The Legal Description is hosting this exclusive 75-minute webinar to train title insurance and settlement services professionals on proven methods and practices designed to prevent against theft, legal trouble and loss of business that stem from day-to-day escrow practices.
Participants will hear from industry experts Dick Reass, of Reliant Title and RynohLive, and Brent Scheer, of Agents National Title Insurance Co., who will address protecting accounts from internal and external threats and best practices for transactions. The webinar training will talk specifics, offer sound take-aways and provide essential information for professionals in the title insurance and settlement services industry working with escrow accounts. Speakers will discuss:
- Escrow accounting best practices, including safeguarding accounts
- ABCs of the 3-way escrow reconciliation to mitigate risks
- Why you must have positive pay
- Online banking requirements
- Available funds, good funds and collected funds
- Industry software vulnerabilities
- What to know about cloud computing, firewalls and securing email
- Hosted solutions vs. local servers
- Today’s environment and cyber fraud realities
- The latest cyber fraud statistics and the top three cyber threats
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive the full PowerPoint presentation following the live event, along with related articles from October Research LLC publications. Register for a live site and/or order the recording and view the webinar at your earliest convenience. One live site registration provides access to as many listeners as you can fit into a conference room and the recordings can be circulated around your office.
Plan to join us for this educational opportunity and protect your business.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Reliant Title and RynohLive
Richard M. (Dick) Reass is the president and founder of Reliant Title as well as Segin Software LLC. His passion for process improvement and innovative problem solving was the catalyst for developing RynohLive, once Reliant Title was well established. Dick describes himself as a re-engineered Naval Officer whose banker wife thought that starting a title agency would be a great way to keep him out of trouble once he had retired from the Navy. Little did she realize what would evolve!
After founding Reliant Title in 1998, Dick quickly realized that he "didn't know what he didn't know" and immersed himself in learning the title industry. A quick study, Dick's success in the title business allowed him to follow his passion for process improvement, using Reliant Title as his "Science Lab." Reliant and Dick were quickly recognized in 2000 and again in 2003 as the Realtors Association Affiliate of the Year. In 2007, he moved from Reliant Title into Segin Software full time. His vision of process improvement and systems integration led to the step-by-step development of RynohLive and other title system enhancements.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas and his Navy career was bookended by combat in Vietnam and Desert Storm. Commands at sea included serving as Commodore of the 16 ship multinational force during Desert Storm. Dick's final assignment was as director of Management Information Systems in Washington, D.C.
Treasure, CFO, COO
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Brent Scheer is the treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Agents National Title Insurance Co. in Columbia, Missouri, and a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1995.
Before joining Agents National Title in 2006, he worked in governmental audit, internal audit, cost accounting and public accounting. His career in public accounting focused on small businesses in the areas of audit, tax, business valuation, consulting and litigation support. He is currently serving as chairman of the American Land Title Association's (ALTA) Accounting Committee and also serves on the ALTA Technology Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Editor, The Legal Description
October Research, LLC
Andrea Golby is editor of The Legal Description, October Research's legal and regulatory newsletter for the settlement services industry. Much of her work focuses on informing readers about pertinent caselaw, newly filed lawsuits, proposed legislation and other critical regulatory issues impacting title agents, attorneys and closing agents across the country. In 2011, Andrea assisted in the research, direction and launch of Dodd Frank Update, October Research's newest legal/regulatory publication. She is a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.