LenderClose adds to sales, software development team

Hires Troy Allen, Kathy Bell and Caleb Salt
Iowa-based fintech startup LenderClose is expanding its team yet again, announcing three new hires Tuesday. Joining the team are sales reps Troy Allen and Kathy Bell, and software developer Caleb Salt, who bring LenderClose’s total number of new hires so far in 2019 to 15.
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Who are the HousingWire Tech Trendsetters?

And how can you become one?
Who are the HousingWire Tech Trendsetters? Actually, that has yet to be decided. The 2019 Tech Trendsetter award is HousingWire’s brand new awards program, and we’re waiting on you to help shape the list of the first Tech Trendsetter award winners.
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Opendoor and Redfin join forces to begin buying houses in Phoenix and Atlanta

Opendoor will being buying houses via Redfin’s platform
In what may seem like a surprising partnership between two would-be competitors in the burgeoning iBuyer market, Opendoor and Redfin are joining forces to buy homes in Phoenix and Atlanta. The companies announced this week that homeowners in those two cities will now be able to request a direct offer for their home from Opendoor through Redfin’s website and mobile apps.
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Housing industry embraces fintech to drive down mortgage closing times

Homebuyers are closing on their home loans 11 days faster than they were in 2018
As financial technology continues to take the mortgage industry by storm, LendingTree indicates homebuyers are now taking a considerably shorter time to close on their home loans. According to the company’s recent analysis, homebuyers are now getting into their homes 11 days faster than they were in 2018. And what's driving those closing times down? Technology, of course.
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Calyx appoints new national sales consultant

Robert Shumake has nearly 20 years of sales experience in the fintech industry
Calyx recently appointed Robert Shumake as its new national sales consultant. As such, Shumake will be responsible for developing sales strategies for the company’s cloud-based digital loan origination system, Calyx Path. Calyx Director of Marketing Patrice Power said Shumake's extensive experience in the mortgage and technology space means he truly understands customer challenges and how to best address them.
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Maria Moskver joins Cloudvirga as its new chief legal and compliance officer

Moskver has more than 20 years of experience in the fintech sector
Fintech company and HousingWire Tech100 winner Cloudvirga appointed Maria Moskver as its new chief legal and compliance officer. Moskver, who is a 2018 HousingWire Woman of Influence, is an industry veteran who has more than 20 years of experience working in compliance and regulatory matters for financial services technology companies.
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