Miniter Group

We operate from Massachusetts to Hawaii, insuring over 700 lenders, with well over 5,500 individual insurance policies.

Miniter Group’s sole focus has been to provide collateral risk transfer expertise, and the associated software solutions necessary to deliver this expertise. We now operate from Massachusetts to Hawaii, insuring over 700 lenders, with well over 5,500 individual insurance policies. That’s eight individually designed policies issued for every lender. 

Miniter Group has been a privately held family business since its inception in 1972. Second generation management is now lead by Julianne Donley, who has guided Miniter as CEO since 1996.

Miniter is debt-free and independent. This has allowed Miniter to build our reputation at our pace, one lender at a time. Our growth is deliberate, steady and under control. This approach ranks us as the best third-party vendor at many of our lenders. We nurture our culture internally so that our employees are empowered to deliver the best service and solutions in our industry. 

We are glad to provide you with executive references from many of our clients. Chances are, we may be insuring one of your colleagues at a lender near you.

Our Top Shelf Culture

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Top Shelf wall art at Miniter Group headquarters
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member centric wall art at Miniter Group headquarters

Executive Team

Julianne Donley

President & CEO

Julianne has been serving in the role of President and CEO of the Miniter Group since 2002. Prior to that, she was instrumental in the growth of the company through sales and the creation and management of its current culture and infrastructure. During that time, she has led the expansion of the company from its original mission of providing blanket auto-based products to the New England lender market to its current 50 state footprint and a full array of collateral protection products and tracking solutions. Miniter Group is a certified member of the Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council, (WBENC), which recognizes independent organizations owned by women.

James Gilpin

Executive Vice President

Jim is Chief Operating Officer of Miniter Group. He is responsible for marketing & tracking operations. Jim has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering. He has held sales positions at many of the top software companies. Jim joined Miniter Group in November 1998 as Vice President of Operations to bring business systems expertise to Miniter Group. Jim graduated from the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management in 2006 and is a member of the Board of Directors at Abington Bank.

Wayne Brantley

Chief Information Officer

Wayne created, designed, and custom-developed the Miniter Group tracking and claims systems. He is responsible for all technology strategy, development, deployment, and system management. Prior to joining Miniter Group, Wayne owned and operated a successful software development company. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Michelle Austin

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle has over 25 years of customer service experience with Miniter Group. She was instrumental in the creation and development of the current Lender Services Division. Within this division, Michelle oversees our Client Relationship Managers, Client Service Coordinators, Implementation Team, and the Underwriting Department and Claims Department. Additionally, she manages Miniter Investigations, Inc (MI2), a wholly subsidiary of Miniter Group providing nationwide Skiptracing services. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.

Lee-Ann Hollister

Senior Vice President - Sales

LeeAnn brings over 20 years of experience to the sales team. Prior to joining Miniter Group, she held positions in sales, marketing, finance, and project management at Aon Corporation, GE Capital, Individual Assurance Company, and OSC. LeeAnn serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Lender Placed Products Committee for the Consumer Credit Industry Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Ray Reed

Senior Vice President

Ray is responsible for the development of customized mortgage impairment and lender-placed insurance programs, monitoring adherence to regulatory compliance issues, and managing all underwriting responsibilities for the company. He is a native of Baltimore and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. Ray has become a nationally recognized expert in mortgage impairment coverage and also specializes in force-placed coverage.

Keith Marvel

Vice President - Sales

Keith is Vice President of Sales at Miniter Group. He has over 30 years of successful sales and management experience. His broad working knowledge of the financial services industry includes Insurance, Mortgage Banking, and Credit Default. Prior to joining Miniter, Keith served other key positions including National Sales Executive at van Wagenen Financial Services, Vice President of Sales at Credit Suisse, and Regional Sales Manager at Homecomings Financial.

Wade Tiemann

Vice President - Sales

Wade has provided lenders with financial products and services for over 15 years. Prior to joining Miniter, Wade worked extensively with community banks as a broker for a wide variety of products ranging from loan origination products like flood determinations & appraisals, to loan servicing products like force place, blanket, and insurance tracking services, to the executive lines coverages for Bond, D&O and Property Package polices. Wade brings a unique perspective to lenders by understanding the broad picture of bank lending and collateral protection.

Emily Carr-Stephens

Compliance Officer

Emily is Miniter’s Compliance Officer with over 5 years of experience in banking and insurance. Prior to joining Miniter, Emily worked as an auditor for the state of Kentucky. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of the Cumberlands and holds an ABA Certificate in Lending Compliance. Emily possesses a rare ability to catch minutiae in legal and regulatory documentation that most readers often overlook.

The borrower-centric solution

Turn the challenge of insurance tracking and compliance into an opportunity to
build trust between lender and borrower, without the fear for reputation or
compliance failures.