Safeguard Properties Announces Two Technology Management Promotions

News Release
July 26, 2017

Valley View, OH, July 26, 2017 — Safeguard Properties announced the following appointments to its technology management team:

Steve Machovina, promoted to assistant vice president of technology infrastructure and cloud services for Safeguard, is responsible for the overall management and design of Safeguard’s hybrid cloud infrastructure. He manages all technology engineering staff who support data centers, telecommunications, network, servers, storage, service monitoring, and disaster recovery. Steve joined Safeguard in November 2013 as director of information technology operations. Prior to joining Safeguard, Steve was vice president of information technology at Revol Wireless, a privately held wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana. He also held management positions with Northcoast PCS and Corecomm Communications, and spent nine years as a Coast Guard officer and pilot. Steve holds a BBA in management information systems from Kent State University in Ohio and an MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan.

Jason Heckman, promoted to the assistant vice president of mobile and analytics for Safeguard, is responsible for both Safeguard’s mobile development and strategy as well as the company’s data warehousing and business intelligence. Jason oversees the design, development and release of all Safeguard’s internally developed mobile applications. He also oversees the development and delivery of operational and analytical data technologies throughout the organization. Jason has been with Safeguard since 2012. During that time he led the development and integration of Safeguard’s mobile applications across the company’s vendor network to provide real-time data from the field. Prior to joining Safeguard, Jason was the director of application development and business intelligence for Revol Wireless, a privately held wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

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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