IRVINE, CA (March 30, 2020) – McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Heather Krablin as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Williston Financial Group, LLC (WFG). Heather will be called upon to develop and drive a human capital strategy that is responsive to, and anticipatory of, the evolving needs of WFG and the ongoing trends in the industry. WFG was seeking a CHRO to shape the growth and development of the company’s executive leadership team and overall organization.

“Heather is uniquely qualified for this role at WFG as her career path aligns well with what will be called for in her new position with the company. She has those special qualities, and the commitment, to lead the HR organization of a fast growing, duel-headquartered business,” said Chris Bull, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull.

Heather will provide strategic vision, ensure tactical and data-driven execution and deliver the leadership necessary to support and enhance WFG’s mission and trajectory. She will serve as a critical business partner to the executive leadership team and will ensure that the organization remains committed to its culture of trust and quality of service.

Heather will oversee the areas of succession planning, talent acquisition, talent management and leadership development, organizational and performance management, learning and development, executive and employee compensation and benefits, employee relations and all employment-related compliance.

With over 10 years’ experience in talent acquisition, Heather’s operationally-centric approach has contributed to her success in the field. Prior to joining WFG, she spent five years with True Religion, where she was ultimately promoted to Vice President, Human Resources + Customer Operations.

“I am grateful for this exciting new opportunity to be part of WFG as it enters its second decade.  The company and its executives are respected throughout the industry and I look forward to taking the organization to the next level, specifically from the HR perspective,” Heather said.

She began her career as a stock trader before she discovered her passion in human capital and transitioned to the talent acquisition space. She received her Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of San Francisco.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-founder + Managing Partner Chris Bull, Senior Executive Recruiter Sara Pizarro, and Director Anne Terry.

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About WFG
Based in Irvine, CA and Portland, OR, WFG is a leading provider of homeowner title insurance and related lender services for residential and commercial real estate transactions. WFG was formed in late 2009 to acquire various businesses in the title insurance and real estate settlement services industry. The Williston Financial Group family of businesses are dedicated to taking time and cost out of real estate transactions. By focusing on the client and their processes, WFG will help compress the time required to close a loan and/or transfer real property ownership. By empowering industry professionals with integrated technologies, WFG will provide efficient high quality products and services. By enabling client processes, WFG will increase closing rates. By minimizing corporate infrastructure, WFG will avoid operating a costly hierarchical organization. Since 2009, Williston has acquired WFG Lender Services (formerly known as New Millennium Title Group, LLC), WFG National Title Insurance (formerly known as TransUnion National Title Insurance Company), WFG Title Insurance Company (formerly known as TransUnion Title Insurance Company) and WFG National Title Company of Washington (formerly Northpoint Escrow and Title LLC).


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