Stewart Lender Services Announces the Expansion and Restructure of the National Sales Team

HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 5, 2008) – Stewart Lender Services, Inc. (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company announced the strategic restructure of the National Sales Team to develop lending and default services to meet changing needs to the nation's lenders.

Leading the sales force is industry veteran Len Franco. Franco is responsible for long-term strategic planning and management of SLS’s national account executives focusing his attention on increasing performance and growth with all clients. His diverse team is comprised of highly experienced title, mortgage banking and originations services sales professionals including Janice Hooker, Stacey Bryant and Jack Nunnery, serving as senior management and account managers.

“Stewart’s new sales team represents some of the most accomplished and experienced individuals in our industry,” stated Jason Nadeau, President and CEO of Stewart Lender Services. “Their focus on developing solutions for our customers, coupled with their extensive title and vendor management experience ensures that our clients will have a strong partner in all their dealings with Stewart.”

Janice Hooker has more than 11 years of experience as Vice President and National Account Director, National Lenders Advantage, a division of First American Title Insurance Company. Stacey Bryant began her career with First American in 1995 and has held various positions in technology, operations and management, most recently as Senior Vice President, National Account Director within First American’s Client Relations Division.

With more than 15 years in title and settlement and post-production products and services sales, Jack Nunnery brings a strong sense of commitment to the client relationship with a background that includes credit risk management, business process engineering, and technology project management.

About Stewart Lender Services

Stewart Lender Services, Inc. (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a leading provider of mortgage origination, post-closing and default management services that accelerate mortgage operational processes and reduce costs associated with loan origination, post closing and loan servicing functions. SLS' suite of products and services includes: credit reports, valuation products, nationwide title and settlement services, eMortgage technology and solutions, post-closing and servicing products, Home Retention and REO solutions and employee background check services. More information can be found at

About Stewart

Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through our network of company-owned offices and independent agencies across the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, 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