About

Our Title Company

Molly, our title mascot.

In 2008, in the midst of the housing crisis, Michele Casale saw an opportunity in the decline of the mortgage market and started Settlement Engine.   It was a bold move that resulted in a company that has grown into a respected title insurance company in a competitive industry. Ms. Casale’s experience as an Executive Producer for film and television served her well in heading up this business.  Her unflagging commitment to integrity, combined with her abilities as a team leader, dealing with chaos, making last minute decisions and hiring an experienced team — all helped her turn Settlement Engine into a creative force respected by its peers.  Creative?  In the title business?  Absolutely! Convincing executives to switch title companies is difficult at best.  Most times it’s easier to stay with an existing title company, even when the service is sloppy, than it is to switch.  Call Settlement Engine.  You’ll get a level of service you never thought possible from day 1.

Meet the Team

Michele Casale
President

Michele is the powerhouse behind Settlement Engine. She spent decades producing award-winning movies, television commercials and videos. The skills that made her so successful at production served her well when she took on the title industry. Michele’s dynamic personality, professionalism, attention to detail and drive to keep a consistent concierge level of service are the cornerstones of her title company. She strives to provide customer service beyond the typical standard, and demands an award winning performance from her staff to create a title company like none other.

Candace Stevens
Closing Manager

Candy has been with the company since the beginning and brings over 15 years of experience to Settlement Engine. Candy has a Master in Education which comes in handy in her job. Her objective is to give our clients superior service through her unparalleled work ethic, organizational skills, and positive demeanor.

Sabrina Spetz, MBA, JD
Commercial & Residential Transaction Coordinator

Sabrina’s work experience, legal background and MBA makes her key in problem solving, communication with our lenders and agents and resolving complex situations. Her ability to multi-task and manage daily logistics makes Sabrina invaluable to our company.

Cynthia Bankosh
Title Agent

Cindy has over 32 years of experience as a title company business owner. Cindy looked far and wide for a company that shares the work ethic she delivered to her clients for many years. We are proud she chose Settlement Engine as her new home.

Tiffany Sirnic
Title Agent

Tiffany is an energetic knowledgeable Title Agent that is able to provide exceptional understanding of all facets of our business which makes her ready to tackle any title issue ahead of her.

Deborah Casale
Policy Production Specialist

Deborah knowledge of the title process allows her to create, review and submit all the title insurance policies to our lenders. Deborah 10+ years gives her the responsibility of being our Office Manager too!

Sarena Dueño
Order Entry and Business Developer

Sarena’s background as a paralegal in commercial title brings to the company her keen sense and knowledge of title for starting the process of order entry into servicing her business partners.

Julie Hebert
Closing Processor

Julie’s ability to grasp the title and closing process makes her a gem in the closing department. Julie’s keen attention to detail, great organization and superior client communications is a real plus for our company.

Ed Clark
Title Clearing Specialist

In order to do what we do well, we couldn’t do it without Ed, our Title Clearing Specialist. Ed is thorough and determined to make sure our buyers and borrowers get a spic n span title commitment.

Denise Monaco
Sr. Business Developer

Denise’s 35-plus years in the relationship-driven mortgage business results in her understanding people, as well as every step of the title process. She provides Settlement Engine clients a seamless transaction.

Alicia Herrera
Business Developer

Alicia loves people and knows title. This combination makes her key in collaborating with her clients and securing a seamless transaction with our company. She is worth taking a meeting with!

Matt Talerico
Business Developer

Matt comes to us with a love of sales and a knowledge of title from the mortgage side. Matt’s experience in customer service and his dedication to his clients and their needs makes him perfect for our Pittsburgh market.

Donesha Thompson
Post-Closing Specialist

Donesha’s background in payroll and finance makes her key in post-closing our transactions. Donesha’s attention to detail, solving problems and being a team player makes her an exceptional additional to Settlement Engine.

Hannah East
Staff Accountant

Hannah’s prior experience as an accountant, officer manager and legal administrator has prepared her to bring a more streamlined approach to keeping Settlement Engine running smoothly and efficiently.

Chelsea Asbury
Data Specialist

Chelsea’s detail oriented background in retail planning allows her to be a great company representative. Chelsea collects the additional data from our clients that is pertinent to our transactions.