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Based in Chicago, we are a group of dedicated professionals from various disciplines – from mortgage origination and processing to technology development and product management – who are constantly challenging and inspiring each other to be better, to strive for excellence and to be passionate about what we do. We hope that when you partner with MortgageHippo you can tell how proud we are of the work we do to move the mortgage industry forward.

Leadership Team

  • Valentin Saportas

    Valentin Saportas


    Valentin started his career advising businesses and high net worth individuals on financial matters and employee retention strategies. Prior to founding MortgageHippo, Valentin worked as a banking lawyer at a large Chicago-based law firm. Valentin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

  • Michael Salichs

    Michael Salichs

    President & COO

    Prior to founding MortgageHippo, Michael represented major lending institutions as a corporate lawyer specializing in residential and commercial real estate financing. Michael also worked as a consultant to several asset management firms analyzing bank portfolios of commercial and real estate loans to assess their value and risk. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Andrew Dailey

    Andrew Dailey


    Andrew leads MortgageHippo's long-term technology vision and oversees all technology development. Prior to joining MortgageHippo, Andrew held technology and management consulting positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cisco Systems. Andrew holds a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU Stern.

  • Marvin Chang

    Marvin Chang

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Led digital innovation and transformation initiatives at leading mortgage and financial services firms. MBA, Cornell University; BS, Carnegie Mellon University.