RiskSpan, a technology and services company, appointed James Horne senior vice president of business development this week.

RiskSpan, a technology company that provides capital markets with risk management tools for mortgage and structured products, appointed Horne to oversea corporate sales activity.

Horne spent 23 years consulting financial services companies with a concentration in mortgage lending.

The industry recognized Horne for his work with the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, or MISMO, which helps establish streamlined standards for the mortgage industry.

"RiskSpan is fortunate to have Jim Horne joining their ranks. I have known Jim for many years through his work on MISMO and other mortgage initiatives. Jim's expertise will be put to good use by the RiskSpan team," said David Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Horne previously served Fannie Mae as vice president of finance systems and services. He also held senior positions at BearingPoint, eSignSystems and the Mortgage Bankers Association.