Covius Holdings, Inc., announced several promotions and new positions within its executive team.

John Surface, president and chief operating officer of Covius holdings, will assume the role of chief executive officer of Covius Services. The new title better reflects his extensive involvement in non-operating functions, including finance, technology, legal, M&A, marketing, business development and human resources. Rob Clements will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer of Covius Holdings. Both Clements and Surface will continue to serve on the board of directors of Covius Holdings.

Anne Thom has been promoted to executive vice president, human resources. Thom will work directly with business units and corporate support teams to lead enterprise-wide human resources strategies and further drive key initiatives around talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, corporate culture and employee engagement.

Lori Gray has been promoted to executive vice president, marketing and client services. Gray will continue overseeing Covius’ marketing initiatives, sales operations and analytics and work with other Covius units to coordinate enterprise go-to-market strategies. In addition, Gray will work closely with operations leaders in select channels to orchestrate and deploy replicable best practices for people, processes and technology to deliver a consistent and best-in-class client experience.

Jonathan Kunkle will assume the new role of executive vice president, chief product officer. In this role, Kunkle will lead Covius’ product strategy and work with internal teams and industry partners to develop and sustain a strategic plan to ensure Covius remains at the forefront of product innovation.

Joe Chappell, executive vice president, operations, will now also be responsible for strategic initiatives. He will also continue to lead Covius’ valuation business.

Niki Culver has been promoted to senior vice president, operations and will assume responsibility for Covius Settlement Services in addition to heading reQuire Real Estate Solutions.

Rob Clements, chairman and CEO of Covius Holdings, commented, “Covius’ organic growth and our strategic acquisitions of NTC and Clayton have created a significantly larger organization with a much broader set of product and service offerings. The realignment of our executive team is a response to the increased scale of our operations and the need to focus on both innovation and execution to serve the needs of our more than 5,500 clients.”

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