Stewart Title of California has hired Jeff Sickler as manager for Stewart’s North Bay region. Sickler will be responsible for overseeing and developing operations in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Sonoma counties.
SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Dec 18, 2006) – Stewart Title of California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), announces the hiring of Jeff Sickler as manager for Stewart’s North Bay region. Sickler will be responsible for overseeing and developing operations in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Sonoma counties.
“We’re thrilled that Jeff has joined our team,” said Mark Gingles, group president for Stewart Title of California. “Jeff’s passion for the title industry, coupled with his strong financial and accounting background, will bring a new energy to our North Bay offices. We look forward to continuing the focus on Stewart’s commitment to providing our clients with unparalleled service.”
Sickler brings to Stewart more than 10 years of experience in the title industry. After spending almost 10 years as a certified public accountant (CPA), he began his title insurance career as the chief financial officer of California Land Title of Marin, now an affiliate of Stewart Title Co. After spending only one year in Marin, Sickler purchased Napa Land Title. He sold the company after managing it successfully for 10 years.
When asked about the decision to accept the district manager position, Sickler commented that he rekindled his relationship with Stewart because the company has “always been professional and people-oriented.”
Sickler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Sacramento State University in 1984. He earned his CPA license while working for Krohn and Bisson (now Krohn and Croak) in San Francisco. Sickler has been married for 20 years and has three children. He stays active by playing golf and coaching junior varsity high school basketball.
Stewart Title of California is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., a customer-oriented, technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.