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Cottrell Title & Escrow Announces Hire of Eric Nagel as Vice President of Business Development



Cottrell Title & Escrow Announces Hire of Eric Nagel as Vice President of Business Development, bolstering plans for market expansion and sales optimization


A pioneer in the consultative technology and information sectors, the auspicious hire of Eric Nagel brings on board a top-tier sales leader with a proven record for driving revenue, expanding into new markets, and helping businesses grow


Naples, FL. 4/19/21


With a resume decorated in accolades, including repeat President’s Club Awards, which recognizes the top 10% of performers in organizations nationwide, managing a book of business that surpassed over $1.5 million in revenue, and exceeding new business acquisitions for 6 straight years, the mounting excitement is palpable as Nagel joins the team of top industry professionals at Cottrell Title & Escrow as Vice President of Business Development.

As the Senior Business Advisor for the past 8 years at Thryv, a leader in advertising for software and digital marketing services, Nagel played a crucial role in reaching more customers and managing company processes more efficiently by developing innovative business management software to optimize operations. From launching new products and software to overseeing sales and execution to marketplace roll-out, Nagel’s forward thinking and expertise was momentous in new customer acquisition, reaching 125% above quota. With an impressive performance history for identifying weaknesses in organizations and providing effective solutions, Nagel is both eager and determined to bring his prowess in technology and sales along with a competitive nature to Cottrell Title & Escrow to facilitate growth efforts and streamline efficacy.

“I’m ecstatic to become a part of a great company. The leadership at Cottrell is unprecedented, and their outstanding processing and closing team is already unmatched. Given how hot the real estate market is and pairing the team’s existing efforts with new innovations, processes, and systems, it’s exciting to think about the unlimited potential and capabilities the organization will have to boost market share while improving client services,” says Eric Nagel, the new VP of Business Development at Cottrell Title & Escrow.


“Now is the time to bring our redefined closing experience to other markets throughout the State of Florida. Eric’s sales and business development acumen are second to none. He is exactly the leader our sales division needs to make sure we achieve our goals while also remaining laser focused on delivering outstanding real estate closings,” says James P. Schlimmer, Managing Partner at Cottrell Title & Escrow.


“Over the past decade, we have made it our mission to continually try to improve the closing process. We know that we will never hit that target but it sure is fun working as a team towards that goal. For the next chapter of Cottrell Title & Escrow to be successful, we needed a sales executive of Eric’s caliber to develop and lead our team as we gradually expand into additional markets,” stated Justin Cottrell, Founding Attorney at Cottrell Title & Escrow.


Involved in the past with the Children’s Miracle Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida and with a fervent drive for providing best-in-class service, Nagel’s motivation goes beyond just maximizing profits; he’s zealous about better serving clients, providing peace of mind with a seamless closing experience and technology to help partners and realtors better assist the real estate community across Florida.


For more information on Cottrell Title & Escrow,



visit https://www.fltitlegroup.com/ or call (239) 449-4888

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