Anthony Knight is President of Ascendant National Title. He acquired the company in May of 2021 after leading the national expansion effort for the Shaddock Companies.
Anthony is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur in the title and settlement services sector. He began his career with First American Title in San Diego in 1991. Since then, he has served in senior leadership roles and launched highly profitable start-ups on behalf of many underwriters and national agencies.
Anthony was also an athlete and coach having played professional football while living in London and playing for the Arena Football League’s Denver Dynamite. In addition, Anthony and his business partner coached Juniors Volleyball while building and owning one of the largest, most successful volleyball clubs in the Rocky Mountain Region.
He attended the University of San Diego and is married with four children. Along with leading one of the country’s fastest growing title companies, Anthony spends most of his spare time with his family and playing golf.
President, Western Region
As President, Western Region, Ryan is responsible for the growth and operations of Ascendent National Title. He began his career with First American Title after graduation from Colorado State University. Over the next 20 years he was able to gather valuable industry experience enabling him to hone his expertise in title and escrow. Prior to joining the Ascendent team, Ryan most recently served in a leadership role at ET Investments and later with Stewart Title. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and their two children. In his spare time, Ryan can be found on the golf course or spending time traveling with his family.
President, National Commercial
As President, National Commercial, Len is responsible for overseeing the company’s national expansion and corporate development. He is a leader in the mortgage information services and real estate industry and his success has been well narrated. Over the course of his career, he has engineered the impressive growth of multiple mortgage-related industries. Len has more than 30 years of experience leading title insurance and real estate information businesses for some of the largest organizations in the industry. Most recently he served as a Senior Vice President of Solidifi’s National Lender Services Division. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President for WFG commercial Services Division, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s expansion in the Northeast/NYC region. He also served as a Senior Vice President and National Sales Director for Stewart STG and Stewart Lender Services, as well as First American’s National Lenders Advantage Division.
President, National Lender Services
Matt Miller is President of National Lender Services for Ascendant National Title. A seasoned professional with 28 years in the title industry, Matt has a proven track record of driving growth and delivering financial performance. Prior to joining Ascendant National Title, Matt held senior-level positions with Realogy, Radian and First American after spending 20 years with LSI, with the last 8 years heading up the Local Solutions Centralized Title, Closing and Appraisal division.
Sr. Vice President, Colorado Operations
Wendi Milinkov is Senior Vice President of Ascendant National Title of Colorado. She has been in the title business for nearly 30 years. During her career Wendi has served as a title examiner, marketing director, sales manager, operations manager, escrow officer and claims/special projects specialist. She has worked in all facets of the title process from beginning to end and is always eager to learn more. Wendi has been a certified instructor for real estate classes, and she is also a licensed title professional, a member of the Land Title Association of Colorado and a notary public. Wendi’s level of experience makes her a “one call and the question is answered” type of person. Her attention to detail and desire to innovate and encourage growth in the title industry are her specialties. She has a BS in Public Relations/Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University and grew up in Northwest Missouri. Colorado has been her home since 1993.