*More Kudos To Go Around*
**By Tony Garritano**
***Yesterday I shared some good news about a firm in our space getting on the Inc. 500. Today I want to report that Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC), one of the country’s leading service providers to the mortgage industry, has also made the Inc. 500|5000 list at number 2730, despite the fact that the U.S. has experienced its roughest economy since the Great Depression of 1929.
****“The fact that NTC has fared so well in such a grim economy is a testament to the initiative and drive of the NTC work force,” said John Hillman, CEO for Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC). “Their ability to deliver highly accurate and fast results has put them into a position of leadership and support to their clients, which include eight of the ten largest mortgage lenders and servicers in the U.S.”
****The company’s 2011 release of PerfectChain Assignment Verification Reports service also contributed to the company’s swift growth over the past year.
****There are very specific criteria a company must meet in order to be considered for the Inc. 500 list. A company must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2008 and at least $2 million in revenue in 2011. Other qualifications include being privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company).
****“This achievement puts you in rarified company, especially if you consider that there are nearly 7 million private, employer-based companies in the U.S.A.,” said Inc. Editor-in-Chief Jane Berentson, in a memo to last year’s Inc. 500 list.
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.