Our Team

World-Class Executive Leadership across Title Insurance, Settlement Services and Technology

Entitle Direct Group’s entire leadership is focused on empowering consumers to take control of their real estate process and save significant money on closing costs. Our executive team combines decades of experience in title insurance, general insurance, settlement services, real estate, technology, regulatory and legal compliance.

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/Director

    Tim is the founder of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. He 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.

  • Steven Palmer

    Chief Executive Officer/Director​

    Steven was named executive Chairman of Entitle Direct Group, Inc. in June of 2014, and became CEO in January 2015. He has served as an active member on our board of directors since October of 2012. Steven has spent the past seven years of his career working for a US based subsidiary of PartnerRe Ltd, most recently as the head of that company’s private equity group. Steven has over 12 years of private equity investment experience, most of which involving companies in the financial services sector, including many in the mortgage industry. Prior to attending business school, Steven was an investment banker with UBS Warburg and RBC Dominion Securities. Steven has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He also serves on the board of directors of MountainView Capital Holdings, a capital markets company with significant expertise in the residential mortgage industry, and JCR Capital Investment Corporation, a commercial real estate asset management company.

  • 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

    Mr. Pestcoe is a retired insurance executive with more than 30 years experience in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, and investments. Most recently Marvin Pestcoe was a member of PartnerRe's Group Executive Committee with responsibility for the Capital Markets Group and PartnerRe's Life & Health businesses. 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.

  • 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.

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