Executive Team


Please take a moment to meet some member of our Executive Team.  We feel it is important to give you some insight as to the whom you are working with when you choose Class Appraisal.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@classappraisal.com

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Alex Elezaj – CEO
Alex currently serves as CEO of Class Appraisal. He has over 18 years of professional experience in team building and fostering company growth. Alex is making Class Appraisal stand out from other AMC’s by focusing on key areas that will enable us to better serve our clients while strengthening our business: Compliance, Competence, Relationships and Speed. Alex understands that by creating a culture that fosters professional and personal growth our team is going to make us the #1 choice of the nation’s lending lenders and mortgage professionals in the industry
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Don’t be afraid to fail.  Failure is part of the process of success.  People and companies who avoid failure will never achieve ultimate success.

John, as the President of Class Appraisal, is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and aid in the execution of the company’s strategic plans.  John is passionate about helping the company to continue to grow through innovation and exceptional service.  John received his BA from Michigan State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

John Fraas – President

Don’t be afraid to fail.  Failure is part of the process of success.  People and companies who avoid failure will never achieve ultimate success.

John, as the President of Class Appraisal, is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and aid in the execution of the company’s strategic plans.  John is passionate about helping the company to continue to grow through innovation and exceptional service.  John received his BA from Michigan State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.

Jon Tallinger started at Class Appraisal in 2009 as one of the first employees. He has been an integral part to our growth. His experience as a licensed appraiser gives him an advantage to know what our clients expect.

 

Jon Tallinger – Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Jon Tallinger started at Class Appraisal in 2009 as one of the first employees. He has been an integral part to our growth. His experience as a licensed appraiser gives him an advantage to know what our clients expect.

 

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning

John oversees the Regulatory Compliance and Legal functions of Class Appraisal, as well as Quality Control on the operational end. In his role, an emphasis is placed on obtaining the equilibrium of compliance, efficiency, and quality, by reinforcing the idea that minor improvements create great change. With this, Class is continuously improving the overall quality of work delivered, and in turn expediting turn-times to Clients. John is a licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker. He received a BA from Wayne State University and a JD from Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

John Hamameh – General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning

John oversees the Regulatory Compliance and Legal functions of Class Appraisal, as well as Quality Control on the operational end. In his role, an emphasis is placed on obtaining the equilibrium of compliance, efficiency, and quality, by reinforcing the idea that minor improvements create great change. With this, Class is continuously improving the overall quality of work delivered, and in turn expediting turn-times to Clients. John is a licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker. He received a BA from Wayne State University and a JD from Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

Matt Bedell started in the AMC industry 11 years ago.  His experience made him a front-runner to guide Class Appraisal through the ever-changing AMC market. It was of the utmost importance to have a leader with an understanding of what makes an AMC great.

Matt Bedell – Director of Appraiser Relations

Matt Bedell started in the AMC industry 11 years ago.  His experience made him a front-runner to guide Class Appraisal through the ever-changing AMC market. It was of the utmost importance to have a leader with an understanding of what makes an AMC great.

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” C.S. Lewis.

Through his leadership and coaching, Michael promotes a positive work environment throughout all of the Client Service Department. While training on exceptional customer service, he coaches his team members to become a better version of themselves that want to succeed and grow. Under Michael’s direction, he pushes his team to ensure all forms of communications with our clients are answered fast and efficiently. Michael’s leadership focuses on building character and work ethic to assist in the advancement of his team members.

Michael Holmes – Director of Client Services

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” C.S. Lewis.

Through his leadership and coaching, Michael promotes a positive work environment throughout all of the Client Service Department. While training on exceptional customer service, he coaches his team members to become a better version of themselves that want to succeed and grow. Under Michael’s direction, he pushes his team to ensure all forms of communications with our clients are answered fast and efficiently. Michael’s leadership focuses on building character and work ethic to assist in the advancement of his team members.

“Train people well enough so they can leave.  Treat them well enough so they don’t want to” 

As the Manager of Team Member Services, Susan is dedicated to providing the best industry training to our new hires and is committed to creating an exciting and engaging workplace for the team.  Under Susan’s direction, not only has she trained 74 new hires, but she continues to collaborate with each team member to enhance their learning and growth at Class Appraisal.  Susan has a BA and an MA from Central Michigan University.

Susan Stirling – Team Member Services Manager

“Train people well enough so they can leave.  Treat them well enough so they don’t want to” 

As the Manager of Team Member Services, Susan is dedicated to providing the best industry training to our new hires and is committed to creating an exciting and engaging workplace for the team.  Under Susan’s direction, not only has she trained 74 new hires, but she continues to collaborate with each team member to enhance their learning and growth at Class Appraisal.  Susan has a BA and an MA from Central Michigan University.

Lisa oversees our Accounting Department and assists with key Human Resource needs. Her 28 years of accounting experience ensures that all of Class Appraisal’s financial systems run smoothly and our finances are in order.

Lisa Federico – Financial Controller

Lisa oversees our Accounting Department and assists with key Human Resource needs. Her 28 years of accounting experience ensures that all of Class Appraisal’s financial systems run smoothly and our finances are in order.