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Mark Maher and David Nielsen Assume Leadership Roles at JenCap Holdings LLC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced that Mark P. Maher has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and that David Nielsen had recently joined the firm as Corporate Chief Financial Officer.

Business Association of Real Estate Appraisers (BAREA) partners with Anow to empower appraisal firms in Canada with transformative tech

RED DEER, Alberta, Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, the appraisal firm management software developer that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses, today announced a partnership that makes its powerful appraisal technology platform available to members of the Business Association of Real Estate Appraisers (BAREA).

FormFree Builds on Its Success in 2018 with Addition of New Products and Industry Partnerships, Including Freddie Mac

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a banner 2018 that included new partnerships, a product launch and several industry accolades, automated verification provider FormFree anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2019 thanks in part to an expanded focus on serving the needs of independent mortgage brokers.

Transformational Mortgage Solutions Appoints Michael Barrett as Mortgage Executive Consultant

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), today announced that it has brought on Michael Barrett as mortgage executive consultant. In this role, Barrett will apply his more than 17-years of mortgage business and product development expertise to helping TMS clients improve process efficiencies, execute digital mortgage transformation strategies and expand profit margins.

LenderCity Chooses FinKube’s ELSA AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, announced today that St. Louis-based LenderCity has successfully deployed ELSA, FinKube’s Electronic Loan Services Assistant. The mortgage industry’s first chatbot is already interacting with prospective borrowers on the LenderCity website.

Simplifile Adds 46 Midwest, West Jurisdictions to E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that 46 additional recording jurisdictions located in 13 states throughout the Midwest and Western U.S. have joined Simplifile’s e-recording network.

Report from EraNova Institute: Making Buildings Smart for a Green Future

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the EraNova Institute announces a special report, “In the Cloud, Our Buildings and We Can Fly – Toward a Smart, Green Life.” Dick Samson, Director of EraNova and author of the report, says “Buildings need to get smart if society is to get green.”

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Brandon Rich in Houston Texas

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Brandon Rich has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Promotes Three Consultants to Director Level

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the advancement of retirement plan consultants Kim Shumate, David Runsick and Harry Souder to the role of director. Shumate, Runsick and Souder were promoted in recognition of their sustained contributions to SBA, including their proven success leading complex projects to high-value outcomes and fostering strong client relationships.

LBA Ware CEO to Discuss Loan Originator Compensation Trends in Today’s Market at MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

MACON, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that its Founder and CEO Lori Brewer will be a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2019 Independent Mortgage Bankers (IMB) Conference, which will be held January 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Anow Closes 2018 with 110-percent Year-over-Year Increase in Orders Processed Through Its Digital Appraisal Office Management Technology

RED DEER, Alberta, Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digital appraisal management software developer Anow reported a record 110 percent year-over-year increase in appraisal orders processed through its core appraisal office management platform in 2018 despite an industry-wide, market-driven drop in orders per customer. The announcement follows a year punctuated by major product launches.

SafeChain Digitizes Property Deed Transfer and Conveyance for Perry County, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today it has completed the digital conversion of Perry County, Ohio’s deed transfer and conveyance process between the engineer and auditor. Beginning January 7, the Perry County Engineer’s office will be able to digitize property deeds before the inspection and mapping process.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Bill Lamison Vice President, Underwriter

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Bill Lamison as Vice President, Underwriter. He will join the company’s established business banking team and will be responsible for structuring, analyzing and underwriting commercial credit for new clients as well as managing an existing portfolio of customers.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and HR Hotlink Partner for the Benefit of California New Car Dealers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today a marketing and distribution agreement with HR Hotlink. Both firms are longtime valued partners of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

Caregivers Will Be Honored as ‘Saints’ in New Orleans ‘Gift Bag Assembly’ Event, Organized by ACSIA Partners

NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the New Orleans Saints give their all on the football field, caregivers give their all in sickrooms, bedrooms, and care centers. They are also “saints.” They will be honored for their devotion in a “Caregiver Gift Bag Assembly & Giveaway” event, 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans. Organized by ACSIA Partners, the event will include representatives from a dozen care-related organizations.

ARMCO Launches ARMCO CARES Employee Donation Matching Program

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced the launch of ARMCO CARES, the company’s employee matching gift program.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Judith Paredes in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Judith Paredes has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as an Account Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Krista Aburrow in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Krista Aburrow has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Former FNF/Black Knight executive joins Cloudvirga as chief revenue officer

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointments of Dan Sogorka as chief revenue officer and Kelly Kucera as senior vice president of marketing. Sogorka, a seasoned mortgage technology executive, will drive Cloudvirga’s continued revenue growth and oversee the firm’s sales and marketing strategy with the help of veteran cloud technology marketer Kucera.

The Cooksey Team Achieves 35 Percent Increase in Profitability in 2018 Despite Overall Mortgage Market Decline

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top-producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has achieved year-over-year growth in volume and profitability for the sixth year running. In 2018, The Cooksey Team increased its overall volume by 27 percent over the previous year and increased the number of loan units closed by 28 percent.

Triserv Becomes a Preferred Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Triserv, a national appraisal management company (AMC), is proud to announce a strategic partnership with The Mortgage Collaborative to provide appraisal management services to the organization’s growing lender member network.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Blake Kirk as a Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Blake Kirk has joined the firm’s operations in Northern California as a Senior Vice President and Principal.

Ohio’s Largest Title Agent Selects SafeWire by SafeChain

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Ohio Real Title, the largest title agent in the state, has selected its technology solution, SafeWire(TM), to securely facilitate real estate wire transactions for the firm’s eight offices throughout Ohio.

Randy Pizer Joins EPIC in Orange County, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Randy Pizer has joined the firm’s operations in California as Vice President/Account Executive.

MCT’s Danyel Shipley Honored as one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women for 2018 by NMP Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that long-time employee Danyel Shipley was name to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s (NMP) 2018 list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.

Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors: In Memoriam – Frederick A. Klingenstein

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Members of Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA) mourn the passing of Fred Klingenstein, a founding member of the firm and Chairman Emeritus. Together with his brother, John Klingenstein, and colleague, Kenneth H. Fields, Fred established the firm in 1989 to provide investment advice and guidance to high-net-worth individuals and families. Prior to KFWA, Fred was CEO of Wertheim & Company and Co-Chairman of Wertheim-Schroder & Company.

Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC Acquires Argo Landscapers Program

AVON, Conn., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty program manager, today announced it has contracted with Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) to assume MGA responsibilities for Argo’s Landscape Contracting program, effective January 1, 2019.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joffrey Clark in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Joffrey Clark has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal and Charter School Practice Leader, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Deal-closing tool, heymate, adds new board member and two strategic advisors

ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — heymate, the portable deal-closing tool, which allows workers in the gig economy to create, negotiate and settle offer-for-work contracts in under 20 seconds on any non-transactional marketplace, proudly announced the appointment of a new board member and two strategic advisors.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 44 New Lender Members in 2018, Now Growing Staff to Serve Expansion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry’s only independent cooperative, today announced it added 44 new lender member companies in 2018, its strongest year ever for new member growth. To help support the significant growth of their network, TMC has also added Sarah Oldani and Jennifer Haning to their staff.

Former Houzz and Drip leader joins Cloudvirga as vice president of talent

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Ashley Lundquist as vice president of talent. Lundquist will oversee the firm’s initiatives to attract, develop and retain top technology talent as Cloudvirga rapidly expands its team.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Lori Boucher Vice President Branch Manager in La Quinta

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Lori Boucher Vice President, Branch Manager. She will be responsible for sales and service of both consumer and business relationships at Bank of Southern California’s La Quinta branch in Coachella Valley.

DocMagic Teams with the Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center to Provide 100 Customized Holiday Art Boxes for Patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., a comprehensive eMortgage software solutions provider, announced that it has purchased 100 custom designed Art Boxes to Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center Inc., which delivered the Art Boxes to patients being treated at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a non-profit, pediatric academic medical center that provides patient care, education, and leading-edge research to help children in need. (VIDEO)

ARMCO QC Trends Report: Defect Trends Indicate Continued Lender Downsizing

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced the release of the quarterly ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report provides loan quality findings for mortgages reviewed by ACES Audit Technology(tm) during the second quarter (Q2) of 2018.

United Community Bank Picks LBA Ware’s CompenSafe for Efficient, Flexible Automation of Loan Originator and Processor Commissions

MACON, Ga., Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that Georgia-based United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (“United”) has deployed CompenSafe to automate loan originator (LO) and processor commissions.

SecurityNational Mortgage Implements a Fully Paperless Closing Process Using DocMagic’s Total eClose Platform

TORRANCE, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant and document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and SecurityNational Mortgage Corporation (SNMC), an independent national mortgage banker, jointly announced that they successfully rolled out DocMagic’s comprehensive Total eClose(TM) platform.

2019 Predictions: Key Travel Trends That Will Drive Growth of the Travel Insurance Market

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With almost all travel insurance providers reporting strong growth in 2018, TravelInsurance.com expects this momentum to continue into 2019, and has identified five key drivers. In recent years travel for many has become less about simply taking a break and more about connecting with loved ones, immersing ourselves into what we are passionate about and exploring places that surprise, delight and challenge our views of the world.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Joshua Mello Managing Director in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Joshua Mello as Managing Director. He will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of commercial clients in the greater San Diego region.

EPIC Holdings Inc. to Acquire Integro USA

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million.

Brian Barrilleaux Joins JenCap Holdings’ M.J. Kelly Company

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that Brian Barrilleaux has joined its M.J. Kelly (MJK) division as President. MJK is a managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage based in Springfield, Missouri with offices in nine states throughout the Midwest and Southeast.