizing infrastructure, Eric sees cloud-based ecosystems as the source for competitive advantage in the digital age. Eric holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business) and a CFA designation.
Vice President, Innovation
Richard Paterson
Richard is a leading expert in Canadian lending technology having spent over 20 years in various roles with key players in the industry.  With an optimal blend of business and technology experience, his deep understanding of the mortgage industry has led him to drive the creation of technology that enables clients to succeed in their goals, exceed their revenue targets and improve efficiency, customer responsiveness and employee experience
Vice President, Infrastructure & Security
Robert Lavigne
Robert Lavigne brings over 25 years of diverse technical leadership experience to his role. Appointed as Vice President of Infrastructure & Security his extensive background spans multiple industries, including finance, marketing technology, ISPs, MSPs, software development, and all over the Canadian mortgage industry. Robert has held positions at Paradigm Quest, HomeTrust, CFF-Bank, Moncana Bank, Mortgage Intelligence, GMAC RFC, TD Bank/Securities, and as a consultant for ScotiaBank. He oversees the company’s IT roadmap, digital strategy and technology functions, including the national network, client processing platforms, information security, data management and support operations.
Senior Director, Commercial Software and Analytics
Sukhman Grewal
Sukhman leads the commercial software and analytics team at Intellifi. He has a decade of experience in the commercial lending and technology space and has held senior positions at CMLS Financial’s Mortgage Analytics Group. Prior to joining Intellifi, Sukhman co-founded one of BC’s largest real-estate fintechs, AUTOPROP Software. With equal parts passion and innovation, Sukhman is driven to transform the Canadian mortgage industry for the digital age.
Director, Residential Services
Matthew Talbott
Matthew is responsible for overseeing new enterprise business opportunities, developing strategy and roll out plans, and identifying gaps in technology and process flow. Matthew joined CMLS Financial in 2015, and prior to that spent 13 years in residential servicing, business analysis, project management, funding, underwriting, quality assurance and sales in the residential mortgage finance industry. At Intellifi, he acts as the liaison between department end-users, technical analysts, IT analysts, consultants, and partners to support our clients’ change management strategies. He is also a licensed Mortgage Broker in the Province of Alberta. 

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