2023 HW Vanguard: Scot Rose

Scot Rose

In his role as chief innovation officer of Class Valuation, Scot Rose works every day to improve the appraisal profession and experience for all stakeholders. He does so through innovating new appraisal technology, aiding the company in its merger and acquisition strategies and partnering with lenders and regulatory bodies to push forward in appraisal modernization. In his efforts to modernize the appraisal process, not only is he creating a better experience for appraisers, lenders and homebuyers but also a more accurate one, free from bias. With over 20 years of experience in the appraisal industry, including being a licensed appraiser, Rose couples his level of expertise with a unique element of empathy. He can relate to appraisers as well as leaders from companies that have been acquired. He has been in both sets of shoes, and he draws upon his background to ensure all parties involved with Class Valuation are receiving fair treatment and improved experiences. In the past 12 months, the industry has seen the fruits of Rose’s labors. The GSEs launched new appraisal options and Class Valuation created a new product allowing lenders to take advantage of these programs. In addition to leading product innovation, Rose plays a crucial role in Class Valuation’s growth. In a market that is seeing many housing companies forced to make cuts, Class has aggressively acquired a number of companies while also adding to the organization’s headcount outside of M&A.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

One of my mentors said to stop using the words ‘I’ and ‘my’ and instead say ‘we’ or ‘ours.’ Nothing any of us do is ever singular. The only way we are ever going to be successful is by working well with others and making something bigger than we are.


Scot Rose


Chief Innovation Officer

Company Name:

Class Valuation

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