HOUSTON (July 2, 2012) – Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) has named Steve Lessack group president, international operations. With this appointment, Lessack joins Stewart’s seven-member executive team.
As group president, international operations, Lessack is responsible for all of Stewart’s foreign title operations. Stewart’s international offices in Australia, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Latin America offer title guaranty, title insurance and escrow services in countries around the world.
“Steve has had a tremendous track record expanding the Stewart brand in international markets,” said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp. “His experience in the title industry and strong leadership reputation make him the individual to create unified leadership for our continued expansion efforts outside the United States.”
An accomplished 30-year industry veteran, Lessack previously owned and operated an independent agency in New York, which was later acquired by Stewart. At Stewart, he has served as president of Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s Canada Division and chief executive officer of Stewart Title Ltd., the Stewart underwriter for the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news.