About Action

Title Research Solutions

for the Northeast Corridor

Action applies a proven, technology-driven process to title research and public records analysis. Our innovative systems and processes ensure consistent quality and fast delivery. Solutions can be tailored to fit your agency work-flow.

  • Experienced, local experts
  • Integrated search and production processes for fast turn-times
  • Committed to meeting the needs of today’s title & settlement companies

Independently Owned & Operated
Since 2003

Company Founders

Chris Blum and Scott O’Neill started Action Title Research in 2003 as “vault searchers”. Through hard work, innovation and teamwork they’ve grown the company into the top title research and abstracting firm for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine properties.

Chris Blum

Co-Founder • CEO

As CEO, Chris guides Action’s business strategy with a focus on customer service, innovation, and great technology. He works tirelessly to ensure that Action provides great products and services and is a great place to work.  Chris resides in northern NJ with his wife and three children.

Scott O’Neill

Co-Founder • President • COO

As President and COO, Scott drives the company search and production operations. There’s not much he hasn’t seen in 20+ years in the title search business. Scott’s expertise and commitment to on-going improvements has help create a dynamic company capable of leading the industry by streamlining processes, driving down costs, and improving profitability. Scott resides in Northern NJ with his wife and his four children.

Our Executive Team

Adam Wolper

General Counsel

Adam provides legal support on complex title issues and advises the company on general legal matters. From 2012 through 2018, Adam was selected as a “New Jersey Rising Star” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Adam is a seasoned transactional attorney, and regularly lectures at continuing education seminars regarding title and contract law. Adam has published numerous articles in national publications such as Law360, Bloomberg Law Reports, and The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, among others. Adam resides in Bergen County (NJ) with his wife and two children.

Paul Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Paul has led the design and implementation of Action’s state of the art technical infrastructure. His industry experience is wide, and his technical knowledge is deep – having developed solutions from “mom and pop” status to leaders in their respective fields. Paul spent 26 years with IBM. He managed one of their software development laboratories and had multiple assignments in system design. Paul’s involvement with the Internet spans its current commercial usage and its earlier implementation by the US Air Force and DOD Research Universities. Paul and his wife reside in North Carolina and enjoy golfing in their free time.

Victor Blum

Chief Financial Officer

Vic brings a wealth of accounting experience in both the public and private sectors. As CFO he is responsible for the overall financial management of the company. Victor is committed to ensuring Action’s financial health and positioning for growth. Victor leads the Finance team with his second to none values of integrity and transparency. Victor lives in Toms River, NJ and enjoys spending his free time with his lovely wife and 5 grandchildren.

Malinda Clickner-Poczynok

Executive Vice President, Operations

Malinda joined the Action management team in October of 2020 and contributes to search operations, channel partnerships, client experience and more. Throughout her career, Malinda has led cross-functional teams in building, testing, and deploying innovative title search solutions. Prior to joining Action, Malinda held positions at First American Financial Corp / Charles Jones where she made substantial contributions to search operations, title plant tech, and business development. Her title knowledge, management skills, and industry relationships help strengthen the Action search and production offerings across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Malinda resides in Illinois with her husband and daughter.

Brandi L. Kinsey

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Action Title Research acquired Brandi’s company, Central Property Search, in November 2017. She currently leads the Pennsylvania operation, pursuing opportunities and tackling new challenges. Her knowledge of Pennsylvania land title search and insurance-related issues is broad and detailed, and the relationships she has built with her staff, customers, and industry partners is a testament to her passion and commitment to the land title industry. Brandi has extended those relationships throughout the Action Title Research family and is helping us to improve and deliver better solutions to our customers in PA and NJ each day. Brandi lives in Collegeville, PA with her husband and two sons, where they enjoy rooting for all the Philly teams.

Fritz Lesher

EVP, Sales Operations

Fritz directs the sales and marketing plans and strategy for Action. He worked on some of the first system integrations between independent agents, title searchers and underwriter systems, and understands the importance of applying technology to solve specific title and settlement needs. Fritz has managed sales operations that grew market share throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida. In 2005, he launched a web-based title software platform and worked closely with customers to implement new tools and processes to streamline title and settlement operations.

Wendy Bones

HR Administrator

Wendy joined the Action team in April of 2021 as our Human Resources and Payroll Administrator. She comes to us with 9 years of HR knowledge, spending the bulk of that time working for Pearson, the largest education company in the world. Prior to joining ATR, she worked for Randa Apparel & Accessories as the corporate Sr. Merchandiser for the luggage division overseeing seasonal line planning. Wendy has 3 beautiful daughters and lives in Bergen County.

Lynne Clare Salani

VP, Production Services

Lynne has almost forty years of experience in the title research industry. She is a key member of the development team where she applies her experience and wealth of knowledge of title search and examination to the Action product suite. Action customers rely on Lynne to tailor and configure solutions that meet the highest industry standards. Action employees rely on Lynne to help solve some of the most challenging title issues. Lynne is the proud mother of her son Jody – who is also an integral part of the Action development team. Lynne resides in southern New Jersey with her husband and 2 cats.

Jorge Gonzalez

VP, HR and Finance

In his role as VP of Human Resources and Finance, Jorge Gonzalez combines financial expertise with his ability to build and manage employee relationships. Jorge worked in the finance industry for 12 years before joining the Action Title team in 2015. He spent much of his career at Perishing Advisor Solutions, a BNY Mellon Company, where he focused on cost reduction and financial trends and analysis. Jorge currently resides in Bergen County where he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children.





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Company Timeline


The Idea

Chris and Scott start Action Title Research.


The Stuyvesant

Begin building the team and expanding to other countries.


All 21

Action establishes itself as a statewide title research company.


A Crash and a Pivot

Upon the financial collapse of 2007 through the leadership of Chris and Scott, Action began to pivot towards a focus on foreclosure clients.


The Terrace

As the company grew, so did its operations. Begin to build out sales force.


Title Guru

The seed for Smart Search was planted.


Accurate Acquisition

Action and Accurate Abstract join together to become the chief vendor for all NJ title research projects.


Central Property Search Acquisition

Action expands its footprint into Pennsylvania through the acquisition of Central Property Search.


AES Launch

Moving the Smart Product to the future, through the launch of the Action Enterprise System.


Strattam Capital and Beyond

Strattam made a $30 million investment in Action to help expand its geographic footprint and tech stack.


Eastland Acquisition

Strattam and Action Title expand throughout the Northeast Corridor by adding CT, RI, NH, MA, ME to its geographic footprint.

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