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Friday, September 18, 2020
Company Services Partners Press Key Staff Contacts

Mission Statement
We are committed to creating a nationally recognized community of locally owned and operated agencies, developed and nurtured by ET Investments' resources.

Through our financial, marketing and operational strength, combined with local title agencies' entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge, we seek to add value and broaden opportunity in the title industry, allowing each service provider to excel in their market approach and segment.

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Key Staff

Bryan R. Willis, Executive Vice President
Bryan R. Willis is the Executive Vice President and an investor in and owner of ET Investments, LLC. Bryan came to ET Investments from United General Title Insurance Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bryan was an integral part of a team that grew United General's revenues from roughly $110 million in 2000 to more than $220 million in 2004. Prior to joining United General, Bryan was Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer at Chicago Title Corporation. Bryan possesses superior skills in corporate development, strategic planning, cost reduction, and productivity improvement. Bryan received his Bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in computer science from Southern Utah University. He received his Master's in Business Administration from Brigham Young University, where he graduated with Distinction.

James W. Shumway, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer
James W. Shumway is the Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of ET Investments, LLC. Jim came to ET Investments from United General Title Insurance Company, where he served as Vice President and Controller. At United General, Jim played a significant role in overseeing and improving day-to-day operations of its Finance and Accounting Department, including A/R, A/P, GAAP, Statutory, and financial analysis. Jim worked closely with United Generalís Legal Department to help improve its claims database. Jim worked with United Generalís field management staff on budgeting, forecasting, and planning. Before joining United General, Jim served as Vice President in charge of administrative functions of a privately-held, Las Vegas-based company with roughly $50 million in annual revenues, where he was responsible for supervising its accounting, human resource, collection, and IT departments. Jim received his BS degree from Southern Utah University and his MBA from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Scott Simonds, Senior Vice President and IT Manager
Scott Simonds is the Senior Vice President and IT Manager of ET Investments, LLC. Scott started in the title business in 1984. Scott came to ET Investments from United General Title Insurance Company, where he served as its Vice President and Senior Systems Administrator. Since that time, Scott has worked in all areas of title production/management and IT. Scott played a key roll in the start up of United General's direct operations in California and ET Investments' subsidiary companies.

Meghan Martelon, General Counsel
Meghan Martelon is the Secretary and General Counsel of ET Investments, LLC. Meghan came to ET Investments from AngloGold Ashanti North America where she served as Senior Corporate Counsel. Immediately prior to joining AngloGold, Meghan was a tax and business associate at the Denver law firm of Engel & Reiman pc. Meghan is a proud alumni of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied Political Science and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree while playing varsity volleyball for CU. Meghan earned her JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her Masters of Laws in Taxation from the Daniels College of Business. A Colorado native Meghan grew up in the Denver area and enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking and biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.