Kallol Das is focused on creating and building technology that supports the future of consumer banking. His role is vital to the process of thinking through creative solutions that Blend’s bank customers face, as well as the company’s role in propelling the $40 trillion consumer lending industry into the digital age. Das joined Blend in 2018 with a mission to bring the software revolution to financial services. As the head of engineering, he’s grown his team by 32% and empowered engineers to build innovative technology to allow financial institutions to offer personalized, digital lending and consumer banking solutions to their customers. At Blend, Das has played an instrumental role in helping the company launch pivotal products that move the lending industry forward, from the company’s configurable digital consumer lending platform that enables banks and credit unions to launch financial products in days – instead of months – to a digital closing solution to enable consumers to close on a mortgage or HELOC remotely and safely during the pandemic and beyond. When COVID-19 hit, Das acted quickly to shift Blend’s product roadmap to meet changing customer needs. Within 72 hours, Blend spun up a digital portal with M&T Bank to enable lenders to accept Paycheck Protection Program applications from small businesses through the CARES Act. Blend’s platform funded nearly 100% of the requests it received (32,273 loans totaling almost $7 billion).
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