Management Team

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Management Team

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Samuel Hon

Chief Executive Officer

Samuel provides leadership and strategic direction for the company’s long-term vision and organizational culture. He oversees all FCS departments and the executive management team including finance, technology, product management, operations, sales and marketing. Samuel joined FCS in 2004 and he was the Chief Marketing Officer prior to this appointment.

Samuel holds a BS with honors and distinction in Strategic Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a Stanford Certified Project Manager, Pragmatic Marketing Certified (PMC-III), Net Promoter Certified Associate and Berkeley Certified Executive Coach with training and executive coaching experience in Italy. He has also completed Executive Education programs in financial analysis, marketing management and leadership at Harvard Business School, Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

Samuel has been honored with over a dozen marketing and design awards, and he was named Sacramento Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree and the American Advertising Federation-Sacramento Ad Person of the Year.

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Richard Ahrens

Chief Financial Officer

Richard brings over twenty years of experience as a Controller/CFO in the manufacturing, construction and service industries and adds extensive background in managing operations, sales and customer service. His unique qualifications and experience have made him a key contributor to the management team at First Corporate Solutions.

As the finance executive, Rich provides credible counsel and information to the senior management team that ensures that the business is being run effectively. He also ensures that non-accounting managers and employees understand the financials of the business so they can contribute to the success of the organization.

Richard earned his BS in Accounting from San Jose State University.

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Dean Zimmermann

Chief Technology Officer

Dean establishes the strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for the Information Technology department at First Corporate Solutions. This includes oversight of the procurement, availability and quality of our public records data, web sites and support of staff & systems in our home office and branch locations.

Dean has been in the Information Technology industry for twenty-five years, leading IT, HW/SW engineering, and web development teams for major PC manufacturers, government integrators and dot-com businesses in Chicago, Washington DC, Silicon Valley, and Sacramento. His specialties include web development and IT architecture.

Dean received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.

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Chris Cerruti

Vice President Strategic Relations

Chris is responsible for strategic business relations and remains one of our most valuable assets in customer and prospect relations. He has also contributed to the company’s sales, product development and marketing efforts. Chris joined First Corporate Solutions in the early 1990s as a county searcher in the San Francisco Bay Area. He brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations in the public records industry to our risk management solution making.

Chris attended the University of Padua, Italy before receiving his BA in English from UC Berkeley. He also holds his Masters of Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.

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Christian Hay

Vice President of Operations

Christian brings over 15 years of leadership and operations management experience to FCS. As Vice President of Operations, Christian is responsible for general oversight and scaling of operations while also taking a lead role in organization alignment and strategic planning.

Christian received his BA in Psychology from California State University – Chico and a Masters in Executive Management from California State University – Sacramento.

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Pat Fitzgibbon

Vice President of Sales

Pat is responsible for new client acquisition and account management for both the financial and legal verticals. At FCS, he is focused on ensuring that our existing clients and new clients have the optimum technology and service solutions in place to streamline their workflows.

For the past 20 years, Pat has led both start-ups and large SaaS solution providers in the financial and legal markets achieve record levels of growth and profitability by developing custom solutions for their clients.

Pat received his BA in Business from Carroll College, his MBA from the College of St. Thomas and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.


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Angelina Hinojoza

Client Services Manager

As the Manager of Client Services, Angelina is responsible for project management, quality assurance and customer communications along with leading FCS’s staff of customer service experts in customer fulfillment. She has excelled in multiple roles and her dedication to customers and staff combined with her industry knowledge and experience make her an invaluable asset to our daily operations.

Angelina joined First Corporate Solutions in 1997 and has been a key figure ever since to the company’s growth and vitality.

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Chris McGarry

Information System Manager

Chris and his team are instrumental in maintaining the timeliness and accuracy of our extensive databases, and also for ensuring applications used by our clients and staff leverage the latest technology for the best user experience. Along with his development team, he designs, develops and maintains our online products and custom solutions used by FCS clients and staff.

Chris joined First Corporate Solutions in 1996 as a network administrator. As the company grew, he transitioned to the role of Information System Manager and has established a deep understanding of the purpose and lifecycle of public records and takes great pride in applying his knowledge to FCS’s solution making and maintenance processes.

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Daniel Silverburg

Title Department Manager

As our Title Services Manager, Daniel oversees a staff of service representatives, title searchers, examiners and county searchers who complete commercial searches, chains of title and other specialized title projects. By drawing from his vast experience and unique understanding of county records and filing office practices, he has been instrumental to FCS’s growth and expansion since joining us in 1989. He helped launch our Southern California fulfillment center, cultivating relationships with county workers and other service providers in the area to great benefit for FCS.

Daniel earned his BS in Business from Sacramento State University.

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Todd Gomes

Director of National Accounts

As Director of National Accounts, Todd is responsible for the support and expansion of the FCS financial client base and oversees the development and growth of these clients.

With over 15 years of experience as a sales and management professional in the secured lending vertical, his knowledge of risk management and compliance solutions makes him a key contributor to the management team at First Corporate Solutions.

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