Michael Kirk has been named the new CEO of Equity Solutions USA, a nationwide independent provider of residential real estate services, and will replace and immediately assume the responsibilities of Hugo Garafalo, who was promoted to chairman of the board.
“Equity Solutions is growing exponentially and with Michael’s experience, vision, and perspective on the state of the market, we’ll be able to scale our company to meet the demands of a post-pandemic housing market,” says Garofalo. “Michael is the perfect fit to help Equity Solutions get to the next level, and I look forward to working with him to make that happen.”
Kirk has been part of the valuation industry for over 24 years, beginning his career as a state-licensed field appraiser. He most recently held the role of SVP, Strategic Valuation Initiatives for the Accurate Group, where he worked on Modernization of the Appraisal Process. Michael has also held key valuation roles for three lenders, including Chief Residential Appraiser for Huntington National Bank.
“Equity Solutions has a strong reputation for understanding its clients’ specific goals and can personalize the appraisal experience for everyone involved,” Kirk says. “It is one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to be a part of the national growth of Equity Solutions. I look forward to working with our experienced team of appraisers to ensure our client’s objectives are met.”