Simplifile Joins the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees Initiative

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that it is joining the Arbor Day Foundation for the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022.

Adam Glick Appointed Principal of Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Adam Glick has been appointed Principal of the firm’s operations in New York. Glick is based in EPIC’s New York, NY office and reports to Phil Remig, New York City President & COO.

RMA and CJF Marketing International Introduce ‘Investment Tourism’ Platform

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — To celebrate Travel and Tourism Week and Economic Development Week coinciding in 2019, the principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International are introducing their new platform, “Investment Tourism.”

BlackFin Group Officially Launches Financial Services Consulting Practice

IRVINE, Calif. — BlackFin Group – a boutique-style consulting firm focused on mortgage banking and financial services – announced that it has formally launched operations with the goal of bringing a unique method to projects that drastically deviates from the way traditional consulting practices work with clients.

MQMR Hires Mortgage Compliance Executive Jeff Christensen as Vice President of Sales

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has hired Jeff Christensen as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Christensen will be responsible for leading sales, driving new business opportunities and expanding awareness of the MQMR brand in the market.

IDS Announces Conversion to ZenDesk to Improve Mortgage Doc Prep Customer Service

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has converted its customer service platform to ZenDesk. The move is designed to better serve IDS customers and help the firm maintain its commitment to responding to all customer inquiries and requests effectively and efficiently.

EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

HOUSTON, Texas — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces First Quarter 2019 Results and Reports Growth Amidst Expansion

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Total assets grew to $769 million for the first quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the first quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 72% to $1.85 million compared to $1.07 million in Q1 of 2018. Total loans ended the quarter at $629 million and total deposits were $636 million.

A New Light in Fort Collins – Brightscape Investments Integrity, Truth, and Trust

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Brightscape Investments (Brightscape Investment Centers) was founded by Eric Weiss, a Certified Financial Planner(tm) professional, who saw clients’ best interests not being served while working at a large financial institution. This experience motivated Eric to start a company that put the client’s interest first.

EPIC Acquires Book of Business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM)

LIVERMORE, Calif. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it acquired in an asset sale the book of business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM) on April 15, 2019.