Appointment was made in conjunction with departure of Information Solutions' CEO

The First American has appointment Anand Nallathambi as president and chief operating officer for its Information Solutions Group.

In this role, Nallathambi will assume responsibility for the Information Solutions’ strategic positioning and operating activities, including preparation for the scheduled separation of First American, which the company expects to complete on April 1, 2010. In addition, he will continue to oversee the integration of First Advantage with the Information Solutions.

Nallathambi previously served as CEO and president of First Advantage. He began his career with First American in 1995, served with First Advantage since 2005. His appointment was announced in conjunction with the departure of Information Solutions’ CEO Frank McMahon.

Parker Kennedy, chairman and CEO of The First American, said: We believe Anand’s management and experience leading data and analytics businesses in the public markets, and his extensive knowledge of our information solutions businesses will serve the Information Solutions Group well.

During his tenure as chief financial officer, Frank brought a level of financial sophistication and discipline that helped steer us through the difficult operating environment of the last few years. As chief executive officer of the Information Solutions Group, he and his team helped position the company to prosper going forward. We thank Frank for his significant contributions to First American.

The First American Family of Companies operate within five primary business segments, that include title insurance and services, specialty insurance, information and outsourcing solutions, data and analytic solutions, and risk mitigation and business solutions.