Ed Karthaus, Home Trust Company (Canada)

executive vice president of sales and marketing

Ed Karthaus has been with Home Trust as executive vice president of sales and marketing since October 2017. Karthaus brings more than 30 years of experience in financial services, technology, and telecommunications to Home Trust. A hands-on manager with proven ability in strategic planning, operational effectiveness, and people management, Karthaus began his career in sales and marketing, with a focus on the tech industry. After establishing his credentials with such companies as Xerox, Oracle, and British Telecom, he honed his expertise in data management, software sales, and business solutions for a variety of clients, both as an executive and as an independent consultant. For much of his career, Karthaus has deployed his solid command of technology and the sales process in the financial services industry. He has held executive positions with such companies as Filogix, Davis +Henderson, NCR, and Teneda, overseeing everything from business turnarounds and long-term strategic planning to enterprise startups. In particular, he has extensive experience in the mortgage industry, and is well placed to lead Home Trust through the emerging fintech landscape in Canada. Karthaus was inducted into the Association’s Hall of Fame in 2009, was recognized in Mortgage Global 100 in 2019, and continues to act as an important voice in the country’s mortgage industry.