Minority-Owned Vendor Management Firm Hires Award-Winning Business Professional as CEO
CLEVELAND, June 6, 2011
CLEVELAND, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — OPTIMA Lender Services, LLC, soon to be the country's newest minority-owned and controlled vendor management company, announced the hire of Monique Winston, an award-winning veteran in the title industry, as chief executive officer.
Ms. Winston has worked in the title industry for 14 years, most recently as senior vice president and senior underwriting counsel with Stewart Title Guaranty Company of Houston, Texas. She is relocating to Cleveland, Ohio to lead OPTIMA, just as the company is finalizing its customer service strategy for providing vendor management services related to residential and commercial loan portfolios. Ms. Winston will also secure the final additions to OPTIMA's experienced management team in preparation to launch its services.
"I am excited to be guiding this new venture and overseeing the details before our official launch to ensure that everything is in place to make OPTIMA a leader among vendor management companies across the country," said Ms. Winston. "As a certified Minority Business Enterprise delivering exceptional services at competitive prices, OPTIMA will be uniquely positioned in the market."
OPTIMA's services will include title insurance, settlement services, appraisals, default management, property management, short sales, and asset dispositions. Its targeted clients are U.S. government agencies and private financial institutions. The company has been consulting with JumpStart's team of inclusion advisors — seasoned professionals that guide high growth women, minority, and inner-city based entrepreneurs seeking to build larger scale national and international firms, for six months. In that time, OPTIMA started structuring its team, identifying its leadership and defining its brand strategy.
"The experience, expertise, and leadership Ms. Winston brings is exactly what this young, high-potential company needs to launch its services and become a nationwide, one-stop vendor management solution," said Raymond Headen, Principal at OPTIMA.
Ms. Winston was named to the "Who's Who in Black Houston" and was on the "Top 40 under 40" list published by October Research in 2007.
About OPTIMA Lender Services, LLC
OPTIMA Lender Services, LLC is one of the few minority-owned and controlled vendor management companies in the country. It provides clients with third-party vendor management services related to residential and commercial loan portfolios including title insurance, settlement services, appraisals, default management, property management, short sales and asset dispositions.
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