Stewart Appoints New Head of Direct Operations

April 18, 2023

Stewart Information Services Corp. promoted Ryan Swed to the role of head of U.S. direct operations, which is the company’s largest business operation.

Swed will continue to report to Steve Lessack, Stewart’s group president.

Previously, Swed held the role of group senior vice president for Southwest operations. He took on the role of head of national commercial services in September 2021. Prior to joining Stewart, Swed worked at First American Title and its subsidiaries since 2010, managing multiple states.

Rob Sherman has been promoted to group senior vice president of Southwest operations, taking over for Swed. Sherman will be responsible for managing all direct operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Sherman joined Stewart in 2021 as the senior division president for Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president regional director for WFG National Title, responsible for building, managing, and operating the direct divisions across multiple states in the southwestern U.S.

“Ryan came to us three years ago with a tremendous amount of experience and accomplishment in the title and escrow industry, which we immediately leveraged in growing markets,” Lessack said. “Rob has a proven track record of successfully managing multiple states and is a natural fit for our GSVP position. We have built strong teams across the country in Direct Operations over the past few years and have invested and scaled strategically in attractive markets. Ryan and Rob’s priorities will be to continue growing and improving these markets as we leverage new and existing technologies while maintaining our reputation as an industry leader.”

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