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FormFree’s Christy Moss recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding contributions in mortgage technology

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has named FormFree Chief Customer Officer Christy Moss, CMB, a 2022 Tech All-Star. Since 2002, the Tech All-Star Awards have honored leaders who have made outstanding contributions to mortgage technology.

Moss was recognized for her career commitment to driving digital transformation in mortgage lending. A 30-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Moss got her start holding advanced positions at financial institutions including CitiMortgage, Wachovia and GE Capital Mortgage Services. During her subsequent 11-year tenure at Fannie Mae, Moss evangelized business initiatives beneficial to the post-recession mortgage lending ecosystem that focused on driving lender and partner adoption of technologies. Now, as CCO at FormFree, Moss is helping build a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape with AccountChek's automated verification of direct-source asset, income and employment data.

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized by the MBA, the leading organization for mortgage professionals, for my contributions toward the digital transformation of mortgage lending," said Moss. "Going forward, I will continue to uplift FormFree's creative thinkers, groundbreaking solutions and business partnerships to create a safer, easier and more transparent mortgage experience for all."

"Christy is instrumental in helping FormFree deliver a simplified loan application experience, improve loan officer productivity and reduce loan cycle times. I feel incredibly fortunate to have her as a driving force behind FormFree's mission to transform mortgage lending into an easy, stress-free digital experience," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "Her passion coupled with her wealth of experience driving innovation make her well deserving of recognition as a Tech All-Star."

This award is the latest of a number of prestigious accolades under Moss' belt. In the past year alone, Moss was named a Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine and a Housing Industry Icon by Mortgage Professional America. Moss has also been honored in NEXT Mortgage Events' Powerhouse Awards program.

The 2022 Tech All-Star Awards were presented to honorees at the MBA Technology Solutions Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on April 12.

About FormFree®

As the industry's go-to provider for direct-source VOA and VOI/E data, FormFree helps lenders understand credit risk like never before. Our patented AccountChek® and Passport® products open doors to more inclusive credit decisioning by revealing each customer's true ability to pay (ATP®). We have completed over $3 trillion in loan verifications that help lenders lower operating costs while improving the borrower experience. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

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SimpleNexus Founder and CEO Matt Hansen Lauded by Mortgage Bankers Association as 2021 Tech All-Star Award Recipient

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced that Founder and CEO Matt Hansen has been honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2021 Tech All-Star award recipient.

The MBA recognized Hansen for architecting the first-ever mobile-native homeownership platform that engages primary stakeholders in the mortgage transaction from their preferred internet-enabled device. Hansen's technology contributions have broadly impacted the mortgage lending experience, with 13% of U.S. home loans passing through the SimpleNexus platform. To date, SimpleNexus has connected 34,000 active LOs at over 300 mortgage lenders with more than 4.5 million borrowers and 141,000 real estate partners. In 2020 alone, SimpleNexus' homeownership platform touched $520 billion in loans.

As testament to the market momentum Hansen has generated through SimpleNexus, the company recently raised $108 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners and has become one of the nation's fastest-growing private firms. Having organically increased revenue 834% from 2016 to 2019, SimpleNexus has appeared on the Inc. 5000 for the past three consecutive years, held a spot on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the past two years and earned rankings on several of Utah's fastest-growing company lists.

"To be recognized by the MBA as a Tech All-Star is truly an honor," said Hansen. "SimpleNexus' past and future success hinges on our ability to listen to and collectively work in the best interest of our customers. I share this commendation with the SimpleNexus team whose love for the industry and hard work has helped bring groundbreaking technology to fruition."

Now in its 20th year, the MBA Tech All-Star award program recognizes innovative leaders for their contributions to mortgage lending through technology. Honorees will be honored at the MBA Spring Conference, April 20-22.

About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is a homeownership platform transforming the mortgage experience and connecting borrowers, loan officers, real estate agents and settlement service providers throughout the homebuying process. The platforms' native mobile toolset enables lenders to originate, process and close home loans from anywhere with increased efficiency and convenience. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals, sign disclosures and execute eClosings - all on the go. SimpleNexus provides borrowers with a single sign-on experience from home search to the application, document upload, eClose and beyond for a more streamlined homeownership journey.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage #mortgageindustry #mortgagelending #peoplemovers

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Mortgage Bankers Association Honors Top of Mind’s David Orsini as a 2021 Tech All-Star for Pioneering Advancements in Mortgage Marketing Technology

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced Chief Product Officer David Orsini has been named a 2021 Tech All-Star by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Orsini was recognized for blazing the trail for mortgage marketing innovation by leading the development of Surefire CRM, the first CRM and marketing automation platform built specifically for the mortgage industry. In defining what a mortgage CRM and marketing automation platform should be, Orsini cemented innumerable innovative "firsts" as table-stakes capabilities. Notably, Orsini enabled Surefire as the first CRM to integrate with mortgage loan origination systems, enabling automation of in-process communication between loan officers and borrowers. Additionally, Orsini led Surefire as the first CRM to automate essential mortgage marketing compliance capabilities.

"From the beginning, David has had a knack for getting to the root of lender issues," said Top of Mind CEO Bill Hayes. "His vision and unique skill for transforming mortgage lenders' pain points into technology solutions have established Surefire as the gold standard for mortgage marketing. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor."

Orsini also spearheaded bringing Top of Mind's Client for Life workflow to market. Client for Life is an automated workflow that carefully curates an award-winning mix of interactive emails, direct mail marketing, personalized voicemail recordings and dynamic text messaging to a borrower five years after closing. This loyalty-building workflow includes Power Calls, a feature that allows users to automate client and prospect telephone follow-up, and Power Messaging, a feature that keeps everyone on the same page with in-process updates delivered through text message.

"It has been a pleasure to develop groundbreaking technology and grow professionally within Top of Mind," said Orsini. "I'm both deeply humbled and re-energized by receiving this meaningful industry recognition. I look forward to continuing to innovate and to contribute to a maturing mortgage technology ecosystem."

For 20 years, the MBA has recognized outstanding mortgage technology leaders with the Tech All-Star Award program. 2021 Tech All-Star winners will be recognized at the MBA Spring Conference, April 20-22.

About Top of Mind Networks:

Founded in 2003, Atlanta-based Top of Mind Networks (https://www.topofmind.com) started as a bootstrapped direct-mail marketing company. Today, the company is recognized as the mortgage industry's most-relied-upon provider of marketing automation and creative content solutions. From individuals to enterprise lenders, Top of Mind's Surefire CRM helps thousands of mortgage professionals win new business, earn repeat business and deserve referral business. With intuitive, "set it and forget it" workflows and award-winning content, mortgage professionals can effortlessly maintain and deepen their emotional connections with clients.

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NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Named ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association for Second Time in His Career

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola is one of the five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2020 Tech All-Star. In its 19th year, the award "celebrates industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology."

"This year's Tech All-Star award winners represent the best of the best," said Rick Hill, MBA's Vice President of Technology and Executive Vice President of MISMO. "The mortgage industry in recent years has become a proving ground of innovative technology benefiting the industry and consumers. In an increasingly competitive technology space, these innovators stand out."

Triola is a two-time Tech All-Star award winner, having also earned the honor in 2017 for NotaryCam's eClose360 platform. This year, Triola was recognized for his work in driving industry adoption of remote online notarization (RON) and remote online closings (ROC). Thanks to his educational efforts and grassroots advocacy for RON throughout the country, nearly half of all U.S. states will have a permanent RON law in effect by the end of 2020. Many of these states have simply opted to adopt the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) developed by the Uniform Law Commission - an effort in which Triola was heavily involved.

Due to current events related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, emergency RON authorizations are being passed in states that did not previously have RON laws on their books, and there is also a bill pending in the U.S. Senate - the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act of 2020 - to allow RON nationwide.

"Since founding NotaryCam in 2012, I have striven not only to offer NotaryCam clients the best and most comprehensive RON platform available, but also to stay ahead of the curve on innovation and lead the charge on adoption," stated Triola. "While emergency legislation relating to a pandemic isn't how we wanted those benefits to become known, I hope that NotaryCam can provide a beacon of light right now for states as they issue immediate emergency measures to authorize RON, as well as later on should federal efforts also succeed."

About NotaryCam

After pioneering the world's first multi-party/multi-state remote online notarization (RON), career real estate executive Rick Triola founded NotaryCam and completed the first mortgage remote online closing (ROC) in 2014. Today, NotaryCam is the leader in online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, having notarized documents worldwide for hundreds of thousands of customers in all 50 states and more than 146 countries. The company's patented eClose360(R) platform delivers the "perfect" online mortgage closing in every jurisdiction and supports all eClosing scenarios - RON, IPEN or Hybrids - with a flexible workflow for document recording and unparalleled identity verification, security and customer convenience. NotaryCam also proudly maintains an industry-leading 99.8 percent customer satisfaction rating.

Visit https://www.notarycam.com for additional information or to get a document notarized today.

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Mid America COO Kara Lamphere Honored as ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Mid America Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere was one of four mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Star. The award, now in its 18th year, recognizes "industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology." Lamphere was recognized during a ceremony on Monday, March 25 during the MBA's Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas.

"When Mid America brought me on board to help lead its eMortgage conversion, our goal was simply to engineer a digital process which would deliver the kind of cost and efficiency savings we knew would be key to achieving market longevity," Lamphere said. "Being recognized by my peers and the industry for these efforts is truly an unexpected honor, and I especially want to thank my fantastic team and Mid America's CEO Jeff Bode, without whom this honor would not be possible."

Lamphere was recognized for leading Mid America's recent debut of its consumer-direct digital mortgage application and eClosing platform Click n' Close. By eliminating 85 percent of homebuyers' paperwork, Click n' Close delivers a loan decision within one business day, condenses application-to-closing time to two weeks and cuts closing time to just 15 minutes. As the architect of Mid America's eMortgage transition in 2016, Lamphere's knowledge of the digital mortgage landscape was integral to the platform's development and launch.

Thanks to the digital mortgage process Lamphere has helped put into place, Mid America has experienced at least 25 percent or more in cost savings on a per loan basis and currently accounts for roughly 85 percent of Fannie Mae's total eNote purchases. In 2018, Mid America executed 65.8 percent of its total retail production and 57.8 percent of its combined retail and wholesale production using eClose.

"There was no question in my mind that Kara was the person to lead our digital mortgage strategy, and what she has been able to achieve is truly remarkable," Bode said. "As the true eMortgage draws closer to becoming an industry-wide reality, Kara wields the kind of expertise that places her and Mid America at the forefront of the mortgage industry's digital revolution, and we are proud to call this 'Tech All-Star' one of our own."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge, @Click_n_Close

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LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer Selected as 2019 Tech All-Star by Mortgage Bankers Association

MACON, Ga. -- LBA Ware(TM), provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named a winner of the 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Star award. Brewer accepted her award today during the opening session of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 in Dallas.

A renowned technologist and expert on loan originator (LO) compensation and productivity, Brewer was recognized for transforming the way mortgage lenders keep pace in a tight market. LBA Ware's CompenSafe(TM), the only mortgage-specific incentive compensation platform, is the result of Brewer's expertise as a software developer, deep understanding of mortgage compensation and penchant for creating order out of complex datasets.

To date, CompenSafe has calculated more than $2 billion in LO compensation and has helped lenders of all stripes better manage their compensation plans and gain insight into performance.

"Helping lenders see their data in new ways and identify opportunities to motivate performance has been the focus of my career," said Brewer. "I'm deeply honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire LBA Ware team and look forward to continued opportunities to help lenders transform their productivity."

Now in its 18th year, the MBA's Tech All-Star program recognizes outstanding leaders for their contributions to mortgage lending through technology. Brewer was one of only four individuals selected to receive the award this year. The other three 2019 Tech All-Star award recipients named were Paul Akinmade, chief marketing officer at CMG Financial; Kara Lamphere, chief operating officer at Mid America Mortgage; and Laurie Pyle, chief operating officer at Factom.

About LBA Ware:

Founded in 2008, LBA Ware's mission is to inspire opportunity by delivering solutions that are essential to the way mortgage companies operate. We are a trusted partner and play a key role in our clients' success by enabling them to motivate, incentivize and better leverage the human potential within their organizations. Our applications automate traditionally manual business processes for which an existing software solution does not exist, empowering lenders to create an integrated software environment that maximizes their productivity and operational efficiency.

For more information about LBA Ware and our software solutions, visit https://lbaware.com.

Twitter: @LBAWare @MBAMortgage #digitalmortgage #MBATech19

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