Our Team

To ensure we meet each client’s unique requirements, our staff includes an experienced leadership team along with former State Certified Appraisers, DE Underwriters, National Production Managers, and Mortgage Banking Executives.

BUSINESS HOURS: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday
COMPLETE FILE MANAGEMENT: From appraiser acceptance through report delivery
FAST RESPONSES: All messages in queue are answered within 1 hour during business hours


  • John Fraas

    • Chief Executive Officer

    As the President 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

  • Scot Rose

    • Chief Innovation Officer

    Scot Rose joined Class Valuation in April 2018 as the Chief Innovation Officer. He has over 18 years of valuation industry experience. Prior to joining Class, he was President of Valuation Connect and served two terms

  • 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,

  • John Hamameh

    • Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    John oversees the Regulatory Compliance and Legal functions of Class as well as Quality Control on the operational end. In his role, an emphasis is placed on obtaining the equilibrium of compliance, efficiency, and quality

  • Gary Ferguson

    • Chief Technology Officer

    As Chief Technology Officer of Class Valuation, Gary Ferguson is focused on creating a frictionless appraisal experience for clients through technological innovation – all with the goal of creating long-term solutions for increased borrower satisfaction.

  • Erik Richard

    • Chief Operating Officer - Specialty Teams

    Erik Richard has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage and valuation industry, and was the Founder & CEO of Landmark Network, a leading appraisal management and technology company acquired by Class Valuation

  • John Passero

    • Chief Operating Officer - Rocky Mountain Region

    John has worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years, and was the Founder of Janus Valuation & Compliance, a Texas-based appraisal management company acquired by Class Valuation in 2019. As the Regional Chief

  • Vijay Taneja

    • Chief Data Scientist

    Vijay has over 20 years of experience in applying Data, Analytics and Machine Learning to solve real world problems. Before joining Class, he was VP of Data Science at Realtor.com, where he established and led

  • Jeff Sperber

    • Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer, Jeff is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting and finance activities. He has over thirty years of experience, working in businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global companies in both

  • 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,

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