Michael Dresden Named President of Dart Appraisal
July 12, 2016, Troy, MI - Dart Appraisal, a
nationwide, independent provider of residential real estate
valuation services, today announced the promotion of Michael
Dresden to president from executive vice president. The
announcement was made by Darton Case, founder of Dart Appraisal.
Case, who had been serving as the company's president, will now
take on the role of chief executive officer.
Dresden will assume responsibility for all areas of the
business, including operations, sales, finance, human resources,
technology and compliance. He is also responsible for creating Dart
Appraisal's strategic plan, and will work with the company's
executive team to ensure the plan is executed in accordance with
the company's mission.
"Michael and I have cultivated an incredibly strong relationship
over the past seven years, and I have a tremendous amount of faith
in him both professionally as well as personally," Case said. "I
founded Dart Appraisal and have been president since day one, so
turning over the reins is not something I take lightly. I have full
confidence in Michael, and know the company will continue to grow
and thrive under his leadership."
Dresden has been with Dart Appraisal since 2009, originally
joining the company as Director of Operations. The company has
grown more than 93% since Dresden has been on staff, and is poised
to exceed this year's aggressive growth target by at least 15%.
Under Dresden's leadership, Dart Appraisal's growth has been fueled
by new client acquisition, including multiple top ten national
lenders, as well as the expansion of existing client relationships.
He has also continued the company's focus on building custom
appraisal management solutions, and works with Dart's sales team
and directly with clients to create a service plan tailor-made for
individual clients' needs. Dresden is also heavily involved in
developing the company's strategic partners.
Dresden has fostered the growth and development of Dart
Appraisal's executive management team, as well as a secondary level
of management within the company. He is deeply committed to
fostering the company's culture for all employees.
"It is an incredible honor to receive this promotion, especially
coming from the company's founder who has put so much into building
Dart Appraisal from the ground up," Dresden said. "Darton and I
make a great team, and we have a great deal of mutual trust between
each other. As CEO, Darton will continue to be instrumental in
shaping our direction through his role as an incredible visionary
for the firm. Additionally, he'll work on nurturing his vast
relationships in the mortgage industry through business development
"I'm so proud of everything that we've accomplished so far at
Dart Appraisal, and I'm excited for what promises to be an even
more exciting future for our company," Dresden said.
A certified Six Sigma Green Belt and licensed real estate
appraiser, Dresden holds a bachelor of science from Illinois State
University. He currently resides in Birmingham, Mich.