Szabo’s focus is to lead the StreetLinks’ Quality Control Operations department, which emphasizes superior quality and service across StreetLinks’ wide range of valuation products and services.
Szabo joined StreetLinks in 2015 as VP of Quality Control and Operations after working extensively in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining StreetLinks, Szabo served as the Chief Appraiser at USAA Federal Savings Bank for four years, where he launched their appraisal department. He also served as the Operations and Quality Assurance leader and primary liaison for regulatory agencies and offices.
Prior to his time at USAA, he worked in the Fraud Investigation and Repurchase departments at Fannie Mae’s National Underwriting Center, and successfully ran an appraisal firm for 10 years.
StreetLinks also appointed Samir Agarwal as Director of Vendor Administration. Agarwal’s focus is to develop, build, and manage an employee arm of StreetLinks’ appraiser panel. This initiative is a top enterprise priority originated in an effort to adapt to an increasingly demanding industry where emphasis on top-rated customer service is paramount. Agarwal’s aim is to hire more than 100 appraisers by the end of 2016.
Agarwal is a seasoned senior leader with a substantial record of excellent business acumen and delivering enterprise solutions in the financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining StreetLinks in the fourth quarter of 2015, Agarwal served as an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase. Agarwal’s leadership and experience spans multiple consumer, technology, and corporate departments. His specialty and discipline are resolute with product development, operations, organizational change, vendor management, strategy planning, and execution. Agarwal brings more than 17 years' experience to Assurant, Inc., with the last nine dedicated to the mortgage industry.