AmTrust Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial (NASDAQ: AFSI). AmTrust Financial is a multi-national insurer with a strong track record of aggressive growth, leading technology, and stringent internal controls. The AmTrust Group of insurance carriers are rated “A” (Excellent), FSC “X” by A.M. Best Company. AmTrust Title Insurance Company is rated “A-” (Excellent), FSC “X” by A.M. Best Company and "A Prime" (Unsurpassed) by Demotech. For AmTrust Title, this combination translates into immediate strength.
Jason M. Gordon was Senior Vice President and Counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company overseeing the national commercial division and New York commercial agency. Prior to Westcor, he spent 14 years at Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) most recently as President of FNF Title International Holding Company, the international title insurance division of FNF, for six years, and also sat on the board of directors for Fidelity National Title de Mexico and FNF Title Insurance Company Ltd (Malta).
A nationally recognized leader in the title insurance industry with more than 25 years in the business, Steven Napolitano is the founder of First Nationwide Title Agency. As President and CEO Steven provides the strategic and operational direction that has allowed the firm to grow to a roster of more than 75 employees that many consider to be the best in their respective areas of expertise. FNTA is comprised of seasoned underwriters, account executives, communications and support teams who serve major commercial real estate developers, landlords and institutional investors both domestically and globally.
Felice K. Shapiro was previously the Executive Director and Counsel for the NYS Title Insurance Rate Service Association ( TIRSA ). Prior to her role at TIRSA, She was Vice President and Senior NYS Counsel at Old Republic National Title Insurance Company from 1992 to 2009; Vice President and Counsel for First American Title from 1987 to 1992 and Assistant Vice President and Branch Counsel at Ticor Title Guarantee from 1983 to 1987. Ms. Shapiro has lectured extensively for the NYSLTA for CLE and CE credit.
With more than 15 years of experience in operations management, Bernadette Cuevas is in charge of all broad-based operations and systems for direct title operations, overseeing all major operational functions such as personnel, finance and new business development. Prior to joining FNTA, Bernadette was Director of Administration and Human Resources for a national title agent where her responsibilities included oversight of all office operations. Before that, she was Head of Administration/Business Manager for Manhattan-based NY Credit Advisors, LLC. Earlier in her career at Oaktree Capital Management, she worked in the company’s Private Equity and Emerging Markets groups.
Brian has served as a leading technologist in the title industry for over 22 years. He is currently the systems architect, developer and technologist for AmTrust Title. Prior to coming to AmTrust, Brian was the Regional Chief Technology Officer for Stewart Title and Senior Vice President of PropertyInfo Corporation. As RCTO for Stewart Title, Brian's focus was on the development and deployment of technology based business solutions designed to increase the productivity and profitability of Stewart Title's direct operations and independent agencies. In this role Brian also managed the network infrastructure, computing systems and telephony for an 18 State region. During Brian's career at PropertyInfo he authored a number of software products including Stewart's enterprise order system - Orders Gateway, GFExpressQuote, StewartDocs and many more.
Situated in Houston, Mr. Hammond is charged with growing the business in Texas as well as focusing on establishing agency title operations in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. Prior to joining AmTrust, Mr. Hammond was Vice President/Area Operations Manager and Underwriting Counsel for First American’s operations in Texas. During his tenure, he expanded First American’s operations to three offices in the state. Earlier, he was an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Jones Walker. Mr. Hammond earned a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center, and an undergraduate degree with a major in music, a minor in business, at the University of Texas at Austin.