HOUSTON (June 6, 2005) -Todd Sims has been named chief information officer for the Stewart Real Estate Information (REI) region, which includes both Stewart Mortgage Information (SMI) and REIData Inc. entities.
One of the founding members of the RealEC™ real estate electronic commerce exchange, Sims was responsible for integration infrastructure with the company's transaction management system. As senior vice president, he also managed technical client relationships with large lenders and service providers.
He formed Quest Technical Services Inc. in 2002, providing contract development services as well as permanent and contract labor technical placement services. During the past three years, Sims and his team were influential in designing, architecting and maintaining various production systems for SMI and Stewart's real estate information group.
This relationship was built on his experience prior to the RealEC position, where he spent two years as development manager for Highland Solutions, an SMI technology company.
"We are pleased to welcome Todd back to the Stewart organization," said Kevin Gugenheim, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the REI region and SMI president and chief operating officer. "We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of Todd's experience and familiarity with our company, production systems and infrastructure in his new role. This is a very positive move for our group."
Sims holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Tyler.
SMI (http://smi.stewart.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., is a leading provider of mortgage information and services that accelerate loan origination and reduce costs of post-closing functions. SMI meets the needs of the real estate industry through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce, including credit, valuation products, nationwide title and settlement services, flood determinations, electronic mortgage document preparation, background checks, and a variety of post-closing and investor delivery services.
About REIData Inc.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., REIData is a real estate information provider serving the title, realty and lending markets in three primary ways: data access, integrated data applications, and online product distribution through its Web portal, propertyinfo.com. REIData provides real estate transaction professionals with the electronic data and integrated applications needed to increase their business efficiency and improve the quality of information used throughout the real estate transaction process. More information about REIData is available at www.propertyinfo.com.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a 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 7,800 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, 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.