The MetCap Living Team
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- President & CEO, Brent Merrill
- Executive Vice-President & CFO, Lucy Tao
- Vice President, Operations, John Tsangaris
- Senior Director, Information Technology, Darren Stutt
- Director, Leasing & Marketing, Vesna Anastasov
- Director, Operations, Nira Vigneswaran
- Controller, Finance, Eva Pardalis
- Controller, Finance, Teresa Magnatta
- Controller, Finance, Gabriela Milasan
- Controller, Finance, Haiying Liu
- Controller, Finance, Cathy Lee
- Controller, Finance, Shannon Limfook
- Manager, Corporate Accounting, Marie Tian
- Manager, Revenue Accounting, Effie Apokatanidis
- Manager, Accounts Payables & Cash Controls, Jelena Kamikovski
- Manager, Payroll & Benefits, Jennifer Ku
- Manager, Payroll & Benefits, Ann Knott
MetCap Living Consultants
President & CEO
Brent Merrill, C.A.
Brent joined MetCap Living in 1990 as Vice President of Finance after spending five years as a manager of Mergers & Acquisitions at Price Waterhouse. Previously he had been MetCap Living's Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Brent works closely with the senior management team, and under his leadership MetCap Living Management Inc. has added an additional 1,500 units to the portfolio. Brent sits on the FRPO Board and is an active member in the Multi-Family community.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Lucy Tao, C.A.
Lucy joined MetCap in 1996 after nine years in public accounting. Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Montreal, and became a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1990. Previously, Lucy held manager and director positions with MetCap Living. In her current position she is responsible for all financial reporting and controls of the organization.
John joined MetCap Living in 2001 after serving a variety of senior positions for over 20 years with the Metro Toronto Housing Authority (recently renamed Toronto Community Housing). In his most senior roles, John was responsible for the Housing Company's capital and preventive maintenance programs - an area of expertise that he currently provides at MetCap Living.
Senior Director, Information Technology
Eva Pardalis, C.G.A., B. Comm
Eva joined MetCap in 1997 after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce, where she specialized in accounting, earning a major in economics, and a minor in Modern Greek. Eva began her career with the partnership as a revenue accountant before she moved into the Corporate department. In her current position Eva works closely with the Vice President of Finance and other members of the senior management team, with responsibilities in financial reporting.
Teresa Magnatta, C.A.
Teresa comes to MetCap with a great deal of background experience. Teresa previously worked as the Vice-President, Finance and Reporting with Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services Inc. Her responsibilities included the overall direction and management of the Finance & Reporting department, which included strategic planning and workflow organization, budgets, forecasting and research. Teresa’s work experience has also included an Associate Director, Finance and Reporting position with the well-known Eaton Credit Corporation.
Teresa has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988. Teresa also holds her Fellow of Credit Institute (FCI) from the Credit Institute of Canada.
Gabriela Milasan, C.G.A.
Gabriela joined MetCap in 2009. She graduating from the University of Timisoara, Romania with Bachelor of Business Administration, where she specialized in Management. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and cash management for a large residential portfolio.
Gabriela Milasan became a proud member of Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario in 2005.
Haiying Liu, C.G.A.
Haiying joined MetCap in 2010. She graduating from the University of York with Bachelor of Commerce, where she specialized in Accounting. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and cash management for a large residential portfolio.
Haiying Liu became a proud member of Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario in 2006.
Cathy Lee, C.G.A.
Cathy joined MetCap in 2011. She graduating from the University of Toronto with Bachelor of Commerce, where she specialized in Economics and Accounting. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and cash management for a large residential portfolio.
Cathy Lee became a proud member of Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario in 2006.
Shannon Limfook, C.G.A.
Shannon joined MetCap in 2012. She graduating from the University of Leicester, UK with Bachelor of Commerce and MBA, where she specialized in Marketing. She is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and cash management for a large residential portfolio.
Shannon Limfook became a proud member of Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario in 2008.
Manager, Payroll & Benefits
Jennifer initially joined MetCap Living in 1996 as a part-time payroll employee. Shortly afterward as a result of the organization's rapid expansion she was appointed Manager of Payroll and Benefits. Jennifer has more than 20 years experience in Canadian and US payroll, she held similar positions at Oxford Properties and Cambridge Shopping Center prior to joining MetCap Living. Currently, she is also responsible for the Human Resources Manager's functions. Jennifer has been a member of the Canadian Payroll Association for many years and an active advocate for progressive government payroll improvements.
Manager, Accounts Payables & Cash Controls
Jelena joined the MetCap Living Team in 2007 as Accounts Payable and Cash Manager.
Prior to joining MetCap Living, Jelena was working in the payables department at the Trader Corporation, which includes companies such as Auto Trader, Yellow Pages and Renters News.
Jelena is responsible for the management of processing and payment of operation, capital and corporate expenditures, and control of the accounts payable department.
Jelena is a graduate of the University of Sarajevo and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management.
Director, Leasing & Marketing
Seniors' Care Consultant
Robert Berg, C.A.
Robert was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Meadowcroft Holdings and has been a General Manager of a construction company and a Tax Manager. As a former member of the Ontario Long Term Care Association's Financial Committee, Robert is intimately knowledgeable with all aspects of Ontario Ministry of Health funding and reporting as well as mortgage financing for long-term care and retirement living properties. As of 2004 Robert serves as VP at large of the OLTCA and Chairs the Association's Task Force on E-Health. Today Robert works as a consultant in all operational aspects of MetCap Living's Seniors' Division.
Guy joined MetCap Living in 1988. He was responsible for raising or refinancing approximately $1 billion in mortgage financing. In his new position, he advises the president on all aspects of the partnership's operations including those involving debt, equity and asset management.