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2018 Women of Influence: Kate Adamson

Head of Mortgage at Plaid

Kate Adamson

Kate Adamson, head of mortgage at Plaid, a rising star in the fintech realm, is a trailblazer in the digital mortgage world.

Her efforts at Plaid have resulted in the roll out of Assets, a digital asset verification solution, a partnership with Fannie Mae and the partnership with Ellie Mae that brought about the integration of the Encompass Consumer Connect solution.

After spending time at JPMorgan Chase as an investment banker and in its office of regulatory affairs, Adamson was inspired to help developers build applications that provide consumers with more control over their financial lives and shake up the heavily legacy oriented industry with some good old-fashioned innovation.

This led her to join Plaid about three years ago, where her curiosity and tenacity have united many of the largest and most influential mortgage players with Plaid’s API technology. Adamson launched Assets in April, and since then she has been bringing the mortgage experience into the digital age by automating the asset verification step of the process and effectively replacing the need to manually collect and review documents while protecting lenders from buyback risk.

Adamson is already saving the mortgage industry tons of time and clearly, she’s just getting started.

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