MReport November 2019

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M R EP O RT | 39 Top 25 Companies in Mortgage & Servicing TECH PROVIDER TECH PROVIDER HEADQUARTERS: AUSTIN, TX; 512.418.8989; FIRSTCLOSE.COM Tedd Smith, Co-Founder and CEO Tim Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer HEADQUARTERS: DENVER, CO; 888.256.6067; HIMAXWELL.COM John Paasonen, CEO Rutul Dave, CTO Bryan Traeger, Head of Partnerships FirstClose Maxwell 50% Percentage of employees who are women 30% Percentage of employees who are minorities FirstClose is a highly respected provider of best-in-class property and borrower data intelligence and settlement services nationwide. FirstClose specializes in delivering a powerful web app and LOS plugin that offers everything from application to servicing (credit score, valuation, title, tax, flood, closing, and recording) in one easy-to-navigate platform. By delivering simplified vendor management and consolidating vendors into one platform, FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 2000 Employees: 40 GIVING BACK Chloe's Wish Habitat for Humanity Joe Lee Johnson Holiday Food Drive SMCH Wellness and Rehabilitation Center The Refuge Austin EMPLOYEE SHOUT-OUT "Since FirstClose was started by two brothers, the company strives to be a family. Working in that kind of setting, and creating those bonds really has an impact on how employees perform. We all know each other and are here to work together and build each other up." —Sara Nakae, Marketing Director BENEFITS AND PERKS FirstClose provides employees with an on-site gym, a fully stocked break room, and a fun game room. The company also holds quarterly off-site activities and outings to allow employees to build relationships outside of the office setting. With a commitment to ongoing employee education, team members can participate in lunch-and-learns, training sessions, and are allowed to shadow members of other departments in order to learn new skills. Maxwell empowers mortgage lenders to be more connected, productive, and successful by intelligently automating their workflow with homebuyers and real estate agents. The platform is used by hundreds of lenders, banks, and credit unions nationwide to serve their customers. STAFFING STATS Year Established: 2015 Employees: 31 GIVING BACK New Story Charity EMPLOYEE SHOUT-OUT "Maxwell is a culture that puts people first in every aspect of the company, whether that is consistent one-on- ones with your leader or the way we grow together as a team. This shines through to our clients, too, in how we make the process of working with Maxwell so personal." —Chad Duncan, Account Executive BENEFITS AND PERKS At Maxwell, "everyone is an owner"—every single employee at Maxwell has stock options in the company, reflecting the company's value of ownership. In addition to the standard 15 days of PTO, generous sick days, and 11 paid holidays, Maxwell's offices close between Christmas and New Year's Day each year in order to enable employees to enjoy their friends and families during the holidays. At least once a year, Maxwell sponsors a "hackathon" for the whole company, challenging the team to innovate on ideas ranging from billing processes to product features or how to improve the company's sales demos. In addition to flexible work-from-home policies, generous maternity leave, and a 100% company-paid medical, vision, and dental plan, Maxwell employees also get to take advantage of a bowling alley, fitness center, bike room, and showers.

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