In this role, Belavadi supervises a team for more than 170 employees who are focused on technology, supporting a broad range of customers and 800 internal users. Belavadi joined United Guaranty Corp. in 2004, where she worked her way up to vice president of solution delivery in 2015. When Arch acquired UGC in late 2016, Belavadi played a key role in integrating the two companies’ operations and technologies. Belavadi was named Arch’s head of IT in November 2018. In the past year, Belavadi’s team introduced an MI buy-down tool, RateStar Buydown, which the company calls an “industry first.” Using RateStar Buydown, loan originators can customize a monthly MI premium for each borrower, ensuring that all available lender and seller credits are used to get the lowest MI premium possible. Earlier this year, Belavadi also oversaw the development and rollout of CONNECT, Arch MI’s new online MI origination portal. According to the company, Belavadi and her team created the “most user-friendly origination platform in the MI industry.”
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