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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Emerging Technologies Track: APIs and Microservices

    Location: Marsalis Hall B,
    Exhibition Level


    Speaker(s)

    William A. Klumper, Consultant, FirstStep Software Systems

    Dan Richards, Executive Vice President, Academy Mortgage Corporation

    Matt Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, SimpleNexus, LLC

    Celine C. Adams, Vice President, Business Development, First American Mortgage Solutions

    Emerging Technologies Track

    A sense of urgency is causing the industry to revamp their approach to technology.  Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and microservices have become crucial elements in the development of consumer-enabled business strategies.  This session will explore the possibilities and help you discover how to create an API-enabled experience. 

    Speaker(s)

    William A. Klumper, Consultant, FirstStep Software Systems

    William Klumper is an industry leader in collaboration, thought, and innovation, as well as a serial entrepreneur. His passion for the mortgage industry resulted in major contributions to both MBA's Residential Technology Forum and MBA's CIO Forum. He has given several insightful presentations on many diverse and industry relevant topics and is an active contributor to MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. At MISMO's Winter 2018 Summit, he was presented the "Chairman's Award," their highest honor, for his numerous contributions and, in 2019, he became Co-Chair of their Architecture Committee. Within the mortgage industry, he has served in various management roles including CIO, CSO, and CPO. During his tenure at First Mortgage Company LLC, his technological leadership allowed the company to grow by over 2 billion dollars in revenue. Today, he provides industry consulting services through FirstStep Software Systems and is an Advisory Board Member to FundingShield, LLC (Fundingshield.com), a wire fraud prevention "fintech," and provides security consulting through Secutor (Secutoris.com).

    Dan Richards, Executive Vice President, Academy Mortgage Corporation

    Dan Richards is an Executive Vice President at Academy Mortgage Corporation where he oversees strategy, innovation, and corporate development. Dan previously oversaw growth at Republic Mortgage Home Loans, who was acquired by Academy in 2014. Dan has been recognized as an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) and an MBA Future Leader by the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has also led strategy, technology and marketing initiatives at Microsoft, Google, Nokia, and two venture-backed technology startups.

    Matt Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, SimpleNexus, LLC

    Matt Hansen is the Founder & CEO of SimpleNexus. SimpleNexus provides a Digital Mortgage Platform to mortgage corporations, branches and individual loan officers. Serving more than 200 enterprise mortgage companies and more than 20,000 loan officers nationwide. Matt’s innovative thinking earned SimpleNexus the HousingWire Tech100 and a personal HousingWire Vanguard Award

    Celine C. Adams, Vice President, Business Development, First American Mortgage Solutions

    As a business development executive for First American Mortgage Solutions, Celine Adams oversees third-party strategic relationships aimed at providing lender customers with streamlined access to First American’s data, analytic and technology products and services.  Celine has 15-plus years of experience in the technology financial services space. She previously held roles in operations, product development, and business development at Interthinx (now part of First American), which provided fraud, risk mitigation services, and decision analytics for financial service markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business.

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