Michael Strat oversees Vanguard Title’s strategic and financial planning as well as process development.
Prior to the establishment of Vanguard Title, Strat co-founded North American Title with Richard Parsons in 1987 and was joined one year later by John Apostol. The three-man operation rapidly grew to a 100-employee enterprise in less than five years through the success of newly developed and more efficient title processing systems.
In 2000, North American Title merged with First American, and Strat became the new entity’s President of the Southeast Michigan Division. During his first four years at First American, he oversaw the team responsible for overhauling First American’s systems, processes and customer service. Additionally, he aided in increasing the company’s volume from 2,000 orders per month to more than 10,000.
In 2005, Strat and the North American Title founding partners, Rick Parsons and John Apostol, along with First American Title colleague Robert Considine united to establish Vanguard Title.