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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.

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Our leadership team

President and Chief Executive Officer
John Slater
John's career spans more than 30 years in the Canadian financial industry. He joined CMLS Financial in 2012 and led major initiatives that delivered positive impact for clients and the company. He was appointed CEO of Intellifi to leverage his extensive experience in Canadian fintech to build relationships, grow the business in new markets, expand market share, and deliver exceptional customer experiences. John believes that the world changes when we change our perspective, and he brings strategic and innovative perspective to Intellifi, its people and most importantly, its clients. John is a graduate of the University of Toronto and one of the founding members of the Toronto chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®).
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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.
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Marianne Taggio
With over 30 years of experience directing visions, strategies and mandates of major Canadian banks, credit unions, mutual fund companies and fintech start-ups, Marianne is an integral member of the Intellifi leadership team. She has served as CEO with Educators Financial Group and Wealth One Bank, driving growth, brand development and strategic partnerships focused on client-centric strategies. She is a Certified Corporate Director and successful entrepreneur, executive coach and speaker and Women of Influence Nominee 2022. 
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 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.
Vice President and Managing Director, Residential Software
Derek Cook
Derek is responsible for the residential technology team at Intellifi.  He has over 30 years of leadership experience in the Canadian fintech industry and in lending technology development and implementation projects.  Derek co-founded Delta 360 Inc. in 2005 with the express purpose of building an industry leading mortgage underwriting and servicing solution. This solution, LMS360, is now one of the most widely used digital mortgage platforms in Canada.  Prior to forming Delta 360, Derek was a partner in the consulting firm that developed and supported the mortgage technology solution used by a major Canadian bank.  
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. 
Senior Director, Commercial Software and Services
Sukhman Gewal
Sukhman leads the commercial software 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.
Vice President, Residential Software
Bill Rudzitis
Bill brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial fintech experience to his role at Intellifi, where he oversees the product direction for the company’s residential software solutions. He’s played pivotal roles in the creation and management of multiple award-winning mortgage platforms in Canada. Prior to Intellifi, Bill was the co-founder of Delta 360 Inc., the industry leading mortgage underwriting and servicing platform that’s trusted by leading mortgage lenders across Canada. Prior to forming Delta 360, Bill was a partner in the consulting firm that developed and supported the mortgage technology solution used by a major Canadian bank.  

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