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2017 Rising Stars: Jonathan Kirst

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Roostify

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Jonathan Kirst is the co-founder and CTO of Roostify, an online home loan application software that takes a borrower from application to funding in a single, dynamic experience tailored for each borrower. 

Kirst has been the driving force behind product development with the company as it has evolved from a bare-bones startup to a thriving company with a robust sales team, product management team and a customer success team. Under Kirst, the Roostify engineering team has matured from just a handful of programmers to a sophisticated, multi-faceted organization capable of supporting some of the nation’s largest financial services providers. 

Kirst has overseen integrations with companies, including DocMagic, for automated disclosure generation and e-signatures. Under Kirst, the company has also integrated with Encompass, PCLender and other leading Loan Origination Systems, as well as forging an exclusive partnership with Genworth. 


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