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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • CREF Track: Borrow and Steal: What CREF Can Learn from Single-family Technology

    Location: Reunion Ballroom A,
    Lobby Level


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, Research & Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Paul Orlando, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Mortgage Lending, Flagstar Bank, FSB

    Rakesh Sheth, Senior Vice President and Head, Business Insights and Digital Strategy, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Todd Hougaard, Software Product Manager, Mortgage Cadence

    Breakfast,

    CREF Track

    With millions of customers and a more homogenous lending market, the single-family mortgage market is a “first-mover” in technology relative to commercial/multifamily. Come hear how key developments in single-family technology are (and are not) likely to flow through to commercial/multifamily.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, Research & Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Michael Fratantoni is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys, benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is president and member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and serves on the CSP's Industry Advisory Group and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in the industry in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.

    Paul Orlando, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Mortgage Lending, Flagstar Bank, FSB

    Paul Orlando is executive vice president and chief information officer for Mortgage Lending at Flagstar Bank, a position he has held since February 2018. He is currently responsible for all IT initiatives and support for Flagstar’s mortgage line of business focusing on leading their transformation to an end-to-end digital platform.  He has over three decades of mortgage banking and IT experience with a strong background in strategic planning, system and process innovation, regulatory compliance, and financial analysis. Previously, he was with Flagstar for 16 years, ultimately leading mortgage technology and credited with introducing and developing innovative products and systems. He also served as CIO at Home Point Financial and United Shore Financial Services.

    Rakesh Sheth, Senior Vice President and Head, Business Insights and Digital Strategy, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Rakesh Sheth is senior vice president and head of business insights and digital strategy for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. In this role, he is responsible for providing partners with actionable insights, a metrics and analytics platform, and an integrated, fact-based digital business design and strategy to enhance the mortgage customer experience from origination to servicing. Before joining Wells Fargo, Sheth was head of marketing for Discover Financial Services’ student lending business. Previously, he was head of customer experience and analytics for Discover Card Services and Consumer Bank, and held leadership roles at HSBC North America, GE Capital, NAVTEQ, and McKinsey & Company. Sheth received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India.

    Todd Hougaard, Software Product Manager, Mortgage Cadence

    For over two decades Todd Hougaard has been solving the ‘go paperless’ challenge for technology companies. As a Product Manager at Mortgage Cadence, he specifically focuses on bringing lenders and title/settlement agents into streamlined collaboration that merges data, documents and discussions so that loan velocity is improved and top rated security is maintained.

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