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16 | M R EP O RT single application suite that will elevate job performance and user experience. "Kendrew was originally engaged as a consultant and proved himself an invaluable member of the team, with his global experience in implement- ing, and evolving enterprise technol- ogy, he is a great fit for CMS," said Stephen Ryczek, CMS President and General Manager. "We're excited to have him lead the team as we deliver the next generation of lending tech- nology to the mortgage industry." Peacey brings with him more than 30 years of experience developing, integrating, and implementing tech- nology tools and software for various enterprise level companies. He has a proven record orchestrating IT and software engineering operations while managing global teams across multimillion-dollar projects. Peacey founded Ascension Technologies, a global software development com- pany and leader of digital transforma- tion and previously served as CTO of U2 Logic, The Media Services Group, and in consultant roles at various companies including IBM. "I'm excited to join Constellation Mortgage Solutions as CTO and help fill technology gaps the mortgage industry experiences today," Peacey said. "Bringing a product to market that has not yet been seen, and doing it successfully, is fulfilling. New tech- nology not only adds to the growth of CMS but also the lenders we support by providing a single point of entry and complete functionality for them to efficiently perform their job." NADIA AZIZ Roostify, a mortgage and home equity lending tech provider, has named financial services and fintech industry veteran Nadia Aziz as COO. Aziz comes to Roostify with more than 20 years of financial ser- vices and fintech experience, with a specialized focus in home lending, including strategy, product manage- ment, operations, technology, and risk management. She will leverage her expertise to support the current and future delivery of Roostify's home lending platform and related services to lenders, enabling them to provide a differentiated and excep- tional customer experience. Prior to joining Roostify, Aziz served as General Manager of Opendoor Home Loans, a digital lend- ing platform focused on residential real estate. There, she established and built the lending business from the ground up, from lead generation and sales through processing, underwrit- ing, closing, and post-closing. She also expanded and grew the business to originate loans across eight states and led all aspects of the lending business. She also held various execu- tive leadership positions, including Chief Commercial Officer at Optimal Blue and VP at Capital One. "Nadia's track record of success- fully scaling and growing businesses to create differentiated value for all stakeholders will have a tremendous and positive impact on Roostify's operations," said Rajesh Bhat, Co- Founder and CEO of Roostify. "She will lead a dedicated team of experi- enced professionals who will support and enhance Roostify's ability to deliver an accessible, better, cheaper, and faster home lending experience for lending teams and their customers and continue to help digitize the end- to-end process." MIKE SMITH Doma Holdings Inc. has announced the appointment of Mike Smith as CFO. Previously, Mike was serving as the company's Chief Accounting Officer and Acting CFO, building on his experience at Doma and extensive background as a senior finance executive. "The promotion of Mike to Chief Financial Officer is a testament to his financial leadership and extensive ex- perience at the company, and beyond. He is an invaluable addition to our leadership team," said Max Simkoff, Doma CEO. "Doma is grateful for Mike's contributions to the company thus far, and I look forward to our continued partnership to drive Doma toward a successful future." Mike is a seasoned financial veteran with 30 years of experience leading teams through IPOs, acquisitions, and a variety of other major public company transitions. Prior to joining Doma as Chief Accounting Officer, Mike served as Chief Accounting Officer and Director of Treasury at Banc of California Inc., where he was responsible for companywide accounting, financial planning and analysis, and tax, in addition to serv- ing as its interim CFO during the com- pany's CFO transition. Mike has held several other finance leadership roles throughout his career including Chief Accounting Officer at loanDepot and CapitalSource Inc. "I am honored to serve as Doma's Chief Financial Officer and continue working with our talented leader- ship team, Board of Directors, and everyone at Doma," Mike said. "I am excited about continuing to deliver on our vision of removing the friction and frustration from the home clos- ing process to make the real estate transaction a better experience for everyone involved." SUSHIL SHARMA STEVE RIDDELL Better, a digital homeownership company, has added several senior hires to bolster its leadership team, including Sushil Sharma as the company's first Chief Growth Officer and Steve Riddell as Better's new Head of Sales. As Better's first Chief Growth Officer, Sharma brings more than 20 years of experience in product management and software engineering, having previously served as Chief Product Officer at LendingTree, where he scaled the company's marketplace and myLendingTree logged-in ecosystem. Prior to LendingTree, Sharma was Chief Product Officer at Match, where he helped the company go public and led product, market- ing analytics, CRM, and revenue. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an MS in computer science & engineering from The University of Texas Arlington, where he currently serves on the COE Board of Advisors. Riddell brings more than 30 years of executive sales experience as Better's new Head of Sales. His previ- ous roles include Head of Customer Experience at Casper, Chief Sales Officer of Telesales at Sprint, and Chief Sales Officer at, which was acquired by Home Depot. "In only six years, Better has originated nearly $100 billion in mortgages," said Vishal Garg, CEO and Founder of Better. "Expanding our team with seasoned pros who are still fast, hungry, and eager will be pivotal to achieving our next phase of growth." MCROWD know someone moving up in the industry? email us at

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