Williston Financial Group today announced it has named Steve Ozonian as its president and chief operating officer.

The Williston Financial Group is a 5-year-old real estate service provider and title insurance company — the  nation’s sixth-largest underwriting firm by market share in 2015, according to American Land Title Association.

Steve Ozonian

Steve Ozonian

Ozonian moves into his new role with WFG after serving on its board of directors for three years. As president and COO, he will focus on technology and business process “to eliminate time and cost from the real estate transaction, while increasing transparency and empowerment to the lender, Realtor and consumer,” according to a company release.

Ozonian has been in executive positions at Chicago Title & Trust, Coldwell Banker, Prudential Real Estate, realtor.com, Bank of America and Re/Max. Ozonian serves on the boards of LendingTree, Global Mobility Solutions, Realty Mogul and RealtyTrac.

“My role is to strengthen WFG’s strategic position as an agent for change for lenders, Realtors and other real estate-related businesses,” Ozonian said in a statement.

Patrick Stone will remain the company’s chairman and CEO.

“Steve Ozonian has an unparalleled track record in growing real estate services through the use of new technology, ingenuity and creativity,” Stone said in a statement.

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