CHANGING THE TITLE INDUSTRY
President and Founder
THE FUTURE OF TITLE AUTOMATION
PROVEN SEARCH METHODS
MORE DATA SOURCES
MORE SAVED SEARCHES
THE WAY IT ALL BEGAN
A couple of title guys walk into a sports bar with their friend, a software developer, and the title guy says… well actually they had a conversation about the frustration of getting title records. The outdated process was slow, expensive, and lacking in availability of reliable data. The software developer was Don Cantral, and after sketching out a solution on the back of napkin, they all realized that the idea was disruptive and the timing was right. In the next 30 days, Don had a working prototype and within 5 months had raised half a million in seed capital. Early success attracted over $10 million invested to grow the business.
That was in 2003, and since then the patented scanning and pattern recognition technology has been refined to the point where it replaces a completely manual process taking hours and days with an automated process taking minutes, for routine orders. NextAce technology now powers around 25% of the nation’s title transactions, more than a million a year. As the business grows, Don continues to find new opportunities to innovate in the title industry. Consumers are experiencing huge shifts in every sector they use for goods and services, and NextAce sees the need to keep leveraging technology until they can get a title commitment delivered in the same way.
In a rapidly evolving industry, our solutions are built by a leadership team with decades of experience that pairs innovation with exacting standards for quality and realibility.
Don Cantral is president and founder of NextAce, where he pioneered title search automation technology that reduced processing time from weeks to minutes. After co-founding the company in 2003, Cantral grew it from an idea on the back of a napkin to a seasoned and growing operation processing over 20% of all transactions in residential real estate nationwide. NextAce was purchased by Fidelity National Financial in 2015, and Cantral remains in charge of daily operations and continued innovation to bring new solutions to the industry.
David spent 17 years as President of SKLD, one of the oldest and most respected title plants in the country. He serves as Real Property Records Chair for the American Land Title Association (ALTA), and in work groups for the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), and the Association for Title Information Management (ATIM).
Jim is responsible for enterprise technology infrastructure, development and engineering, and quality assurance for the organization. Prior roles in the industry include Chief Technology Officer for Black Knight’s Data & Analytics division, and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Technology with Property Insight.
CULTURE OF GIVING
NextAce believes that giving back to the community in both time and service is not only good business, it’s the right thing to do. We participate in charities and nonprofit organizations as board members, volunteers, and supporters. We’re proud to have supported many fine organizations including:
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