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DS News January 2021

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21 bringing in and managing new strategic partnerships with marquee clients. He will also play a pivotal part in strategic execution. Before joining Peoples Processing, Eakins served as VP, Strategic Accounts at Sourcepoint, where he was focusing on business development, client integration, relationship management, and operational excellence. Prior to Sourcepoint, he was instrumental in driving multimillion- dollar incremental revenue growth annually at Sutherland Global Services for nearly a decade. His wide-ranging expertise spans digital and process transformation, business development, relationship management, and operational excellence. Speaking on the occasion, Sam Verma, President and CEO at Peoples Processing, said, "Gary will be a significant addition to our team and will play a key role in our growth strategy." Gary said "I am extremely excited to join Peoples Processing at this important juncture. With the value they provide and their ambitious growth plans, I strongly feel that they are at the cusp of exponential growth over the next few years." SERVICELINK WELCOMES RYAN VOGT ServiceLink welcomed Ryan Vogt, VP, National Sales Representative for both Origination and Default clients. ServiceLink is a respected leader providing tech-enabled services for all phases of the home lending lifecycle from origination through default. Starting in the mortgage industry in 2007, Vogt brings over 13 years' client-centered sales and default industry experience. He has been instrumental in developing marketing strategies and business opportunities with new and existing clients, ultimately, improving the client experience. He holds a B.A. in business from the University of Florida. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife Melissa and twin boys. FITCH RATINGS APPOINTS MICHAEL PALADINO HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA STRUCTURED FINANCE Fitch Ratings announced the appointment of Managing Director Michael Paladino as its new head of Structured Finance for North America. Paladino will report to Rui Pereira, Fitch's Analytical Global Group Head of Structured Finance. Prior to joining the Structured Finance leadership team, Paladino headed Fitch's U.S. Leveraged Finance platform and oversaw coverage for Real Estate & Leisure teams within Fitch's Corporate Finance group. Prior to joining Fitch 14 years ago, Paladino was a sell-side research analyst for UBS and also worked as a buy-side analyst. "Mike's strong credit experience and management skills along with the importance that he places on investor outreach will serve Fitch's structured finance teams well in reinforcing Fitch's credit leadership position," Pereira said. SLK GLOBAL STRENGTHENS TITLE & TAX SOLUTIONS TEAM SLK Global Solutions, a provider of technology- enabled platform solutions for the financial services industry, announced that Alan Shumate has been hired as VP of Business Development in a move that will strengthen SLK's title and tax solutions team. In his new role, Shumate will oversee the growth of the company's title support services business and platform-based solutions, including SmartProp for property title search reports and SmartTrak for property tax reports. "Alan has extensive background in the title and settlement industry and shares our principles of delivering transformative products and solutions in this space," SLK EVP for Title and Tax Shannon Cobb said. "I am thrilled that Alan has joined our team." Shumate, who will also be responsible for strategically growing SLK's customer base of title insurance agents, has more than 15 years' experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as vice president of fiduciary banking at Capital Bank, where he was responsible for acquiring and maintaining title agents' escrow and operating accounts. He has also held roles at Bank of America, require, and RynohLive. "I am confident Alan, with his expertise and passion of delivering exceptional customer service, will help us drive even more value to our new customers," SLK President Alok Datta said. More than 100 title Insurance agents currently use SLK's digital platform solutions and services. "is is a great opportunity to help title agents close transactions faster, expand their national footprint, and cut their operational expenses by using SLK's growing suite of platform and product solutions," Shumate said. "I've always worked hard to drive excellence for my customers and am excited to work with the SLK team to provide clients with the very best technology solutions to drive operational excellence in their business." L E G A L P R O V I D E R S BDF LAW GROUP ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE PROMOTIONS Addison, Texas-based BDF Law Group recently announced strategic promotions across its organization. Ryan Bourgeois is expanding his role to include Compliance Officer. Having been with the firm since 2006 and a Partner since 2014, Bourgeois is a frequent contributor and speaker on industry issues, currently serving on the Legal League 100 Advisory Council and USFN's Publications Committee and Advocacy Task Force. Jaymie Frappier is being promoted to serve as the firm's Communications Director. Since joining the firm in 2017, Jaymie has steadily expanded her role within the Compliance Movers & Shakers

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