Jon Wierks is the new vice president of the data and analytics division of First American Financial Corp., a provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions.
Wierks has nearly three decades of experience in the real estate and valuation industry and is recognized for developing automated valuation models (AVMs) that have been widely emulated across the industry. He has extensive experience collaborating with the largest users of AVM products in the industry and is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences.
In his new role, Wierks is responsible for further enhancing existing automated valuation and collateral risk analytics initiatives and products. He will leverage First American’s best-in-class data assets to develop new, innovative solutions to help mortgage lenders, portfolio managers and investors reduce risk and increase efficiency through accurate and predictive analytics tools.
In a release, Dennis Gilmore, CEO at First American Financial Corp., says Wierks “is among the most influential experts in valuation analytics and has helped shape many of the valuation models in use today.”
“His expertise will strengthen our position as a leader in valuation analytics and enhance the value we provide to customers across the mortgage loan lifecycle,” Gilmore adds.