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.

Aaron Vaziri

President, CEO, and Chief Appraiser

Aaron is a native of Greenwood, Indiana and proudly served our country for 11 years in the U.S. Army which he completed a tour of duty in Iraq. In 1999, Aaron obtained his Real Estate Appraisal certification, where he opened and managed 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 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. 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.

Ruth Jackson

Chief Financial Officer

Ruth, AppraiserVendor’s Chief Financial Officer is a graduate of the University of Findlay where she earned an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. She has spent 30+ years in accounting and finance 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. She has served as a member and leader of several accounting and finance professional committees and panels addressing various accounting, finance and tax issues facing today’s businesses around the world.

Doug Grady

Director of Appraisal Operations

Doug is a distinguished alumnus of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His professional journey began in 1990, working in finance and banking, where he excelled as an underwriter until 2004. Transitioning seamlessly, Doug obtained licensure as an appraiser in 2004, subsequently contributing his expertise to both national and local lending institutions until 2011. Since joining AppraiserVendor in 2011, Doug has played a pivotal role as Director of Appraisal Operations. In this capacity, he exercises meticulous oversight over both appraisers and quality control operations, ensuring the highest standards of excellence for AppraiserVendor.

Sherry Ross

Operations Director

Sherry assumes the vital role of Operations Director within our organization. A Licensed Appraiser Professional with a team-building mentality, boasting over 15 years of extensive experience in the mortgage industry as an originator and quality control valuation management. Sherry brings a variety of knowledge and expertise with a collaborating approach, establishing a robust framework for success. She is deeply committed to delivering unparalleled customer service, supporting our referral partners, clients, and vendors alike. She serves as a Board Director on the Greater Indianapolis Chapter of Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. Dedicated to achieving results by maintaining a reputation built on character, service, and uncompromising ethics.

Janice Jones

Client Services Director

Janice assumes the pivotal role of Client Services Director at AppraiserVendor. With a career beginning in 1992, Janice’s journey in the mortgage industry culminated in her position at AppraiserVendor since 2019. Prior to her tenure with AppraiserVendor, Janice garnered extensive experience at several Fortune 500 institutions, where she held key roles in underwriting, risk management/credit policy, and operations management across retail, wholesale, and correspondent lending sectors. Janice is recognized for her unwavering commitment to client advocacy, unparalleled customer service, and a proactive approach that enriches the overall client experience.

Reiley Jackson

Director of Business Development

Reiley, a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, stands at the helm of our business development efforts as Director of Business Development, bringing with her a genuine passion for nurturing client relationships. Harnessing her passion to strengthen and build client relationships, her dynamic skills and enthusiasm for making a positive impact aligns seamlessly with AppraiserVendor’s values to put clients first. With every interaction, she emphasizes effective collaborative communication to bring focus on the goals of our clients and cultivating successes. Check out her Spotlight series on LinkedIn bringing an opportunity to get to know various professionals in the industry.

Sherrie Harris

Compliance Manager

Sherrie brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Compliance Manager at AppraiserVendor, where she has been an integral part of the team since 2017. Beginning her journey as a QC Analyst, Sherrie has demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership, earning her current position of overseeing critical aspects of compliance. Prior to her tenure with AppraiserVendor, Sherrie gained over two decades of experience in consumer lending, holding various roles such as underwriter, systems analyst, training and development specialist, front-end operations manager, and regional operations manager. Her multifaceted background uniquely positions her to drive compliance excellence and operational efficiency within the organization.