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ROBERT S.

LYNOTT

Hillsborough, NC 27278
Cell: (571) 643-5616 E-mail: Rslynott@gmail.com

Vice President with over 20 years of business operations experience. Built a company from $250,000 in annual revenue to annual
revenues in excess of $2.5 Million, making it the largest title abstract company in Northern Virginia. Vice President of Operations at
$100 Million National Title Insurance Company overseeing 21 agencies across 9 states. Business Leader and Non-Profit Board
Member offering a Master of Arts degree and 20 years of experience in business operations, human resource management, strategic
planning, customer service, and full P&L responsibility.

CORE COMPENTENCIES






Business Operations
Client Relations
Human Resources Management
Title Insurance

Financial Management
Customer Service
Talent Development
Title Operations




Business Development
Multi-Site Operations
Project Management
Revenue Growth

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
INVESTORS TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, CHAPEL HILL, NC ................................ November 2013 to August 2014
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Supervised and held ultimate responsibility for the operations and finances of 21 national market agencies across 9 states.
Directly supervised 4 national market operations representatives, the Director of Training, and the Rates and Forms Manager.
Entrusted with the position of Operations Representative for Virginia Bankers Association.

Program Development:


Initiated and developed the Title Search Audit program for in-house searchers in the
national market agencies.
Provided insight in leading team to implementation of new Closing Protection Letter
fees in the Kentucky market.

Talent Acquisition:


Primary role interviewing, hiring and mentoring the Rates and Products Analyst.
Member of the hiring committee for the Agency Manager position at the New York
Credit Union Agency.

Multi –State
Operations:

Managed and held oversight responsibilities for the operations and financials of agencies in
Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and
Tennessee.
Risk Analysis Committee focusing on reducing claims across the national markets.

Business Development:


Cost Saving Strategy:

Held presentations for bank leaders who were prospective investors in the company
agencies.
Led agency board meetings with bank representatives to drive more business to the agency.
Generated a 25% annual savings of telecommunication expenses in each of the Indiana and
Illinois agencies.

HBS TITLE ENTERPRISES, INC., Fairfax, VA .................................................................................... 1992 to October 2013
VICE PRESIDENT / PARTNER, March 1995 to October 2013
Turned a $250,000, 4 person company into a $2.5 million dollar annual revenue generating company with 20 employees, creating
the largest title abstract company in Northern Virginia. Directed all administrative, customer service, financial, human resource and
IT operations with full P&L responsibility.

Revenue Growth:


Increased annual revenues from $250,000 to over $2.5 Million.
Grew client base from 20 agencies to over 100 agencies. Accomplished through
meetings with CEOs and administrative staff, aggressive marketing campaigns, office
presentations and creating brand recognition in the marketplace.

Corporate Acquisition:

Negotiated the Acquisition of HBS Title, Inc. which enabled the company to tap into the
title insurance sector and grow by 25%.

IT Advancement:

Spearheaded the development of a robust IT infrastructure, and acquired all hardware
and software needed to create a paperless environment. Major initiative that saved
$100,000 over a 5 year period.
Evaluated and acquired new technologies and managed IT vendors to ensure rapid,
efficient and economical delivery of products to clientele.

Human Resources:



Financial
Management:


Project Management:


Enhanced team capacity via talent acquisition and hiring within the company, building
staff from 2 employees to 20 employees, with an over 90% retention rate of the
professional staff.
Introduced a 401K and retirement program. Managed all employee and executive
compensation and benefit packages.
Created and directed the employee training programs and employee manual.
Formulated the company payroll structure and managed the payroll service vendor.
Prepared the annual budget and financial forecasts. Analyzed the monthly financial
reports adjusting budget projections as necessary.
Handled the daily bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable, and purchasing.
Supervised the order intake process, billing, and inventory control.
Determined clients project scope and mobilized staff for quality delivery. Conducting
supervision and review of all processes and final report to be delivered.
Directed commercial real estate projects with values in excess of $100 Million.

Cost Saving Strategy:

Negotiated with the facility property owner to allow an outside vendor to install
telecommunications equipment for the entire building. Subsequently, generated a 50%
monthly decrease in telephone and internet expenses along with increasing efficiency.

Office Expansion:

Directed an initiative to double office space and, lowered rental square footage
expenses by 12%. Office expansion saved $10,000+ annually eliminating offsite storage.
Acquired satellite office space in the fastest growing county in Northern Virginia,
allowing for increased market share, broadening the customer base, and improved
client service.

EDUCATION
Master of Arts, Commerce and International Politics
Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Bachelor of Science (With Distinction), Political Science
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS
TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access; QuickBooks; Salesforce; PaperPort;
Proprietary CRM and Data Digitizing software

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Board of Directors, Orange County Rape Crisis Center (Finance Committee) / TABLE Ministries,
Inc. / Special Olympics / Fairfax County Youth Basketball Coach

MEMBERSHIPS

American Land Title Association (ALTA), Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA)