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Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Capitalizing on Agile

    Location: Diamond Ballroom 5,
    Third Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Melinda Nolden, CISA, Head of Product - Viewpoint, DBRS, Inc.

    Bryan Burton, Domain Manager, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

    Rob Lowther, Managing Director, Hunt Real Estate Capital

    Lyle Shapland, Senior Vice President, Director of Enterprise! Client Services, PNC Real Estate

    Breakout Session

    One of the strengths of a robust system and the framework on which agile development works is the ability to create applications that can attach and feed from existing technologies. This discussion will cover a range of topics from rethinking the ways that we develop systems to the key factors in differentiating our operations. Experts address the needs and practicalities of managing development within a smaller servicing operation.

    Speaker(s)

    Melinda Nolden, CISA, Head of Product - Viewpoint, DBRS, Inc.

    Melinda G. Nolden is a Managing Director at DBRS a globally recognized credit ratings agency.  She is the Head of Product for Viewpoint which is a free online platform that provides users with access to the history of CMBS conduit and SASB collateral performance data.  She is an innovative business and technical professional who has helps shape product development in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to DBRS she managed the Process and Technology Solutions team within Specialize Lending, Servicing and Trust for Wells Fargo along with running the Business Strategic group for Global Mortgages at Bank of America.

    Bryan Burton, Domain Manager, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

    Bryab has been with KeyBank for 9 years, starting out in the line of business on the commercial loan servicing side, transitioning to technology and operations, currently in the Domain Manager role.  His responsibilities include Delivery and Support for the Real Estate Capital domain, including new business initiatives and ongoing operational support for the Loan Servicing & Asset Management line of business.   KeyBank is involved in a Continuous Delivery Program which he is involved in from a leadership perspective as well as overseeing multiple CD teams and squads piloting the program.

    Rob Lowther, Managing Director, Hunt Real Estate Capital

    Rob Lowther serves as Managing Director, Lender Technology at Hunt Real Estate Capital, joining the firm in 2017.  In this role, he is responsible for the overall architecture and strategy for all business technology initiatives at Hunt and manages a team of eighteen.  In this role he has directed the launch of Hunt’s borrower portal as well as the acquisition of a platform and team supporting machine learning-based market analysis.  Prior to this, he was Vice President in charge of custom technology solutions at Prudential Mortgage Capital where he architected the development of Prudential’s origination, asset management, investor reporting and borrower portal systems, among others.

    Rob began his career as a consultant at Kenneth Leventhal, building financial models for distressed properties, then moving to their new technology consulting services practice.  Following this he worked in various roles at AMRESCO, developing pipeline and asset management systems before serving as Chief Information Officer and overseeing AMRESCO’s acquisition by Austrailian-based Lend Lease.  He also worked as a Director of Technology Services at Hunt Consolidated in Dallas, working across a variety of their business lines ranging from real estate to agriculture to petroleum extraction and refining.

    Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Lyle Shapland, Senior Vice President, Director of Enterprise! Client Services, PNC Real Estate

    As a senior executive for Midland Loan Services, Mr. Shapland is responsible for the overall leadership and operation of Enterprise! Client Services.  As Director, Mr. Shapland manages business development, account management, product support, as well as FDIC data services.   Mr. Shapland’s duties also include the management of application support services, systems testing and implementation, and report/query services for Midland Loan Services. 

    Previously, Mr. Shapland managed the Insurance Company Servicing and Bank Servicing Groups.  Also during his tenure at Midland, Mr. Shapland was accountable for all conversion planning, processing and conversion support. 

    Mr. Shapland joined Midland Loan Services in 1991 and has over 30 years of financial services experience. Mr. Shapland is a graduate of Emporia State University with a BS in Finance.