Mr. Tawse is Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation, Executive Vice President of First National and co-founder of First National. Mr. Tawse directs the operations of all of First National’s commercial mortgage origination activities. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, Mr. Tawse is one of Canada’s leading experts on commercial real estate and is often called upon to deliver keynote addresses at national real estate symposiums.
Mr. Pearce serves on the board of directors of Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company and Duo Bank of Canada. Mr. Pearce spent 26 years with BMO Bank of Montreal from 1980 to 2006, most recently holding the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Commercial Client Group. He also served on the board of directors of CPI Card Group from 2007 to 2023, MasterCard International from 1998 to 2006 and as Chairman of the Canadian Bankers’ Association from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Pearce holds a BA from the University of Victoria and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Pearce brings over 40 years of operational and leadership experience in the financial services industry to the Board of Directors.