The Avesdo Leadership Team

A team that builds success.

Conceived and founded by lawyers with first-hand knowledge of the development industry, Avesdo helps you build success by streamlining the process of building and selling new home real estate.

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Malinka Ruminski

Solutions Specialist

Partnering with our Advisor and broader Customer Success teams, Malinka develops and executes impactful, data-driven solutions for transforming the sales process. As the leader in the creation and execution of learning materials, content, and resources she holds a key role in driving the growth and success of our Advisory team.

Meet with Malinka.

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Irene Ng

Advisor

Irene Ng joins Avesdo as a New Home Sales Advisor based in Toronto. Irene has over 20 years of experience in new home sales since acquiring her real estate license in 2001. Irene has worked with marketing leading developers and brokerages throughout her career where she developed and executed sales & marketing strategies for some of the most prominent Toronto projects.

Meet with Irene.

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Jake Shatz

Advisor

Jake has been involved in onboarding close to 150 projects onto the Avesdo TMS and credits that success to the variety of his past experience encompassing commercial, industrial & residential expertise, large loss adjusting, project management, on-site inspections, estimating, negotiations, and B2B and B2C sales.

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Sammy Wong

Advisor

Sammy started his career in real estate as a mortgage broker, completing his CFA designation but quickly moved into project sales and has worked with some of Vancouver’s largest and most successful developers. Sammy has been directly involved in the completion of over 1,500 pre-sale homes and commercial properties in the last 11 years.

Meet with Sammy.

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Steve Curtis

Advisor

Steve is an experienced leader in the new home sales industry having spent close to 20 years involved in various aspects of the lifecycle of high rise, townhome, master planned, and custom single family home projects. Steve’s core expertise, across a variety of product-types, has focused on developing and executing project marketing and sales strategies. 

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Warren Saunders

Advisor

Warren has more than twenty-five years in the development industry and fifteen leading the sales and marketing operations for large volume home builders, including Canada’s largest home builder, Mattamy Homes. Throughout his career in the new home sales industry, Warren has led the visioning, marketing and sales strategies that supported the sale of over 4,500 homes & $2.5B worth of real estate.

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Wendy Cheah

Chief Operating Officer

Wendy is passionate about operations, employees, and culture, tirelessly bringing our organization together, aligning processes and roles, and nurturing the Avesdo community. She joined us in 2018 to run operations, finance, and culture, helping chart Avesdo’s path for scalable growth.

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Nick Moshenko

Chief Product Officer

As CPO, Nick works closely with our engineering team to oversee product management, design, and UX/UI to continue evolving our new home transaction management platform. Before joining, Nick founded Designstor, an architectural visualization company.

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Firas El Souki

Chief Technology Officer

Firas has 20 years of experience in software architecture, engineering and project management across diverse domains and industries including banking/finance, public sector, smart buildings and the Internet of Things. He has worked in Canada, the USA and MENA Region and has accumulated vast technical experience in building and coaching cross-functional teams. As our CTO, Firas is responsible for outlining and driving the company’s technological vision, implementing technology strategies, and ensuring that the technological resources are aligned with the company’s business needs.

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Sandor Segal

VP of Sales

As VP of Sales, Sandor joins with over 20 years experience driving corporate growth. His background leading expansion and retention of revenue in technology and SaaS companies throughout North America and Europe will guide the Advisory team’s 120+ years of cumulative real estate sales experience. Sandor will be responsible for leading the North American sales team and establishing expansion teams in international markets.

Meet with Sandor.

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Patrick Conn

Director of Marketing & Market Expansion

With over 15 years’ experience developing products, brands, and software inside and outside of real estate and across digital and non-digital channels, Patrick has continually sought to provide cutting edge solutions. At Avesdo, he brings a diverse skill set, but leans heavily on his marketing and sales expertise he developed, honed, and applied within one of Western Canada’s largest real estate developers. He was a key part of the senior management team involved in the sale of over 1,500 homes generating revenues in excess of $600M.

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Jason Hudym

Director of Client Success

Jason brings over 16 years experience within Proptech, leading customer success and delivering outstanding business results as a founding member of Lasso Data Systems. As an early pioneer in Proptech, few match his depth and breadth of experience in creating solutions specific to new home development globally. Jason will lead Avesdo’s customer service expansion including the optimization of internal processes, external communication and customer feedback loops locally in North America and as the company expands internationally.

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Ben Smith

President

As President, Ben oversees the development and execution of our vision and strategy. Before joining, Ben led Kinsman Partners, a strategic advisory firm for new home real estate developers. A digital marketing visionary, Ben oversaw Canada’s first fully online new home transaction in June 2020.

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Tyler Proud

Executive Chairman

As former CEO at Avesdo, Tyler intricately understands the business and now works with the executive team to set direction and ensure the growth of the business.

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