Hi, My name is Paul Yurashevich and I have over a decade of experience in operational scale-up, finance and mergers & acquisitions in high-growth businesses. I focus on growth initiatives at Foote Title Group.
Prior to taking over management of Foote Title Group, I have headed operations at a VC-funded fintech company based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, I had worked as a Vice President at PIMCO in high-yield corporate credit, including working directly with the largest title insurance companies. Earlier in my career, I had worked in mergers & acquisitions in the technology sector.
I am a CFA charter holder and earned my MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was a Palmer Scholar. I also hold a BS in Economics with concentrations in Operations & Information Management and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
I married my college sweetheart and now my main hobby is entertaining my 4 year old daughter.
Head of Operations
Hello, I am Connie Fuksa and I am in charge of the Operations.
I started working at Foote Title Group in 1986 when my mom started the company and have taught myself every job and process that we need to do for your home closing. I’ve been working in title and closings with real estate and mortgages for a very long time.
Now my job is mostly behind the scenes, to keep this team on track. I am a licensed closer in Maryland and Virginia.
I’ve been married, for 27 years, to the most patient and supportive guy on the planet. He is my cheerleader and advisor.
I am a mom to an amazing Navy Sailor that I couldn’t be more proud. Also mom to Riley our year old mini dachshund (who totally rules the house!) and a grandmom to my grandpup Beau.
I love gardening, riding my Harley and anything I can do to be outside.
- Carla Kemp
Marketing Manager and Maryland Office Manager
Hello, I am Carla Kemp, and I am the office manager for our Maryland operation, as well as the Marketing Manager. I am a licensed Closer for both our MD & VA offices! I have years of experience in the real estate industry and an extensive background in all aspects of the entire transaction from title and closing to new home development and sales. This experience allows me to assist our MVP’s throughout the process and make sure that the home closing is smooth and simple. Customer service is a priority for me. Special Events, marketing and building brand awareness through social media are my specialties. My passion has always been in the real estate industry and I love what I do. I attended the University of Maryland where I majored in Accounting and Business. Go Terps!
I have a beautiful daughter who I am very proud of. I have two dogs, Ashton & Kutcher that are like children to me. I love sports (Dallas & Orioles), being on the water, dancing, and reading. I am very blessed to have an incredible family and friends in my life.
Waldorf, Maryland Office
Hi, I’m Debbie and am the one who immediately welcomes you to our Waldorf office! I joined the awesome Foote Title Group team in June 2018, bringing with me many years of administrative experience, mostly in education. I’m enjoying learning the fast-paced world of title!
I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 34 years. Super proud of our 3 grown children, one of whom still lives at home while attending CSM and working; 1 granddaughter and our “son” in law.
We are parents to a 5-month-old yellow lab, Brooks and a 7-year-old Shih Tzu/Maltese mix, Tia. We are Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals (#RocktheRed) fans and attend as many games as possible. I enjoy reading, quiet times on the patio or in my porch swing; walking or biking local trails and camping.
- Amanda Benjamin
Hi, I’m Amanda, the newest addition to the awesome team at Foote Title Group. My professional background is many years of experience in customer service, administrative and marketing skills with good communication and great work ethic that’s ready to help you in any situation. It’s been an enjoyable experience learning about title and I am more than excited to keep learning!A little personal info about me. I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 7 years, who is my backbone and supports me in anything I do. We have 3 beautiful children who keep us busy and, on our toes, with sports and daily life. I am a cheerleading coach for a wonderful organization. I am a big sports fan, I love my Washington redskins and on Sundays in the fall my life is football. I love the beach and being outside. Let’s just say, I live a crazy busy life and I wouldn’t change it!
Post Closing Coordinator
Hi, I’m Denise, the newest addition to the awesome team at Foote Title Group. My professional background is Broker/Dealer operations and office administration, so it’s been an enjoyable challenge learning the ropes of title!
Other recent changes in my life – getting married and moving from Massachusetts to Maryland. Thankfully my wonderful husband is empathetic when I tell him…which is often, how much I miss my daughter, son in-law and especially my two grandsons, who are my pride and joy! Not to mention my 5 brothers and 5 sisters…yes, that’s right, I am one of 11 and am also a twin. God bless my mother, right! I enjoy cooking, hiking, traveling, riding with my husband on our Harley and the beach.
So, I wouldn’t be from Boston if I didn’t say it’s been “wicked” cool working here and look forward to meeting ya’ll when you walk through our door.
You can reach me at 301-870-8525
King George, Virginia Office
- Mercedes Ransome
Hi, I’m Mercedes, the newest addition to the awesome team at Foote Title Group. My professional background is Medical Call Center/office administration and customer service for over 15 years. It has been a very enjoyable experience learning the tricks of the trade of Title and all that this industry as a whole entails! I love learning something new every day and am up for the challenges this position brings.
A little personal info about me; I am very much into fashion, me and my wonderful Fiancé of 3 years have a clothing line together called WOR. During my free time, I just love to have fun with my family and friends!