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Santa Ana-First American National Default Title Services, a division of First American Title Insurance Co., said that David Tiberio has been named client relations and business development manager for the company's recently launched National Residential Rental Services division.

Mr. Tiberio joined First American in 2006 as a default and REO specialist with the company's appraisal division and has held various sales positions within the default services area.

Prior to joining First American, he was vice president and REO manager for Bank of America.


Denver-Allonhill, a national mortgage due diligence and credit risk management firm, hired Mike Hartman to serve as director of sales.

Mr. Hartman, who most recently served as a vice president for JPMorgan Chase, will oversee the sales department, in addition to developing and building client relationships for the company's due diligence and credit risk management services.

Before JPMorgan, he worked at Lehman Brothers managing the risk on Lehman's prime and alt-A ARM residential loan positions.


Miami Lakes-BankUnited named Raymond Barbone executive vice president, mortgage services.

In his new role, Mr. Barbone will oversee loan administration and servicing, default administration, REO disposition and mortgage modification efforts.

He joins BankUnited from ABN Amro Mortgage Group in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was a group senior vice president for operations.

Prior to joining ABN Amro, he spent 14 years with Atlantic Mortgage & Investment Corp., where he served in a variety of positions including controller and SVP, loan administration.

Orlando-Sterling Technology Solutions appointed Eric Sencer to the position of senior vice president of business development.

Mr. Sencer joins Sterling Technologies from California-based Dimont & Associates, where he was senior vice president of national sales.

Prior to Dimont, he held the position of chief operating officer for First American National Default Outsourcing and served as president of Defaultlink of Dallas, a national provider of default management and foreclosure services.

Tampa-Mortgage Contracting Services promoted John Maxwell to executive vice president of operations.

Since initially joining the company in August 2007 as vice president of asset management, he has overseen Dallas operations for two years.

In his new position, he assumes the responsibility for MCS operations in both the Dallas and Tampa offices, including vendor management.

Prior to MCS, Mr. Maxwell was regional vice president at First American National Default Outsourcing where he managed the client relationships and default operations for mortgage servicers, administering foreclosure and bankruptcy cases.


Overland Park-South & Associates PC promoted Jennifer Hatcher to team lead in the firm's Kansas foreclosure department.

Ms. Hatcher has been with the firm's Kansas foreclosure department since April 2006, primarily working on amended petitions.

She will be transitioning to the pre-judgment team lead position in the department.


New York-1010data hired Perry DeFelice as director of business development for capital markets customers.

In his new role Mr. DeFelice will develop analytical solutions for clients including investors, servicers, originators, insurers, ratings agencies and regulatory entities.

Previously, he worked as a director in the nonagency residential mortgage finance group within Citigroup's Global Securitized Markets Division.

Prior to Citigroup, he served as an associate director at Standard & Poor's, where he rated nonagency MBS transactions and developed MBS/ABS criteria.

New York-BoA Merrill Lynch Global Research hired Chris Flanagan as head of U.S. mortgage and structured finance research.

In this role, he will be responsible for the strategy and development of research product, analytics and modeling across all U.S. mortgage and structured finance disciplines.

Mr. Flanagan joins from JPMorgan Chase where he was co-head of securitized products research and head of ABS, CDO and CMBS research since 2000, and previously spent over 10 years at Merrill Lynch.


Cleveland-Resource Title has added Antonio Catalano to assist with sales and relationship building in its retail division.

With Resource Title, Mr. Catalano will take on a development role, servicing existing customers and working to build new relationships and sales.

He has served the title and real estate industry for over 20 years, and founded and owned successful regional agency Title Xperts.

He will work from the Independence, Ohio, office of Resource Title.


Houston-Stewart Lender Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Co., appointed Matthew Lichtner to the position of senior vice president, national account manager.

In this role he will be responsible for increasing Stewart's services to existing clients, as well as helping Stewart Lender Services enter into new strategic lender relationships with a primary focus on the nation's top 20 lenders.

Mr. Lichtner joins SLS from the First American Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., where he had served in a number a senior sales leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president, national accounts director for First American Title Insurance Group National Lenders Advantage.

North Richland Hills-Mortgage Specialist International named Barry Baker executive vice president.

Prior to joining MSI, Mr. Baker was the default servicing vice president of Colonial Savings for 11 years, where he was responsible for the loan counseling, loss mitigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, claims, property preservation, default reporting, asset risk management and real estate-owned departments.

Prior to employment with Colonial, he was the commercial/residential asset manager at National Finance Credit Corp. of Texas for nine years.

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