“Kara is a powerhouse, and we are thrilled to have her back as part of our executive team to help guide our continued growth and success,” Click n’ Close Owner and CEO Jeff Bode said in a statement. “There is a lot on the horizon for us as an organization, and adding Kara to our team of experts is imperative to accelerating Click n’ Close’s growth, especially for our SmartBuy down payment assistance product suite.”
Prior to joining Click n’ Close, Lamphere was COO at InterLinc Mortgage. Throughout her career, she held other executive roles at Guaranteed Rate, Mid America Mortgage, CMG Financial, Prime Lending, First Command Bank and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. She was among HousingWire’s Women of Influence in 2017 and in 2020.
“Jeff has always been ahead of the curve in creating and adopting cutting-edge technology,” Lamphere said in a statement. “He was the first to begin digitalizing the mortgage origination process and continues that trend with Artificial Intelligence and SMART Docs. Helping lenders streamline their lines of business and operate efficiently is what I do best. To do so with a known and trusted team is a bonus.”
Formerly known as Mid America Mortgage, the company changed its name to Click n’ Close in June 2022. Lamphere served as the chief operating officer at Mid America Mortgage from November 2015 to December 2020.