TEAM Nation Holdings Inc : Vision For the Future

TEAM Nation Holdings Inc Management
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Janis Okerlund, Esq.


Ms. Okerlund began her career in the real estate industry at First American Title in Santa Ana, California, where she performed national title operations. While finishing her law degree at Western State University, College of Law, Ms. Okerlund became proficient at managing and underwriting complex subdivision and commercial development transactions and was quickly snapped up by Fidelity National Title (FNF) upon her matriculation. At FNF, Ms. Okerlund was instrumental in the growth of the Major Accounts Division into one of the most profitable specialized division in the entire FNF family. Her entrepreneurial spirit and drive for continued growth led her to the Mercury Companies, as Assistant County Manager for the Investors Title brand in Orange County, and to Old Republic Title before she partnered with three industry veteran to found TEAM and to acquire California Counties Title Company. Ms. Okerlund was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2001 and is a licensed attorney.

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Dennis R. Duffy

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Duffy started his career in the title insurance industry in 1960 with Title Insurance and Trust Company (TICOR) where he held various senior management positions over his 22 year tenure with the company. In 1979, Mr., Duffy moved to SAFECO Title Insurance Company as marketing Manager and developed a nationwide network of 21 title entities throughout the US. In 1980, Mr. Duffy and two partners acquired American Title Company (now known as North American Title Company) from SAFECO. As President of American Title Mr. Duffy grew the company to become the largest title agency in the USA serving 10 counties in California. After selling the company in 1986 Mr. Duffy remained as a consultant until 1992, after which he consulted for several title companies on management and marketing. In 1998 Mr. Duffy joined Fidelity National Financial (FNF) as Executive Vice President and COO of California and Arizona operations. He ended his time with FNF after successfully assisting them with going public under the American Title umbrella with ANFI, its holding company. Mr. Duffy worked briefly with the Mercury Companies and Old Republic Title before purchasing California Counties Title Company and co-founding TEAM. Mr. Duffy holds a Masters of Business Degree from California Western University.

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Norman J. Francis

Executive Vice President

Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Norm Francis graduated 1974 from Florida Atlantic University receiving an Associate of Arts Degree in Business. Mr. Francis began his career in the Wholesale Lending Division of Sun Bank, where he rose to a Vice President before relocating to Southern California in 1980. During his time with Sun Bank, Mr. Francis served as an active member and officer of The Board of Bankers Association. After his move west, Mr. Francis used his extensive banking background to launch his career in the title insurance industry. During his 28 years of service to the industry, Mr. Francis has experienced a wide range of title companies and philosophies which has allowed him the opportunity to spend a quality amount of time building a successful personal tenure in sales and sales management. He takes special pride in teaching any Sales Associate to learn, therefore, propelling themselves into rewarding careers in the industry.

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Daniel J. Duffy

Executive Vice President

Daniel J Duffy began his financial related career working for Wells Fargo as a clerk following his high school graduation. While attending CSUF, Dan worked through the branch system at Wells Fargo Bank and eventually moved to a Credit Union after completing his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. At the credit union Daniel worked in the commercial lending division in underwriting and sales. Choosing to enter into the title company arena, Daniel moved to American Tile Company and managed a national notary signing company now owned by FNF. Daniel followed the opportunity to get into the core title business by establishing the operations of Stewart Title’s Major Accounts Division in Anaheim Hills CA. During his management, Stewart Major Accounts was recognized as one of only a few division for it’s innovation as a technology leader for the Stewart companies. Daniel was recruited and established the Orange County operation for Investors Title Company as the County Manager. Daniel now works with Team Nation Holdings where he provides management oversight for title and accounting operations for the company and its managed companies.

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Raymond Arias

Division President

Raymond Arias began his career in the title insurance industry with Transamerica Title Insurance Company in Los Angeles, California. Building on his success as an Account Manager for the Lenders Division, Mr. Arias achieved distinction as a high performing Sales Representative, climbing quickly to success as a Regional Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and, ultimately, as a County Manager for a high volume Los Angeles County title agency. During his 28 year career, Mr. Arias was instrumental in the significant financial growth of Commonwealth Land Title Company. Its profits and growth during his tenure paved the way for his recruitment to Alliance Title Company, where he founded its Los Angeles County direct operation and achieved remarkable growth in both market share and profit before turning his attention to mortgage lending and national settlement services. An Oxnard, California native, Mr. Arias attended California State University at Northridge. He has received educational certificates in the field of Finance, Human Resources, and Sales provided by the California Land Title Association/American Land Title Association.

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Lisa Favorite

Division President

Lisa Favorite, a ten year veteran of the real estate industry, received a bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations from Cal State University Fullerton in 1996. She also holds an Associates Arts degree in Business. Upon matriculation, Ms. Favorite began her career in real estate as a transaction coordinator, using her particular skill set to enhance efficiencies of complicated real estate transactions. From her transaction foundation, Ms. Favorite transitioned to the title insurance industry segment where she achieved significant success with Old Republic Title Company as an Account Executive serving the needs of brokers and realtors in California’s Inland Empire.
Ms. Favorite’s experience includes Customer Service, Strategic Markets, Subdivision, Resale Closing Unit and Business Development. As an Account Executive she was able to assist real estate brokers, realtors, escrow officers and lenders by coupling her public relations, transactional, and communications talents with traditional industry services and materials, adding considerable value to her clients’ experience. Ms. Favorite joined TEAM Nation Holdings in January of 2010.

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