Safeguard CIO George Mehok Named CIO of the Year
Safeguard CIO George Mehok Named “CIO of the Year.”
Valley View, OH, April 17, 2013 – Safeguard Properties announced that Chief Information Officer George Mehok received the “CIO of the Year” Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business in the large private company category.
The award was announced Tuesday, April 16 at a ceremony attended by more than 300 guests.
Crain’s recognized Mehok for his leadership, innovation, IT challenges met, and strategies implemented.
“George is a creative and strategic thinker who has led the development and implementation of key technology initiatives to support Safeguard’s industry leadership and assure that we continue to deliver the highest levels of quality and service to our clients,” said Alan Jaffa, Safeguard chief executive officer. “George would be the first to share the credit with his team – we are proud of George and grateful to him and his team for their tremendous contributions.”
George joined Safeguard in 2011. He has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, and prior to joining Safeguard was chief information officer at Revol Wireless. He holds an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University and a B.S. degree in political science from Eastern Michigan University. He is an advisory board member and volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement, serves on the executive board of the Center for eBusiness and Information Technology of the University of Akron, and is a part-time lecturer for the University of Akron’s Management of Information Systems graduate program.
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Safeguard Properties is the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and based in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions. Safeguard employs approximately 1,700 people, in addition to a network of thousands of contractors nationally.