AmTrust Bolsters Team to Expand Caribbean, Latin American Business
April 18, 2017
AmTrust Title Insurance Company recently hired a key team in Maitland, Fla., to oversee its expansion into the Caribbean and Latin American and to develop its base of operations in the Southeast United States.
Jennifer Cruise has been appointed regional manager for the Southeast and manager of international operations. Edward Hamann will oversee international underwriting as well as regional underwriting responsibilities in the region. Together, they have over 30 years of title insurance experience domestically and internationally. Metta Grier also joins the group with her more than 12 years of closing coordination, underwriting and examining experience.
“A substantial portion of the commercial client base in the U.S. real estate investment and lending community also operates in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and other international destinations,” said Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title. “With their international and domestic expertise, Jen, Ed and Metta represent the perfect opportunity to add tremendous talent as AmTrust Title becomes more and more recognized as a market disruptor in the title community.”
Hamann, who is a native Spanish speaker, will take over as chief international underwriter as well as joining Kevin Thomas as regional counsel for the Southeast region, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Prior to joining AmTrust Title, he was vice president and state underwriting counsel for Fidelity National Title Group serving the markets of Florida, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.
Cruise has more than 17 years of experience in the title industry specializing in financial analysis, operations, personnel management and sales. She will oversee the Southeast Region and Caribbean/Latin America at AmTrust Title. Most recently, she was manager of Florida Agency Commercial Services with Fidelity National Title Group and also manager of Caribbean Agency, where she had operational responsibility for the Caribbean and Latin America.
Metta Grier joins AmTrust Title with 12 years’ experience in the title industry. Her expertise is in commercial transaction management and commercial closings, both internationally and in Florida, as well as agency management and administration in the Caribbean.
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