The Class Valuation purpose

Accelerate appraisals. Honestly.

Valuations are
changing for good.

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.

Our story

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.

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    Our goal?

    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.

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    Our approach?

    Combining the best people, products, processes, and technology to pursue innovation and help our clients be successful.

Meet our bold leaders

John Fraas

Chief Executive Officer

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.”

Greg Baker

Chief Financial Officer

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

Scot Rose

Chief Innovation Officer

With over 20 years of valuation industry experience, Scot Rose partners with industry stakeholders and the Class executive team to drive modernization, advance product and platform innovation, and help ensure thoughtful change. Scot has served as Vice Chair of the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers, is a certified residential appraiser, and remains committed to the appraisal industry.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
– Calvin Coolidge

Jon Tallinger

Chief Growth Officer

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

John Hamameh

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

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

Kaushal Shah

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Cindi Harris

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of Class Valuation, Cindi Harris leads our Operations Team, including innovation, client and appraiser relations, and operations from order to delivery. Having performed thousands of appraisals, co-founded a national AMC, and nearly every position in between, 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

Tim Staudenmaier

Chief Digital Officer

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

John Dingeman

Chief Appraiser

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 EVP of Marketing Class Valuation

Jon Lyons

EVP of Marketing

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

Careers that kick Class

Let’s build a better appraisal industry together.