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On September 1, HousingWire announced that Sean Pyle, President and Co-Founder of Valutrust Solutions, LLC, a Williston Financial Group company, is among its 2021 HW Insiders, the media outlet’s current selection of housing industry “operational superstars” who help “drive their companies and clients forward.”

“The winners of our Insiders Award are an incredible group of doers that we’re proud to recognize for their essential contributions to their companies and the larger mortgage and real estate ecosystem,” said Sarah Wheeler,HousingWire‘s Editor in Chief. “Everyone on this year’s list is a crucial part of their company’s success and we’re honored to give them the spotlight.”

The honorees, representing a wide range of occupations from lending and real estate to fintech, were chosen based on significant contributions to their companies and the industry. (For a complete list read the announcement.)

Valutrust Solutions® provides national appraisal management services and proprietary technology solutions to banks and residential lenders. Pyle oversees the entirety of Valutrust’s activities, which in 2021 included adding property evaluation services and broker price opinions (BPOs) to its comprehensive suite of property valuation offerings. For origination transactions, Valutrust’s ValuTrue™ property evaluation services can be ordered with or without interior inspection, as can BPOs, which are now available for servicing and default management.

Before co-founding Valutrust Solutions, Pyle held positions with multi-national firms Farmland Industries and Sprint Corporation, where he honed his business acumen and gained valuable experience in sales and customer management. In 1993, he began working with startup and early-stage companies and was instrumental in building and managing sales and customer care organizations for telecommunications companies Kansas City FiberNet and Birch Telecom. He also served on the executive leadership team at Archer Technologies, a software company, leading the global sales organization to unprecedented growth and success, culminating in the company’s successful sale to EMC Corporation.