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Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Peter Gilgan

Peter Gilgan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Gilgan is the Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with 90,000 homes sold in hundreds of communities across Canada and the United States.

One of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mr. Gilgan was awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honours in 2013 when he was appointed to the Order of Canada, in recognition of his innovative leadership in Canada’s construction industry, and for his philanthropic support of initiatives in health care, education and athletics. Mr. Gilgan was also named to the Order of Ontario in 2012, for his business leadership and philanthropic initiatives. In 2013, he was inducted as a Companion into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and honoured with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mr. Gilgan’s multi-million dollar commitment to philanthropy and community building is unparalleled, from health care to physical activity to higher education and community legacies – he truly is a respected and dedicated community leader. His lifetime charitable donations total more than $150 million, making him part of a small group of Canadian philanthropists who have given more than $100 million.

In September 2014, Mr. Gilgan announced a $30 million gift toward construction of a new patient-care tower for critically ill patients at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. In March 2012, Mr. Gilgan gave the largest gift to a pediatric hospital in Canadian history with his $40 million donation to SickKids Hospital. In November 2011, he announced an historic $15 million gift to Ryerson University for the development of a new student and community athletic centre at the site of the former Maple Leaf Gardens. In 2010, Mr. Gilgan kicked off the capital campaign to build the New Oakville Hospital with a $10 million pacesetting gift.

Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Johnston is the Chief Operating Officer at Mattamy Homes, with responsibility for all operational aspects of the Company’s homebuilding business across Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Mattamy in 2012, Brian was the President of Monarch Corporation, the Canadian arm of U.S.-based homebuilder Taylor Morrison. As President of Monarch, Brian was responsible for all facets of the company’s low- and high-rise businesses in Canada. Prior to that, Brian also served as Monarch’s EVP and Chief Financial Officer and was instrumental in Monarch’s expansion in the US as well as its entry into the Toronto high-rise sector in the 1990s. Brian holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, having received his designation in 1983. He currently serves on a number of external organizations, including Director roles at Enerquality Corporation and the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation. Brian was previously President of the Ontario Home Builders Association, Chairman of the Residential Construction Association of Ontario, Director of TARION, and a board member of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Bill Tofflemire

Bill Tofflemire

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Tofflemire is the Chief Financial Officer of Mattamy Homes, with responsibility for the company’s overall finance and accounting function, including Treasury, Tax, Reporting, Risk Management and Financial Planning and Analysis. 

Before joining Mattamy in 2015, Bill was EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Walmart Canada, where he led the finance function for Canada’s fastest-growing retail operation, overseeing a team of 230 associates and with ownership of strategy, real estate, construction and strategic sourcing. He was previously Walmart’s VP of Commercial Finance, where he led financial planning and analysis for the company’s merchandising, operations and real estate areas. Prior to joining Walmart, Bill was with PepsiCo, where he served as Senior Director of Sales Finance for Pepsi Cola’s North American operations, based in New York. He also held senior finance and strategy roles for Pepsi Cola’s Canadian operation. Bill started his career with Procter & Gamble, where he had senior positions within financial analysis, corporate finance and line-finance management.

Bill holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from Queen’s University and has obtained the CPA, CMA designation.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Mary Federau

Mary Federau

Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Federau is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Mattamy Homes, Canada’s largest homebuilder with $1.7B in revenues. Concurrently, she is the Chairman of the Peter Gilgan Foundation, and is on the Board of Governors of the Calgary Parks Foundation. Previous to joining Mattamy in 2010, Mary was the EVP Global Human Resources of MDS Inc., an international life sciences company headquartered in Toronto.  Prior to joining MDS, she held several executive roles at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, including Senior Vice-President of Child Health Services (Operations), Senior Vice-President of Corporate and Professional Services, and Director of Strategic and Financial Planning. Mary holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and was named one of Canada's Top 40-Under-40. Mary has obtained the Chartered Director designation and currently serves on the board of Parks Foundation Calgary and Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto.

Brad Carr

Brad Carr

President Canadian Group

Brad Carr joined Mattamy Homes as President, Canada in June 2013. In his role he has responsibility for all of Mattamy’s Canadian Operations in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Prior to joining Mattamy Mr. Carr spent 12 years at Monarch Corporation in a variety of roles including President. Mr. Carr graduated from Ryerson University in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Science. In addition to his role at Mattamy, Mr. Carr currently serves as the volunteer Board President for Drayton Entertainment a professional theatre company with seven theatres located across South Western Ontario.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership: US President: Pete Skelly

Pete Skelly

President US Group

Pete is the President of Mattamy’s US Group and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations across the US, including land development, homebuilding and strategic growth. Pete is a highly experienced homebuilding executive, with a proven track record of building and growing successful organizations that produce outstanding results. Most recently he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with CalAtlantic, the 5th largest homebuilder in the US. Pete held this role for nearly three years, until the acquisition of the company by Lennar Corporation in February 2018. Previously, he was with The Ryland Group for more than 25 years in a variety of senior management roles including EVP and COO, Homebuilding President, and regional and divisional President.


Division Leadership

Don Barrineau

Division President Alberta

Don joined Mattamy in April 2013 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s operations in Calgary and Edmonton, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. Prior to joining Mattamy, Don spent the bulk of his 25+ year homebuilding career in the US, where he held executive leadership positions with large publicly traded builders such as KB Home and Centex Homes. Don has a business management degree from Texas A&M University. 

Don Barrineau

Division President Alberta

Don joined Mattamy in April 2013 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s operations in Calgary and Edmonton, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. Prior to joining Mattamy, Don spent the bulk of his 25+ year homebuilding career in the US, where he held executive leadership positions with large publicly traded builders such as KB Home and Centex Homes. Don has a business management degree from Texas A&M University. 

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Kevin O

Kevin O'Shea

Division President

Kevin joined Mattamy Homes in March of 2015 following Mattamy’s acquisition of Monarch Corporation. Active in the homebuilding industry since 1997, he has held leadership positions in construction and purchasing. Kevin’s last role with Monarch was Vice President of Ottawa Operations, where he was responsible for all functions of land development and construction. Kevin held a series of increasingly senior roles at Monarch including Construction Superintendent, Project Manager – Evergreen, and Purchasing / Contracts Manager before becoming the Vice President of Ottawa Operations overseeing Monarch’s Ottawa business.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Dave McLean

Dave McLean

Division President - GTA

Dave is responsible for leading all aspects of one of Mattamy’s largest operating divisions, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. He joined Mattamy in 1989 as a summer student while attending university. Over the years Dave has held increasingly senior roles with the organization, including in various executive leadership capacities, including President of the Halton-Hamilton Division, which he took on in January 2014. Dave graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Economics. He is married and is the father of three active boys.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

Division President - Halton-Hamilton

Mark re-joined Mattamy in October 2011, tasked with turning around the company’s Ottawa Division. Mark was then asked to lead the company’s start-up division in Waterloo-Wellington in 2015, and is now responsible for all aspects of the company’s business in Halton-Hamilton, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. Mark’s previous tenure with Mattamy was from 2005 to 2008 when he served first as VP Construction in the Halton Division and then as President of the Halton North Division. Before Mattamy, Mark was the VP Construction at Monarch Homes and held senior roles with Conservatory Group and Landmart Homes. 

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Tim Warner

Tim Warner

General Manager - Urban Infill

Tim leads the Urban Infill Division at Mattamy Homes, with a focus on infill communities within built-up areas of Toronto, Mississauga and other GTA urban centres. Previously, Tim was a Senior Vice President of Land Development in Mattamy’s GTA Division, with responsibility for the development of numerous projects across the GTA and for mentoring the land development teams in Mattamy’s Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton divisions.  Tim also has extensive experience in completing acquisitions of raw land and corporate acquisitions of land development and homebuilding companies. Tim has held several positions with increasing responsibility over his career at Mattamy. Prior to joining Mattamy, Tim was a Plant Manager at Lafarge and graduated from Queen's University with a Civil Engineering degree. 

James Circosta

General Manager - Waterloo-Wellington

James was promoted into the position of General Manager, Waterloo-Wellington Division in June 2018, and is responsible for all aspects of the company's business in the region, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. James began his Mattamy career in 2000 when he joined the company as a builder. He held a variety of increasingly senior roles, and was appointed VP Construction for the large and complex GTA Division. James has a degree in Political Theory from York University. 

Chris Strzemieczny

General Manager

Chris leads the High Rise Division at Mattamy Homes, with responsibility for all phases of high-rise, from acquisitions and initial planning to development and construction of residential and commercial/retail projects. Chris joined Mattamy in 2005 as a co-op student, and over the years has held increasingly senior roles within the company's land acquisition and development functional area. Most recently, Chris was Vice President of Land Development in Mattamy's GTA Division, with responsibility for the development of numerous projects across the Greater Toronto Area, before assuming his current role as High Rise GM in June 2017. Early in his career before joining Mattamy, he held a variety of roles with PCL/Aecon joint venture. Chris graduated from the University of Toronto with a Civil Engineering degree. 

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

Division President - Halton-Hamilton

Mark re-joined Mattamy in October 2011, tasked with turning around the company’s Ottawa Division. Mark was then asked to lead the company’s start-up division in Waterloo-Wellington in 2015, and is now responsible for all aspects of the company’s business in Halton-Hamilton, including land acquisition, community design and development, and home construction. Mark’s previous tenure with Mattamy was from 2005 to 2008 when he served first as VP Construction in the Halton Division and then as President of the Halton North Division. Before Mattamy, Mark was the VP Construction at Monarch Homes and held senior roles with Conservatory Group and Landmart Homes. 

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Mike McElroy

Mike McElroy

Division President

Mike joined Mattamy in June 2015 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in North and South Carolina.

Mike has more than 25 years of experience as a major homebuilder Division President in the North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida markets, and his management background includes operations, finance, marketing and sales. Most recently he was the Division President for M/I Homes in Charlotte, and previously he held Division President roles for Centex Homes in Charlotte and Tampa, FL. Mike has a degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Cliff Nelson

Cliff Nelson

Division President

Cliff joined Mattamy in January 2009 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in Jacksonville.

Cliff was Mattamy’s VP of Operations in Minneapolis before being promoted into the President role in Jacksonville in February 2013. Prior to joining Mattamy, Cliff held various leadership positions with Centex Homes, including Division Manager, Southern Virginia; Construction Services Manager, Southeast Florida and Southern Virginia; and Area Construction Manager, South Florida. Previous to Centex Cliff was the General Manager at American Wall Systems. Cliff holds a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Division President

Alex joined Mattamy in March 2016 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in Orlando.

Alex has served in executive roles with a number of major homebuilders. Before joining Mattamy, he was the Vice President/Division Manager with Ryan Homes/NVR in Washington DC. He was also the General Manager responsible for all aspects of NVR’s flagship Potomac Shores community. Previously Alex was with Toll Brothers in both Minnesota and Washington DC, as a Division Assistant Vice President and Project Manager. He was also an officer in the United States Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, History Major, from the Virginia Military Institute.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Harry Lourimore

Harry Lourimore

Division President

Harry joined Mattamy in May 2016 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in Phoenix.

Harry has 20+ years of experience in homebuilding, most of it in the Phoenix marketplace. Prior to joining Mattamy, he was the Arizona Division President for K. Hovnanian Homes, overseeing the company’s consolidated Phoenix operations. Previously Harry was with KB Home as SVP Land and VP Land Acquisition in Phoenix, and also worked with the Land Advisors Organization, the largest brokerage company in the US focused exclusively on land. Harry has degrees in Anthropology and History and a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. 

Rich Van Tassel

Division President

Rich joined Mattamy in November 2017 as the Division President of the Raleigh division and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in Raleigh.

Prior to being acquired by Mattamy Homes in 2017, Rich founded and served as President of Royal Oaks Building Group for 17 years, where he grew the company to the largest privately-owned builder in the Raleigh-Durham area and the fifth largest builder overall in the market.

Rich went to North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Lara Swanson

Division President

Lara joined Mattamy in May 2017 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s business in Southeast Florida.

Lara has had an impressive career in the Florida homebuilding industry. Prior to joining Mattamy, she was the Division Vice President in SE Florida for Meritage Homes. Lara was also the VP of Land for Meritage in Orlando and was previously in land acquisition and development for Pulte in Orlando, and for CSX and The Wood Devlopment Co. in Jacksonville. Lara has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, and is a licensed Community Association Manager by the State of Florida. Of note, in 2017, she was named by Professional Builder magazine as on of the Top 40 Under 40 industry professionals in the country.

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Josh Robinson

Josh Robinson

Division President

Josh joined Mattamy in August 2014 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy’s land development and homebuilding business in Tucson.

Josh spent his entire 20-year career with Pulte Homes in Tucson and California. Prior to joining Mattamy he was the Vice President, Field Operations in Tucson, with leadership responsibilities for the company’s overall operations in the market, including land acquisition, community start-up, and production and warranty activities. Previously Josh served as Pulte’s Regional VP Operations in southern California, and held construction and customer service positions in their Tucson Division. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix (Tucson). 

Mattamy Homes: Mattamy Leadership - Jim Birkholz

Jim Birkholz

Division President

Jim joined Mattamy in September 2016 and is responsible for leading all aspects of Mattamy's land development and homebuilding business in the Tampa and Sarasota markets.

Jim has held executive roles in the homebuilding industry for 15 years. Before re-joining Mattamy (he was the company's Minnesota Division President in 2008-2009), he was with the Calatlantic Group as President of their NE Florida Division. Jim was also the NE Florida Division President with Standard Pacific Homes, Managing Director of Pinnacle Consulting Group, President of Centex's Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach Divisions, and VP Operations of Pulte's Atlanta Division. Jim has a Bachelor of Science with a Finance major and Marketing minor from Miami University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

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