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.