C21 Leadership Team

U. Gary Charlwood

Founder & Executive Chairman

Gary has forged a reputation as Canada's franchising leader. He created & built the Charlwood Pacific Group (CPG) into one of Canada's most respected franchise organizations. CPG owns and operates the CENTURY  21® brand in Canada as well as Asia-Pacific regions through a joint venture with CENTURY 21 Taiwan. CPG also created and owns the global rights to Centum Financial Group and Uniglobe Travel International, as well as the Canadian rights to Real Property Management.

Gary was the first non-US citizen to be appointed Chairman of the Board for the International Franchise Association (IFA), and in 2009 was inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame - its highest honour.

A true entrepreneur, Gary arrived in Canada in the mid-60s with little but the clothing on his back. In 1970, he became BC’s top producing REALTOR® just 15 months after getting his license, before starting his own successful brokerage and then buying the rights to CENTURY 21 for Canada, the brand's first expansion outside the U.S.

Martin Charlwood

Vice Chairman & CEO

A past franchise owner himself, Martin has faced the challenges and opportunities of running a franchise business as well as a global organization. Having started in the family business after university, he has worked in nearly every facet of the business over the last 25+ years.

He was appointed CEO of CENTURY 21 Canada™ in 2016, and vice chairman in 2007.

Martin has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, and shares his leadership experience as an active mentor and member of the Young Presidents' Organization.

He is also a partner in and serves as president of the Charlwood Pacific Group, parent company to CENTURY 21 in Canada and Asia-Pacific regions as well as Centum Financial Group, Real Property Management Canada, and Uniglobe Travel International.

Brian Rushton

Executive Vice President

Brian is a familiar figure in the real estate industry across Canada, having started his career as a REALTOR® in Nova Scotia in 1976. He became a CENTURY 21 franchise owner in 1980 and joined the corporate team in BC four years later.

Today, he manages the CENTURY 21 brand nationally, focusing on all operational and strategic growth initiatives. Brian is the driving force behind franchise development and directs online recruiting through the Careers Department.

When he’s not at work or out visiting offices, you can find him on his boat the “Miz Mona.”

Tracy Bartram

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As executive vice president, Tracy leads and oversees the CENTURY 21 Canada™ financial, legal, and administrative departments.

She has been named one of the top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 by Business in Vancouver Magazine.

In 1982, Tracy joined The Charlwood Pacific Group (CPG), parent company of CENTURY 21 Canada™, Centum Financial Group, Real Property Management Canada, and Uniglobe Travel International. She currently serves as executive vice president of CPG.

In 1996, she was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of CENTURY 21 Canada™.

Barbara Fromm

Vice President, Corporate Services

Chiyoko Kakino

Vice President, Marketing

Todd Shyiak

Vice President, Operations

Jack Miller

Chief Technology Officer