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Chief Executive Officer
Chris Phillips began his career in the title industry in 1977 in Colorado. He spent 26 years working in several leadership roles, including president, at a Texas-based regional underwriter where he was responsible for building the agency network and increasing revenues throughout the Southwest.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Texas Land Title Association where he serves on the TLTAPAC board as a trustee. In 2010, he was awarded the TLTA’s highest honor of Title Man of the Year, which recognizes significant and longtime contributions to the title industry and the association.
EVP, National Agency Division Manager
A native and current resident of Richmond, Virginia, Tom Klein is charged with developing the company’s business segment supporting national and multistate agencies. In addition, he collaborates with other agency managers to develop key large agent relationships in geographically diverse locales, with a focus on Virginia and North Carolina. Prior to joining FNTI, Mr. Klein developed Mid Atlantic and National agency relationships for two other title insurers and has over 20 years holding positions in numerous leadership capacities, including the formation of national agency and affiliated business divisions. After completing law school at the University of Richmond, he worked as a real estate attorney at a local law firm and founded a Virginia title company. Klein is a graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
VP, National Division Agency Manager
A Richmond resident and native of Omaha, Nebraska, Cheryl Klein will serve as agency manager for national, multistate, and local agency relationships. Prior to joining FNTI, Ms. Klein served two other underwriters as an account manager/business advisor to agents. She contributed at both companies to the development of title production and workflow solutions. She also has owned and managed a Virginia title company for 10 years. Cheryl received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University with a focus on accounting. Outside of the title industry, Ms. Klein held numerous positions in banking and is a graduate of the School of Bank Management held at the University of Virginia.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
SVP, Mid-Atlantic Region Agency Manager
David’s journey from abstractor, examiner, escrow officer to attorney & underwriting counsel for a national title insurance company gives him a unique perspective and ability when it comes to solving underwriting issues. David is a problem solver and his vast knowledge includes all facets of the title insurance industry. In addition, David is an accomplished speaker presenting regular continuing education classes for realtors, escrow agents and the Texas Land Title Association. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University and afterwards attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law while also working full time in the title industry earning his JD in 2004.