Stewart Appoints New Leader of Direct Operations in the Western States

May 23, 2017

Stewart appointed Michael Tafoya as group senior vice president of direct operations. In this role, Tafoya will report to Dave Fauth, group president of direct operations, and will oversee business operations and strategy with responsibility for top-line growth of the Western states.

“Mike has a tremendous depth of industry experience and a proven track record of discipline and focus in completing real estate transactions”

“Mike has a tremendous depth of industry experience and a proven track record of discipline and focus in completing real estate transactions," Fauth said. "We're excited to have him lead the Western region and build on our success in that market."

Tafoya brings more than 32 years of experience in title industry sales, marketing and operational leadership, as well as considerable knowledge of the technical aspects of title insurance and escrow settlement services. He most recently served as co-founder and chief executive officer for Title365 Company and president of its affiliated businesses, X1 Analytics, Xome Signings and its technology company X1 Labs. Under Tafoya, Title365 expanded into five states and generated $150 million in annual revenue. It was also named one of the fasted growing private companies by the Orange County Business Journal.


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