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  1. You will buy title insurance every time you buy or refinance a home and borrow money. Your savings are magnified whenever you refinance through ENTITLE DIRECT.


  2. For the first time, you can choose your own title insurance company and review important documents prior to closing, including sample documents. This will reduce your
    closing anxiety.


  3. You can take control of your own closing with our industry-first Control Panel.


  4. Federal and state governments have long criticized the title insurance industry.
    ENTITLE DIRECT responded.



Our Team

Management | Board of Directors

In order to deliver significant savings on title insurance and empower consumers to take control of their home closing process, we have assembled a first-class team from numerous industry disciplines. Our senior management team combines decades of experience in title insurance, general insurance, settlement services, real estate, regulatory, legal, consumer marketing, and technology.

Timothy M. Dwyer Founder/President/Chief Executive Officer/Director
Tim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. at our corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Tim brings over 25 years of insurance industry expertise to our Company. Prior to founding Entitle Direct Group, Inc. in 2006, he served as Managing Director at the investment-banking firm of Greenhill & Company, specializing in the insurance industry. He previously held a similar position at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (Managing Director specializing in the insurance sector). Tim is a former Vice President at Salomon Brothers Inc. and was a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. Tim received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
 
David J. Crawford Executive Vice President/Chief Commercial Officer
Dave is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. at our corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to Entitle Direct, Dave was President and Chief Operating Officer of American Home Shield (AHS), the nation's largest home service contract provider. In addition, Crawford served in multiple leadership roles at AHS over his 25 years including President of AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services, SVP of Sales and VP or Real Estate Sales. Crawford is a graduate of Iowa State University and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
 
Jeff Davis Chief Technology Officer
Jeff is the Chief Technology Officer at Entitle Direct Group, Inc. at our corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Jeff has over 25 years of experience making technology work. Jeff was a pioneer in the computer controlled robotics industry as part of the original team creating the first robot operating and control systems for Unimation Robotics. He received multiple patents for his work in robotics and was both responsible for R&D and successfully implementing numerous factory automation projects in automotive factories, electronic assembly lines, surgical operating rooms, and food packaging plants. In the mid-1990s, Jeff was part of the original team launching priceline.com where he was responsible for developing the airline, automotive, and hotel products in addition to scaling the company's software, networks, and operations centers to help priceline achieve a billion dollars in annual revenue in less than 24 months. Jeff helped fund and build the development of the CARE Alliance, a non-profit organization to treat autistic children where he developed advanced ABA treatment methodologies using optimal estimation techniques. Jeff has been a high school football and lacrosse coach for over ten years.
 
John E. Sheffield Chief Financial Officer / Secretary
John is the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. at our corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. John has over 20 years of financial, strategic and corporate expertise developed in companies across a number of industries. Prior to joining Entitle Direct in 2013, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded manufacturer of healthcare supplies. During his investment banking career, he held senior positions in the investment banking industry with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Bank Street Group after many years with Wasserstein Perella & Co. He commenced his professional career as an auditor with a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. John received a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, a Diplôme in Management from EMLyon Business School (France) and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Methodist University.
 
Lee Baskey Chief Operating Officer
Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of EnTitle Insurance Company and is located at our insurance company offices in Cleveland, OH where he is responsible for all title and settlement operations. Lee tightly manages insurance company operations including underwriting, claims and regulatory filings. He is also responsible for our title and closing operations in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as our escrow operations in Corona, CA. Lee brings over 25 years of experience in title operations to EnTitle Insurance Company. Most recently, Lee was President of LenderLive Settlement Services, a national title agency. Previous to LenderLive, he was Senior Vice President and the Group Manager of the National Residential Operations at Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Additionally, Lee held a number of executive positions managing title and vendor management operations. Lee is the past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Title Appraisal Vendor Management Association and is a licensed title insurance producer in twenty states. Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Hiram College.
 
Timothy M. Dwyer Founder/President/Chief Executive Officer/Director
Tim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. at our corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Tim brings over 25 years of insurance industry expertise to our Company. Prior to founding Entitle Direct Group, Inc. in 2006, he served as Managing Director at the investment-banking firm of Greenhill & Company, specializing in the insurance industry. He previously held a similar position at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (Managing Director specializing in the insurance sector). Tim is a former Vice President at Salomon Brothers Inc. and was a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. Tim received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
 
Robert V. Deutsch Director
Mr. Deutsch is a Managing Director of GCP Capital Partners and has served on its investment committee since February 2010. Previously, Bob was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore Inc., a global specialty insurance company. Mr. Deutsch has over twenty-five years of senior executive operating experience in the insurance industry. Formerly, Mr. Deutsch was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CNA Financial Corp. ("CNA" - NYSE) and was one of the founders of Executive Risk Inc. ("ER" - NYSE, now part of The Chubb Corporation), where he held a number of leadership positions, including President of its insurance operating companies, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary. Bob also serves as a Director for Beazley Furlonge Ltd, ClearView Risk Holdings, LLC, Enstar Holdings (US) Inc. and Wilton Re Holdings Limited.
 
David H. Elliott Director
Mr. Elliott has over 30 years of experience in insurance and financial guaranty insurance industries. Mr. Elliott is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBIA, Inc. Mr. Elliott served previously as Director of a number of financial services companies, including: Gryphon Holdings, Orion Capital Corp., Aames Financial, Criterion Research ChannelRe and The Republic Companies.
 
Marc Sulam Director
Marc Sulam was the Founder and Managing Member of Healy Circle Capital LLC for the nine year period ending July 2010. Prior to organizing the Partnership, Marc Sulam was an equity research analyst with Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for over 15 years. In addition, he was the Head of Domestic Equity Trading at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette which included the firms' listed and NASDAQ trading and sales desks, the NY Stock Exchange floor operations, program and corporate trading activities.
 
Marvin Pestcoe Director
Marvin Pestcoe is a member of PartnerRe's Group Executive Committee with responsibility for the Capital Markets Group, Property Catastrophe Models, and PartnerRe's Life business. As CEO of PartnerRe's Capital Markets Group, Mr. Pestcoe is responsible for all of PartnerRe's investment operations and capital markets. Mr. Pestcoe has more than 26 years experience in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, and investments. He joined PartnerRe in 2001 as head of Alternative Risk Operations, and in 2008 was appointed Deputy Head of Capital Markets Group and Head of Capital Assets. Prior to joining PartnerRe, Mr. Pestcoe was employed by Swiss Re New Markets as Chief Actuarial Officer. Mr. Pestcoe is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
 
Andrew Turnbull Director
Andrew Turnbull, Group Strategy and Business Development Officer, is responsible for helping to guide PartnerRe's strategic planning and development, including evaluation of business opportunities. Mr. Turnbull has more than 21 years of professional experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry in a variety of underwriting and actuarial roles. Most recently he served as Group Chief Actuary and Chief Operating Officer of Torus Insurance Bermuda. Prior to that, Mr. Turnbull was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Financial Solutions.
 
Steven Palmer Director
Steven is a Managing Director in PartnerRe's Private Equity team which he joined in 2007 after spending two years working on middle market buyout transactions with the Quilvest Group in New York. Prior to joining Quilvest, Steven worked for CCP Equity Partners, a private equity firm providing growth capital to financial services related companies. Prior to attending business school, Steven spent four years working as an investment banker with UBS Warburg and RBC Dominion Securities. Steven has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He also serves on the Board of Directors of JCR Capital Investment Corporation and Mountainview Capital Holdings.
 
Jeremy Knox Director
Jeremy is an Associate Director in PartnerRe's Private Equity team which he joined in September 2009. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking group of Fox-Pitt Kelton in New York where he focused on transactions within the financial services industry. Prior to joining Fox-Pitt Kelton, Jeremy worked in the private equity investments group of the National Bank of Canada. Jeremy graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a BA in Business Administration.