Every year the Collateral Risk Network joins together to nominate and vote on the most influential mind in the appraisal industry for the year. The winner is presented with the prestigious Valuation Visionary Award. We are pleased to announce the winner of this year's award is Jeff Bradford, founder of Bradford Technologies.
Jeff is one of the strongest voices in bringing technology to the forefront for valuation. Joan Trice, Founder of the CRN, had this to say about the announcement of the results of this year's vote, "Jeff has demonstrated phenomenal leadership and vision in developing the first commercially available interactive valuation model. And most importantly he put a lot of capital at risk to execute that vision".
Upon hearing that he was the winner of this year's award Jeff stated, "I'm very honored to receive this award and truly appreciate the recognition. I just want to say that it's one thing to have an idea and it is quite another to make it come to life. For that its takes a team and leaders like Alan Hummel, Greg Stephens, Tony Pistilli and Joan Trice and a whole host of other people nationwide. These are the people who are taking valuation to the next level and it is truly exciting to be a part of it. Thank you very much."
Be sure to join us in Las Vegas for Valuation Expo 2014 at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino for the live award presentation. For more information on the Collateral Risk Network or Valuation Expo, email Karen Connolly at Karen@allterragroup.com.
About Jeff Bradford
Jeff Bradford is the founder and CEO of Bradford Technologies, the leader in the new field of computer-aided appraising technology. He has over 26 years of experience creating innovative solutions for appraisers and is a nationally recognized expert in computer technology and analytics. Four years ago, Jeff introduced the industry to statistically supported appraisals and a superior reporting format–the CVR (Collateral Valuation Report). He is again advancing appraisal software with the introduction of Computer-Aided Appraising technology. This technology is designed to eliminate manual processes in appraising so appraisers can focus on analysis and produce stronger, more supportable value conclusions. This technology is one of the biggest advancements in appraisal software in decades and will is set the standard for how appraisals will be performed in the future.
In Jeff's spare time, he and his daughter Whitney, do adventure travel. Some of their trip highlights have included dog sledding to the North Pole, climbing Kilimanjaro, swimming with the sharks in Cape Town and visiting Antarctica. Jeff's most recent trip was to drive in a Save The Children charity rally from London to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a journey of 9,000 miles across Europe, Turkey and Russia. This year, he and his daughter plan to hike across Spain along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
Prior to founding Bradford Technologies, Mr. Bradford worked at companies such as Apple Computer, Structural Dynamics Research and FMC Central Engineering Labs. He holds three masters degrees. One in Engineering Mechanics, Computer Science and an MBA.
About Bradford Technologies
For over 26 years, Bradford Technologies has been dedicated to producing innovative solutions for valuation professionals. From the most intuitive form-filling software available to cutting-edge computer-aided appraisal technology, Bradford Technologies continues to develop trailblazing products that set the benchmark for the industry. For more information on Bradford Technologies, call 800-622-8727 or visit www.BradfordSoftware.com and www.AppraisalWorld.com.
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