North American Title Expands into Hoosier State
March 11, 2014
North American Title Co. expanded into Indiana and opened an office in the northwest portion of the state in Merrillville.
“In the process of growing the North American Title brand, we have been looking to open offices in a new state,” said Michael Montalvo, division president, North American Title Co. “Indiana is a perfect fit. The close proximity to our Illinois offices will make it much easier to support and grow this new market.
“We envision great success and are looking to expand by one or two additional offices in Indiana by the end of 2014,” added Montalvo. “This experience has only generated a thirst to grow into other states to further expand North American Title Company’s footprint.”
Montalvo said it had been a two-year search to find the right sales professional to open the office and grow the Indiana market. The new northwest Indiana sales manager is Celeste Zajac. She worked as a real estate agent for more than 10 years before taking a position as manager of transaction management software and the processing division for a national title company, where she also held a position as a sales representative.
Zajac was voted Affiliate of the Year by the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors (GNIAR) in 2009. She was recently elected to the GNIAR board of directors. Zajac has served on the Indiana Mortgage Bankers board of directors since 2009 and also has held a board position for the Indiana Mortgage Brokers Association. She also founded the Northwest Indiana Housing Alliance and is active with other area charities.