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42 | TH E M R EP O RT TOP 25 INDUSTRY LEADERS & INFLUENCERS Special Section Kevin Wall PRESIDENT, FIRST AMERICAN MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 25+ U nder Kevin Wall's stewardship, First American Mortgage Solutions solidified its leadership position as a trusted and proven provider of data and technology-driven offerings cover- ing the entire loan spectrum, with a focus on quality and consumer experience. Wall reorganized an array of previously separate organizations, products, and services to create a single voice and point of contact at a time when lenders needed greater accountability from, and coordination with, their service providers. Wall then led First American Mortgage Solutions to bolster its end-to-end offerings through strategic acquisitions and organic growth, integrating rich data assets throughout all points of the operation, and working collaboratively with lenders to enhance their businesses with these industry- leading data assets. As digital transformation swept the mortgage industry, Wall's product team engineered API-enabled versions of Mortgage Solutions' end-to-end products and services to empower lenders in innovating their digital mortgage strategy, from online application to eClosing. Wall is a visionary leader who responds to customer needs and industry trends by fostering innovation across the division, while stressing accountability, transparency, and alignment. He consistently reinforces this business approach with his leadership team and employees with the mes- sage that their collective accomplishments are helping shape the company's legacy. Wall also advocates for the values and award-winning culture of First American, which was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list three years in a row. As a constant reminder of his appreciation, he uses the sign- off "Thanks for all you do!" in all employee communications. Thought Leaders MReport's Top 25 Industry Leaders and Influencers list is built upon the nomina- tions of professionals such as yourself who took the time to submit a colleague or team member they thought deserved recognition for their leadership skills. MReport thanks everyone who submitted these many worthy candidates and takes this mo- ment to recognize just how talented a pool this list was compiled from. Here is a list of thought leaders who were recognized during the nomination process. • Min Alexander, COO, • Nathaniel Bennett, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer & Head of Talent Acquisition, Comerica Bank • Tami Bonnell, CEO, Exit Realty International • Brent Chandler, Founder and CEO, FormFree • Jonathan Corr, President & CEO, Ellie Mae • Marti Diaz, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mortgage Contracting Services • Vic Draper, Chief Revenue Officer, ProVest • Brian Flaherty, COO, Global Strategic Business Process Outsourcing • Demetrius Gray, Founder & CEO, WeatherCheck • Cade Holleman, Managing Director, SQFT Management • Loretta Ibanez, Mortgage Innovation Director, Freddie Mac • Sam Ingber, CEO & Principal Owner, Brookstone Management • Marion McDougall, EVP, Chief Loan Administration Officer, Caliber Home Loans • Ward Morrison, President, Motto Franchising • Joe New, Branch Manager, Cherry Creek Mortgage • Matt Rodak, CEO and Founder, Fund That Flip • Michael Ruiz, Director of Supplier Diversity, Fannie Mae • Erik Schmitt, Managing Director, Origination Division, Chase Home Lending • Eric Schuppenhauer, President, Home Mortgage, Citizens Bank • Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings • Siera Smith, Chief Operating Officer, WebMax • Michael Steer, President, Mortgage Quality Management & Research • Patrick Stone, Chairman and CEO, Williston Financial Group • Dan Studeny, VP of Product Strategy, Amrock • J. RaShad Thomas, VP, Star Five Realtors • Rick Triola, Founder and CEO, NotaryCam • Rich Tucker, SVP – Loan Operations, Waterstone Mortgage • John Vella, Chief Revenue Officer, Altisource • John Walsh, CEO, LERETA • Mike Weinbach, CEO, Mortgage and Banking, Chase • Dave Worrall, President, LoanCare • Bob Zachmeier, Owner,

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