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2020 HW Vanguard: Joel Gottsegen

Qualia, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer

Joel Gottsegen, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, Qualia

Joel Gottsegen has played an integral role in growing Qualia into the digital closing software that is used to process more than a million and a half real estate transactions per year. 

As the cofounder and chief technology officer at Qualia, Gottsegen leads product development and execution at the company. He and his team build technology that streamlines the closing process from start to finish to improve all points of contact between lenders, title companies, underwriters and other stakeholders involved in a real estate transaction. 

Their goal is to make home closings more transparent, efficient and affordable. Over the past five years, Gottsegen has had a hand in everything from product development, to training the company’s sales team, to answering support calls, which has given him a unique perspective on the key challenges faced by the title and escrow and mortgage industries. 

In the last year, Gottsegen led the development and launch of Qualia Post, making Qualia the first real estate technology company to tackle improving both the closing and post-closing process for lenders. 

This launch expanded Qualia’s offerings beyond the title industry to the mortgage industry. Today, Qualia Post is a rapidly growing part of the Qualia suite of products and is already gaining attention as a top product transforming mortgage lender operations, having recently won the “Best Digital Mortgage Product” 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Award. 

In addition to leading Qualia Post updates, Gottsegen continues to work on Qualia Connect, the company’s flagship product that is focused on the consumer closing experience. 

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