Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

How to simplify the appraisal process for everyone in today’s hot market

While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

Awards

2020 HW Vanguard: Dave Stevenson

SimpleNexus, Chief Technology Officer

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Dave Stevenson, Chief Technology Officer, SimpleNexus

Dave Stevenson joined SimpleNexus in 2015 and has since had a hand in practically every line of code the firm has released. 

Impressively, Stevenson is just as capable a leader as he is a coder. He oversees SimpleNexus’ team of 50 developers, and under his guidance, the SimpleNexus development team has honed its ability to listen and respond to the needs of customers. 

As the chief technology officer at SimpleNexus, he has also been instrumental to the company’s ability to scale system resources to meet the unprecedented demand generated by this year’s refinance boom. 

Stevenson has directly contributed to the following recent SimpleNexus accomplishments: attained 1,280% revenue growth over the three-year period from 2015 to 2018, expanded the development team from four engineers to 30 in a single summer (and continued to grow headcount to the team’s current size of 50).

In addition to that, he also achieved 99.7% year-over-year customer retention, graduated more than two dozen college interns from SimpleNexus’ development program and scaled system capacity 500% with zero downtime to keep up with demand brought on by 2020’s refi boom. 

Without Stevenson’s technical chops, SimpleNexus could not deliver on its mission to enable lenders and borrowers to easily complete mortgage loans from anywhere. It is also thanks to the work of Stevenson and his team that the company was named one of Utah’s fastest-growing firms by three different publications in 2019 alone. 

For the second year in a row, SimpleNexus cracked the top 500 of the Inc 5000, and it ranked No. 102 on the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500.

What one habit has made a crucial difference in your success?
Keeping the customer front and center in everything I do has made a crucial difference in my career. I have the amazing opportunity to develop exciting software, but if what I create doesn’t deliver value for the customer, it’s just wasted time and energy.

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