National Team

James Dufficy

Director of Corporate Strategy

James.Dufficy@amtrustgroup.com

A veteran of the industry with more than 22 years of title insurance experience. Based in Idaho, Dufficy's immediate responsibilities will be to expand the company's authority to write title insurance across the country and to broaden its agency operations nationwide with a regional focus on the western United States


Thomas R. Klein

Senior Vice President/Manager, National Agency and Mid Atlantic Regions

Thomas.Klein@amtrustgroup.com

A native and current resident of Richmond, Virginia, Klein is charged with developing the company’s business segment supporting national and multistate agencies. In addition, Klein is overseeing the development of AmTrust’s footprint in the Mid Atlantic Region (South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC and Maryland). Prior to joining AmTrust, he worked 7 years for WFG National Title Insurance Company, developing its Southeast Region and then serving as National Agency Manager. Prior to working at WFG, he worked for 22 years for LandAmerica serving in numerous leadership capacities including the formation of national agency and affiliated business divisions. Klein also has owned his own independent title agency and practiced real estate law. Mr. Klein earned his law degree from the University of Richmond and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.


Jinat Rahman

AVP Operations

Jinat.Rahman@amtrustgroup.com

Jinat has worked for over 20 years in the title insurance industry in various capacities including overseeing departments in title production and claims. Ms. Rahman specializes in all aspects of policy production, closing and post-closing matters. Over the last two decades, her experience improving efficiencies and overseeing residential and commercial transactions for Fidelity National Title, Stewart Title and some of the largest agents in New York has led to her current role as the corporate relations manager for AmTrust’s NY agents with responsibilities including onboarding new agents, resolving agent production issues and general corporate matters.


Debra Hochman

VP, Business Integration

Debra.Hochman@amtrustgroup.com

Debra was Vice President for First American Title Insurance Co. for 20 years, most recently Director of Business Integration for the National Commercial Services Division. Debra began her title career as a National Commercial Underwriter. Debra oversees new product and software development in conjunction with the Chief Systems Innovation Officer, including AmTrust's proprietary software system, Periscopa, as well as overseeing the integration of acquisitions nationally.


Yvette Mayo Bartneck

Insurance Compliance Specialist

Yvette.Kayton@amtrustgroup.com

Yvette has worked in some of the top real estate title companies and law firms for over 30 years managing complex commercial and multi-family real estate transactions. Her experience in the title industry prior to joining AmTrust Title led to her career with AmTrust as Paralegal since the start of the company in 2013. She is currently working to expand the company’s authority to write title insurance in all 50 states and is actively involved with regulatory compliance along with form and rate filing.


Robert A. Carey

VP, National Search Production

Robert.Carey@amtrustgroup.com

As a longtime resident of Florida, Mr. Carey will be tasked with helping the expansion into the state and oversee the development of National Production for AmTrust Title. He joins the company, after having established his own title research operation, providing services to clients throughout the state of Florida on a wide range of products for various types of transactions. Earlier, serving as Senior Operations Manager, at Stewart Title, National Production Services. Prior to this, managing strategic initiatives for one of the largest providers of title related services in the nation, as well as working with a large national title agency.


R. Michael Smith

Regional Underwriting Counsel

Michael.Smith3@amtrustgroup.com

Prior to joining AmTrust Title, Mr. Smith was Underwriting Counsel for Conestoga Title Insurance Co., underwriting title insurance risks for title agents and approved attorneys in the MidAtlantic and Midwest. Before that, he held senior posts for national title insurance companies, primarily in Virginia. He also has been in the private practice of law focused on real estate and has been Managing Attorney for a title and settlement subsidiary of a national builder.