Executive LeadershipJohn Walsh | President | After earning an accounting degree from Loyola Marymount University and his CPA while working for an accounting firm, John Walsh was invited to join Ticor Title Insurance as a financial analyst in 1988. Within a short time, he was the president's troubleshooter. Several promotions later, he was prepared to head newly launched Property Insight in 2001. Now, John says, "We've brought together a significant group of people who are knowledgeable in land records. They'll make innovations that will bring more efficiency to the customer. We'll implement higher standards and the customers will see the benefits."
Ron Free | Executive Vice President | After earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Ron spent the first 23 years of his career in the weighing and industrial automation industry. After selling his Florida-based company, he started a career path in the title data industry with Data Tree, landing in San Diego, California. Joining Property Insight at its inception in 2001 as the national sales manager, he now manages multiple divisions and national sales. He also manages Fidelity National Technology Imaging, an FNF company reporting under Property Insight. Ron recognizes that the young organization must hone its capabilities to deliver products and services "faster, cheaper and with greater value." Looking into the future, he predicts that the title industry will be significantly reduced through outsourcing and automated examination.
Jim Violette | Senior Vice President | A seasoned technology professional with experience in the healthcare, telecommunications, entertainment and real estate industries, Jim leads Property Insight’s technology development. An alumnus of National University and Cal State Los Angeles, he has held senior technology positions with Systemedics, a division of Squibb Pharmaceutical, FHP International, TCS Applications, Inc., CompuCast and Escrow.com. Jim applies experience that spans application development, resource management and technology and business strategy.
Don Livezey | Senior Vice President and Director, Product Office | Although he is constantly balancing the technology needs of customers with the drive to advance the state of title automation, Don Livezey's demeanor reflects calm and control. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, he worked as a programmer, systems analyst, project manager and director of applications development in the real estate information industry. He considers the company's "dedication to plant and product superiority" as one of its greatest strengths and credits "the team of smart people who work well together and are passionate about what they do."
Karen Schwartz | Vice President, Finance; Western Tax Operations Manager | Armed with a Liberal Arts degree, Karen began her career with Ticor Title in the mid 1980s. Today, she manages the finance and accounting functions for Property Insight's operations nationwide. Karen's responsibilities also include managing the company's Real Property Tax Operations for the Western Division, which are currently expanding into new markets. When not helping to drive the growth of Property Insight, Karen relaxes with her growing family, which includes three grandchildren.
Deborah Horn | Vice President, National Sales Manager | "The title industry is one of the most demanding industries I have ever worked in," says Deb Horn, a 20-year veteran of the business. The secret to success, she says, is staying focused on meeting customers' needs. Sometimes that means thinking unconventionally to create new services that help meet emerging business challenges. As Vice President and National Sales Manager, Deb is unequivocal about the role of sales in Property Insight: "It's our job to be our customers' advocate," she says.
Nikki Bell | Vice President, Southeast Operations Manager | When Nikki Bell talks about her responsibilities, she is quick to compliment the talent and creativity of her co-workers and speaks with pride about members of her staff growing professionally and assuming larger roles with the company. Nikki is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Social Sciences and minored in Asian Studies. An avid runner and cyclist, she and her husband, Brent, often compete in endurance events from coast to coast.
Clem Monterrosa | Vice President, Western Operations Manager | Clem Monterrosa leads by example. Since 1984 she has been inspiring coworkers, cultivating a spirit of commitment and comraderie. She began her career as a data entry clerk, working her way up as a data entry supervisor and operations manager. Today she leads a team of professionals responsible for some of the largest title plants in the U.S. Her accomplishments are the result of expecting the best of herself and her coworkers. "I come to work on time every day, I work hard, and if I have to ask my employees to work on the weekend, I’m right here beside them," she says.
Mike Carsella | Vice President, Midwest Operations Manager | A 35-year veteran of the title industry, Michael is proud of the benefits that Property Insight creates for its clients: "Property Insight commands a wealth of information and resources dedicated to providing the best in title information, technology and services. The organization contains a solid core of title professionals with years of experience in the business." Backed by a strong commitment from FNF corporate, he says, "Property Insight has been able to effectively balance the accuracy and integrity mandated by the industry with timeliness expected in the market place."