Safeguard Properties Appoints New VP, Director
New Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa appointed Tod Burkert as vice president of business development and Anthony Golden as director of strategic initiatives. Jaffa made the appointments two months after being appointed himself as CEO, taking the helm of the property preservation company after its founder Robert Klein decided to transition to chairman of the board. Safeguard celebrated its 20th anniversary in May. “Tod and Anthony are strong additions to assure that Safeguard is well positioned for growth in our core business and expansion into new lines of business,” said Jaffa. “Tod brings an impressive track record in business planning, sales and marketing, and Anthony is a well known and highly regarded veteran servicer and subject matter expert in our industry.” Before joining Safeguard, Burkert was in charge of executive sales and marketing at Turning Technologies, a polling and reporting software development company. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and was a former Navy pilot. Golden holds almost 28 years of experience in mortgage loan servicing. He arrived at Safeguard from Clayton Services, where he was a consulting manager. He’s also held positions at GMAC and Great Western Bank. Write to Jon Prior.