Proper Title, LLC, one of Illinois’ largest title insurance agencies, announced today that Brent Fielder has been hired as executive vice president of business development. In this role, Fielder will be responsible for expanding the firm beyond Proper Title’s home state of Illinois, initially with a new location in northwest Indiana. He will also be responsible for recruiting key employees as well as growing and collaborating with sales teams.
“Brent’s depth of industry experience and a strong track record in developing multi-state title company operations made him the clear choice to lead Proper Title’s expansion into markets outside of Illinois,” said Mike Golden, partner and co-founder of Proper Title and co-founder and co-CEO of @properties.
Most recently, Fielder served as executive director of sales and marketing for Meridian Title Corp. in South Bend, Ind. In this position, he led the northwest Indiana, north-central Indiana, and southwest Michigan sales teams to exceed annual sales goals and develop new business opportunities. During his 13-year tenure at Meridian, Fielder was promoted from escrow manager to regional sales manager to corporate sales manager to his most recent position.
“I’ve worked in the title insurance industry for more than two decades, and I have never seen a firm grow as quickly and intentionally as Proper Title,” said Fielder. “From their culture to their people, there’s a lot to admire about how Proper Title and @properties conduct business – we share very similar values. Proper Title will quickly grow throughout northwest Indiana and neighboring states as I connect my network of realtors in the area with Proper Title’s attentive customer service that results in a smooth, reliable closing experience.”
Earlier in his career, Fielder spent eight years in title insurance in northwest Indiana as an operations manager for Metropolitan Title of Indiana and as an escrow manager for Chicago Title. Prior to that, Fielder was a loan officer for National City Bank in East Chicago, Ind.