""Safeguard Properties"":http://www.safeguardproperties.com/, the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the United States, has[IMAGE]
expanded its marketing and business development team with two new appointments. Tod Burkert has been named vice president of business development, and Anthony Golden has been named director of strategic initiatives.
""Tod and Anthony are strong additions to assure that Safeguard is well positioned for growth in our core business and expansion into new lines of business,"" said Alan Jaffa, CEO of Valley View, Ohio-based Safeguard. ""Tod brings an impressive track record in business planning, sales, and marketing, and Anthony is a well-known and highly regarded veteran servicer and subject matter expert in our industry.""[COLUMN_BREAK]
Burkert has been awarded several sales and marketing accolades for his previous work, which includes executive sales and marketing positions with Turning Technologies, Cintas Corporation, and RUS OMNI. Prior to these roles, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a Navy pilot, participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
To his new position, Golden brings nearly 28 years' experience in mortgage loan servicing. Before this appointment, he served as a consulting manager for Clayton Services LLC, and he has held executive- and management-level titles with GMAC-RFC, Budget Finance Company, and Great Western Bank. In addition, Golden is actively involved in the industry through participation in trade organizations, speaking at conferences, and writing articles for trade publications. Golden attended California State University, Northridge, with a study emphasis in business administration.
Burkert and Golden join Safeguard's more than 800 employees-not counting its network of thousands of contractors-all of whom work to provide inspection and maintenance services for lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions.