Person Of The Week

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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Aug 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. MortgageOrb recently interviewed [Read More]

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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Aug 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Aug 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Aug 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jul 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 on Jul 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 on Jul 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jul 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 on Jun 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jun 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jun 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jun 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Jun 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff 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

Orb Staff
Orb Staff 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.

William Fall: The Biggest Challenge With Collateral Underwriter ‘Is The Scores’

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on May 11, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: William Fall is the founder and CEO of Valuation Partners, a national appraisal management company with access to thousands of independent fee appraisers in all 50 states and many U.S. territories. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Fall to [Read More]

Greg Schroeder: The Critical Importance Of Monitoring Third-Party Relationships

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on May 04, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Greg Schroeder is president of Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Comergence Compliance, which is focused on third-party originator and appraiser risk management and offers a SaaS-based vendor management solution.

Larry Alston: Mortgage Lenders Must Embrace Big Data

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Apr 27, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Larry Alston is senior vice president and general manager for Mortgage Builder Inc., an Altisource business unit that combines best practices, a broad partner network and an end-to-end loan origination platform to help lenders close more [Read More]

Katharine Loveland: Lenders Now Shifting Their Focus To HMDA

Orb Staff
Orb Staff on Apr 20, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Katharine Loveland is executive vice president (EVP) for software delivery and professional services at Accenture Mortgage Cadence, a provider of technology and data solutions to the mortgage industry. Loveland and her team are responsible for overseeing [Read More]

Jeff Birdsell: Reverse Mortgages Are Also Financial Planning Tools

Patrick Barnard on Apr 15, 2016

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jeff Birdsell is vice president of professional services for ReverseVision Inc., a provider of reverse mortgage technology. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Birdsell to get his views on how the reverse mortgage segment has transformed over the past [Read More]