Safeguard Properties, which inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, lenders and other financial institutions, has promoted four of its employees and hired a new attorney for its legal department in support of its recent growth.
Attorney Robert Lewis joins Safeguard's legal department, with responsibilities for the company's litigation management function, focusing on all corporate and business line litigation and claim activity.
Lewis previously worked for more than 10 years as a construction litigation attorney at Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland. He currently serves as co-chair of PlayhouseSquare Partners in Cleveland, where he has held several executive board positions since 2010. He also is a member of the American Bar Association, including the Forum on the Construction Industry; the Ohio State Bar Association; and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Amy Nauer has been promoted to assistant vice president, property preservation and REO operations. Nauer oversees several aspects of Safeguard's operations, including evictions, utility coordination, bid desk and order audit/processing. She joined Safeguard in 1998 as a property preservation updater and has progressed through positions including team lead, manager and most recently, director of property preservation/REO operations.
Holly Fletcher has been promoted to director, client relations. Fletcher is responsible for the day-to-day management of Safeguard's client's post-sale Federal Housing Administration properties from sale through conveyance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fletcher joined Safeguard in 2003 as a hazard claim specialist. In 2006, she was promoted to manager of hazard claims.
Brian Gecewich has been promoted to director, field quality control and service quality assurance. Gecewich is responsible for Safeguard's field quality control team and the creation of the SQA group. He joined Safeguard in 2007 and has progressed through several positions, most recently as manager of SQA.
Steve Goberish has been promoted to director, application development – vendor systems. He is responsible for all development activities, including business requirements gathering, architecture and design of code enhancements and topologies, quality assurance testing, and overall functionality of the vendor-facing Web applications. Goberish joined Safeguard in March 2012 as manager of the application development team responsible for vendor systems, including Vendor Web, INSPI, Archer and the Equator Interface.
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