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Leadership Team

How It Works

Christopher Bisson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Value Connect Inc. and is responsible for organization growth and partnership development. Chris started his mortgage career at RDM Financial after spending almost five years moving through the corporate ladder at Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc. He quickly put his sales and customer service skills to good use and grew his mortgage practice to become one of the largest in the region. The Mortgage Centre franchise is owned & operated by his wife, and continues to rank as one of the leading mortgages brokerages in Canada.

In 2015 Chris realized his desire to obtain an MBA and received Notre Dame’s highest award (The Dean’s Award) for his class, as chosen by administration, faculty and his peers.

He completed a project on appraisal management companies based on his experience in the mortgage industry and is devoting 100% of his time to this new company. Value Connect Inc.’s mission is to change the industry for the betterment of lenders, loan reps, and appraisers.

Chris has extensive background in economics and mortgage public policy. He is regularly asked to guest lecture and sit as an expert panelist for lenders, mortgage insurers, and at industry functions.

John Van Oosterhout
Director of Partnerships

John is the Director of Partnerships.  He began his career in financial services in 1987 with Scotiabank, specializing in retail and commercial branch operations.  John transitioned to residential secured and unsecured risk management for a number of Canadian chartered and Investment banks in Canada. 

John has been the broker of record and head of credit for a number of national lending and service organizations.   Over the last 5 years he has assisted in co-founding several secured and unsecured consumer lending (fintech) companies, and continues to support and work with originators, lenders and appraisers in providing exceptional partner experiences. 

Ajeet Marker
Product Manager

Ajeet is responsible for maintaining and improving Value Connect’s Smart Appraisal Software™ and associated products. His focus is on identifying and filling product gaps and generating new ideas that improve customer experience, and drive innovation and growth for the company.

Prior to joining our team, Ajeet held several mortgage-related positions, specializing in lending and business development.

His more than 10 years of experience in the Canadian and international financial services sectors makes Ajeet an integral part our team. Ajeet has developed and implemented major changes and initiatives aimed at driving a superior user experience and improved delivery performance.

Ajeet holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Guelph at Humber.

Mark George
Chief Technology Officer

Mark is a founding shareholder and member of Value Connect's management team who has worked in software development for over 20 years. He's an integral and dedicated member of our team

Mark helped found Sandbox Software Solutions and is highly skilled in web application development, server setup, deploy and maintenance, database architecture and development, integrated systems and e-commerce. He is experienced with dozens of programming languages.

Karen Ball
Manager of Client Services

Karen oversees the smooth operation of ongoing appraisal assignments, while developing our roster of accredited appraisers in markets nationwide. She has nine years of industry experience in both residential and commercial real estate, including supporting a lender financing large-scale real estate development projects.

With a family background in real estate, Karen understands the challenges faced by professionals throughout the real estate industry. Her goal is to ensure a smooth and efficient process for appraisers, mortgage brokers, and lenders.

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