Executive Chairman & Founder
Williston Financial Group
Patrick Stone has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services. He has held “C” suite officer positions with three public companies and served as director on two Fortune 500 Boards. His senior executive management positions have 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, and serves on the boards of Nassau Reinsurance, Transmodus, Trysting Tree Golf Club, and Inman News, who named him one of 2013’s “100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and as one of the “Top 101 Real Estate Industry Doers” in 2015 and again in 2021. Other accolades include receiving Housing Wire’s coveted Vanguard Award in 2019 and again in 2021, Progress in Lending’s “Lending Luminary Award” in 2019 and 2020, and October Research’s annual “Leadership Award” in 2020.
Pat previously 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. He has also served on the boards of Fidelity National Financial, First American Corporation, FNIS, MicroGeneral, SKLD, World Minerals, Green Street Advisors, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, and Wystein Capital.
His 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 daughters, five grandchildren and resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Vicki.
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Leslie Wyatt is the Director of Regulatory Compliance at SoftPro. She began her career in the real estate industry over 20 years ago, and joined SoftPro in 2002. She currently oversees the Compliance Department with her primary focus being on regulatory issues at the Federal, state and county levels.
Leslie is a member of the ALTA Implementation Task Force, the Title Action Network Steering Committee, the ALTA Government Affairs Committee, the ALTA Membership Committee, the ALTA Education Committee and the TLTA Federal Issues Committee. She has represented ALTA at a congressional briefing regarding the CFPB and the TRID changes. Leslie travels though out country speaking on our industry’s hot topics with a focus on regulatory and compliance. Leslie continuous to work with the CFPB on various projects regarding TRID, UCD, MISMO and other industry hot topics.