Andrew Bough joins Solidifi as its chief valuations officer, bringing almost two decades of mortgage, banking and real estate experience with him.

Bough previously served as the head of credit and valuations at ING Direct USA — one of Solidifi’s first clients.

“Andrew understands our philosophy and focus on integrity and doing the job right,” said Jason Smith, president and CEO of Solidifi, an appraisal management provider. “He also knows firsthand what our clients need and expect and what appraisers need to perform to their maximum capabilities.”

“I am an appraiser advocate,” Bough said. “I always have been. The fact that Solidifi had the technological advancements that allowed it to pay full fee to appraisers two years before it became a regulatory requirement is the reason ING Direct engaged Solidifi. It speaks to the company’s integrity and focus on professionalism and quality.”