The demand for efficient, transparent processes is high. But so is the opportunity.
We are innovating and pushing to make the one-day appraisal possible. And we’re doing it with real relationships and real-time data that power credible loans.
Because yes, we believe our clients and their stakeholders deserve turnaround times that transform the industry. Yet we also believe in delivering consistently accurate values – ones they can consistently trust.
We started small in 2009 (as Class Appraisal) and have quickly grown to become one of the top Appraisal Management Companies (AMC) in the nation. Today our trusted panel of nearly 20,000 independent appraisers across all 50 states is ready to support your valuation needs. As the industry keeps growing and changing, Class is leading the appraisal modernization charge to provide better service and results for our clients, and a brighter future for appraisers everywhere.
To deliver seamless service and honest value to each and every client. And to do it faster, smarter, and more accurately than ever before in the appraisal process.
Combining the best people, products, processes, and technology to pursue innovation and help our clients be successful.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Class Valuation, John Fraas is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and aiding in the execution of the company’s strategic plans. John is passionate about helping the company to continue to grow through innovation and exceptional service.
“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is part of the process of success. People and companies who avoid failure will never achieve ultimate success.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Greg is responsible for overseeing accounting, finance, M&A and HR activities. He has 25 years of management experience in the services industry and a proven ability to build high-performance teams. Prior to joining Class in July 2022, Greg served as Chief Financial Officer for global businesses in the aviation, biotech, and technology industries. Greg also brings significant experience in the private equity domain and is a licensed CPA.
“Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.” – Horace
As chief innovation officer at Class Valuation, Scot Rose is responsible for driving growth and expansion through the development and implementation of new, innovative products and services. Scot has a passion for innovation and a deep understanding of the needs within the mortgage and valuation industries. A recognized and trusted thought leader, Scot is dedicated to moving these industries forward. In his free time, Scot enjoys skiing, golfing, biking, and spending time with his family.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
– Calvin Coolidge
Since helping to start Class as its first employee in 2009, Jon has played several key roles throughout the company. Now, his primary focus is planning and leading the company’s growth initiatives. Under Jon’s direction, Class’s Sales & Marketing Team helped the company grow by over 250% since the start of 2016. Jon and his team are planning for even bigger growth and success in the years to come.
“Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.” – Anthony D’Angelo
As Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, John is responsible for all legal activities, legal strategy, regulatory compliance, and licensing matters related to Class Valuation. In his role, John is heavily intertwined with every facet of the business, overseeing legal matters around employment and HR, contractual negotiations, intellectual property, strategic implementation of policies and procedures, and licensing requirements both from a Federal and State level.
“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” - Robert Kiyosaki
As Chief Technology Officer of Class Valuation, Kaushal Shah leads the company's digital transformation efforts with tech modernization, agile delivery, and data engineering to bring powerful solutions to the AMC space. Shah has over 25 years of experience leading IT and marketing organizations with a track record of building highly skilled, passionate teams and leveraging data to drive purposeful innovation. Prior to joining Class, Shah has led engineering and product teams in banking, telecom, securities and brokerage domains.
As EVP of Appraiser Experience at Class Valuation, Cindi Harris leads our Operations Team for appraisal assignment, partnerships, and overall appraiser experience. With 30 years of industry expertise and having performed thousands of appraisals, co-founded a national AMC, and held every position in between including Chief Appraiser and Chief Operating Officer, Cindi’s versatility and ambition have helped to re-engineer our approach, strengthen appraiser partnerships, and introduce new initiatives to the industry.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
– Colin Powell
As Chief Digital Officer, Tim focuses on technology and processes that support the modernization of valuation and collateral risk assessment. Prior to joining Class, Tim served as Fannie Mae’s manager of Collateral Strategy and Innovation, where he helped design and roll out Collateral Underwriter, Fannie Mae Connect collateral reporting, and Appraisal Process Modernization. He has ten years of experience as a residential and commercial fee appraiser and worked six years in appraisal review and collateral underwriting.
“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
As a certified residential appraiser with over 20 years in the industry, Cristy has held roles as Chief Appraiser, Senior Vice President of Compliance, and Senior Vice President of Operations at national appraisal management companies. Her diverse experience gives her the unique perspective to understand the needs and challenges of the valuation profession from various viewpoints. Cristy leads Class Digital Operations and is passionate about thoughtful and responsible modernization, collaborating with industry stakeholders to improve outdated processes and bring equality and diversity into the industry. Cristy has served on multiple boards, including the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB), acting as Chairwoman during her term.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
- Neale Donald Walsch
Molly leads the Client Services teams at Class Valuation, including all traditional and specialty operations groups. As a Certified Residential Appraiser, she has over 15 years of experience in Real Estate, including appraisal, real estate investment, and Appraisal Management Company Operations. Before joining the Class Valuation leadership team, she was Chief Operating Officer and Partner in a nationwide AMC. Molly’s passions in Operations include finding operational efficiencies, leveraging tech, and creating consistency in processes to create the best client and appraiser experiences. Molly serves on various industry boards, including her local economic vitality committee and Heartland MLS Board of Directors.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.”
– Henry Ford
As Chief Appraiser, John is responsible for quality control and compliance which includes the appraisal escalations. vendor quality control, client escalations, and mandatory reporting. He is a Certified Residential Appraiser in 11 states, a Registered Property Tax Agent in Arizona, and a Qualifying and Continuing Education Instructor for multiple course providers. Dingeman is the Past President of the National Association of Appraisers and the Coalition of Arizona Appraisers. He has also served on several boards, including the Arizona Board of Manufactured Housing, Phoenix Village Planning Committee, Homeowners Association and a charitable organization supporting foster children in Arizona called Arizona Helping Hands.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Jon Lyons is an experienced and accomplished marketing leader with a demonstrated history of success within the real estate lending industry. With 20+ years of marketing experience, Jon is skilled in developing and implementing strategic plans, executing multiple end-to-end campaigns, and building high-performing teams. He is passionate about driving growth and innovation, with a proven track record of delivering results. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jon enjoys any activity that allows him to be outdoors — mainly snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and golf.
“Treat everyone like a gentleman, not because they are, but because you are.”
– Ed Sabol
Let’s build a better appraisal industry together.