Our Team


Darius Bozorgi/Chief Executive Officer

Darius Bozorgi, Chief Executive Officer for Valligent, is a highly proficient and respected leader possessing exceptional knowledge in valuation technology, predictive analytics, and decision-support technology applications. Under his leadership, Valligent and the sister company Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros®) have consistently been recognized as one of the top financial services technology companies in the industry today.

As President and Chief Executive Officer for Valligent, Darius is responsible for setting and communicating the company's vision, mission, and overall direction. With his strategic planning expertise, he formulates and implements strategic plans to guide Valligent towards achieving its financial and operational goals. Darius also provides internal operational oversight and management, ensuring effective processes and controls are in place to support Valligent's overall growth and success.

As a critical Board and shareholder relations player, Darius coordinates with the Board of Directors. He provides valuable input on company strategies, financial matters, and organizational policies. He also presents regular updates and recommendations to the Board, keeping them informed and involved. Additionally, Darius acts as the primary liaison to provide information and updates to shareholders, fostering transparency and trust.

Darius is a dynamic professional with a diverse skill set and a proven ability to drive growth development with successful trajectories. With his all-encompassing expertise in business facets such as corporate and business development, stakeholder management and customer focus, corporate governance, legal, risk and compliance, and innovation, Darius is an invaluable asset to Valligent, striving for nothing short of excellence and sustainable growth.


Bijan Bozorgi/Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer

Bijan Bozorgi, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), brings over 25 years of expertise in finance, stocks, commodities, options trading, investment markets, and start-up companies. Throughout his career, he has successfully raised equity investments from individual investors and large institutions, showcasing his ability to secure capital for various ventures. He has also served on multiple boards of directors and is currently a board member of Credit One Corp.  As Valligent’s Chief Involvement Officer, Bijan oversees the processes and technologies within Valligent’s IT organization to ensure exceptional technology delivery outcomes to support the goals of the company. Bijan is an essential leader in many important areas such as information security, customer experience, and data utilization. He effectively manages strategic, technical, and management initiatives to minimize potential risks and promote business growth. Based on his impressive track record of accomplishments and contributions, Bijan possesses the skills and expertise necessary to effectively navigate the intricacies of the industry and yield positive results in the technology and financial sectors.

Bijan has a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.


Chuck Rumfola/President

Chuck Rumfola, President of Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), plays a pivotal role in building a mortgage industry-leading appraisal management company. Under his leadership, Valligent has become known for its cutting-edge technology solutions related to residential valuation. With his expertise and visionary leadership, Chuck has successfully established Valligent as the industry's "best in class" organization. Chuck's professional journey is marked by two decades at Fannie Mae®, where he held multiple strategic leadership roles in Single-Family Business and Capital Markets. His contributions to Fannie Mae were instrumental in shaping credit and pricing strategies. Through his strategic vision, experience, and industry expertise, Chuck is propelling Valligent toward unparalleled success.

Chuck has a master’s degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Maryland. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Jeff Hogan/Chief Appraiser

Jeff Hogan, Chief Appraiser for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), is an accomplished leader with a proven record in fostering transparency, diversity, and reliability within the appraisal profession. He regularly engages with government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), government agencies, and policymakers to drive advancement within the industry. Jeff's previous tenure was as senior review appraiser for Banc of California, further leveraging his expertise in leadership roles at major financial institutions, including Bank of America and Citigroup. His commitment to cultivating transparency and inclusivity within the appraisal profession sets him apart, as he continuously seeks opportunities to enhance and provide reliable and unbiased appraisals, standards, and practices.  

Jeff has a master’s degree from the University of Redlands and a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton University. He is also a designated member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the SRA and AI-RRS designations.


George Paquette/Chief Operating Officer

George Paquette, Chief Operating Officer for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), is a certified appraiser in multiple states, holds the Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) and Master National Association of Appraiser (MNAA) designations, and is a Green Certified appraiser. George has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles within the appraisal management industry, leading start-up companies to some of the largest within the industry. He has held Chair positions with the Collateral Risk Network, Real Estate Valuation Advocacy Association (REVAA), and Southern California Appraisal Institute. Before entering the appraisal management company (AMC) business, he worked for a lender, heading the internal forensic review team. George also owned and operated a staff appraisal office that serviced all Southern California counties and trained and mentored several certified appraisers who own successful appraisal businesses.


Nicole Minton / Vice President of Finance

As Vice President of Finance for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), Nicole is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's accounting and compliance departments. With over 16 years in accounting, Nicole has perfected her corporate accounting skills while at Valligent and has in-depth knowledge of operational accounting and cash flow management. Nicole also manages related software applications that help bring quality and consistency to Valligent's accounting operations. Her positive attitude and dedication to client services make her an asset for Valligent and its clients. Nicole's management skills have been instrumental in leadership, training, and mentoring company accounting staff.

Nicole has a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the National University of California in La Jolla.


Jennifer Williams / Vice President, Operations

As the Vice President of Operations for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), Jennifer oversees day-to-day operations across Valligent's various workgroups. With the company's emphasis on delivering innovative products and services for residential property valuations, Jennifer's expertise in wireless technology as a Certified Trainer, combined with her extensive management experience, makes her an invaluable asset to the team. She is committed to providing the leadership necessary to ensure that the highest quality standards are met, and quick product turnarounds are achieved. With more than 20 years of experience in communication technology and customer service, Jennifer's primary focus is ensuring clients receive the care and attention they deserve when interacting with the Valligent workforce at any level. She is also passionate about creating a positive and productive internal work environment that directly contributes to the quality and efficiency of the valuation products, propelling Valligent into the future.


Sergio Pillado/Vice President, Quality Assurance

Sergio Pillado, Vice President of Quality Assurance Officer for Valligent (a Veros Real Estate Solutions sister company), is an esteemed real estate appraiser specializing in high-end properties. With a remarkable track record of over 37 years in the industry, his extensive expertise encompasses a range of services, including inspections, desktop valuations, and comprehensive appraisals. Boasting prior roles as a review appraiser for Bank of America and Cal Fed, Sergio possesses an unparalleled understanding of real estate valuations. Sergio's proficiency with Valligent products further solidifies his reputation in the field. Known for his meticulous approach to appraisals, Sergio has earned the respect of peers and clients within the industry. Regarding appraisal needs and requirements, Sergio delivers precise and dependable results that surpass expectations within the housing market.

Sergio has a bachelor's degree and is pursuing a real estate training certification.