Mike Ousley joins Truckee, Calif.-based appraisal management company (AMC) Clear Capital as executive vice president and head of the firm’s appraisal group. In his new role, Ousley will oversee the direction and growth of Clear Capital’s appraisal team, which includes 28 staff appraisers, quality assurance and customer service professionals; and an independent network of 10,000 licensed contract appraisers. “Mike’s reputation throughout the industry fits who he really is: honest, innovative, hard working and most impressively, he puts the interests of others first,” said Clear Capital CEO Duane Andrews. “We're excited Mike has joined Clear Capital. He has built a successful career by finding ways to integrate technology to achieve efficiencies that benefit everyone in the loan transaction process,” Andrews added. Ousley 30-year career includes the founding Foster Ousley Conley in 1989 and Appraisal Enhancement Services (AES) in 1994. He has also served as vice president at California Federal Savings Bank. His professional organizations involvement includes the Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA) and the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) quality assurance subcommittee. He also served as chairman of the Chief Appraiser’s Council and president of the California Association of Residential Lenders. Write to Austin Kilgore.