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MortgageHippo Welcomes New Members To Leadership Team

Roles Filled in Business Development, Customer Success, Technical Operations & Marketing

CHICAGOJuly 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MortgageHippo, Inc., the customizable digital lending platform, has announced the addition of several executive team members: Deborah Hill as VP Customer Success and Operations, Linda Verardi as VP Business Development, Russ Alton as Director of Technical Operations and Brooke Mulder as Marketing & Communications Manager.

Deborah Hill has 10+ years’ experience helping Financial Services customers gain efficiencies through their implementation and use of software. Deborah has consulted and had board positions with several early-stage FinTech firms. Prior to that she was Managing Director at Backstop Solutions Group. Deborah holds a BA in Economic Theory, an MBA and is a CAIA Level 2 candidate.

Linda Verardi is a FinTech Transformation Practitioner focused on helping lenders solve customer-centric challenges and digital transformational change. Linda has 20+ years’ experience in the mortgage industry specific to technology. She has worked with hundreds of lenders and technology providers implementing Encompass, API integrations and processes to increase performance and profitability. 

Russ Alton has 18+ years’ experience in technology with much time spent building SaaS applications. He has worked on enterprise systems to produce highly scalable and feature-rich products. He is focused on driving enterprise-wide success through proactive change management and comprehensive, strategic initiatives. Most recently, Russ was Director of Technology at a large mortgage bank in Seattle.

Brooke Mulder has 7+ years’ experience in Financial Services, most recently as VP Business Development at a top ten direct mortgage lender. She is very experienced in sales/originations, sales management and performance analytics. She has held NMLS licenses in 33 states for three lenders and earned an MBA from Marist College.

“We are very happy to welcome Deb, Linda, Russ and Brooke to MortgageHippo,” said CEO and co-founder Valentin Saportas. “With their ample experience in loan origination software, direct-to-consumer business models, customer success and technology operations, MortgageHippo continues to build a team of mortgage and technology experts to be value added partners to our growing client base.”

About MortgageHippo: Based in Chicago, MortgageHippo is a financial technology company offering a comprehensive suite of web and mobile-ready products white-labeled for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. MortgageHippo is focused on delivering an intuitive, smooth and efficient Borrower and Lender Experience.

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