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OUR COMPANY

Action Title Research is an independently owned title research and production firm headquartered in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Our experienced team, commitment to innovation, and unwavering support of our clients has shaped us into an industry leader in property research services.
Founded and operated by experienced abstractors, Action understands the critical role that title research has in ensuring uncontested ownership of property, and in protecting the liability and interests of title insurers.
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Chris Blum

Co-Founder • CEO

A proven executive with nearly twenty years of experience in the title research and property information business, Chris has guided Action’s transformation into the industry leader it is today. As CEO, Chris maintains focus on best in class customer service, technological growth, and industry innovation. Chris resides in northern NJ with his wife and three children. He loves spending time with his family and visiting the beach.

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Scott O’Neill

Co-Founder • President • COO

Scott has been involved in title research and property information for more than twenty years. As President and COO, his executive expertise and commitment to on-going improvement has resulted in a dynamic company with a pedigree for leading the industry forward. He provides a laser focus on Action’s operations with a proven record of streamlining processes, driving down costs, and improving profitability. Scott resides in Northern NJ with his wife and his four children.

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Victor Blum

Chief Financial Officer

Victor Blum, Chief Financial Officer, brings a wealth of accounting as well as public and private sector experience to his role. 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.

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Paul Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Paul has been instrumental in the technological and overall growth of numerous companies in various industries, bringing them from “mom and pop” status to leading companies in their respective fields. He has been active in AARTT, the standards body for the real estate industry, nearly from its inception, and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Chair of the Technology workgroup. Paul and his wife reside in North Carolina and enjoy golfing in their free time.

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Fritz Lesher

EVP, Sales Operations

Fritz has worked on some of the first system integrations between independent agents, title searchers and underwriter systems, and managed sales operations that grew market share throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida. In 2005, Fritz launched a web-based title software platform where he worked closely with customers to implement new tools and processes to streamline title and settlement operations.

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Dolores Dios

EVP, Strategic Planning

When Dolores wrote her first title abstracts, she relied on a legal pad and pencil to get her first jobs done, and hand-delivered those hand-abstracted reports to her clients. Dolores was the founder of Accurate Abstracts, a full-service title abstraction and production company covering New Jersey for almost 40 years. Dolores lives on the Jersey shore with her husband Tom, mother Marcela, and two teacup poodles. She has three sons and is the proud abuelita of six grandsons.

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Lynne Clare Salani

VP, Production Services

Lynne has close to forty years of experience in the title insurance and research industry. Her hands-on experience has contributed to her wealth of knowledge of the title industry and allows her to perform her role with a level of expertise clients can rely on. Lynne is the proud mother of one son, who is currently pursuing his MBA at Drexel University. She resides in southern New Jersey with her husband and 3 cats.

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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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