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Chairman and Co-Founder
With over 20 years of experience, Robert is a national expert in the property preservation industry. As the founder of Safeguard Properties he began his business in 1990 with just a handful of employees and a commitment to customer service. Under Robert’s leadership Safeguard Properties has grown to over 1,000 employees with an extensive network of subcontractors throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. His vision and ingenuity have earned Robert a reputation as an innovator and he is widely recognized as an industry pioneer.
Robert’s deep concern for communities suffering from the devastating effects of economic downturn and an ongoing foreclosure crisis, has led him to seek out ways to ease the burden on America’s most vulnerable populations. Robert believes the SecureView product provides an answer by securely boarding homes, improving property appearance, supporting home values, and increasing neighborhood safety.
Robert currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at Safeguard Properties. He also served as chair of the National Vacant Properties Registration Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Robert represents not only Safeguard, but the industry as a whole, in national associations including MBA, USFN, CMBA and REOMAC. He has been a session leader and panelist at yearly conferences, in addition to being the primary sponsor of the annual National Property Preservation Conference, which began in 2004.
In 2009, Robert received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He won both in the Northeast Ohio region in the category of professional services and asset management firms, and nationally in the servicing category.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for SecureView, Brian Potasiewicz boasts a broad range of operations experience from computer manufacturing and distribution to metal fabrication and emergency power generation.
In his role at SecureView he brings more than 20 years of experience developing operating systems and processes, leading to timely deliverability and high standards of customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining SecureView, Brian was employed by one of the largest computer manufacturers in the country, where he quickly ascended from manager of manufacturing facilities to the corporate leadership team. In this role he was responsible for distribution across the United States. With a strong focus on customer service, Brian helped develop and implement new standards of operational excellence and quality control throughout the company.
Brian currently resides in Suburban Cleveland with his wife and son.