Articles by Caroline Basile

Ginger Wilcox joins Capsilon as SVP of marketing

Former Sindeo exec tapped to lead marketing, brand positioning and growth
End-to-end digital mortgage solution provider Capsilon announced that Ginger Wilcox, formerly of startup Sindeo, is joining the company as the senior vice president of marketing, where she will lead marketing, brand positioning and growth for the company.
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Real estate and fintech solution CertifID raises $1.7M in seed round financing

Initial round led by Wakestream Ventures
Authentication software provider CertifID announced it has raised $1.7 million in its seed round of financing, led by Wakestream Ventures. The company was founded in 2017 by the owners and founders of Sun Title, and entrepreneur Tyler Adams, after Sun Title fell victim to a social engineering fraud scheme that cost the company almost $200,000.
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FirstClose and CRIF Lending Solutions debut new API

New API creates interface enabling lenders to process home equity loans from single software solution
A new API from FirstClose and CRIF Lending Solutions enables lenders to process home equity loans from a single software solution. With one press of a button, lenders now can launch FirstClose's web interface directly from CRIF's ACTion solution.
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Lennar completes CalAtlantic merger

Merger creates nation’s largest homebuilder
Lennar has completed its previously announced merger with CalAtlantic, creating the nation’s largest homebuilder. Lennar will now own or control approximately 250,000 home sites and be actively selling homes in 1,300 residential communities in 21 states.
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Equifax names new chief information security officer

Jamil Farschi to oversee information security for credit agency
Equifax has hired Jamil Farschi as the credit agency's new chief information security officer. Farschi is tasked with revamping Equifax's information security program following its massive 2017 data breach that saw the information of 145 million consumers exposed to hackers.
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MQMR names Mitchell Nomura internal audit manager

Nomura will lead MQMR's team of internal auditors
Risk management and compliance services provider Mortgage Quality Management and Research has announced Mitchell Nomura has joined the company as its new internal audit manager. Nomura will lead MQMR’s team of internal auditors as they identify compliance and operational risks for mortgage lender clients.
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Waterstone Mortgage names Ericka Smith VP of marketing

Joined Waterstone as marketing manager more than two years ago
Mortgage lender Waterstone Mortgage has promoted Ericka Smith to vice president of marketing. She joined Waterstone Mortgage as marketing manager more than two years ago and has played an integral part in the rollout of many of the company’s marketing initiatives, such as the launch of its customer relationship management system, the company said.
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Docutech names Amy Brandt CEO

Founder Ty Jenkins becomes chairman
Document, eSign, eClosing, and compliance technology provider Docutech has named Amy Brandt as its new chief executive officer. Brandt, who joined the company in 2017 as president and chief operating officer, will continue to serve as company president and assumes the CEO role from founder Ty Jenkins, now the company’s chairman.
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