About Action

Lean on us for timely and pain free closings

Every “Action” in our title workflow focuses on exceeding our client’s expectations, from providing an excellent customer experience with our veteran staff to delivering accurate, timely, and complete title search, production service integration, and examination. Based on 20 years of experience and continuous innovation, Action’s proven title workflow has been automated in its SmartSearchTM software technology, ensuring speed, scale, and accuracy. We offload our clients so that they can focus on other pressing things. And we back this up with a $5 million E&O policy and one of the lowest loss ratios in the country.

We’re committed to helping accelerate the pain free close. Over 1.1 million completed searches and counting.

Independently Owned & Operated
Since 2003

Our Executive Team

Chris Blum

Co-Founder • Chief Executive Officer

Chris co-founded Action in 2003 and guides business strategy for the company. His operational focus is on customer service, and his passion is driving innovation throughout the business by applying creativity and the use of technology to improve processes. His goal is to deliver ever-increasing value to clients and simplify and streamline workflows for employees to sustain high employee engagement and arm them to perform their best work for clients. Chris studied at Montclair State University.

Scott O’Neill

Co-Founder • President • Chief Operating Officer

Scott oversees the company’s search and production operations. Since co-founding the company in 2003, Scott has committed to striving for excellence in every company-client  encounter. This includes building a culture that puts the client first and seeks to be dynamic, charting new directions in the industry by streamlining processes through creativity and technology to deliver better value faster while operating more efficiently. Scott studied at Monmouth College.

Sarel Doglu

Chief Technology Officer

Sarel joined Action Title in January of 2022. Sarel brings a wealth of technology development expertise with skills in Agile software development and leading technology teams to transform markets digitally, creating value for customers and shareholders. Sarel’s domain expertise extends to automating core business processes. Before Action, Sarel served as SVP of Marketing, with product responsibility at Magna life Settlements, Director of Technology at Skip Barber Racing, and Chief Technology Officer at ArroHealth. Sarel holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Management Academic Studies in Economics and Finance, focusing on Information Systems.

Doug Rainbolt

Chief Marketing Officer

Doug brings a rich set of senior technology marketing, general management, and product management experience to Action Title Research, having held executive leadership roles with Tektronix, Brocade, McDATA, Exabyte, and SGI. His product experience spans financial services, SaaS, networked storage, IoT, and networking. He spent six years at Chief Outsiders as a fractional CMO and Partner in its technology practice. Doug started his career as a financial analyst in the tech sector. He holds a B.S. degree from Portland State University, where he studied Accounting and Economics, and an MBA from the University of Portland.

Pat Downing

Pat Downing

Chief Software Architect


Pat Downing is a seasoned technology executive with over 30 years’ experience in both public and private companies. Prior to joining Action, Mr. Downing served as the CTO at FirstClose where he successfully implemented agile processes, establish a QA department and practice, stabilized the core product and guided the architecture and delivery of a lead gen product. Prior to FirstClose, Pat was the CTO at a mobile financial services company, Fintiv where he successfully launched Fintiv’s cloud infrastructure at Amazon, migrated away from traditional legacy datacenters, drove the agile development process to deliver on the next generation of mobile payment platform and merged acquired technologies and infrastructure. Pat also led Global Technology Operations which included product deployments in the US, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. Prior to joining Fintiv in 2013, Pat served as VP of Technology Operations at companies like AllClearID where he delivered their SaaS infrastructure and Operations, Dunn and Bradstreet’s listing services companies (exp. Hoovers and Selectory) supporting an online transaction rate of more than three Million transactions per day and IBM / Tivoli Systems where he led the North American Technology Operations and Global Infrastructure groups. Pat finds joy in building things, is an avid racquetball player, enjoys fishing, friends and just being outdoors. Pat is excited about joining Action Title Research with the opportunity to grow the technology team, systems and service that will enable explosive growth at ATR.


Kirill Gordeitchik

Chief  Financial Officer

Kirill joined Action in 2022 and is responsible for executing the company’s M&A strategy and working with functional teams across the organization to develop forecasts and analyses to inform investment and other key strategic decisions. Previously Kirill was the Director of M&A and Strategy at AmTrust Financial, the country’s 3rd largest workers’ compensation underwriter. Before AmTrust, Kirill worked in Investment Banking at Houlihan Lokey. Kirill graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Analytical Finance.

Brandi L. Kinsey

Executive Vice President, Business Development


Brandi joined Action Title Research in 2017 following the acquisition of her company, Central Property Search, where she was co-owner and President for 27 years. She brings extensive title search experience to her role, including deep knowledge of Pennsylvania land title search, insurance-related issues, and leading teams towards success. Brandi quickly assimilated into the Action team sharing her knowledge and expertise, collaborating to deliver better solutions while building relationship with clients and industry partners.

Wendy Bones

Human Resources 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.

Malinda Clicker-Poczynok

Executive Vice President, Operations


Malinda joined Action in October 2020 and leads the company’s search operations and contributes heavily to channel partnerships and fostering, and as an example, living, the client-facing culture that Action is well known for. In addition, her experience extends to building, testing, and innovating search solutions to deliver better value to clients and improve the workflow of searchers. Before joining Action, Malinda held leadership positions with American Financial Corp and Charles Jones, including serving 12 years as the New Jersey Division Manager. Malinda graduated from Penn State with a B.A. degree in Political Science.

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Joseph Sanfilippo, Esq.

Vice President, Title Operations and Strategy


Mr. Sanfilippo joined Action Title Research in October 2022. Before joining Action Title Research, Joe led Legal Title Services, LLC, a title search company serving Connecticut. Joe served as both an executive and an attorney. He has over 37 years of experience in real estate-related matters involving residential and commercial titles and issues regarding foreclosure, bankruptcy, probate, zoning, and common interest communities. Joe also provides expert testimony and counsel concerning complex title issues and property disputes in litigation. In addition, he is well versed in the Connecticut General Statutes and Standards Title and other related Public Acts regarding real estate. Joe earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hartwick College and Juris Doctor from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, now known as Quinnipiac College School of Law. He is admitted to the Connecticut Bar and United States District Court. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and serves as an Executive Committee member for the Real Property Section of the Connecticut Bar. Joe has instructed multiple courses in the title examination process and the issues regarding title, presented public and private seminars in title searching, municipal department searching, and the real estate closing process, and regularly provides training and counsel in all title-related matters.

Monica B. Barrera

Director of Operations, New England Business Group


Monica joined Action in the spring of 2022 and brings 20+ years of experience in the real estate/title industry. With her extensive title knowledge, attention to detail, and strong customer service aptitude, she efficiently assists clients with the expertise and attention they deserve. Monica has played critical roles in various system integration, company merger, and business acquisition projects at prominent real-estate law firms throughout Connecticut. She is committed to sharing her knowledge to help facilitate personal and professional growth in her title, production, and operations-related teams. Monica has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, was a post-graduate student at UCONN, studying Economics, and earned her M.B.A. in Organization Leadership from Eastern University.

Joe Astorina

Director of Operations, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Business Groups


Joe joined Action in 2004 as an entry-level searcher and has progressively taken on more responsibility in search and operations. In his current role, Joe is responsible for all aspects of the company’s New Jersey and Pennsylvania business unit’s strategy, staffing, and operations, including assisting in revenue generation. In addition, as Joe is well-versed in Action’s technology and workflow processes, he provides technical support to production personnel, identifies new business opportunities for the company, and assists in corporate strategy.

Bob Morse



Bob is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strattam Capital. He serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of a number of technology company boards. Previously, he worked at Oak Hill Capital Partners, GCC Investments, and Morgan Stanley. He earned his B.S.E., summa cum laude, at Princeton University and his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also serves on the boards of AustinPBS and the University of Texas HMTF Center For Private Equity Finance. He lives in Austin.

Jonathan Busch



Jonathan joined Strattam Capital in 2021 and currently is a Principal focused on deal-sourcing, new investment activity, and portfolio company oversight. Previously, Mr. Busch worked as a Principal at HighBar Partners, a Bay Area-based private equity firm, where he focused on operationally engaged enterprise and infrastructure software investments. Jonathan earned his A.B. cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and his M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.





1.1 Million


Company Timeline


The Idea

Chris and Scott start Action Title Research.


The Stuyvesant

Begin building the team and expanding to other counties.


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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