Susan Pettem

Susan Pettem is a longtime title insurance industry executive, with 30+ years at several top national title organizations, primarily within the Fidelity National Financial family of companies.

Susan has held a variety of internal positions throughout her career including Customer Service, Title Assistant (foreclosure title-Trustee Sale Guarantees), Title Examiner and Title Officer. These positions were all related to default title and the issues therein. Ultimately Susan was approached by her Western Regional Executive within Fidelity National Financial to be a VP National Sales representative for the default division, a position she has held ever since across the title brands.

Susan’s expertise is in the default and REO areas of the mortgage industry as well as originations (both residential and commercial transactions), with tremendous experience in national foreclosure title issues and curative as well as REO title, title curative-resolution and escrow/closing of the transaction. Susan’s focus is providing REO title and escrow/closing services for many national mortgage servicers as well as law firms and banks.

Susan currently is Senior Vice President of National Sales for Novare National Settlement Service, a division of Fidelity National Financial (FNF). Novare offers an efficient and customer-focused national title and escrow/closing platform with multiple locations. The company offers direct processing within the organization nationally, streamlining processes and expediting efficient delivery of the liquidation of the REO asset. The team at Novare is highly client-focused, realizing that every client has unique needs and requirements. As such we provide customized solutions according to their needs. We utilize a robust internal processing system and are integrated with Equator, Pyramid and Res.Net, among other notable transactional systems.

Susan is a longtime member of the United Trustees Association, a non-profit focused on educational excellence of its’ national membership and industry at large. She also is a member of the REOMAC organization and actively attends all of the relevant industry educational conferences nationally including Five Star and MBA events.

Industry References:

Novare National Settlement Services –

United Trustees Association –


Susan also supports various non-profit organizations, including those focused on animal welfare, Working Wardrobes, the Irvine Assistance League and Pitch In For Baseball & Softball.