We are pleased to introduce you to our leadership team:
Paul M. Doman
President and CEO of the Accurate Group of Companies
As President and CEO, Paul brings extensive experience in managing high volume, scalable operations, process and product development, and deep relationships in the banking and lending community to the company. Paul sets the strategic direction of the company, manages sales, operations, compliance, and oversees information technology and the company's financial systems. Paul joined Accurate as President of the Accurate Equity Group and a member of the Board of Directors in March of 2009. He previously served as President of First American’s Equity Loan Services Division where he focused on leading a team of five hundred employees and developed creative solutions for the home equity lending niche. He began his real estate services career with First American in 1995 and gained extensive national experience working in all areas of the business including title searching, title, escrow and appraisal production, title underwriting, and as a corporate attorney.
President of Accurate Group of Texas, LLC
Steve Black, President of The Accurate Group of Texas, has responsibility over the Texas title and closing service center including oversight of the National Closing Operation located in Houston, Texas. Steve brings to Accurate over 20 years of experience in the title and settlement services industries. He began his career with Stewart Title gaining responsibilities over diverse areas including technology, sales, property valuations, as well as high volume title operations. He later became President of National Closing Solutions (a Placer Title company) helping them expand into national settlement services. Responsibilities there included establishing multi-state title agency licensing, building a national appraisal panel, and establishing reseller relationships for AVMs and flood determinations. Steve’s most recent service prior to Accurate was with Fiserv Lending Solutions where he was recruited to build a Texas settlement service center.
President of Accurate Valuations, LLC
Frank has been in the mortgage banking industry for more than 15 years. Most recently serving as Vice President of Strategic Accounts for First American Corporation. In 2007, Frank Guarnera coordinated and co-managed the Louisiana Road Home Project, a project designed to appraise the 125,000 plus homes destroyed in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Prior to that Frank was the Regional Appraisal Manager for Ameriquest Mortgage. He has also owned and operated a regional appraisal firm in Ohio specializing in residential and commercial valuations, quality assurance and due diligence.
Michael S. Cullen
CIO of the Accurate Group of Companies
Mike began his career as a software engineer developing commercial software products. His interest in developing technology solutions that enable company growth led to career opportunities in the software, consulting and energy industry segments. Since 1991 Mike has specialized in Real Estate Transaction Services while working for First American in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for First American Equity Loan Services and First American Lenders Advantage. In March of 2009 Mike joined the Accurate Group as part of a management team that has positioned the Accurate Group as an emerging leader in the delivery of real estate transaction services.
CFO of the Accurate Group of Companies
Mike joined The Accurate Group in February 2011. He has over 27 years experience running all financial aspects of the companies he has been employed with. At Accurate, he is responsible for accounting, financial management, client billing, budgeting, tax management and bank relations. Prior to joining Accurate, Mike was a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Dearborn National. Mike also worked at Medical Life Insurance Co. for 13 years and Medical Mutual of Ohio for five years. Mike received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
EVP and General Manager, Accurate Title Group
Lee is responsible for the Charlotte Operations and branch expansion for Accurate Title Group. A seasoned veteran with more than 27 years of significant industry experience which has allowed him to create diverse and innovative profit-oriented results in sales, marketing, finance, planning, and management. Lee previously held senior management positions with Lender’s Service, Inc. (LSI) , Basis100, the Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA) and TRW Real Estate Loan Services.
SVP, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives
Howard began his career owning and operating a high volume real estate conveyancing law firm in Canada. In 1992, he became one of the original lawyers who pioneered First American Title’s Canadian operation. Working in Business Development and Insurance Product and Design, Howard helped First American grow their business in Canada, the UK and Australia before being transferred to the US in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Head Underwriter for the Lenders Advantage Division, where his responsibilities included conception, design, implementation and management of new products and services as well as underwriting of all programs.
Howard is the author of two best selling consumer real estate advice books. He has lectured extensively on legal, real estate, investment and consumer issues and has contributed to numerous publications in Canada, the U.K. and the US.
VP, Accurate Commercial Title Services
Nina brings 30 years experience in the commercial real estate, banking and title industries to Accurate. Nina began her career in the legal industry and recently served as Fifth Third Bank's Commercial Real Estate Tax Portfolio Manager and Commercial Title Manager of Vista Settlement Services, Fifth Third Bank's Title Agency. She has closed a number of significant commercial transactions including several Cincinnati, Ohio landmarks such as Fountain Square Plaza, Kenwood Town Center, Riverfront Coliseum, Forest Fair Mall, and the Four Seasons Marina. Her past and present professional affiliations include: eWomen Network, CREW of Greater Cincinnati, and Ohio Land Title Association. She has been a frequent lecturer at continuing education seminars on title and real estate matters.
VP, Title Operations
Richard has over 23 years of experience in the title insurance industry. The first twenty of those years were spent working within various divisions of First American Title focused on title search and production. In 2007, Richard left First American where he ran a profitable and successful title search business and joined the Accurate Group as the VP of Title Operations.
Leslie A. Riley
VP, National Closing Compliance
Leslie brings extensive expertise in national centralized closing operations, as well as a very well-rounded background in all industry product offerings including residential, commercial, REO servicing and all other ancillary lender products. In her 25 years of title and closing experience, 15 years were focused on national lender services including building two different national closing centers from the ground up. Leslie possesses a true customer service vision, flexibility, a belief in constant change to keep the momentum of the company moving forward, delivering proactive options to our customers and promoting a consultative approach with customers and vendors to ensure success. Before coming to The Accurate Title Group, Leslie was in senior management at First American REO Servicing, United Title National Lender Services and LandAmerica OneStop Lender Services.
VP, Equity Client Services and New Account Implementation
Diane joined The Accurate Group in May of 2010. With over 30 years experience in national title, escrow, and mortgage industries, she leads an enthusiastic team to implement products, services and workflows tailored to meet the needs of equity lenders. She brings dedication to the customer service role, knowledge of customer needs, and a tremendous ability to provide superior customer satisfaction. Diane is responsible for new client implementation and management of the client service team.
VP, Ohio Escrow Manager
Emily has responsibility over the Ohio title and closing national service center. Emily brings 23 years of escrow settlement and title insurance experience to Accurate Title Group. She began her career with LandAmerica Financial with escrow closing responsibilities. She later became an officer of the company and gained responsibilities over the profit-driven retail operations in northern Ohio.
Human Resource Manager and Trust & Funding Operations Manager
Valerie began her career as a Financial Accountant with her alma mater. Relocating to Raleigh, NC, she worked for SoftPro Corporation for more than three years. During that time she managed over 40 national escrow accounts and audit preparations for clients and assisted with the R&D testing for what is now known as SoftPro Select. Valerie joined Accurate Title Group, LLC in 2008 as the Trust and Funding Operations Manager and not long after, also took on the role and responsibility of the Human Resources Manager.