First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is pleased to announce the addition of Kyle K. Rank to its leadership team as EVP, Business Development. Rank is a 30-plus year industry veteran having previously held executive roles in sales, legal, and compliance in addition to having been a part-owner of a title agency in the Midwest. In his most recent role, Rank acted as general counsel for Capital Title of Texas and previously headed up agency operations for a large regional underwriter.
“I am extremely excited to join Chris and the highly talented team at First National. With all the volatility associated with recent underwriter acquisitions happening within the industry, leading to uncertainty of ownership, leadership, and mission within those organizations. It is a pleasure to be a part of one of the few remaining family-owned underwriters with a solid culture of servant leadership, a team rooted in deep industry experience, along with a clear mission of service to independent agents,” says Rank.
Chris Phillips, president and CEO of FNTI stated, “Kyle is a huge asset to our development team in finding the best opportunities and ways to grow into new states and markets across the nation. His expertise, knowledge, and foresight is exactly what we need to grow FNTI into a national underwriter.”
“I look forward to contributing to the strategic corporate development of the company, and using my skills and experience to help independent agents succeed. I am deeply appreciative to both Chris and Bill (Shaddock) for this tremendous opportunity. I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization,” added Rank.
FNTI is now licensed and operational in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee with expansion plans in 2021 to include 11 additional states and more after that.
“I’m excited that our growth and success is attracting attention and talent to our organization. Our company philosophy has not changed, but our focus has. We intend to take that philosophy and mission statement nationally. We are the independent underwriter for the independent agent. Watch for future announcements to track our expansion plans.” says Phillips.
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