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Feb 28 2011

The Title Report

TitleVest Announces New CFO, Senior Underwriting Counsel

Manhattan-based TitleVest announced the addition of James Leslie and Glen Chernick to its management team. Leslie was named the company's chief financial officer and Chernick was named senior underwriting counsel.

Leslie joins TitleVest after five years as an investment banker with The Blackstone Group L.P., a global investment and advisory firm, where he advised institutional clients on numerous multibillion dollar transactions, offering guidance on financial planning and budgeting, cash flow forecasting, strategic and operational planning and capital structure considerations. Prior to Blackstone, Leslie was with the law firm Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. He earned a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a master's from Columbia Business School.

Chernick joins TitleVest as senior underwriting counsel. Chernick worked 10 years with Chicago Title Insurance Co. Prior to that, Chernick was counsel for the City of New York's Division of Real Estate Services. He attended Boston University and earned a juris doctor's degree from St. John's University.

"We are fortunate to attract such high caliber talent in James and Glen," said Bill Baron, president of TitleVest. "The intellectual capital they add will enhance our company and the level of service we are able to offer our clients."

"I look forward to guiding TitleVest toward continued, sustainable growth," said Leslie. "I am excited to join such an accomplished, focused organization and look forward to contributing to the company's future success."