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>Dr. Steven Small</strong>
Dr. Steven SmallExecutive Chairman
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.

<strong>Brent Houlden</strong>
Brent HouldenInterim CEO & Director
Mr. Houlden is a retail strategy & operations consultant with deep financial advisory skills.  He understands how digital and mobile technologies have changed shopping patterns and the path-to-purchase of consumers. After 26 years as a Deloitte partner, he retired from the Firm in November 2014 to co-found CR Advisors – a consulting boutique focusing on formulating high impact and practical business solutions. Through his career, he led Deloitte’s retail practice in Canada while serving numerous retailers, consumer product companies, real estate developers and landlords.
<strong>Paul Leonard</strong>
Paul LeonardCFO
Mr. Leonard brings 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 MortonVP, Sales & 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>Tim Strike</strong>
Tim StrikeChief Technology Officer
Tim is responsible for leading the IT and Development teams for all Dealnet companies. Prior to joining the enterprise, Tim worked as Director of Product Development for ZAQ Interactive, an online media company. He also has extensive experience as a software developer, network and systems architect, and development manager for various companies including Royal Bank of Canada and Targetnet Inc. Tim has an honors B.Sc. degree from Queens University in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Our Board of Directors

<strong>Dr. Steven Small</strong>
Dr. Steven SmallExecutive Chairman
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>Brent Houlden</strong>
Brent HouldenInterim CEO & Director
Mr. Houlden is a retail strategy & operations consultant with deep financial advisory skills.  He understands how digital and mobile technologies have changed shopping patterns and the path-to-purchase of consumers. After 26 years as a Deloitte partner, he retired from the Firm in November 2014 to co-found CR Advisors – a consulting boutique focusing on formulating high impact and practical business solutions. Through his career, he led Deloitte’s retail practice in Canada while serving numerous retailers, consumer product companies, real estate developers and landlords.
<strong>Harold Bridge</strong>
Harold BridgeLead Director 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>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.

<strong>Tamara Paton</strong>
Tamara PatonDirector
Ms Paton is strategy consultant advising executives in digital media, e-commerce, and other innovative consumer-facing sectors. She also serves on the boards of Meridian Credit Union, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and ServoAnnex. Previously, Tamara held governance roles with Carson-Dellosa Publishing, the Canadian Automobile Association, and the Niagara Health System.
Tamara began her career at TD Securities and McKinsey & Company. She earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from The Wharton School with a concentration in marketing. She also holds Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Director designations.