Safeguard Properties Announces Two IT Management Appointments
Safeguard Properties announced the following promotions within its IT management team:
Amitha Rao, promoted to assistant vice president for client systems and data analytics. Rao leads data architecture and governance for all systems, with the goal of creating a consistent and reliable information management platform. She works closely with the service lines to define key performance indicators and deploy dashboards to help Safeguard identify opportunities for continuous improvement; in addition to working with clients to provide information that helps meet their business objectives. Rao has been with Safeguard since 2002 and has been instrumental in designing and managing the company’s enterprise data warehouse system, consistently exceeding the expectations of clients and internal users. Under Rao’s direction, Safeguard broke new ground by applying geospatial technologies to analyze the spatial footprint of the mortgage industry and develop effective solutions to critical problems. Prior to joining Safeguard, Rao worked as a principal consultant in Boston for various clients in the research and development, bioinformatics and life sciences industries. As a bioinformatics consultant, she is proud to have worked on various proteomics and genomics projects including the Human Genome Project. Rao holds a master’s degree in physics and statistics.
Rick Moran, promoted to assistant vice president of application architecture. Moran is responsible for evolving the Safeguard IT systems. He leads the design of Safeguard’s enterprise application architecture. This includes Safeguard’s real-time integration with other systems, vendors and clients; the future upgrade roadmap for systems; and standards designed to meet availability, security, performance and goals. Moran has been with Safeguard since 2011. During that time, Moran has led the system upgrades necessary to support Safeguard’s growth. In addition, his team has designed and implemented several innovative systems. Prior to joining Safeguard Properties, Moran was director of enterprise architecture at Revol Wireless, a privately held CDMA Wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana, and operated his own consulting firm providing services to the manufacturing, telecommunications, and energy sectors.
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.