Alan Jaffa Named CEO of Safeguard Properties

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Alan Jaffa to lead Safeguard Properties for continued growth as founder and principal, Robert Klein assumes position of chairman of the board, continues industry roles

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Alan has been directly responsible for managing the operations and leading the positive change within the organization for some time now and has been influential in Safeguard’s growth.

Safeguard Properties (Safeguard) founder and CEO Robert Klein announced the transition of Alan Jaffa to chief executive officer, and Robert Klein’s transition to chairman of the board effective immediately.

Since joining Safeguard in 1995, Alan Jaffa has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth through his hands-on experience and guided leadership as he moved up through key positions within the organization. In 1999, Alan Jaffa was appointed vice president of the company and promoted to chief operating officer in 2002.

In announcing Alan Jaffa’s transition, Robert Klein said, “Alan has been directly responsible for managing the operations and leading the positive change within the organization for some time now and has been influential in Safeguard’s growth. As we prepare for the 20th anniversary of our founding in May, it is important to formalize Alan’s role as CEO to reflect the leadership he has already earned and demonstrated.”

Robert Klein noted that under Alan Jaffa’s leadership, Safeguard will continue as a privately held family enterprise and will remain so for generations to come.

Alan Jaffa has been influential in leading Safeguard’s initiatives to grow the company’s business, implement quality control procedures and adopt and develop new Safeguard technologies to maintain Safeguard’s industry leadership. Since Alan Jaffa assumed the role of chief operating officer, Safeguard’s revenues have grown in excess of 500 percent and staff has grown to more than 800 employees.

As chairman of the board, Robert Klein will continue to represent Safeguard as an industry advocate for clients through his involvement with the industry, investors/insurers, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and other industry trade organizations. He also will lead strategic growth initiatives within the company.

“Robert Klein set a great course, building Safeguard into an industry leader and will continue to drive initiatives that create industry collaboration,” said Alan Jaffa. “We have a strong management team and the most qualified staff in the industry, and we will continue to build upon the great work of the team we have in place to help Safeguard’s clients meet the challenges ahead that face our industry.”

Alan Jaffa serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Montefiore Home and the Hebrew Academy. He is married, the father of four, grew up in Brooklyn, NY and now lives in Beachwood, Ohio.

Safeguard Properties
Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the U.S. The company employs more than 800 employees. It inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, banks and other financial institutions. Please visit Safeguardproperties.com for more information.

For More Information Contact:
Diane Roman Fusco
Director of Public Relations
800-852-8306, ext. 1213

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