Kriss Law/Atlantic Closing & Escrow (“KL/ACE”), a national, attorney-driven settlement services firm, has added industry veteran Landon Smith as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Smith will spearhead KL/ACE’s national growth strategy, including brick and mortar sites in new jurisdictions, the hiring and management of new sales staff, entrée into new lines of business, technology advancements and mergers and acquisitions.
Smith comes to KL/ACE as a trusted senior leadership executive, board advisor, and management consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in the technology and financial (title insurance and mortgage services) industries. Smith has held executive positions at LandAmerica, Stewart Lender Services, ServiceLink and The Closing Exchange as well as with a number of independent national title insurance agencies.
Smith’s extensive experience spans all products in the lifecycle of a loan: origination, home equity, default, loss mitigation and REO. In connection with these service arenas, Landon has been directly involved in structuring mergers and acquisitions, post-merger/acquisition integrations, overseen B2B operations, profit and loss management, strategic business development, and the development of corporate sales and marketing strategy.
“In all facets of his career, Landon has demonstrated the capability to grow, innovate, operate and thrive in both start-up and mature publicly traded environments,” said KL/ACE President and CEO Scott D. Kriss, Esq. “We at Kriss Law/Atlantic are looking forward to his leadership as the company enters its next stage of growth and advancement.”
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