Assurant Inc., a provider of risk management solutions, recently named Kevin Raney managing director of Assurant Valuations and Mortgage Technology, under the company’s Mortgage Solutions group.
Separately, the company recently named Jerry Rowell managing director of Assurant Field Services, also under the Mortgage Solutions group.
Raney has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the mortgage valuations sector. Most recently, he led the valuations division at Altisource as vice president, where he focused on streamlining operational processes, growing client relationships and developing overall market strategy across the division. He also previously served in a number of leadership roles at organizations including PHH Corp., First NLC Financial Services, Aames Home Loans and GMAC Mortgage.
In his new position, Raney has responsibility for operations and strategy for Assurant Valuations and Mortgage Technology, with a specific focus on the origination channel. He will be based in Indianapolis.
Rowell has more than 20 years of experience leading companies in the financial services sector, including mortgage, field service and commercial lending firms. Most recently he led J. Rowell & Associates in providing management consulting to service-based companies, driving operational improvements and increased profitability for an extensive list of top-tier clients.
Rowell also previously worked as managing director of Lender Processing Services’ Field Services Division, where he was responsible for leading and developing operations, the management team, technology and other aspects of the business. Through his leadership, the company realized significant growth, improved customer satisfaction and product expansion.
In his new job, Rowell will have responsibility for operations and strategy for Assurant Field Services, with a focus on advancing its position as a field services industry leader. Rowell will be based in Austin, Texas.