Clear Title Agency of Arizona, a leader in commercial and residential title and escrow services, is ranked No. 988 on the seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Clear Title’s 436 percent growth during the past three years helped secure the competitive ranking among an elite group of leading independent entrepreneurs in the U.S.
“We are excited and honored to be ranked on this esteemed list of the nation’s fastest growing companies in America,” said Bart Patterson, CEO of Clear Title. “We believe the secret to our success is all about our people. Our goal has always been to deliver the best possible service when and where customers need it and our people do that extraordinarily well.
“Being a part of this list brings recognition to both our current success and the fact that our goals of providing the very best work environment for our people and delivering value and excellence to clients will never change,” Patterson said.
In Metro Phoenix, Clear Title ranks No. 20 of the 99 local honorees.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
Clear Title Agency of Arizona, has added another strategic hire to its roster: Scott Pearson. Pearson joins Clear Title as the chief title officer for the commercial escrow division. The company, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, has experienced 200-percent compounded annual growth for the past several years. It is the fastest-growing title and escrow company in Arizona.
Pearson will focus on new growth for Clear Title’s commercial division. Previously, Pearson was state manager at RedVision Systems in Arizona. Prior to that, he was senior commercial escrow officer, assistant vice president, manager of trustee sales/forfeiture/national default title services for Arizona and Nevada and title examiner for First American Title Insurance Co. during 18 years of service.
Pearson received his dual B.S. degree in business management and marketing from University of Phoenix. He is a resident of San Tan Valley. Pearson is a chartered organizational representative for Boy Scouts of America. He has six children (four boys, two girls) and his two oldest sons received their Eagle Scout Award at age 13.
Clear Title Agency of Arizona added two strategic hires to its roster: Candice Rice and Carol Rieger.
The company, which is currently celebrating its 5-year anniversary, has experienced 200% compounded annual growth, even during the recession. It is the fastest-growing title and escrow company in Arizona.
Rice joins Clear Title as the commercial business development officer and Rieger as a senior commercial escrow officer in the company’s commercial escrow division.
Rice’s responsibilities at Clear Title include developing and marketing the commercial escrow department. Previously, Rice was a vice president of credit at Factors Southwest and vice president of special credits for First National Bank of Arizona.
Rieger began her career as a commercial real estate paralegal in New England more thena 25 years ago and eventually made her way back to Arizona where she continued her career as a commercial real estate paralegal for Streich Lang. She transitioned to the title and escrow industry more than 14 years ago as a commercial escrow officer and has managed several escrow branches throughout her tenure in the Valley. Her specialty is in commercial and builder escrow transactions.
Rice attended Black Hills State University and is a resident of Ahwatukee. Rieger attended Grand Canyon College and Providence College. She is a resident of Rio Verde.