TORONTO, ON – May 16, 2011 – Teranet Inc.'s President and CEO Jay A. Forbes announced today that Agostino Russo has joined the organization's leadership team as Chief General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
Mr. Russo joins Teranet from BCE Inc., where he held a number of progressively senior roles. Most recently, he served as BCE's Vice President & General Counsel, where he led the planning and performance of all legal services. Over his 20-year career, Mr. Russo has also worked at GTAA and Torys LLP.
Mr. Russo received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 1989 and was called to the bar of the Province of Ontario in 1991.
"Agostino comes to Teranet with an outstanding record of building and leading legal teams," said Mr. Forbes. "His advanced negotiation and solution facilitation skills will be a great asset for our business."
Founded in 1991, Teranet administers Ontario's Electronic Land Registration System, one of the world's most advanced land registration systems, enabling users to conduct electronic registrations as well as title and writ searches relating to real property. Teranet's comprehensive suite of related data products have fundamentally increased the real estate industry's ability to provide efficient and secure services to the public. Teranet has built a well-established customer base and strong brand confidence, providing electronic services to a network of over 80,000 end users including lawyers, paralegals, real estate brokers and agents, search houses, title insurers, financial institutions, governments, police services, utilities, investigators and appraisers. Teranet is owned by Borealis Infrastructure, the investment division of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS). For more information about Teranet, visit www.teranet.ca.