Real Estate Management and Development
Company Overview of Safeguard Properties, Inc.
Safeguard Properties, Inc. operates a mortgage field services company. It offers property inspections, property preservation, REO, hazard claims administration, high risk code enforcement, vacant property registration, evictions, property valuations, and title services. The company also provides Utilityplus, a utility management program; and Compliance Connections, a solution to help municipalities and mortgage servicers proactively manage code violations. It inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for banks, mortgage companies, investors, loan servicing companies, and other financial institutions in the United States, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Safeguard Propert...
7887 Safeguard Circle
Valley View, OH 44125
Founded in 1990
Key Executives for Safeguard Properties, Inc.
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Safeguard Properties, Inc. Key Developments
Safeguard Properties, Inc. Announces Management Appointments
Aug 28 13
Safeguard Properties, Inc. announced the following appointment and promotions within its management team. Amy Nauer, promoted to assistant vice president, property preservation and REO operations. Nauer oversees several aspects of Safeguard's operations, including evictions, utility coordination, bid desk, and order audit/processing. She joined Safeguard in 1998 as a property preservation updater and has progressed through positions including team lead, manager, and most recently, director of property preservation/REO operations. Holly Fletcher, promoted to director, client relations. Fletcher is responsible for the day-to-day management of Safeguard’s client’s post-sale Federal Housing Administration properties from sale through conveyance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fletcher joined Safeguard in 2003 as a hazard claim specialist. Brian Gecewich, promoted to director, field quality control and service quality assurance (SQA). Gecewich is responsible for Safeguard’s field quality control team and the creation of the SQA group. Gecewich joined Safeguard in 2007 and has progressed through several positions, most recently as manager of SQA. Steve Goberish, promoted to director, application development – vendor systems. Goberish is responsible for all development activities, including business requirements gathering, architecture and design of code enhancements and topologies, quality assurance testing and overall functionality of the vendor-facing web applications. Lewis joins Safeguard’s legal department, with responsibilities for the company’s litigation management function, focusing on all corporate and business line litigation and claim activity. He currently serves as co-chair of PlayhouseSquare Partners in Cleveland, where he has held several executive board positions since 2010. He also is a member of the American Bar Association, including the Forum on the Construction Industry; the Ohio State Bar Association; and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Safeguard Properties to Shut its Westlake Village Office and Lay Off 82 People
Feb 20 13
Safeguard Properties will shut its Westlake Village office and lay off 82 people. The company announced layoffs began in early February and will continue until the office closes, probably by the end of March. In August, Safeguard bought Bank of America's field service operations in Westlake Village and San Bernardino, where Safeguard is laying off 168 people and closing the office. The laid-off employees could apply for open positions in Ohio or Plano, Texas, a third Bank of America division that Safeguard bought.
Safeguard Properties, Inc. Announces Management Changes
Sep 19 12
Safeguard Properties, Inc. has announced several changes in its executive and management teams. Linda Erkkila has joined the company as general counsel. In this position, she will manage all aspects of Safeguard's legal department, including client contracts, claims, litigation, settlements, insurance matters, and activity related to mergers, acquisition and joint ventures, as well as addressing regulatory issues that impact Safeguard's operations. Most recently, Erkkila served as securities and corporate governance counsel for Agilysys Inc. John Gonos was hired as director of training. Gonos is responsible for all training initiatives for new and existing employees, including all production and operational training and supervisory and leadership development. He was previously director of training and development at OfficeMax. Jennifer Jozity was promoted from director of inspections operations to assistant vice president of inspections operations. Jozity is responsible for all aspects of the inspections service line, including order entry, client relations, regional coordination and operations.
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