Steve Lessack brings more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry to his role as group president. He oversees all of Stewart's international operations; our Commercial Services division; 1031 tax exchanges by Asset Preservation, Inc.; and individual and business insurance through Stewart Insurance and Risk Management.
Lessack's experience in the title insurance industry has established a strong leadership reputation among his peers. In his 21 years with Stewart, he has greatly expanded cross-border commercial transactions and the development of new insurance products; recently-added responsibilities will enable us to capture additional opportunities in the growing global economy.
As president of the Canadian division of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Lessack is responsible for determining the company’s direction and business strategy in Canada with his executive team. Since 1996, Stewart has experienced unprecedented growth in Canada under his leadership, garnering nearly 40% of the market.
Lessack also oversees Stewart’s business activities throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. As chief executive officer of Stewart Title Limited, he is responsible for identifying opportunities, building the business and growing operations in established and new markets.
Previously, Lessack owned and operated an independent agency in New York, which was later acquired by Stewart. He attended California State University in San Bernardino.