We are only as good as our people…
Which is why we’ve staffed our team with appraisers, apprentices and industry professionals committed to supporting our clients and their consumers. Led by an executive team with more than 50 years experience in valuation management, our staff is poised and prepared to handle any obstacles that come our way.
President, CEO, and Chief Appraiser
Aaron was born and raised in Greenwood, IN. Aaron proudly served our country for 11 years in the U.S. Army which he completed a tour of duty in Iraq. After honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1999, Aaron began his career in real estate, obtaining his Real Estate Appraisal certification. He opened and managed the Indiana Appraisal Group. Recognizing the importance of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) in the residential real estate appraisal space using his business acumen and experience in the industry, Aaron founded AppraiserVendor in 2009.
Since founding AppraiserVendor, Aaron has continued to serve as president, CEO, and Chief Appraiser, employing an experienced group of industry professionals, providing unparalleled service to the real estate valuation community from Originations to Servicing/default and Capital Markets nationwide. The same commitment, dedication and leadership Aaron has shown to his country carries on in his approach to AppraiserVendor.
Aaron and his executive team have been actively involved in advocating for real estate appraisers and AMCs. AppraiserVendor is actively involved in promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through the valuation industry.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff has been in the mortgage industry for forty years. Jeff has spent 32 years as an appraiser and is a Certified Residential Appraiser in 18 states. His diverse background and problem-solving mentality gives him a unique perspective on asset valuation, risk mitigation and the future of the valuation industry.
Jeff is a member of REVAA, CRN (Collateral Risk Network), NAA (National Association of Appraisers) and is currently a Trustee on the Board of Trustees with The Appraisal Foundation. Jeff is the current Co-Chair of the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) committee and previously held roles
with The Appraisal Foundation include, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary of The Appraisal Foundation, Industry Advisory Council.
Jeff was involved in helping shape federal regulatory rules and state specific valuation laws, meeting with state Appraisal Boards across the country. Jeff also testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance Hearing: “What’s Your Home Worth? A Review of the Appraisal Industry”
Chief Financial Officer
Ruth joined AppraiserVendor in 2016 to provide accounting and tax oversight and was recently appointed Chief Financial Officer. She has spent 25+ years in various finance and tax roles for global service, distribution and manufacturing companies including serving as an executive finance leader for a Fortune 500 company where she was instrumental in the planning for its expansion throughout the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Ruth is an accomplished financial executive with a solid business acumen and recognizes the importance of excellent internal and external customer service. She is a graduate of the University of Findlay where she earned an MBA and a Masters in Accounting and Finance. She has served as a leader and member of a number of accounting and tax professional committees and roundtables addressing various accounting and tax issues facing today’s businesses around the world.