Executive Team

Tom McCormick

 

Tom McCormick — President and CEO

Tom McCormick is the Founder, President, and CEO of The Nationwide Group of Companies (TNG) www.tngoc.com

TNG owns and operates a portfolio of leading financial technology companies that currently carries out business in 18 countries providing software solutions to global financial institutions ranging from: appraisal and valuation risk management with Nationwide Appraisal Services Inc. (NAS) and Connexions, defaulted debt recovery management with Nationwide Recovery Services L.P., property and mortgage legal closings with Nationwide Home Closing Services (HCS) and alternative energy for retrofitting real estate, Nationwide Energy Advisors.

In 1996, Mr. McCormick founded Nationwide Appraisal Services Inc., which has since become an innovative and leading valuation technology company. The NAS brand has now grown throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the United States and has become the global leader in valuation, risk management, and data analytics.

David Vitale

 

David Vitale — Senior Vice President of Business Development, Connexions

David Vitale joined Connexions in February 2018 as Senior Vice President of Business Development. He is a seasoned executive with over 20 years in mortgage, finance, and software experience. With positions at Ellie Mae and Appraisal Scope, he has been concentrated in SaaS for the mortgage industry over the past 6 years. Most recently David helped grow Appraisal Scope into a national presence before it was acquired. Leveraging old relationships while building new ones, David will be responsible for national accounts.

When he is not working, David enjoys hiking, motorcycles, and supporting the New England Patriots. Originally from Boston, David now resides in San Diego, California with his wife and two dogs.

Rodrigo Pinto

 

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

Rodrigo Pinto joined TNG as the CFO in October 2015 where he has led 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, the United States, and Canada including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fannie Mae, and TD Bank. His most recent tenure was in the capacity of CFO and VP of 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 Soliman

 

Tammy Soliman — Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Tammy Soliman joined TNG in January 2009 and successfully transitioned all technical development and support capabilities from an external IT solutions group to be permanently managed in-house, and has been instrumental in building the organization's IT development team.

Mr. Soliman brings with him over 15 years of professional experience in IT and has extensive background on building enterprise applications, 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 he oversees all application development activities for new products as well as technical enhancements for all of TNG applications.

Marc Sykes

 

Marc Sykes — Vice President, Product and Corporate Development

Marc Sykes 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 and developers, utility providers and all levels of government. He gained expertise in products such as automated valuation models, house price indices, predictive scores and models, and market intelligence solutions for real estate professionals.

Mr. Sykes 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

 

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

Matt Angus is TNG's General Counsel, 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 multinational 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, Mr. Angus 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.

Katie Villalta

 

Katie Villalta — Senior Marketing and Projects Manager

As Senior Marketing and Project Manager, 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.

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.

 

Senior Management

Ainsley Major

Director of Operations

Colleen Colman

Director of Human Resources

Hermina Birtocean, CPA, CGA

Director of Finance