Leadership Team

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jason gordon

Jason M. Gordon

President

Jason.Gordon@amtrustgroup.com
P 646.354.2470

Jason is President of AmTrust Title Insurance Company, having been placed in charge of title insurance globally on behalf of the Amtrust Financial family of companies in October 2015. He has been a part of the title insurance industry for the last 15 years, including underwriting, sales and management positions. Most recently he served as head of the national commercial division for the 5th largest title insurance company in the United States. Prior to Westcor, he was President of FNF Title International Holding Company, the international title insurance division of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) for 6 years and was on the board of directors for Fidelity National Title de Mexico and FNF Title Insurance Company Ltd (Malta). Jason has lectured on international title insurance, real estate litigation, distressed property issues and title insurance as a risk management tool.

Steven Napolitano

Steven Napolitano

Senior Executive Vice President

Steven.Napolitano@amtrustgroup.com

A nationally recognized leader in the title insurance industry with more than 25 years in the business, Steven Napolitano is the founder of First Nationwide Title Agency. As President and CEO Steven provides the strategic and operational direction that has allowed the firm to grow to a roster of more than 75 employees that many consider to be the best in their respective areas of expertise. FNTA is comprised of seasoned underwriters, account executives, communications and support teams who serve major commercial real estate developers, landlords and institutional investors both domestically and globally.

Michael Bebon

Michael Bebon

Senior Executive Vice President

MBebon@amtrustgroup.com
P 917.620.5816

Michael Bebon is Senior Executive Vice President AmTrust Title Insurance Company and is the Chief Executive of Team Bebon. Throughout his 35 year career, Michael has been a leader in the industry. He has insured over $600 billion dollars of real estate transactions, including, but not limited to office, ground-up condo developments, gaming, hotels/resorts, multi-family, retail, energy, industrial, and international transactions in Canada, Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Michael has never failed on closing a transaction despite having seen every possible challenge and being able to find a solution.

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Joseph Philip Forte

Senior Legal Counsel

Joseph.Forte@amtrustgroup.com

Joseph Philip Forte is an experienced lawyer who has been at the forefront of many major innovations and reform in the real estate finance industry for over 45 years, including the development of the secondary and securitization mortgage markets; reform of Dodd Frank Act’s Basel III High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Rule; and working with industry on the transition away from LIBOR.
 
Michael Frederick

Michael Frederick

VP & North Atlantic Manager

Michael.Frederick@amtrustgroup.com
P 732.599.7277


Michael serves AmTrust Title as Vice President and Regional Manager for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio and West Virginia focused on establishing operations, recruiting personnel, growing the agency base, and increasing revenue throughout the region. He has worked in the title insurance industry for over 25 years serving on behalf of some of the nation's most prominent underwriters. Just prior to coming aboard with AmTrust Title, Michael was Vice President and Agency Services Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company in New Jersey, where he oversaw all aspects of the agency business in the state. Before that, he oversaw a group of nearly 100 agencies throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for two other national title insurance underwriters for nearly 20 years, where he earned awards for revenue growth, increasing market share and signing new agencies. Michael holds a BA in Political Science from Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

thomas klein

Thomas R. Klein

Senior Vice President/Manager, National Agency and Mid Atlantic Regions

Thomas.Klein@amtrustgroup.com
P 804.467.1648

A native and current resident of Richmond, Virginia, Klein is charged with developing the company’s business segment supporting national and multistate agencies. In addition, Klein is overseeing the development of AmTrust’s footprint in the Mid Atlantic Region (South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC and Maryland). Prior to joining AmTrust, he worked 7 years for WFG National Title Insurance Company, developing its Southeast Region and then serving as National Agency Manager. Prior to working at WFG, he worked for 22 years for LandAmerica serving in numerous leadership capacities including the formation of national agency and affiliated business divisions. Klein also has owned his own independent title agency and practiced real estate law. Mr. Klein earned his law degree from the University of Richmond and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
james thanasules

James Thanasules

SVP & Chief New York State Counsel

James.Thanasules@amtrustgroup.com
P 646.354.2404
 

James Thanasules was with First American Title Insurance Company for 19 years, most recently as Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel for the New York Agency Division. James began his title career from the ground up, involved in production, sales, claims and underwriting, both on the Direct and Agency sides. James’ extensive Agency experience offers a unique perspective. He understands the interplay between agent and underwriter; the need for responsiveness and sound decisions; and working together to achieve a common goal. James has presented CLEs and CEs on a wide variety of hot topics, including Claims, Short Sales and Reverse Mortgages. He also provides training courses for agents and the NYSLTA. James’ background includes private practice, finance and advertising.