Posturing for Progress

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—John Trasviña, HUD on the web development teams working on the next generation of softwareas-a-service (SaaS) and mobile applications. She reports to president and COO Jonathan Corr. "The rapid adoption of SaaS as the new technology model for the mortgage industry is significantly raising the bar for loan origination system providers," Corr said. "To stay ahead of this curve, Ellie Mae continues to invest in bringing on veteran software experts, like Vivian, who bring with them decades of large-scale, enterprise-software experience." Wong has more than two decades' experience in enterprise software technology, primarily at PeopleSoft and later at Oracle. Most recently, she was VP of engineering at Oracle's Taleo, a pioneer in cloud-based enterprise solutions, where she was responsible for product engineering, documentation, and quality assurance. Her career started in Australia, where she worked at a number of startups, investment banks, and consulting companies. RE/MAX Introduces New Luxury Listings Site Site offers training program to company associates who specialize in high-end real estate. R E/MAX announced the launch of the RE/MAX Collection, a new luxury resource website offering highend U.S. listings. The site features a clean, simple look, marked by a distinctive onyx and silver logo. Beyond that, it focuses on homebuyers' and sellers' needs with simple search functions, breathtaking photography, and easy navigation. The program also provides RE/MAX luxury specialists with exclusive training and marketing tools that allow them to deliver premier service to their clients. "The unparalleled tools and resources available to our clients confirms our dedication to customer service and allows for VantageScore's webinar offered insights about the risk profiles of the typically "unscoreable" population. an exclusive experience," said Mike Reagan, SVP of RE/MAX Business Alliances. "Visitors to the RE/MAX Collection website can easily find local RE/MAX agents who have the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist training, as well as fine homes and luxury properties." In addition to launching the website, RE/MAX named Anne Miller, an experienced and respected luxury real estate expert, as brand manager of the RE/MAX Collection. Miller comes to her position with a wellrounded background in real estate and luxury development, including the grand opening and marketing of Spire Denver and the Four Seasons in downtown Denver. "I am thrilled with the opportunity to work for the industry's leading real estate brand," she said. "RE/MAX has been successful because of its high level of service. My job is to help deliver a powerful marketing program that complements RE/MAX agents' commitment to excellence." WEB AT WORK VantageScore Offered Webinar on Credit Risk Realities and Opportunities The company hosted a webinar on consumer credit trends and offered clues to what's on the horizon. T he company behind the VantageScore credit scoring model announced a webinar covering the current credit environment and new predictive models developed post-recession in May. VantageScore Solutions hosted the webinar, which featured Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, and Sarah Davies, SVP of analytics, product management, and research for VantageScore Solutions. Viewing was free for registered participants. According to a release, Zandi offered a presentation about changed consumer credit behavior post-recession and indicators delivering hints about where the economy is headed. Davies had her own presentation about leveraging post-recession consumer data with new modeling techniques in the just-released VantageScore 3.0 credit score model. In addition, the webinar offered insights about the risk profiles of the typically "unscoreable" population. The webinar happened on May 22. Registration was open to industry participants, regulators, media, and other interested institutions. The M Report | 9

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