FCT announces New Members of Executive Leadership Team

Jennifer Ashton, CPA, CA promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Sam Ishak, P. Eng promoted to Chief Information Officer

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, August 22, 2017 – FCT, the national leader in title insurance and real estate technology, announced recently the promotion of two senior leaders to the company’s executive leadership team. Jennifer Ashton has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, and Sam Ishak has been promoted to Chief Information Officer.

Each leader has a long tenure with the company and each has played a critical role in the growth of FCT beyond its title insurance roots. They have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the company’s vision to make real estate transactions simple and secure. Jennifer will take on the leadership of the finance team, and is responsible for financial and management reporting, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and taxation.

“Progressing from senior financial analyst to manager to director, and now CFO, Jennifer has established strong relationships within the company and a proven track record,” said FCT CEO
Michael LeBlanc. “Her accomplishments at FCT and her background in public accounting, combined with her commitment to employees and business partners, make her an excellent addition to the executive team.”

Sam is responsible for balancing FCT’s current information technology needs with our priorities for the future as a leader in the financial services sector. He is responsible for all IT functions
within FCT including: operations and infrastructure, information security, application development, architecture and planning, and FCT’s Business Intelligence Competency Centre.

“Sam has been a valuable member of our IT leadership team since 2006 and has proven himself a trusted business partner, both internally and externally, and an inspiring leader,” said Michael.

“FCT welcomes the contributions these two leaders will make to the company’s future success in delivering customer service excellence and bringing innovative products and services to an ever-changing real estate market in Canada,” added Michael.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work®

Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for three consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in 2016 and again in 2017.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

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