About Us

Improving Customer Performance is Our Focus

CSS is a dynamic, forward-thinking group of real estate settlement professionals who create solutions designed to improve customer results. Our company started as a local title agency in northwest Michigan in 1992. Our growth fostered expansion in 2011 into a regional settlement provider offering a full range of title, closing, valuation, flood, and recording products. Through Open Book Management and playing the Great Game of Business™, we have a highly engaged team ready to help you outperform the competition!


Jerome Jelinek
CEO & General Counsel
Jerome was the founder of CSS in 1992, and has been its CEO and General Counsel since that time.
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Ashley Jelinek
Chief Operating Officer
Ashley oversees all operations, as well as the Information Technology and Accounting teams.
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Debbie Bartlett
SVP, Operations
Debbie has over 35 years of experience in the title industry and manages title and closing operations.
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Sherri Zahtilla
SVP, Operations
Sherri has over 25 years of experience in mortgage lending, holding various positions in servicing large regional and national lending institutions.
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Maura A. Snabes
SVP, Corporate Counsel
Maura practices in the area of Real Estate and Corporate Law. She has served as corporate counsel in the title industry since 1994.
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Jill Jelinek
Co-Founder, Certified Paralegal
Jill is a co-founder of CSS and has been involved at the management level since its inception in 1992.
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