As a family-owned business, Fortune Title Agency provides its clients with three generations of experienced leaders in the title industry. Leading by example, they represent a work ethic driven by dedication, passion, and commitment to excellence.
Nick Timpanaro , Founder and President of Fortune Title Agency, began his career in title services in 1980, with an introduction to the title abstract business by his wife, Dorri and mother-in-law, Doris Petroski, who had a title abstracting business in Hudson county. This early exposure to the industry sparked his interest in the field and keeps fueling his dedication to provide Fortune Title clients with the highest level of title service. Before founding Fortune Title Agency, Inc. in 2000, Nick had stints at First Financial Title and Commerce Title Agency, Inc.
Nick is a respected leader within the title industry and is active in the
New Jersey Land Title Association. Known for his innovative problem-solving
skills, Nick has a reputation for resolving complex title examinations in a
proactive manner, while still focusing on the unparalleled customer service
that has become the foundation of his culture at Fortune Title.
, CEO of Fortune Title Agency, officially joined the Fortune Title Agency
team in 2008, though she has been part of the title family since it
After graduating from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in
Business Management and a minor in Information Systems, then earning a
master’s degree from Steven’s Institute of Technology in the Management of
Information Systems in 2005, Nicole entered the workforce with no intention
of working for, much less leading, the family business. However, she came
to Fortune in an official capacity in 2008 so that she could better balance
her work life with a growing family that now includes a daughter and two
sons. The job was supposed to be temporary, but Nicole quickly became an
irreplaceable member of Fortune Title’s leadership team.
As soon as she came on board, Nicole identified items on the business side
of the agency that needed attention. Since officially taking the reins as
Fortune’s CEO, Nicole has melded the traditional people-centered values of
Fortune Title with cutting-edge technological solutions.
Though it was never planned, Nicole says there could be nothing more
enjoyable and rewarding than co-running the firm her father founded and
ensuring that the family-first core values of Fortune Title remain the
cornerstones of the company. It is not just Nick and Nicole that make
Fortune a family business. Even the employees who are not related by blood
are considered family, Nicole says.
In addition to improving the firm’s business locally, Nicole has helmed
Fortune Title’s ascent to becoming a national player in the title industry.
She joined the American Land Title Association and currently serves as
Secretary of the ALTA Agent’s and Abstractors Executive Committee and sits
on the ALTA Best Practices Executive Committee. On a local level, she is
very active in the New Jersey Land Title Association, where she acts as
Chair of the Agency Section, and a member of the Planning, Exploratory, and
Convention Committees. She is also Editor in Chief of the Advocate, the
official publication of the New Jersey Land Title Association, and an
active member of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association. For Nicole, being
a part of these industry organizations is not just an honor, it is a duty
to improve the title industry space for the better.
“We are not just a title company, we are helping enact change for our
industry,” Nicole says. “It’s amazing to have a feeling of pride for the
title insurance industry.”