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.
Co-Founder • CEO
Chris Blum is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Action Title Research. 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. His passion for delivering results and exceeding expectations has resulted in exponential growth for Action. As CEO, Chris maintains focus on best in class customer service, technological growth, and industry innovation. Chris resides in northern New Jersey with his wife and three children. He loves spending time with his family and visiting the beach.
Co-Founder • President • COO
Scott O’Neill, Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer has been involved in title research and property information for more than twenty years. As President and COO, Scott’s 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. His unique ability to identify and quickly resolve operational challenges has been a key driver in Action’s success. Scott resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and his four children.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Paul Hill, Chief Technology Officer, has spent the majority of his career in executive and management roles creating hardware, software and communications products. 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. Paul 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. Given Paul’s leadership and advanced knowledge across these multi-platforms and industries, he is often called upon to speak at conferences such as Comdex and Real Estate Connect. Paul and his wife reside in North Carolina and enjoy golfing in their free time.
EVP, Sales Operations
Fritz Lesher began his tenure with Action Title Research in 2016, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in software technology implementation. 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. Prior to working in the title industry, Fritz launched other specialized software solutions including a leading supply chain planning and scheduling system and an enterprise web content management platform. His breath and depth of sales experience, ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences and general trailblazing experience in technology and title make Fritz a natural choice to lead Action’s strategic path as an industry leader.
EVP, Strategic Planning
When Dolores Dios 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. Over those years, Dolores personally trained many of New Jersey’s top searchers and title professionals. In 2014, Accurate Abstracts was acquired by Action Title Research. Dolores’s commitment to the quality and integrity of her work remains in her role as Executive Vice President of Action Title Research. 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.
VP, Production Services
VP, Human Resources
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