Iron Title Expands in Oklahoma, Bolsters Executive Leadership Team

NEW YORK--()--Iron Title Insurance Agency, which launched in February 2023, has expanded its leadership team as well as its operations in the South Central U.S., appointing a new Vice President of Oklahoma Operations and a new finance leader for the company.

Melissa Bell, a twenty-year veteran of the title and real estate industries, including Stewart Title and First American Title, will lead Iron Title’s expansion into Oklahoma. Peter Zahariev, who has served in leadership roles at Stewart and Title Forward, joins as Director of Finance.

With a wealth of experience building operations in Oklahoma, Melissa has consistently demonstrated an unwavering dedication to her employees and teammates,” said Judd D. Hoffman, CEO of Iron Title. “Her established network, infectious positivity, and her unparalleled drive will empower Iron Title to grow quickly in our burgeoning Oklahoma market.”

Zahariev is the most recent addition to Iron Title’s executive ranks, with more than fifteen years of multidisciplinary title and escrow experience. “Peter’s impressive operational and startup expertise will magnify our existing growth efforts as he strengthens our business forecasting, operational reporting, and scalable finance solutions,” said Hoffman.

Iron Title has also added to its physical footprint, opening locations in Palm Harbor, Florida; Yukon, Oklahoma; and Edmond, Oklahoma, with more offices planned to open later this year, including in Peoria, Arizona, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Iron Title continues its mission in welcoming collaborative, driven, and innovative team members to our organization,” said Hoffman. “Our new partners at the enterprise, leadership, and branch levels embody the spirit of what we’re building.”

Iron Title’s parent company, Zimmer Financial Services Group, has holdings that include Ategrity Specialty Insurance Company, an insurer in the excess and surplus (E&S) market; Sequentis Reinsurance; and Zimmer Partners, LP, a research-driven, multibillion dollar investment adviser.

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