Our corporate leadership team sets the strategic direction for the company and leads our talented pool of employees to create valuable investment and financial solutions for investors and clients.
President and CEO
Trustee of Centurion Apartment REIT, Centurion REOT, and Centurion Financial Trust
Mr. Romundt is the founder and President of Centurion Asset Management Inc., Centurion Apartment REIT, Centurion REOT, and CFiT, which collectively manage over $1.4 billion of assets. He has been engaged in investment in residential real estate since 1997 and investments and financial markets since 1991. He has real estate investment experience in Singapore, Britain, Australia, China and Canada. From 1991 to 1997, he worked for Citibank in Toronto, New York and Singapore as a financial derivatives trader in interest rate derivatives, major and emerging currencies and exotic derivatives. From 1997 to 2001, he worked for AIG International Group in Hong Kong, Britain and Singapore as head of emerging market derivatives and then as Senior Vice President and Partner (Emerging Markets). He was the group risk manager, overseeing all of the firm’s positions in emerging markets and was a member of the risk management committee. Mr. Romundt is a member of the Board of Directors for NEMA (National Exempt Market Association). He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with an HBA in 1991. Mr. Romundt was nominated for and was a finalist in, the Ernst & Yong 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was named CEO of the Year in 2015 by Canadian Apartment Magazine.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Trustee of Centurion Apartment REIT and Centurion REOT
Mr Orr has over 20 years of experience within the financial services sector. Mr Orr has held senior finance positions in a number of companies ranging from a private investment firm, a large multi-national financial institution and a global accounting firm. Prior to joining Centurion, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Sevenoaks Capital Inc., an alternative investment manager, regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission, catering to high net worth individuals both in Canada and internationally. Previously, Mr Orr was the Chief Financial Officer of UBS Bank (Canada), the wealth management division of the Swiss-based bank. Mr Orr has also held positions at KPMG as a Senior Manager in their Risk and Advisory Practice with a focus on financial services and CIBC World Markets as an Executive Director, Finance. Mr Orr is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Vice President, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Trustee of Centurion REOT and Centurion Financial Trust
Mr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience in various roles in the financial services and investment industries. Most recently Mr. Stewart spent 5 years as the Chief Financial Officer of ING Bank of Canada (ING Direct), where he oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting and risk management as well as chairing the bank’s credit committee, several management committees and serving as a director of two regulated mutual fund subsidiaries. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he served as Chief Lending Officer where he oversaw the company’s commercial and retail lending departments and a mortgage book of over $20 billion. Before joining ING, Mr. Stewart was with Hudson Advisors, a private equity firm specializing in real estate debt investments and structured finance, and previously held a variety of progressive lending roles including real estate and construction financing roles with National Bank and North American Trust. He began his career with PWC. Mr. Stewart is a Chartered Accountant with a double major in management and economics from the University of Guelph. Mr. Stewart is a Trustee of Centurion REOT.
Vice President, Corporate Finance
Trustee of Centurion Financial Trust
Daryl’s investment and financing experience spans over 35 years and encompasses the management of private equity and debt financing portfolios. Most recently, Daryl was the President of Evergreen Capital Group, a consulting firm involved in providing corporate finance, business transition, as well as expansion- and succession-related advisory services to mid-market clientele. Prior to forming Evergreen, he managed the private equity portfolio of Trimel Investments Inc., with the portfolio comprising investee companies in a number of diverse sectors throughout North America. Before Trimel, Daryl held a variety of lending roles in The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), where he managed a senior portfolio, which included leading and arranging a variety of specialized and syndicated financing. Over the years, Daryl has acquired expertise in a variety of sectors, including consumer products, specialty pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and distribution, transportation and logistics, and professional sports. He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1981.
Vice President, Residential Operations
Mr. Ionescu has over 15 years of experience in progressive roles in the Real Estate Management industry. Mr. Ionescu has held various senior management positions in a high profile corporate environment, previously working for TransGlobe Property Management Services, Westwood Management, MetCap Living and Minto Properties.
Most recently, Mr. Ionescu was the Regional Manager and Asset Manager of Minto Properties where he oversaw the execution of business development strategies, client relations, marketing and leasing, revenue management and pricing strategy, budgeting/forecasting and capital project management for a multi-family portfolio of 4,000 apartments. Over the years, Lucian has acquired expertise in a variety of sectors, including Furnished Suites, Condominium Rentals, Commercial Real Estate Management and Student Housing. Mr. Ionescu holds a Property Management Certification and a double major in Mathematics and Information Technology from the University of Sibiu, Romania.
Vice President, Business Development and Institutional Sales
Paul Mayer has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience at the VP level. Paul was a VP of Sales and later Marketing at Mackenzie Financial, one of Canada’s largest mutual fund companies. He later became Director of Institutional Sales and Marketing of Polar Securities, Canada’s oldest and one of its largest hedge fund companies, after which, he joined Clera Inc., one of the world’s leading central nervous drug development firms as its Head of Business Development. Before joining Centurion, Paul was Head of Business Development of Inflection Management, a Vancouver based fund of hedge funds.
Paul is a graduate of Queen’s University and has an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain. He speaks English, French and German with an understanding of Spanish.
Director, Marketing and Call Centre Operations
Sarah Stewart is the Director of Marketing and Call Centre Operations for Centurion Asset Management Inc., overseeing all aspects of Centurion's marketing platforms including social media, branding, and customer experience. Sarah brings over ten years of strategic marketing and leasing experience in the residential property management industry.
Associate Director of Human Capital
Laura Salvatore joined Centurion as an intern after graduating from Ryerson University. She is presently the Associate Director of Human Capital for Centurion Property Associates Inc. and Centurion Asset Management Inc., overseeing all aspects of Centurion's human resources. Laura also acts as Secretary to the Board of Trustees for Centurion Apartment REIT, Centurion Real Estate Opportunities Trust, and Centurion Financial Trust. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).