The Williston Financial Group executive team members have in excess of 180 total years of experience and success in the settlement services industry. Williston and its executives understand the title insurance business and the critical role that its clients play in the success of the industry.

Patrick F. Stone

Executive Chairman & Founder, Williston Financial Group

Pat has enjoyed a lengthy career in real estate and real estate related services, including “C” officer positions with three public companies and as a director on two Fortune 500 Boards. The senior executive management positions included nine years as President and COO of the nation’s largest title insurance company, Chairman and Co-CEO of a software company and CEO of a real estate data and information company.

Currently, Pat serves as Executive Chairman and Founder of Williston Financial Group, as well serves on the boards of: Green Street Advisors, the leading REIT analytics firm, Trysting Tree Golf Club, Nassau RE, Transmodus and Inman News, who named him one of 2013’s “100 Most Influential People in Real Estate” and in 2015 one of the “Top 101 Real Estate Industry Doers.”

Additionally, Pat has also served as Vice-Chairman of Metrocities Mortgage, a 2005 top twenty mortgage lender, and as Chairman of The Stone Group, an Austin, Texas based tenant-rep brokerage company. As well as on the boards of Fidelity National Financial, First American Corporation, FNIS, MicroGeneral, SKLD, World Minerals, DigitalMap, Homegain, RedVision, and Wystein Capital.

Pat’s Philanthropic involvement has included service as Chairman of the Santa Barbara Art Museum and as a Director of the Portland Art Museum. He is a past chairman of the Oregon State University Foundation, and Co-Chair of its Billion Dollar Capital Campaign.

Patrick has three beautiful daughters, and three granddaughters and resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Vicki.

Joseph V. McCabe Jr.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel & Secretary, Williston Financial Group

Joe McCabe began his career in the title insurance industry more than twenty years ago with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. While at Fidelity, Joe gained experience in a number of areas including claims and litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and regulatory compliance. Since leaving Fidelity in 1996, Joe has held the positions of General Counsel and President of other title insurance underwriters, most recently TransUnion National Title Insurance Company.

Joe is a graduate of University of the Pacific’s, Mc George School of Law in Sacramento CA. He is currently an Executive Officer on the California Land Title Association’s Board of Governors.

Michael T. Gallaher

Chief Financial Officer, Williston Financial Group

Mike Gallaher has more than 20 years of experience in the title insurance industry, having served prior to WFG in a range of financial management positions within Fidelity National Financial, and most recently with United General Title Insurance Company and the First American Corporation. Prior to Fidelity, Mike was with KPMG as an Audit Manager in the company’s financial services sector.

Mike is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Steven H. Winkler

Chief Underwriting Counsel, Williston Financial Group

With over 35 years in the title insurance business, Steve Winkler was most recently the Corporate Underwriting Counsel for United General Title Insurance Company. He has previously held a variety of legal and management positions with national underwriters, including Fidelity National Title of New York and Lawyers’ Title Insurance Corporation.

Steve is a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. (B.A.) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.). He is currently a member of the American Bar Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association, where Steve serves as an Emeritus Member, Executive Committee of the Real Property Section, and as a Member of the Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law. In addition to various county Bar Associations, Steve is also a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate. In 1992, Steve was elected a Fellow of the College of Real Estate Lawyers and, in 1998, a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Donald O’Neill

Executive Vice President & COO, Williston Financial Group

Donald O’Neill has over thirty years of mortgage and real estate industry experience. He oversees the entirety of WFG’s compliance program, including employee and title agent training; licensing; audit and the creation and implementation of programs designed to update and track adherence to the company’s policies and procedures. He is also a member of WFG’s Executive Management Committee. Prior to joining WFG, O’Neill served as Chief Operating Officer and Associate General Counsel for Altisource’s Premium Title, President of Origination Practice Group and Chief Risk Officer for ISGN Solutions. Before that, O’Neill was Group President and CEO for Stewart Title Company – one of the industry’s largest title insurance underwriters, where he oversaw the operational performance and financial results of that company’s Real Estate Information (REI) Group. O’Neill is licensed to practice law in Utah and Washington State and is a member of the United State Supreme Court Bar – Washington D.C. He received his Juris Doctorate and MBA from Gonzaga University.

Steve Ozonian

President & CEO, Williston Financial Group

Steve is a leader in the real estate and mortgage industry and his career has been well-chronicled. Over the course of his career, he has engineered the dramatic growth of multiple real estate related businesses. Prior to joining WFG, Steve was a Senior Executive at Chicago Title & Trust where he headed the real estate services segment which acquired and sold thousands of homes a year. He also served as an Executive Vice President with Coldwell Banker where he helped build the company to 70,000 sales associates. Steve served as Chairman and CEO of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services and expanded annual sales volume to more than $200 billion.

Steve is perhaps best-known for building the world’s most successful real estate research portal during his time as CEO of Steve has also served Bank of America as its National Homeownership Executive.

Steve has served on the boards of LendingTree, Global Mobility Solutions, Realty Mogul and RealtyTrac and also served WFG for three years on its Board of Directors before being appointed President and Chief Operating Officer.