Safeguard Properties Announces Two Management Appointments

News Release
May 9, 2017

Valley View, OH, May 9, 2017 — Safeguard Properties announced the following appointments to its management team:

Sheilla Lienerth, appointed to assistant vice president of client relations. Sheilla will lead Safeguard’s client account management and process improvement team. Prior to joining Safeguard, Sheilla held a variety of leadership roles that include sales, customer engagement, and performance and business analytics. She is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt and brings a continuous improvement mindset and process discipline to all aspects of her work. Her career includes senior positions with Bridgestone’s credit division and KeyBank. Sheilla has an Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She began her undergraduate work at Judson University and completed at the New York Institute of Technology receiving a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in business and psychology. Sheilla received the 2015 Executive MBA Leadership Award from Weatherhead and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Judson University.

Lisa Nicholas, appointed to director of finance and accounting. Lisa’s focus will be on managing Safeguard’s accounts receivable and loss management teams. Prior to joining Safeguard, Lisa managed various areas of accounting with increasing responsibility at Forest City Realty Trust, Avery Dennison, and Barnes Distribution. In those capacities, she was responsible for strategic process improvement initiatives, operational efficiency and developing standard process and internal control frameworks. Lisa is a graduate of Franklin University and is the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for Morning Star Baptist Church in Cleveland.

About Safeguard

Safeguard Properties is the mortgage field services industry leader, preserving vacant and foreclosed properties across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Safeguard provides the highest quality service to our clients by leveraging innovative technologies and proactively developing industry best practices and quality control procedures. Consistent with Safeguard’s values and mission, we are an active supporter of hundreds of charitable efforts across the country. Annually, Safeguard gives back to communities in partnership with our employees, vendors and clients. We also are dedicated to working with community leaders and officials to eliminate blight and stabilize neighborhoods. Learn more at

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