Tag: Chris Phillips

12 Jul

Message from the CEO | First National Title Insurance Company Attends NS3

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in a panel discussion at the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3) conference in Phoenix, AZ. NS3 has been sponsoring this annual three-day conference for the past 15 years, and this was the largest and most successful to date.  With over 700 attendees, vendors, and sponsors,

03 May

Message from the CEO | Q1 Results Show Increases for First National Title Insurance Company

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) continues to grow its revenues and market share. Our steady and consistent growth can be attributed to the growing number of agents supporting FNTI as an underwriter that advocates for the independent agent. Our primary focus is to meets the needs of these agents and to ensure they have

05 Apr

Message from the CEO | First National’s Growing Legal Team and Title Plant Operations

Last week we announced the addition of William “Chance” Perkins as the newest member of First National Title Insurance Company’s (FNTI) legal team.  That was a very important announcement for a couple of reasons. It signified that our consistent and steady growth over the past seven years has allowed us to anticipate the needs of

08 Mar

Message from the CEO | Merger Mania Consequences

What are the consequences of another consolidation of national underwriters?  When will the mergers be done?  Who is next?  Independent agents and independent underwriters are the lifeblood of a diversified title industry.  Currently, the “big four” national underwriters control almost 85 percent of the overall market, while the rest of the industry completes for the

08 Feb

Message from the CEO | FNTI Gross Revenue Exceeds $115M Due to Independent Agent Growth in 2018

The results are in for 2018, and it was another year of steady growth and strong financial results for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI).  With a year over year growth rate of 18%, we surpassed $100M in gross revenues and established a record setting $115M in revenues for 2018.  In three short years, we

09 Nov

Message from the CEO | First National Title Introduces the Podcast “First, Let’s Talk Title.”

You may have already received our e-mailed “teaser” Podcast introduction.  If not, I am pleased to announce this new project for First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI).  Director of Education April Roberts, together with the support of Kristine Prather, Zac Bohl, and other members of the FNTI team, has developed a series of Podcasts.  The

07 Nov

DON’T MISS IT! FIRST…Let’s Talk Title! – Our New Podcast Series

You DON’T WANT TO MISS our 1st upcoming PODCAST Series! Episode 1 – Part 1 Airs this Monday, November 12th! Listen to a teaser HERE! Speakers: George Stablein, Host & Executive Vice President Chris Phillips, CEO & President Bill Shaddock, Chairman of the Board Topics: Get to know more about Chris Phillips and Bill Shaddock How First National Title Insurance

29 Oct

Out & About | A Haunting at Texas Title, El Paso

Chris Phillips, George Stablein and Suzanne Tinsley joined in the ghoulish, good time at Texas Title, El Paso. The attending “ghost and goblins” were treated to BBQ, spirits, dancing and a howling costume contest. It’s always a spooktacular time at this annual event.  

05 Oct

Message from the CEO | First National Title on the Road

Prior commitments and obligations had prevented me from attending the Land Title Association of Arizona (LTAA) conference over the past couple of years, and I looked forward to reconnecting with our independent Arizona agents last week.  This year’s annual conference was held at the Ft. McDowell (WeKoPa) Resort and Casino on October 3-5.   The conference