Dean Kirkham appointed as Trez Capital's president

With decades of experience in business and senior leadership, Kirkham offers a wealth of knowledge to the company

Dean Kirkham appointed as Trez Capital's president

Dean Kirkham has been announced as president of Trez Capital, marking a momentous occasion for the Canadian alternative lender.

In his new position as president, Kirkham will lead Trez Capital's corporate strategy and will fulfill a more external facing function as he establishes vital strategic ties. He will also continue to lead the company's operations as chief operating officer.

Morley Greene, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trez Capital, said he was “thrilled” as he made the announcement.

“Since joining Trez Capital, [Kirkham] has been instrumental in driving a culture of risk management and compliance while fostering efficiencies that enable the growth of the firm,” Greene said. “Dean’s leadership will undoubtedly help us advance our strategic goals as we continue to create value and deliver results for our investors, borrowers and team.”

“I am incredibly proud of our talented team, our culture and our ability to innovate.  We are entrepreneurs in our hearts and experts in real estate,” Kirkham said in a statement. “We are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the changing environment. Our team is building on more than two decades of success with loan origination and capital raising.  I’m excited to leverage my experience and history at the firm to help write the next chapter in our ongoing success story.”

Before joining Trez Capital, Kirkham spent 12 years at the Bank of Montreal as an executive leader on both the risk and origination sides of the business. He began his career in Investment Banking with ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and in New York later on.

In March 2016, Kirkham joined Trez Capital as the chief credit officer where he was in charge of establishing the company's capital deployment strategy, investment criteria, and exposure limitations, as well as structuring and approving loan applications. He was promoted to the post of chief operating officer in November 2020, where he focused on leading operational teams and initiatives.