Dealnet Capital is a consumer finance company backed by its leading engagement platform. Our Company is growing to be a large originator, servicer and funder of consumer loans in select verticals. Our engagement platform provides process solutions that drive significant economies of scale for consumer finance origination and servicing. The company is headquartered in Toronto with offices across North America.

Our Leadership

<strong>Brent Houlden</strong>
Brent HouldenPresident, CEO & Director
Mr. Houlden, who has served on Dealnet’s board since 2015, has a deep understanding of Dealnet’s consumer finance business and is experienced in the areas of corporate strategy, finance and operations. Since his appointment as the Interim Chief Executive of the Company on October 27, 2017, Mr. Houlden has made significant progress in rationalizing Dealnet’s call centre operations, improving the consumer finance operations and significantly reducing corporate overheads. This first-hand experience steering the Company through these changes, together with his proven expertise in managing the transformation of a number of public and private companies, led the Board to conclude that Mr. Houlden was the ideal candidate to assume the President and CEO role at Dealnet going forward on April 7, 2018.
<strong>Paul Leonard</strong>
Paul LeonardCFO
Mr. Leonard has an extensive background in the financial services industry with a deep understanding of consumer lending. Most recently, Mr. Leonard was Chief Financial Officer of CFF Bank, a Canadian schedule 1 bank that had approximately $245 million in assets and over $1.5 billion in loans under administration. Prior, Mr. Leonard was the Chief Financial Officer of Ally Credit Canada which offered savings products, retail and wholesale auto loans and residential mortgages through both direct and indirect channels. Ally had over $13 billion in assets before being acquired by Royal Bank of Canada. In addition, he was founding Chief Financial Officer of ING DIRECT, an innovator in offering direct to consumer savings and lending products. Mr. Leonard is a Chartered Accountant and CPA. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto
<strong>John Leon</strong>
John LeonSVP, Technical Infrastructure and Mobile Solutions
John has extensive hi-tech experience with different corporations: He worked for 15 years at Nortel Networks in various functions; his last position was VP-GM of Nortel’s Wireless Solutions Group in Canada. After leaving Nortel, John held the position of VP, Sales & Marketing at Unique Broadband Systems and VP Sales & Marketing for OnMobile Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up. John has an honors B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and MBA degrees from University of Toronto, and is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
<strong>Terri Mitchell</strong>
Terri MitchellSVP Operations
Terri is responsible for advancing profitable growth strategies and improving operational performance. She oversees Credit, Collections, Operational Accounting, Dealer Support, Customer Service and Live Engagement Operations across Canada and US. With more than 25 years in operational servicing, Terri is known for her strong record of innovative problem solving operational excellence and talent development.
<strong>Barclay Morton</strong>
Barclay MortonSVP Sales and Marketing
Barclay leads all sales and marketing efforts with a focus on driving originations volume and growing the Dealnet home improvement dealer network. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience with proven capabilities in business development, strategic planning, management and customer experience. Throughout his career, Barclay has held several senior positions in consumer finance, banking, and automotive finance with companies such as TD Auto Finance, Affirm Financial Services, Expedia Canada and Reynolds & Reynolds. Barclay holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons., Management Economics) from the University of Guelph.
<strong>Kathryn Houlden</strong>
Kathryn HouldenSVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
As General Counsel, Kathryn is responsible for the overall legal affairs of Dealnet including: mergers and acquisitions; securities; complex litigation; corporate governance; strategic contracting and employment. Kathryn is also actively involved in Board and Committee functions as the Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Dealnet, Kathryn practiced at two leading Canadian law firms where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Kathryn received her Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor from Queen’s University.
<strong>Christopher J. Alexander</strong>
Christopher J. AlexanderExecutive Vice President
Mr. Alexander is a seasoned executive with extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services sector. A CPA and CBV by trade, Mr. Alexander worked in the financial services group at Deloitte prior to joining a boutique financial services firm. After leaving the professional services world, Mr. Alexander has held various senior executive roles in growth-oriented businesses, with a focus on commercialization of concepts or rationalization of operations as companies move to the next stage of growth. Each role has been highly dynamic with a focus on troubleshooting, issue resolution and execution across all aspects of the business. Mr. Alexander has been highly successful in restructuring organizations, both financially and organizationally, and has extensive public market, capital raising and M&A experience.

Our Board of Directors

<strong>Harold Bridge</strong>
Harold BridgeChairman & Chair Audit Committee
Mr. Bridge is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kathar Enterprises Inc., a Toronto-based firm that provides corporate finance, mergers & acquisition and financial advisory services to national and international clients. Mr. Bridge currently serves on the board of Element Financial, and is Chairman of the Element audit committee.  From 1976 to 2006, Mr. Bridge served as a partner in the financial advisory, audit and consulting services practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP and as Executive Vice President and Director at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Canada Inc.
<strong>Brent Houlden</strong>
Brent HouldenPresident, CEO & Director
Mr. Houlden, who has served on Dealnet’s board since 2015, has a deep understanding of Dealnet’s consumer finance business and is experienced in the areas of corporate strategy, finance and operations. Since his appointment as the Interim Chief Executive of the Company on October 27, 2017, Mr. Houlden has made significant progress in rationalizing Dealnet’s call centre operations, improving the consumer finance operations and significantly reducing corporate overheads. This first-hand experience steering the Company through these changes, together with his proven expertise in managing the transformation of a number of public and private companies, led the Board to conclude that Mr. Houlden was the ideal candidate to assume the President and CEO role at Dealnet going forward on April 7, 2017.
<strong>Dr. Steven Small</strong>
Dr. Steven SmallDirector
Dr. Small brings decades of experience in identifying and building successful businesses in the “non Bank” asset finance sector as well as business and consumer service companies.  Dr. Small recently retired from his position as a Co-Founder and seed capital investor of Element Financial Corporation, where he acted as Executive Vice Chairman. He was a Co-Founder, seed capital investor, and Director of Newcourt Credit Group. Newcourt was, when sold, the largest independent “non bank” asset backed finance company in the world. He also co-founded Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, which became Canada’s largest vertically integrated HR firm before being sold to LHH (an Adeco Company) in March of 2015.
<strong>Richard Carl</strong>
Richard CarlDirector
Mr. Carl has a wide breadth of expertise and experience in a number of industries including capital markets, financial services,. Mr. Carl has board experience in numerous capacities for both private and public companies where he has served in roles as Executive Chair, Audit and Compensation Committee Chair as well as the Chair of Special Committees. Mr. Carl holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder. He was most recently the President of AGS Capital Corp, a private family office and the Executive Chairman of Canada Fluorspar Inc, a TSX-V listed company.
<strong>Joanne De Laurentiis</strong>
Joanne De LaurentiisDirector
Ms De Laurentiis is an experienced senior executive and Board member. Prior to retiring in 2016 as the President & CEO of the Investment Funds Institute (IFIC), she served as CEO of Credit Union Central of Canada, Mondex Canada and Interac. She currently serves on the Boards of the Toronto Transit Commission, Peak Financial Advisory Council, PIMCO Canada Independent Review Committee, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, and the National News Council where she is Vice-Chair. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Western University.
<strong>John Radford</strong>
John RadfordChair Compensation Committee
Mr. Radford has held senior executive level positions in the automotive sector at both Corporate and Retail spheres in the USA and Canada for over three decades and retired as Senior Executive Vice President of National Sales and Marketing of Ford Motor Company of Canada in 2000. That role carried direct and material P&L responsibility in one of Canada’s largest corporations. Currently, Mr. Radford is the senior Executive Auto Recruiter at the Marckis Group, Canada’s leading exclusive auto executive recruiting company for international OEM’s and OEM’s captive auto loan operations.