Two-Thirds of Large Companies Finding New Lease Accounting Standards More Complex than Anticipated

GREAT FALLS, Va. — LeaseAccelerator, the leader in Enterprise Lease Accounting Software, announced the results of a Progress Report study gauging the readiness of large companies to support the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842) one year after their initial publication. The research study, conducted earlier this month, surveyed over 250 respondents in the accounting and finance functions at large public and private US-based corporations.

EPIC adds Southeast Region Employee Benefits Consultant Richard Duhe

ATLANTA, Ga. — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Richard Duhe has joined the firm’s Southeast Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Atlanta as a Benefits Consultant and Director of EPIC MobileEZ(TM).

Philip Stevens joins Optima Group as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm’s clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.

Global DMS Hires Industry Veteran Julie Bussey as Director of National Accounts

LANSDALE, Pa. — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management software, announced that Julie Bussey has joined the company as national accounts director. In this businesses development position, she will play an instrumental role in introducing Global DMS’ suite of automated valuation management technology solutions to the mortgage lending industry.

EPIC’s Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber Honored as Risk & Insurance Magazine 2017 ‘Power Brokers’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy and Senior Vice President Tony Lorber have been recognized as 2017 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine.

Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners Raises $15,220 to Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash. — A colorful event brightened a long-term care convention on January 14 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Over 100 participants wore purple capes as “wizards” to help “kill the wicked witch of Alzheimer’s,” the mind-robbing disease that afflicts millions. Their company, ACSIA Partners, is one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Qualia Achieves SOC 2 Information Security Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA’s) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification after completing an independent audit process with a third-party certified public accounting (CPA) firm.

ARMCO Named One of American’s Top Mortgage Companies to Work for by National Mortgage Professional Magazine

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that it earned a spot on National Mortgage Professional magazine’s (NMP) annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2017.

ReverseVision’s Jeff Birdsell Named to MPA Hot 100 for Advancing Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Professional Services Jeff Birdsell, CMB, has been selected as one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine’s 2017 Hot 100. Birdsell was recognized for his significant contributions to the reverse mortgage industry over a career that has spanned 25 years.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Lists Global DMS as a 2017 Top Mortgage Company to Work For

LANSDALE, Pa. — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management software, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s annual “Top 100 Mortgage Employers” list for 2017.