Over the past several years, the housing and mortgage industry has changed in leaps and bounds in regards to the technology available to make the process more accessible and run smoother. Each year, HousingWire recognizes 50 technology trendsetters - the brilliant minds behind some of the industries most valuable tech innovations, and we're lucky enough to call several of these masterminds family.
Amy Broman, Notarize
"Notarize would not be where it is, leading the digital mortgage revolution, without the contributions of Amy Broman."
Steve Gaenzler, Radian
"Steve Gaenzler spent 25 years at the intersection of technology and the business of housing."
Matt Hansen, SimpleNexus
"In 2014, the mortgage industry was still acclimating to its shift from paper-based processes to web-based origination tools designed for the desktop when SimpleNexus founder and CEO Matt Hansen launched SimpleNexus with a vision of moving the home loan experience to the devices with which borrowers, real estate agents and loan originators are most intimately connected: their phones."
Rick Lang, Freddie Mac
"In his role as single-family vice president, Rick Lang leads the strategic direction and industry integration efforts for Freddie Mac’s Loan Advisor platform of tools and services."
Tim Mayopoulos, Blend
"A veteran in the financial services industry, Tim Mayopoulos served as president and CEO of Fannie Mae for more than six years before joining Blend in 2019 as president."
Chris McEntee, Intercontinental Exchange
"Since Intercontinental Exchange first started considered entering the residential mortgage industry, Chris McEntee provided the vision for the business."
Tracy Stephan, Fannie Mae
"When Tracy Stephan was asked to define a process at Fannie Mae to help address housing issues in a radical new way, she established a team to research, test and apply emerging technologies, collaborating with startups and fintech companies outside of the housing industry."
Brian Walerius, Total Expert
"Brian Walerius played a key role in the company’s growth over the last several years. Walerius joined Total Expert in 2015."
Suha Beidas Zehl, Guidance Residential
"Suha Beidas Zehl played a transformative role in the home finance industry by creating opportunities that previously didn’t exist for American Muslim homebuyers."
We already can't wait to see what 2020 brings for our industry, and what great ideas these powerhouse professionals will come up with next.
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