Three Biggest Mistakes Lenders Make when Selecting Technology
Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 1:00 pm. central time
It’s Spring, and the seasonal sports parlance is, “Three strikes and you’re out!” That’s baseball talking, of course, and the good news is that in baseball there is usually another player following you to the plate to accomplish what you failed to do.
When it comes to choosing technology to support your mortgage lending program, however, the idea of having three strikes at choosing the right system rarely applies. More likely, you will be traded to another team while a different player takes a “swing” at the problem.
But there are signs to watch for, including three key mistakes that come with choosing the wrong technology system. The experts at BlackFin Group, Constellation Mortgage Solutions, SimpleNexus, and AAU Credit Union have come together for this ACUMA Inside Track webinar to help identify those three pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Join an all-star team, captained by ACUMA President Peter Benjamin, that includes Kelli Himebaugh, John Aslanian, Andrew Weiss, and Denise Bergsma as they take on the challenges facing credit unions’ efforts and abilities to choose the right system for their enterprise. You will be far less likely to strike out in your future efforts if you tackle Spring Technology Training with this group of hi-tech athletes.
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Chief Revenue Officer, Constellation Mortgage Solutions
Kelli Himebaugh is the Chief Revenue Officer and leads Sales, Marketing, Implementation, and Vendor Relations at Constellation Mortgage Solutions (CMS). Kelli has been in the residential mortgage tech space for more than 20 years. She is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to driving the need for new tech in the mortgage space as evidenced by the launch of NOVA – CMS’ new LOS, which is a 2023 Housing Wire Tech 100 Mortgage winner. Kelli is a member of the Progress in Lending Board and a multi-year award-winning mortgage executive. For more information on CMS contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Revenue Officer, SimpleNexus
As Chief Revenue Officer, John Aslanian leads all revenue efforts at SimpleNexus. With over 20 years of mortgage technology experience, John brings an unmatched understanding of the needs of the mortgage industry. Whether interacting with a team member, long-time customer, or new prospect to SimpleNexus, John finds effective ways to meet the needs of all parties. John brings a wealth of benefits to SimpleNexus team members and platform users daily.
Partner Technology Consulting, BlackFin Group
Andrew Weiss, Partner, leads the Mortgage Technology Consulting Practice at BlackFin Group. Andrew has been consulting mortgage technology for over 35 years. Project engagements include advising lenders on selecting the right technology, implementations, and optimizations of tech stacks. Weiss previously served as SVP of Platform Strategy at Origence and was Principal at STRATMOR Group leading the technology practice with industry legend Len Tichy. CIO at New Penn Financial, SVP of Strategy for Bank of America, and Executive Consultant with Newbold Advisors. Starting his career designing Fannie Mae’s DU platform. For more information contact email@example.com
Mortgage Services Manager, AAC Credit Union
Denise Bergsma is the Mortgage Services Manager at AAC Credit Union. She has almost 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. She began her career as a REALTOR®, worked as a Residential and Commercial Escrow Title Closer, and has moved to a management position at AAC Credit Union. Denise strives to provide the ultimate customer experience by tailor-making products and services to ensure smooth processing. She is honored to participate in this webinar.
Peter J. Benjamin, CMB
Peter J. Benjamin, CMB is the President of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA). A mortgage professional with 20 years of experience, Benjamin has held various positions throughout the mortgage industry including Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Lafayette Federal Credit Union in Rockville, MD. During his time at Lafayette Federal, Benjamin led a high-performing mortgage team that exceeded production and budget goals each year, reduced the Credit Union’s cycle times to the industry-required timeframes; and improved the credit union’s application pull-through rate. As an association, Benjamin wants to see ACUMA members continue to foster the collaborative spirit that has made the association so great and work together to support the American Dream of homeownership. He sees ACUMA as a vital education arm that helps Member Credit Unions gain market share in the mortgage industry.
BlackFin Group: BlackFin Group is dedicated to supporting the success of Credit Union Mortgage Teams nationwide. It’s where mortgage teams turn for trusted consulting expertise, services, and insights.
Constellation Mortgage Solutions: Constellation Mortgage Solutions (CMS) sets the Gold Standard for mortgage solutions through its products: Award-Winning NOVA LOS, Servicing, and ReverseVision LOS. CMS has worked for over two decades to help mortgage professionals in the credit union space streamline operations and close more loans faster to increase ROI. Our mission is to empower Lenders with innovative technology solutions.