VANCOUVER, BC (February 4, 2014) – Centum Financial Group, part of the Charlwood Pacific Group of companies (CPG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Charlwood to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Concurrently, Don Lawby will be retiring from his important role as President and Chief Operating Officer of Centum Financial Group.
"We’re very thankful to Don for his significant contribution to the success of our enterprise since its inception," said U. Gary Charlwood, Executive Chairman of the Charlwood Pacific Group.
CPG is committed to Centum Financial Group's long-term success with several exciting initiatives planned for 2014, including the upcoming CENTUM Chairman's Circle meeting in California. This annual meeting is held exclusively for the top CENTUM franchises nationally.
"Don has been an inspirational leader for the CENTUM brand, and we wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement and less hectic schedule ahead," said Paul Therien, Vice President, Operations, Centum Financial Group. "I look forward to working with Martin. He is a dynamic young executive who brings extensive leadership experience to the table to launch the next chapter for the CENTUM brand in Canada."
The Vancouver-based CPG has an impressive record of accomplishments in building successful franchise organizations. CPG has expertise in all facets of the franchise industry: founding Centum Financial Group, one of the fastest growing mortgage brokerage companies in the country, developing the CENTURY 21 Brand into one of the leading real estate organizations in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, and recently launching Real Canadian Property Management to fill the lucrative and underserved property management market.
Collectively, CPG, including its travel division Uniglobe, operates in over 60 countries with more than 1,600 franchised locations and over 20,000 support associates worldwide, making it a true franchising leader.