Executive Team

Hello...I’m Lane Gidney, the President and CEO of Equity Title Agency, and I want to thank you for visiting our website. In our website you will see words like, Professional, Knowledgeable, and Passionate...these are truly not just words as they represent the quality of people we have working here at Equity Title Agency.

We are a company that has been proudly serving the real estate and lending community in Arizona since 1996, and we look forward to the opportunity of providing you with an experience that will exceed your expectations!

Lane Gidney

Lane Gidney

President, Chief Executive Officer

Proven Executive Leader with over 35 years of Title and Escrow experience. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, Financial Strategy ,Profit and Growth Strategies, Sales and Marketing initiatives,recruitment for Senior Executive Leadership and Key Talent.

Doug Bergner

Doug Bergner

Senior Vice President/Escrow Administrator/Director of Training

Doug has been in the Real Estate industry for 40 years after serving in the U.S. Navy as a Journalist and Public Relations Officer. He is a recognized as an authority on the escrow process and as an effective trainer in the Real Estate Community. Starting at entry level in the title industry nearly 40 years ago, Doug has acquired a high level of experience and industry knowledge. Having also held a Real Estate Broker’s license for over 30 years, he is a lifetime member of the Scottsdale Association of Realtors Million Dollar Club (top 50 producing agents for 5 consecutive years), and a lifetime member of the Merrill Lynch Realty Leading Edge Society (top 2% nationally). He prides himself on his knowledge of the business and the ability to work through tough transactional and administrative issues.

Tom Diller

Tom Diller

Vice President/Director of Business Development

Reporting directly to the President of Equity Title Agency, I am tasked with developing new Corporate Relationships while helping to strengthen existing relationships. My extensive  background in Business to Business sales and sales management complement my role of helping direct the marketing efforts and relationship development of the company. With 22 years of experience in sales management,  10 of those in lending and 12 in title and escrow management, my primary focus is to ensure our Realtor and Lender Customers receive the best possible experience with Equity Title Agency.  In addition I direct the activities of our Business Development Managers and oversee the day to day operations of the Customer Service Department.

Russell Carson

Russell Carson

Vice President/Chief Title Officer/Title Manager

Over 33 years experience in the Title Insurance industry, responsibilities include management of the Title Department  and underwriting decision process.

Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Assistant Vice President/Director of Information Technology

Mr. Gallagher brings over 20 years of Information Technology and Management experience. After his time in the US Navy, he worked for companies like Motorola, Intel, and American Express.  Mr. Gallagher made the leap from a purely computer support/network management position to a network architecture and design role when coming to work for Equity Title in 2000.  He has developed the network from humble beginnings on Novell, into the advanced virtualized modern environment it is today.  From those experiences, Mr. Gallagher earned his current position as the Director of Information Systems and more recently as an AVP for Equity Title Agency.

Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter

VP-Controller

Alan graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1972 with a B.S. in Engineering Management. He spent his formative years in construction, the hospitality industry, mortgage banking and public accounting. He finally got motivated for the correct career and became the Controller at a local title company in 1985. He has returned to the industry he loves after a less than 2 year hiatus. He is an avid reader, and enjoys golf and bowling.