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2020 HW Tech Trendsetter: Jim Portner

First American, Vice President, Product and Strategy

Jim Portner, Vice President, Product and Strategy, First American

Jim Portner knows how to build great products. Portner has the ability to develop carefully crafted strategies anchored on a refined understanding of customer needs and evolving market trends. He and his teams consistently deliver solutions for today’s housing markets including four major new products launched in 2020- Title IQ Enterprise by DataTrace, First American Tax Source, First American MarketView and DataTree Lists. Portner has always been able to attract, mentor and build exceptional talent in his product and marketing organizations as well as bring out the best in the complementary engineering and operations teams by providing clear vision, direction and inspiration to the entire organization. Under his leadership since 2014, First American Data and Analytics continues to expand its position with innovative solutions that deliver efficiency, data quality and cost savings at scale. Portner spearheaded and championed the 2020 launch of TitleIQ Enterprise from DataTrace which provides the title and settlement services industry an entirely new automated way to produce title commitments. Through a unique combination of nationwide data sources, AI-enabled OCR extraction and automation, a robust search and examination workbench and direct integration to leading title production systems TitleIQ Enterprise has quickly become the industry game changer. 

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