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local edition S e c on da r y M a r k e t a na ly t ic s se r v ic i ng or ig i nat ion ANALYTICS announced that Vicki Vidal has joined the company as SVP of product management for its Servicing Solutions and Technology division. In her new role, Vidal will work with LPS' product management team to review regulatory requirements and identify enhancements the company can make to its servicing systems to better support its clients. "Vicki will add strength and depth to our leadership team," said Joe Nackashi, CIO and EVP of the Servicing Solutions and Technology division. "She is a well-respected industry leader, and her addition to LPS reinforces the continued investments we are making to ensure our technologies meet the evolving regulatory needs of our clients." Vidal joins LPS from the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she worked as the associate VP of loan administration in the Public Policy and Industry Relations department. During her time there, she was responsible for residential servicing policy, covering a variety of servicing areas including default, loss mitigation and foreclosure, mortgage insurance, escrow administration, and compliance with federal laws affecting servicers. "Vicki's extensive servicing and public policy experience will enhance our product management team's ability to make the strategic investments necessary to ensure LPS solutions meet the changing industry landscape," said Scott FitzGerald, SVP of product management. From his office in Auction. com's Irvine, California, headquarters, Sharga will serve as the company's chief spokesman on topics related to the U.S. housing market, mortgage market, commercial real estate, and international real estate. Sharga has more than 30 years' experience in real estate, mortgage, and technology marketing. He is one of the country's most frequently quoted sources on real estate trends, having appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX, and NPR. He has also briefed government organizations and corporations on foreclosure trends and done foreclosure training for several leading real estate organizations. Auction Company Gains New Spokesman Rick Sharga joins California-based CALIFORNIA // Rick Sharga has departed Carrington Mortgage Holdings to serve as EVP for, the online real estate marketplace announced in a release. 54 | The M Report "The Internet is fundamentally changing the process of buying and selling real estate, and Auction. com is facilitating that change as the industry's leading online marketplace." —Rick Sharga. "During his career, Rick has served as an expert commentator on the real estate industry and led marketing efforts for Fortune 500 companies," said Auction. com co-president Jake Seid. "His knowledge of and ability to speak authoritatively about the trends that are driving our business will help to deepen understanding of the ways in which Auction. com can better serve the needs of commercial and residential buyers and sellers through our innovative online marketplace." Sharga began his career with Foote, Cone & Belding and has since held executive positions with a number of firms, including McGraw-Hill and RealtyTrac. He most recently served at Carrington as EVP. In addition to his real estate expertise, he has more than 20 years' experience developing corporate and product sales and marketing strategies for corporations such as DuPont, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, and others. He also is president of the Technology Council of Southern California and VP of the board of directors at REOMAC. In addition, he is a member of the editorial advisory board for DS News, MReport's sister magazine. "The Internet is fundamentally changing the process of buying and selling real estate, and is facilitating that change as the industry's leading online marketplace," Sharga said. " presents a unique opportunity for me as it is the perfect intersection of my career experience and a company that is harnessing the power of technology, efficiency, and

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