Employees are everything

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:00pm

Since leaving Stewart Title in April, I’ve had time to reflect on the type of company, specifically the type of title company, I want to work for and dedicate my time to.  I’ve managed title or technology companies since 1982 and over that time have come to some conclusions about what makes a company successful over the long term… and what not to do.  For starters, I think it’s interesting how many companies, not just title companies but all companies, spend so much time and energy claiming that their employees are their most important asset yet the company seems not to know or care about i

Starting a new chapter

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:00pm

After managing title, escrow and technology companies since 1982, most of which were publicly traded, I decided to build the kind of company that I have dreamed about. A company that believes in its employees, empowers them to be successful, and entrenches itself in the communities that it serves. I chose Mother Lode Holding Company as the parent for my dream company. The founder of Mother Lode, Leo French, had a dream for his company similar to that of my own.