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Jul 20 2011

The Street

TitleVest Continues To Attract Top Industry Talent

New York, NY - July 20, 2011 -- Manhattan-based TitleVest, one of the nation's leading providers of title insurance and related real estate services, announced the addition of seven prominent title industry professionals to its Business Development and National Title Insurance Divisions: Christine Gagliardi and Maria Fogliano, Managing Directors, Business Development; Eric McLendon, Sales Executive; John W. Cassese, Jr., Senior Vice President, National Sales; Daniel J. Bokol, National Sales Executive; Toni Ridzy-Hall, Vice President, Market Manager, South Florida; and Matthew Kornfeld, Director, National Title & Settlement Services.

The new hires join TitleVest at a time of tremendous growth for the company. Fueled by its legendary client service and proprietary technology, which includes a U.S. Patent and another Patent Pending, TitleVest was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the nation for 2010.

Christine Gagliardi

Ms. Gagliardi joins TitleVest after a distinguished tenure at First American Title Insurance Company of New York, where she became Senior Vice President of Sales, and most recently, Benchmark Title Agency, where she was a principal and its top sales executive.

Maria Fogliano

Ms. Fogliano is one of the most seasoned and respected title insurance sales professionals in the business. Also a veteran of First American Title Insurance Company of New York, Fogliano spent the past 19 years procuring a Who's Who roster of institutional real estate clients.

Eric McLendon

Mr. McLendon brings a diversity of experience to TitleVest. After a distinguished career in the news and entertainment industry as a sportscaster for WNBC, a producer for ABC News, a host on The Food Network, and an actor, McLendon decided to leverage his outstanding interpersonal skills and breadth of relationships into a career in real estate, first as a broker with Corcoran and until recently as a sales executive with PDE Title.

John W. Cassese, Jr.

Mr. Cassese joins TitleVest with extensive experience in both the title and mortgage industries. Prior to joining TitleVest, Cassese was Titleserv's Senior Vice President of National Sales. As its top producer, Cassese substantially expanded the title agency's national title business with many of the nation's leading institutional mortgage lenders. Previously, he served as a senior loan officer with both JP Morgan Chase Bank and Washington Mutual Bank.

Daniel J. Bokol

Mr. Bokol was similarly one of Titleserv's top sales executives, joining the firm after a successful career at Countrywide Home Loans and Washington Mutual Bank.

Toni Ridzy-Hall

Ms. Ridzy-Hall, with more than 17 years in the title and mortgage industries, also comes from Titleserv, where she serviced the firm's Florida institutional lender accounts. Previously, she held positions with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Matthew Kornfeld

During his nine-year tenure with Titleserv, Mr. Kornfeld served as its National Closing Manager with additional responsibilities in staff recruitment, training, and vendor management.

"We are delighted to welcome such accomplished and seasoned title professionals," said Bill Baron, TitleVest's president and CEO. "Our model of offering industry-best service and technology has not only fueled our phenomenal client growth but has also made us such an attractive choice for title industry professionals."

"The opportunity to leverage the industry's best platform is what made TitleVest the obvious choice," said Ms. Gagliardi. "I look forward to offering my clients a level of service and technology that is unmatched in the title industry."

About TitleVest

Founded in 2000, TitleVest ( is a leading privately-held New York City-based title insurance agency offering a full range of title insurance and related services throughout the United States, from large complex commercial transactions to residential purchase and mortgage refinances. TitleVest is a policy-issuing agent for six of the nation’s largest and highest-rated title insurance underwriters: First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. TitleVest is also an industry leader in developing proprietary web-based solutions for real estate professionals. Two of its most popular offerings are ACRISasap™, which streamlines the creation of NYC/NYS transfer tax documents (for which TitleVest has been issued a U.S. Patent and has another Patent Pending), and Interactive Online Report™, an interactive portal for reviewing title reports and managing the pre-closing, closing and post-closing process.