Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
Rich Griffin has joined North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) as its new Southwest region agency manager. He will handle the states of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
Griffin brings a unique blend of experience in lending, title agency and title underwriting to his position. He owned his own title company in Phoenix for 10 years, prior to its sale in March.
“Rich has an impressive background in the real estate industry, ranging from the retail/consumer starting point through to the issuance of the title policy,” said Geoffrey B. Ginn, Esq., senior vice president, NATIC independent agency division manager. “He is also widely known for his substantive educational offerings. Rich later parlayed that expertise into a full suite of educational offerings, targeted to title agencies and their customers.
“I believe the agents we seek in the Southwest region will value Rich as an industry expert with a lot to offer, and I believe the agents will enjoy working with Rich and his dynamic personality,” Ginn added.
Rich has served as a featured panelist for the National Settlement Services Summit, as well as speaking at several local expos, including serving as the keynote. He is also a certified instructor for the Arizona Department of Real Estate, Arizona Multiple Listing Service and Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS).
“The Southwest is an incredible market that provides both challenges and opportunities for independent agents,” Griffin said. “The talent we have with NATIC’s underwriting counsel – and their ability to find a “yes” in an ocean of “no’s” – combined with my experience as an independent agency owner, points to our ability to provide a business-enhancing environment for our NATIC agents.”
A Chicago native, Griffin graduated from Western Illinois University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University. He is located in Phoenix, Ariz., and may be reached at (602) 284-7241 or rgriffin(at)natic(dot)com.
About North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC)
North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve the goal of true business success for over 50 years. NATIC conducts real estate settlement services in 36 states. NATIC earned the reputation as the “underwriter next door,” because their decision makers and associates are easy to reach and their processes are quick and straight forward. The NATIC agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC has a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry.
NATIC is the largest capitalized company in Peer Group 2, which groups companies with capitalization between $25 million and $100 million as determined by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. NATIC is ranked 7th by The Performance of the Title Insurance Underwriters© in terms of cash or cash equivalents. North American Title Insurance Co. maintains over $82 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 96 percent of the company’s assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2013
Demotech, Inc. awarded NATIC a rating of: A' (A Prime) Unsurpassed. A.M Best rated B++ (Good). NATIC is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.natic.com.
For more information contact: Geoffrey B. Ginn, Esq., o: 704.595.9990; e: gginn(at)natic(dot)com