Guaranteed Rate, based in Chicago, announced the addition of Martin Logan as chief information officer. Prior to joining Guaranteed Rate, Logan worked for Amazon, where he was responsible for managing technology for Cloud Drive and software delivery across multiple platforms, most notably for the company’s Kindle and recently launched Fire TV products.
At Guaranteed Rate, Logan will lead the company’s efforts to completely integrate modern technology into the traditionally paper-based mortgage process and develop the first fully digital mortgage.
“At Guaranteed Rate, we’ve always prioritized using technology to bring about a simpler, more streamlined mortgage process for home buyers,” said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. “Martin is a perfect fit, because he doesn’t see the world in terms of ‘tech companies’ and ‘non-tech companies.’ He sees industries in need of the benefits that technology can provide and works to make them function better.”
Prior to his time at Amazon, Logan spent six years at Orbitz Worldwide, where he was responsible for merchandising, SEO, and mobile technology. He is also a published technical author, having written a 400-page book on the Erlang programming language. Logan also has organized technology conferences on the programming language in Chicago, Boston, Nashville, The Netherlands and Spain.
“The time has never been better for smart technology to fundamentally transform the mortgage industry, and Guaranteed Rate is the company best positioned to take advantage of that opportunity,” Logan said. “This is a company driven by technology, with clear commitments from its talented executive team to implement solutions that help process loans faster, increase productivity for loan originators and enhance transparency for borrowers.”