PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ValuAmerica, a national title agency, appraisal management company (AMC) and technology provider, today announced that Michael Ehms has joined the company as vice president of business development.
In this position, Ehms will be responsible for expanding ValuAmerica's customer base along with executing strategic initiatives with the company's parent company, Clayton Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Radian Group Inc. He will report to Mark Hughes, executive vice president of business development at Clayton.
Ehms has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and national account director at First American Mortgage Solutions. Prior to joining First American, Ehms held various business development roles at Republic Mortgage Insurance Company and Lender's Service, Inc. He began his career in corporate banking at Marine Bank (PNC Bank).
"As the mortgage industry continues to adapt to market and regulatory changes, there are increasing opportunities for companies that can provide a full range of solutions," said Shawn Murphy, executive vice president of ValuAmerica. "Mike has an impressive track record of building title and appraisal businesses. He will be a strong addition to our team and a great resource for our clients."
Hughes added, "Our strategy for ValuAmerica includes investing in sales and marketing to build broader awareness of its unique capabilities and how they enhance Clayton's offerings. Recruiting Mike is a first step in this process."
Ehms received his B.A. in Business Administration from Westminster College.
ValuAmerica, Inc. is wholly owned by Clayton Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), and is a provider of real estate information and technology services to the mortgage and real estate industries. Through its two main operating divisions—Intelligent Property Solutions and Innovative Technology Services—the company provides a comprehensive suite of appraisal, title, closing, and settlement services, as well as develops technology to help automate workflow and compliance processes. For more information about ValuAmerica, please visit www.valuamerica.com.