Elliot M. Liss, Esq.Founder & CEO
As a founding partner of Closeline, Elliot began his career developing relationships and providing solutions for bank and non-bank lenders in connection with their nationwide and regional lending platforms. Elliot is considered a pioneer in the industry as he created one of the first nationwide title and escrow companies with brick and mortar locations in multistate environments. Today, two decades later, Closeline is licensed to operate in 44 states through various company-owned subsidiaries.
Trustworthy, reliable, and forward-thinking are a few of the characteristics which have shaped Elliot’s career as a settlement services executive.
Seeing a need and an opportunity to provide full services to his clients, Elliot established Validata Lender Services, LLC (VLS) as a national appraisal management company. VLS services regional and national bank and non-bank lenders in support of their entire appraisal platforms with seamless electronic integration achieving appropriate appraisal compliance.
In 2014, Elliot co-founded Title Connect, the first cooperative format based title organization connecting large scale title organizations. Title Connect is a revolutionary industry leader bringing together former competitors to collaborate resources to further client services and solutions. Founding organizations of Title Connect include Closeline Settlements, Monarch Title and Capitol Title.
Elliot is an attorney, and member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars. He is a cum laude graduate of the American University’s Washington College of Law and has a bachelor of science in finance from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Elliot has been an active member of Young Presidents Organizations since 2003 and lives with his wife of 22 years, Sandy and four children in Potomac, Maryland.
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