HOUSTON (June 15, 2006) - Gary Ort has joined Stewart Lender Services, a new operating division of Stewart Mortgage Information (SMI), as senior vice president, national and regional lender sales manager for title and settlement.
Ort will report to Stewart Mortgage Information and Stewart Lender Services president, Kevin Gugenheim, to lead a coordinated sales effort. Ort will work in conjunction with SMI national and regional account managers and Stewart Title field office lender sales representatives to more strategically coordinate the sales and fulfillment of title and settlement services for Stewart's lender customers.
Ort has more than 20 years experience in the mortgage lending industry. He spent the last seven years with the correspondent division of First Horizon Home Loan Corp., where he most recently had served as senior vice president, national sales manager.
"Gary brings a great breadth and depth of experience to this job, and I know he will be a great contributor to our organization," said Gugenheim. "The addition of Gary puts an enhanced focus on servicing our lender customers throughout the Stewart organization, and the continued growth of this important customer segment is a crucial component of our overall organization's strategy."
"We are looking forward to working with Gary to implement this effort to better serve our national, regional and local lender customers," said Gugenheim.
Stewart Mortgage Information (http://smi.stewart.com) is a leading provider of mortgage information and services that accelerate loan origination and reduce costs of post-closing functions. SMI meets the needs of the real estate industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce, including credit, valuation products, nationwide title and settlement services, flood determinations, electronic mortgage document preparation, background checks and a variety of post-closing and investor delivery services.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.