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Our Purpose

To be the resource and provide the services our clients need to build a successful business, and to make everyone we work with a raving fan of our company.

Our corporate headquarters and production facility are located in Orange County, California. We are underwritten by multiple underwriters to service your title needs.  Western Resources Title is licensed by the California Department of Insurance to provide residential and commercial title insurance and escrow services in each of the state’s 58 counties.

Western Resources Title Company stands apart by providing personal service that goes above and beyond client expectations in the title and escrow industry.

Our goal is to guide clients through every transaction successfully and efficiently.

We believe in partnering with agents and lenders who want their businesses to grow and succeed.

Our service team provides resources – from high-tech tools to old-fashioned expertise – to help our clients build their companies.

Western Resources Title offers services that no other title company provides.

For example, we notify the listing agent when an inspector will be visiting a property, follow up on the receipt of the statement of information from the seller, and date down the file on a regular basis. We’re constantly searching for new ways to help clients and improve the transaction process.

We consistently produce high-quality products in a short time frame – regardless of market conditions.

Western Resources Title has processed over 70,000 commercial, resale, short sale and refinance transactions and written more than $34 billion in title insurance since our inception in 1996.

Our Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Respect

These values, which we expect from and nurture in our staff, have helped us create a professional and welcoming corporate culture. Our customers rely on us because of these values, trusting us time and again with their most important asset – their business.

Our Team

Our seasoned team of veterans have an average of 30 plus years of experience in the business. Our management team consists of Ed Lorette, Bryan Kelley, Monica Szychulda, Martha Flores, Gene Bringas, Pat Crouch, Ken Watson, Louise Oshiro, and Rob Klein.

Ed Lorette

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Lorette has an extensive track record of building and managing successful title companies. With over 40 years in the title insurance industry, Ed’s experience, leadership and reputation have allowed him to attract top seasoned professionals to the organization.

Ed strongly believes the key to building a successful business is to hire well trained, self-managed, self-disciplined team players who are committed to providing customers and clients with the service they need, expect and deserve.

Monica Szychulda

Vice President, Director of Operations

Monica began her career in the title industry in 1992 as a title assistant. Since then, she has gained extensive experience across various departments, including payoff, title, and escrow systems administration, and I.T. management, where she has led teams to customize and implement production platforms. Monica’s adaptability and growth mindset enable her to swiftly tackle problems and devise effective solutions. Her exceptional communication skills ensure that everyone involved is fully informed about the situation and expectations as her team works towards a resolution.

Martha Flores

Vice President, State Escrow Operations Manager

Martha has been with WRT since 2008 and in the escrow industry since 1984. She has worked for both DOC and DOI escrow companies, managing title escrow divisions since 1999. Martha has handled a variety of transaction types, including Residential, Commercial, 1031 Exchange, Refinances, Tracts, Seller Carry-Backs, AITD’s and short sales. She has high energy and passion for escrow, exceptional customer service skills, and believes that every client and consumer deserves phenomenal service from their escrow team on every transaction. Martha resides in Walnut, California, and enjoys spending her extra time with her family.

Gene Bringas

Vice President, Title Operations Manager

Gene Bringas started his title career in 1997. Since joining Western Resources, Gene has implemented several changes within the organization that led to increased productivity and faster turnaround times for prelims and policies. Gene oversees the management, development, growth and successful operation of all title production and support for Western Resources Title, as well as the daily title operations of the Orange County branch.

Bryan Kelley

Executive Vice President, State Sales Manager

Bryan started in the title industry in March of 1985 and while coming up through the industry has held almost every role possible. He has served with major underwriters managing both local operations in multiple states as well as national platforms, including a division handling over 20,000 orders per month. Bryan has been in industry leadership for 29 years managing some of the highest-performing sales executives in our profession. Bryan believes our business is all about every team member delivering an exceptional customer service experience to our clients on every transaction they trust us to close.

Pat Crouch

Vice President, Los Angeles Division 2 Manager

Pat has been in the title business for over 36 years and a County Sales Manager for 33 years. She worked as a Relocation Specialist for Merrill Lynch Realty assisting clients with both commercial and residential transactions. Dedication to client service and satisfaction has always been Pat’s focus, making Western Resources Title the perfect fit. She has taught Real Estate and Escrow at Los Angeles City College and Glendale College, in addition to serving on the Cal State Fullerton Real Estate Curriculum Panel. Pat enjoys flying and scuba diving with her husband Steve. They flew monthly to impoverished villages in Mexico with the Flying Doctors LIGA to work in their clinics.

Ken Watson

Vice President, Inland Empire Regional Sales Manager

Ken has over 30 years of business to business sales experience including 18 years in the Title Insurance industry.  He has been an integral part of Western Resources Title for over 10 years. Ken has generated record breaking revenues in the Inland Empire and is well versed in all aspects of real estate including first hand experience in financing, investing, residential and commercial transactions. Ken manages all sales operations in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Rob Klein

Vice President, San Diego Sales Manager

Rob has been in the title industry since 2015. He is committed to building relationships with realtors and lenders and adding constant value to their businesses. For Rob, it is all about the relationships—working hard and having fun along the way. Rob prides himself in providing excellent service to his clients. Utilizing that same commitment to building relationships, Rob works closely with the San Diego sales team to coach and mentor them into building their own businesses for success.

George Ramirez

Vice President, Los Angeles County Sales Manager

A 43-year veteran of the title insurance industry, where his experience has covered a broad range of positions as searcher, examiner, title officer, sales representative, sales manager, county manager, vice president of sales and marketing, and divisional president. George’s management expertise has taken him all over California from San Francisco to San Diego but he prefers the unique and challenging marketplace nearer to home here in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. As George proudly states, “Excellent service is his standard, NOT his goal.” This commitment ensures his clients experience a smooth and stress-free journey. Beyond his title expertise, George enjoys cheering on the Dodgers, golfing, and fishing. He lives locally in La Verne with his wife Sara.