Multi-channel loan origination system OpenClose has appointed Chris Olsen to the new role of vice president of sales engineering.

In this position, Olsen will provide software support for sales executives who cater to mortgage bankers, credit unions, community banks and other real estate entities.

Olsen has spent time previously as senior technical sales engineer at Ellie Mae and project manager and AVP at JPMorgan Chase.

“Chris brings a unique blend of enterprise-level solution-based experience, sales engineering methods supporting large lenders, development knowledge, project execution and management expertise from start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies,” said Vince Furey, chief revenue officer at OpenClose. “He will serve as a valuable resource for our organization as our rapid growth continues.”

Olsen also spent time as a senior software developer and partner at ClosersEdge, leading a team of developers to build and consume high-quality, commercial web-based services and multi-tier online applications.

“I look forward to working with lenders and taking OpenClose’s pre and post sales engineering to the next level,” Olsen said. “The completely browser-based comprehensive mortgage software suite that OpenClose has developed and continues to expand on is in high demand by a variety of different lending entities of all types and sizes. OpenClose is an innovative and nimble software firm that has major advantages over the competition. I will enjoy showcasing their immense strengths, disruptive software model and far-reaching lender benefits.”

In August, OpenClose also hired Allen Pollack as the vice president of product innovation, and just before that announced an integration with Vice Capital Markets that would maximize hedging efficiencies and reduce preparation and delivery time for acquired loan data.

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