Thursday, September 28, 2023 | The Latest Buzz for the Appraisal Industry

Clearbox LLC Names Steve Ferguson as Chief Operating Officer

Sarasota, Florida-Joan Trice, CEO and Founder of Clearbox®, LLC announces that Steve Ferguson, as COO, will be responsible for developing strategies for product expansion of vendor management tools. Steve has worked in and around the appraisal industry for much of his 30-year career, with his recent experience in valuation management, data, and statistical analysis.   

Steve’s arrival at Clearbox®, LLC corresponds with the release of Clearbox’s “Panel Manager” which allows lenders and AMCs to more effectively build, manage and communicate with their panel.  Panel Manager leverages our database of every licensed appraiser in the U.S. allowing our clients to build their panel with the click of a mouse.  

Ferguson notes, “I am excited to be joining the Clearbox team just as V2.0 is being released. Our robust database of appraisers includes valuable demographic information, fee schedules, background checks, and all data necessary for proper due diligence. I see this tool as revolutionizing vendor management. We are simultaneously releasing vendor profiles for Property Data Collectors and Real Estate Agents as well.”    

Trice notes, “Steve is joining us at an exciting time in our evolution. Everyone wants to be more efficient to lessen the costs of maintaining large panels. Our API allows transaction platforms to have access to every single appraiser in the US. We listened to our customers who said manually ‘chasing and placing’ assignments was destroying their margins.”

About Clearbox®, LLC 

Clearbox®, LLC was founded to address the complex landscape of fee panel management. Better information and transparency promote integrity and ensures compliance. The Clearbox®, LLC suite of products offers solutions to all stakeholders- Appraisers, Real Estate Agents, and Brokers, Lenders, Appraisal Management Companies, and Regulators. For more information, visit ttps://