Our team

Brian McDonald

Head of Finance & Governance


Brian McDonald is a chartered accountant who has held senior finance positions with several high-growth technology companies. He specializes in guiding the C-Suite through complex business scenarios such as international expansion, M&A, financing alternatives and process implementation. In his roles as a business leader and financial advisor, Brian has led multiple capital raises – successfully leading and securing more than $500 million for various companies over his career. At R-LABS, Brian draws on his extensive experience to help us make data-driven decisions and implement structures for the long-term success of our business and its ventures.

Outside of the Lab, Brian is also an active member of his community who cares about solving housing affordability. He believes that everyone should be able to own a home if they so choose and would love to see more opportunities for home ownership in the market. At home, Brian takes his leadership and can-do attitude to the local hockey rink where he coaches and supports his three hockey-playing daughters.

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Master of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business

Tony Irwin

President & CEO federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario