Person Of The Week

Rudy Zabran: Mortgage Risk Management Has Matured Over The Years

Posted by Patrick Barnard on September 28, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Having been a third-party risk management provider since 2005, Opus Capital Markets Consultants has been in the unique position of helping the mortgage industry undergo a major (and often painful) transformation during the past 10 years. [Read More]

Barry Hays: Expect Further Innovation In Mortgage Contact Center Technology

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on September 21, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Today’s IP-based contact center systems are helping mortgage servicers gain new efficiencies, hold down operating costs and maintain compliance. The vendors that provide these systems often play an important role in helping servicers get the most [Read More]

Audrey Clearwater: The Many Benefits Of Commercial Evaluations

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on September 12, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As appraisal management companies (AMCs) respond to regulatory changes and a shortage of appraisers, they are increasingly looking at expanding their offerings beyond traditional commercial appraisals to include other valuation services. Commercial evaluations have become a [Read More]

Brian Simons: SAFE Act Changes Would Be Good For Consumers

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on September 06, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Brian Simons is founder and president of Altavera Mortgage Services, offering collaborative, end-to-end loan fulfillment services to residential loan originators. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Urban Lending Solutions, one [Read More]

Daniel Jacobs: Regulations Have Made Retail Mortgage Business ‘Far More Stable’

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 29, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Daniel Jacobs is executive vice president and managing director of retail for MiMutual Mortgage, a privately held retail and wholesale non-depository mortgage lender headquartered in Port Huron, Mich. The company is licensed in 30-plus states and [Read More]

Sanjeev Malaney: Wholesale Lenders Must Leverage Technology To Automate Key Processes

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 24, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Sanjeev Malaney is founder and CEO of Capsilon Corp., a provider of document and data management solutions that enable mortgage lenders, investors and servicers to increase productivity and lower costs while ensuring compliance.

Bill Canfield: FHA Handbook Changes Require Servicers To Review QC Practices

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 15, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Bill Canfield is compliance consulting specialist with Wolters Kluwer, a firm that provides software solutions and expertise to help tax, accounting and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses, and [Read More]

Jeffrey Brother: Finding Success Through Proper LO Support

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 08, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jeffrey Brother is a Dallas-based branch manager for Embrace Home Loans, a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by the Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs, and an issuer for Ginnie Mae. MortgageOrb [Read More]

Keith Guenther: Mortgage Companies To Further Consolidate Their Technology And Services

Posted by Patrick Barnard on August 03, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Keith Guenther is CEO and founder of USRES and RES.NET, offering real estate owned (REO) disposition, default valuations services and technology to the mortgage banking industry. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Guenther to learn more about how the [Read More]

Brent Chandler: Auto Verification Leads To Greater Purchase Certainty

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 25, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Brent Chandler is the founder and CEO of FormFree Holdings Inc., producer of AccountChek, an investor-accepted automated asset verification solution that collects and analyzes data directly from a borrower’s financial institution to help lenders save time, [Read More]

Leonard Ryan: New HMDA Data Will Be A ‘Lawyer’s Paradise’

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on July 18, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Leonard Ryan is founder and president of QuestSoft, a provider of automated compliance software to the mortgage banking industry. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Ryan to get his perspective on how lenders should go about preparing for the [Read More]

Wade Hamby: More Clarity Around TRID Greatly Needed

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on July 11, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Wade Hamby is the national director of sales and marketing for The StoneHill Group, a provider of domestic mortgage outsourcing and consulting services, including quality control (QC), loan fulfillment, mortgage due diligence, collateral audits, contract underwriting [Read More]

Josh Friend: What Lenders Can Do To Prevent Borrower Frustration

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 06, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Josh Friend is founder and CEO of InSellerate, a specialized customer relationship management system that enables lenders to immediately connect to leads while prospects are actively engaged in the decision-making process, manage their sales team in [Read More]

Dennis Boggs: Mortgage Lenders Moving Rapidly To Cloud-Based Origination

Patrick Barnard
Written by Patrick Barnard on June 29, 2016

“A great deal of the origination process is now digital, and we are getting very, very close to complete e-mortgages.”

Sam Heskel: Appraisers Are Badly In Need Of A Raise

Posted by Patrick Barnard on June 20, 2016

“Already, we’re seeing appraisers in some rural areas charging $800 for an appraisal, which is about double what lenders are usually willing to pay.”

Anita Bush: How Fannie’s New Investor Reporting Requirements Will Impact Servicers

Posted by Patrick Barnard on June 13, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Anita Bush is assistant vice president of mortgage servicer product development for FICS, which offers a variety of tools for automating most aspects of the servicing process. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Bush to learn more about how [Read More]

Jim Mortensen: Auto-Verification Reduces Fraud, Improves Loan Quality

Posted by Patrick Barnard on June 06, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jim Mortensen is vice president of identity solutions for Early Warning, a provider of automated verification solutions to the mortgage industry.

Arturo Garcia: AVMs Advancing But Will Never Replace Human Appraisers

Posted by Patrick Barnard on June 01, 2016

“There will always be a need for local knowledge and expertise, not to mention an on-site evaluation of the physical property.”

Michael Ball: Online Lending Platforms Will Increase Competition

Posted by Patrick Barnard on May 25, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Michael Ball is vice president of markets and strategy for Integrated Media Management (IMM), a provider of e-signature and automated transaction technology. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Ball to learn more about how mortgage lenders can differentiate themselves [Read More]

Kapil Dhakad: Technology Enabling Lenders, Servicers To Bring Compliance In-House

Posted by Patrick Barnard on May 16, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Kapil Dhakad is vice president of IndiSoft, a provider of software and integration services to the mortgage industry.