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Orchard, the home buying marketplace that makes purchasing a home stress-free, fair, and simple, announced new additions to its leadership team and Board of Directors. Patrick McClymont joins Orchard as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Kelly Brink joins as Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Development. Additionally, Courtney Leimkuhler will join the Board of Directors, and Sean Roberts, formerly Orchard’s CFO, will become Chief Operating Officer.
“We have added extraordinary financial leaders to the Orchard team today. I couldn't be more excited to welcome Patrick and Kelly to our leadership team and Courtney to our board. Collectively, their financial expertise and public company experience will help Orchard prepare for its next phase of growth, as we continue to scale across the country and transform home buying for the masses,” said Court Cunningham, CEO and co-founder of Orchard.
As CFO, McClymont will play a key role in Orchard’s plans for rapid expansion, and will oversee the Accounting, Finance, and Capital Markets teams. McClymont brings over 20 years experience in the investment space. Most recently, he served as CFO and EVP at IMAX Corporation, where he led all finance-related functions for the publicly traded company. Previously, he was CFO at Sotheby’s and a partner in Goldman Sachs & Co.’s investment practice.
“Orchard is at the forefront of change in one of the largest consumer categories in the country and is poised for massive growth in the years ahead. I’m thrilled to be joining an experienced leadership team with a strong track record and am looking forward to helping scale the company nationwide,” said McClymont.
In her role as Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Development for Orchard, Brink will be responsible for the management of Orchard’s balance sheet and corporate strategy. Brink comes to Orchard with nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking and operations and previously worked at Bain Capital, where she managed $36 billion on behalf of Bain’s clients. Prior to coming to Orchard, Brink was CFO for Harper & Scott.
In addition to adding new members to its leadership team, Orchard is adding Courtney Leimkuhler to the board. Leimkuhler has spent two decades in the financial services industry on both the capital formation and risk management sides of the business. After beginning her career at Goldman Sachs, Leimkuhler joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where she was part of the leadership team that transformed the NYSE from a non-profit mutual into one of the leading publicly traded exchange groups globally. From there she became the Chief Financial Officer of Marsh, and now runs an early-stage investment firm.
Orchard has helped people buy and sell billions of dollars worth of homes across the country.