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OneMove(TM) Announces 600th Member Firm and New Shareholder Business Advisory Committee(March 28, 2012)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- OneMove Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OM) ("OneMove" or the "Company"), the provider of the leading web-based real estate transaction platform and the creator of the largest and fastest growing online community of conveyancing professionals, is pleased to announce the signing of its 600th member firm in over 90 towns and cities across Western Canada.
The Company is also pleased to announce the formation of a Shareholder Business Advisory Committee whose primary goal is to strategically network on a timely basis with Management; in particular, the Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Departments. The five initial participants: Messrs. Bob Munroe, John Cawker, John Slater, Richard Isner, and William Cawker bring a wealth of business experience and represent a shareholder stake of approximately 20% of the current shares outstanding. Their backgrounds are provided below. OneMove appreciates the fact that they wish to assist, not only in the success of their own equity investment and those of their close friends, but also, all shareholders generally. Mr. Parminder Virk, the interim CEO, stated, "Their efforts should be a timely addition to our 'Let's Connect Campaign' which ended November 23, 2011resulting in more than 1000 invitations from our econveyance(TM) community going out to potential members. In addition, over 50% of member firms are connected with one another in order to better collaborate on future real estate transactions. These initiatives are aimed at helping improve growth while holding the line on administration expenses."
Bob Munroe began his career as a CA with Price Waterhouse in Winnipeg. Subsequently, he worked with a Merchant Banker in the Bahamas. Then, starting in 1975, he spent the next 7 years in management with two of Western Canada's larger land developers and home builders in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton. From 1981 through 2001 he worked in the Financial Services Industry in various executive capacities including President and Board Chairman of FPC Investments which had 30 offices and 140 representatives in BC, AB, SK, and the Yukon. Since 2007, he has served as one of three founding members of IA Clarington Funds Investment Review Committee. In addition, he has served on various committees of the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as long standing Directorships on the BC and Canadian Association of Financial Planners, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the Financial Planners Standards Council, the Mutual Fund Dealer Association of Canada and their Investors Protection Corporation, and as a two term member of the BC Securities Commission Policy Advisory Committee.
John Cawker earned his MBA from the University of Western Ontario and his BSc Agriculture from UBC. He began his career in manufacturing with Proctor and Gamble Specialties in Belleville, Ontario. From 1980 thru 2005, as a Senior Manager Loans with the Business Development Bank of Canada he provided term and subordinated debt financing to a variety of small and medium sized companies and industries: helicopter and fixed wing aircraft financing, heli-logging and support, tourism and hospitality industries, precision machining industry, small sawmill and marine tug & barge operations, and a world class salmon sport fishing resort. He is currently a Senior Business Officer with Western Economic Diversification Canada in Vancouver where he has developed projects and implemented project funding to mitigate the impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation in rural BC communities under the Community Economic Diversification Initiative, and a wide range of projects and clients under the federal government Economic Action Plan funding program.
John Slater, UBC and the BC Institute of Technology, is an accomplished senior executive in 4 leading Canadian Technologies companies. He has over 25 yrs. of management and technical expertise including web-based development, data communications and system integration with specialties in strategic business planning, data operations, business continuity & disaster recovery. He is the Director of Sales for "The Herjavec Group" (THG), one of Canada's fastest-growing technology companies and the country's largest IT security provider. THG delivers complete security and network acceleration services to companies around the globe, supported by Canada's largest group of certified security engineers of which OneMove is also a client. Previously he worked as VP Integration Services with Burntsand Solutions; VP Systems Engineering- BSG at Sprint Canada Inc.; VP Technology Support at INSINC and Client Executive at EDS.
Richard Isner is a focused entrepreneur with a track record of building profitable businesses. He was the founder and major shareholder of Heritage Financial Services Ltd. which at the time of its sale to Cartier Partners was the leading Mutual Fund Dealer in Atlantic Canada, with 60 Registered Representatives in 3 Provinces. He was President and CEO as well as a Financial Advisor to 250 clients both individual and institutional clients until he retired in 2002. Prior to Heritage, Richard was Executive VP Marketing of Keltic Savings Corp., a mutual fund dealer, trust company and merchant bank in Nova Scotia. When Richard joined the company in 1981 he formed the mutual fund, financial planning division and from this platform the Company launched its trust company, leasing business and merchant bank. At the start of his working career in 1974, he co-founded Pacific Harvestone in Abbotsford BC., an extremely successful international specialty farm equipment business, part of the agricultural division of A.O. Smith of Chicago. His community involvement includes: co-chair of the Nova Scotia Cancer Treatment Foundation, past President of the Annapolis Affiliated Boards of Trade and a Past President of the Rotary Club.
William Cawker, UBC, began a 23 years career in Retail Financial Services first consulting with Brendan Wood Tutsch of Toronto in 1981 then joining Royal Trust and Vancouver's oldest based broker 100 year old C.M. Oliver & Company where he and 2 colleagues opened up and expanded their Burnaby office until their sale in 1998. Bill re-located to downtown Vancouver to join the main office of National Bank Financial and then to take advantage of the venture markets transferred over to affiliate Pacific International Securities/ PI Financial where he continued building a successful retail practice until retiring from Brokerage Industry in late 2005. From 2006 on, Bill via his private company has acted in various executive and consulting capacities in different aspects of venture capital including Hi-Tech, Bio-Tech, Oil & Gas, and Mineral Exploration. His longest ongoing work has been with OneMove where he has become one of the Company's largest shareholders and biggest supporters since the end of the 2008 recession. Bill has assisted OneMove to reach a number of milestones while assisting in the areas of financing, corporate- shareholder communications and business development. He is the driving force behind the newly formed Shareholder Business Advisory Committee.
OneMove is pleased to have such dedicated shareholders willing to assist in the success of econveyance(TM) going forward.
About OneMove Technologies Inc.
OneMove Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OM) is the leading provider of web-based real estate transaction platforms and the creator of the largest and fastest growing online community of conveyancing professionals. Through econveyance(TM), its proprietary web-based conveyancing software solution, OneMove(TM) simplifies and expedites the process of buying and selling real estate. Econveyance connects all participants in the property transfer process, offering a secure and efficient means of completing the transaction online. Additional information about OneMove can be found at www.onemovetech.com or www.sedar.com. Professional users site www.econveyance.com.
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