MReport November 2017

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TH E M R EP O RT | 11 MCROWD "Today's mortgage lenders are at a crossroads, as very few are equipped with the type of all-in-one technology that allows them to truly give consumers the borrowing experience they are seeking. … I joined Blue Sage because I know what lenders need from a technology solution." —Joe Langner, CEO, Blue Sage BRUCE LEGAN Capital Markets Consultants, LLC, a risk management provider for mortgage and consumer lenders, servicers, and investors, announced in October its hire of Bruce Legan, who will join Opus CMC as Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, Legan will oversee sales, marketing, client retention, and business development strategy at Opus CMC and Wipro's Mortgage Solutions unit. Prior to Opus CMC, Legan was President of Clayton Consulting Services, where he led teams of professionals that helped mortgage finance clients identify and manage risk, ensure compliance, and improve business processes. He also served as Senior Manager at Ernst and Young and Managing Director at MBIA. JOSH SEIFF HouseCanary announced the hiring of VP of business development and Financial Services Josh Seiff. Most recently, he acted as VP of Multifamily Capital Markets & Trading at Fannie Mae. Seiff will lead business development efforts in the financial services segment of the company and drive its strategic initiatives within the real estate capital markets ecosystem. His hiring will further HouseCanary's goal of bringing price transparency to the real estate market. "During his 13 years at Fannie Mae, Seiff traded municipal bonds, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, structured products, and derivatives, while also leading a variety of key technology and finance initiatives," HouseCanary's announcement stated. MICHAEL SHORES Independent appraisal firm Metro-West Appraisal Co. LLC announced the promotion of Michael Shores to VP of Appraiser Advancement. Shores brings years of professional experience to the role. Moving forward, he will be an ambassador to appraisers and Metro-West clients as he promotes best practices and opens up collaborative communication between lenders, Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) and appraisers. "Having Michael Shores focused on strengthening the working relationships between our clients and our appraisers is a great benefit to not only our organization, but our clients will benefit as well," said Brandon Boudreau, COO of Metro-West. RUDY ZABRAN Consolidated Analytics, an appraisal management company, valuation services provider, and full-service advisory firm, announced the appointment of Rudy Zabran as COO. Zabran was hired by managing partners Brian Gehl and Arvin Wijay to set the course for further company growth and to run the day-to-day operations of the company. Zabran is a seasoned mortgage industry veteran with 17 years of experience. He is a founding member of Opus Capital Markets Consultants, now a Wipro company, where he served as Chief Sales Officer and Head of Mortgage Solutions Sales.

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