Richard Parsons

Parsons oversees Vanguard Title’s strategic development process and has nearly 20 years of experience in the residential real estate industry.

Before co-founding North American Title with Michael Strat in 1987, Parsons built his expertise from a small local title insurance agency. Later joined by John Apostol, the three were determined to streamline procedures in the title process to serve their clientele more efficiently.

For the next decade, North American Title navigated through the hectic business cycle of interest-rate driven refinance booms while growing an impressive customer base that appreciated their responsive, proactive approach to customer service.

In 2000, North American Title merged with First American Title, and Parsons became the new entity’s Vice President and Southeast Michigan Division Co-Manager. This new management team succeeded in driving new systems-based efficiency – increasing productivity from 24 orders per person per month to 66 orders per person per month.

In 2005, along with original business partners Mike Strat and John Apostol, in addition to colleague Robert Considine, Parsons helped establish Vanguard Title.