Executive Chairman & Founder
Williston Financial Group
Pat has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services, including “C” officer positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500 Boards. The senior executive management positions included nine years as President and COO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, Chairman and Co-CEO of a software company and CEO of a real estate data and information company.
Currently, Pat serves as Executive Chairman and Founder of Williston Financial Group, as well serves on the boards of: Green Street Advisors, the leading REIT analytics firm, Trysting Tree Golf Club, Nassau RE, Transmodus and Inman News, who named him one of 2013’s “100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and in 2015 one of the “Top 101 Real Estate Industry Doers.”
Additionally, Pat has also served as Vice-Chairman of Metrocities Mortgage, a 2005 top twenty mortgage lender, and as Chairman of The Stone Group, an Austin, Texas based tenant-rep brokerage company. As well as on the boards of Fidelity National Financial, First American Corporation, FNIS, MicroGeneral, SKLD, World Minerals, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, and Wystein Capital.
Pat’s Philanthropic involvement has included service as Chairman of the Santa Barbara Art Museum and as a Director of the Portland Art Museum. He is a past chairman of the Oregon State University Foundation, and Co-Chair of its Billion Dollar Capital Campaign.
Patrick has three beautiful daughters, and three granddaughters and resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Vicki.
Special invite from Patrick
Weiner Brodsky Kider PC
Ken Markison recently joined Weiner Brodsky Kider PC as Of Counsel following decades as a leader in the housing and financial services legal community. Before coming to the firm, Ken’s career in industry and government included service as Vice President and Regulatory Counsel of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Assistant General Counsel for GSEs and RESPA at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a staff member at the Oversight Board for the Resolution Trust Corporation.
At Weiner Brodsky Kider, Ken advises lender and vendor companies, trade associations and other organizations that draw on his deep experience and expertise regarding the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and virtually every other law regulating the primary and secondary mortgage market.
Ken is a prominent voice with legislators and regulators at all levels of government on financial regulatory issues. He graduated George Washington University Law with honors, is a member of the Maryland and DC Bars, a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a frequent speaker at conferences across the country.
Special invite from Ken
Chief Executive Officer
Nate Baker is the CEO and cofounder of Qualia, overseeing strategic vision for the company and executing the mission to provide a remarkable real estate closing experience for everyone involved. Since founding the company in 2015, Nate and his team have raised more than $40 million in funding and have expanded Qualia’s platform and services to all 50 states. On track to become the U.S. real estate industry's default closing platform, approximately 10 percent of all real estate transactions nationwide currently close on Qualia today.
Nate graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and has received numerous accolades for his talents and contributions. Most recently, Nate was named to Inc Magazine’s 2018 prestigious 30 Under 30 Rising Stars list.