Solidifi has announced that its parent company, Real Matters has appointed Robert Courteau to its Board of Directors. Solidifi is a trusted, well-capitalized alternative to traditional appraisal management companies servicing more than 50 percent of the nation's top lenders. An industry thought leader, Solidifi is helping evolve the appraisal management business through its technology and analytics platform. Courteau has held senior executive positions at leading technology companies, most recently at SAP where he served as President, North America. "Mr. Courteau is a well-respected business leader who has an extensive track record helping businesses set and execute strategy and grow profitably by providing high value solutions to clients. We are excited to have him join our board of directors," said Jason Smith, president and CEO of Solidifi. "His experience and expertise is the right fit for Solidifi as we move into our next stage of growth." That next stage of growth is well underway. In 2012, Solidifi's parent company, Real Matters, successfully completed a $22 million round of growth financing and this month Solidifi, acquired Kirchmeyer & Associates strengthening its position in the U.S. market. It is using technology to build efficiency throughout the appraisal process, increase quality, drive costs out and improve the client experience. Solidifi's technology identifies the right appraiser for each assignment who will deliver high-quality comprehensive appraisals to the lender. "It's an important time for Solidifi and I am excited to help it build on its strengths to grow market share and further secure its leadership position in the industry," says Courteau. "Solidifi's management is entrepreneurial, focused and knows what it takes to grow. I look forward to working with this high performing team and my fellow board members and sharing my knowledge to help Solidifi achieve its objectives."