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SANTA ANA, CA-Anthony Piszel, formerly chief financial officer at Freddie Mac, has been named chief financial officer and treasurer at publicly held First American Corp., one of the country’s largest providers of database information. Piszel’s new responsibilities include overseeing First American’s financial reporting group, capital markets activities and investor relations, according to a company statement.

Piszel is a 20-year industry veteran who comes to First American following a year and a half as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Freddie Mac. His background also includes two years as chief financial officer for Health Net Inc. and more than a decade in senior financial positions at Prudential Financial Inc., including senior vice president and corporate controller, chief financial officer of the individual life insurance business and chief financial officer of the asset management and retirement business.

During his tenure at Prudential, Piszel also played a leading role in transforming Prudential from a private company to a public, SEC-registered company. His background also includes serving as an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche and two years as a practice fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

First American, a Fortune 500 company, supplies businesses and consumers with information in connection with major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job; renting an apartment; buying a car, house, boat or airplane; securing a mortgage; opening or buying a business; and planning for retirement.

For example, the company operates nearly 1,800 title offices staffed by thousands of title agents nationwide, and it provides businesses with data and system for employment background verifications, recruiting, hiring, drug testing, occupational health services and other employment services.

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