First American Data & Analytics Executive Nicole Herold Named a 2022 HW Insiders Award Winner

September 13, 2022, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Data & Analytics, a leading national provider of property-centric information, risk management and advanced analytics and a division of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), announced today that Nicole Herold, market director, data solutions, was named among the winners of HousingWire’s 2022 HW Insiders award. The Insiders award recognizes the top 50 operational executives in housing who are driving their companies and clients forward. The 2022 HW Insiders were chosen by HousingWire’s selection committee based on their vital and dynamic contributions to their companies and the industry as whole. 

“Nicole embodies the integrity, dedication and teamwork that have fueled First American’s reputation for leadership and innovation,” said Robert Karraa, president of First American Data & Analytics. “Over the course of her career, she has spearheaded the development of a number of products and services that have contributed to the superior experience First American provides its customers.” 

As an expert in data and technology with more than 20 years of product development experience, Herold was recognized for her role in creating customized data solutions and products to solve unique business problems. Most recently, she played a critical role in the development of the company’s CovenantGuard® solution, a first-of-its-kind workflow product that leverages machine learning, optical character recognition and patented data extraction technology to identify and redact illegal discriminatory restrictive phrases in recorded documents. 

“Each year, the HW Insiders award represents a versatile group of unsung heroes who are vital to the smooth functioning of their organizations,” said Sarah Wheeler, editor-in-chief of HousingWire. “While they may operate behind the scenes, the tireless work of these honorees has a huge impact on the larger housing ecosystem. We are honored to recognize this impressive group of industry experts.” 

About First American Data & Analytics

First American Data & Analytics, a division of First American Financial Corporation, is a national provider of property-centric information, risk management and valuation solutions. First American maintains and curates the industry’s largest property and ownership dataset that includes more than 7 billion document images. Its major platforms and products include: DataTree®, FraudGuard®, RegsData™, First American TaxSource™, Procision™ AVM and ACI®. Find out more about how First American Data & Analytics powers the real estate, mortgage and title settlement services industries with advanced decisioning solutions at

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions. With its combination of financial strength and stability built over 130 years, innovative proprietary technologies, and unmatched data assets, the company is leading the digital transformation of its industry. First American also provides data products to the title industry and other third parties; valuation products and services; mortgage subservicing; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $9.2 billion in 2021, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2022, First American was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine for the seventh consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at