John Pratt started Boomerang Information Services in 2002 focusing on a new approach to Cook county, Illinois abstracting; faster results without sacrificing accuracy. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MBA from IU – Kelley School of Business – Bloomington. John and his wife live in Evanston, IL with three boys, an elderly cat and a young dog named Lupin. In addition to John’s professional activity, he currently sits on the board of the McGaw YMCA of Evanston, Glencoe Union Church’s Board of Directors, and was the founding President of the Board for Camp of Dreams.
Director of Title Operations
With twenty years experience in the real estate industry and NALTEA certification, there isn’t much David Albrecht hasn’t done in the title field. Dave takes great pride in solving problems and product improvement, and couples these passions with a Midwestern work ethic and attention to detail. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, pinball, music, cooking and (never ending) home-improvement.
Director of Operations
James has been part of the Boomerang team since 2012, and oversaw the opening of the Seattle office on 2016. James grew up in the New England area, but moved to Michigan for college where he studied Political Science and Strategic Communications at Calvin College. James continued onto Chicago where he began working with John and Dave. He enjoys biking, hiking, a good beer and a skilled chess opponent.
Chicago Research Manager
Phil Fahim joined the Boomerang team in the fall of 2015. Since that time, he has been involved in Boomerang’s expansion into Michigan and Wisconsin as well as overseeing its ongoing transition into a certified B-Corp. He spent his high school years in Marseille on the Mediterranean coast of Southern France, where he became fluent in French and cultivated his love for language, travel, food and adventure.
UCC Research Specialist
Grant came to Boomerang at the beginning of 2015. Before joining the team, he was raised in the northern Chicago suburbs and graduated downstate from the University of Illinois. Outside of work, he writes plays, attends concerts, and watches Jeopardy! As an avid coffee lover, he regularly credits it for his success at Boomerang.
UCC Research Specialist
Ian is a returned son of Chicago after some years spent on the west coast working as a translator. Outside of the office he is likely in a book; he is an avid reader of fiction, especially those written by Russians. Otherwise, he may be found either listening to jazz, exploring his neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, or improving his lacking culinary skills. Ian is excited and grateful to be part of the Boomerang team, and is looks forward to many long years working with you on your due diligence needs.
UCC & Title Research Specialist
Mike is an ALTA certified searcher with 6+ years of experience in the title business. After growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he attended University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After a brief stint in Melbourne, Australia, Mike currently lives on the North side of Chicago. In his free time he enjoys playing bass guitar and watching terrible sci-fi movies.
Title Research Specialist
Nick Pyle is a NALTEA certified Title Specialist with 10+ years experience in the field of Real Estate research. After studying Fine Art and Illustration and working as a bookbinder, he took his first position as a typist with a small research company and learned the business from the bottom-up researching in Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane and Lake Counties. He lives in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago where he still pursues a career in magazine illustration and plays music in his free time.
UCC Research Specialist
Jen has been working at Boomerang since 2016, after spending nearly a decade working in the nonprofit sector. Jen really enjoys (in no particular order): Russian literature, dogs, bar trivia, terrible B movies, biking, water, donuts and comedy.
John has over 2 decades of experience working at law firms so he knows first hand what lawyers need. He makes sure clients are well taken care of and getting the proper support at every step ensures our clients’, and our team’s, success. When not working, John loves to engage in city life, including live music, volunteering, film, and food, and he enjoys photography and planning the next adventure with his wife and dog. He also has stories from his days as a bookstore owner, a drummer, and a thru-hiker of the Pacific Northwest Trail.
Chicagoland Fulfillment Manager
Jude began working for Boomerang in 2009 as a UCC researcher. After 4 years working with Boomerang, Jude started his work overseeing regional consulate and Secretary of State services in Chicago. He has worked to build strong relationships with clerks in all these offices. Jude (really) enjoys music, and can be spotted on stage at one of the many Chicago concert venues.
Jill joined Boomerang in June of 2018, and is excited to be a member of the team! When she’s not in the office, she works around Chicago and the Midwest as a director, instructor, writer, and performer of comedy and theatre. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.