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2021 Vanguard: Eric Ray

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Through a global pandemic  that accelerated the demand for digital solutions, Eric Ray and his teams led Radian in leveraging unique technology, data and analytics. With the help of his team, he reimagined traditional business processes, products and services, including remote working infrastructure and tools, real estate market intelligence, automated property valuations, digital title and closing services. Under Ray’s leadership, Radian has invested deeply in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive modeling, blockchain and other emerging technologies that will be a driving force of change in the mortgage and real estate industry. In the past year, Ray’s teams have been a driving force in the execution of Radian’s digital strategy to new heights with the launch of homegenius, an emerging, integrated suite of highly innovative real estate products and services focused on driving the digital transformation of real estate transactions from search to close. 

Thanks to Ray, Radian has expanded its footprint in the housing finance and real estate ecosystem to become an industrial strength fintech that is powered by technology and informed by data. Since joining the organization in 2018, Ray has been a champion of digital disruption and transforming the traditional real estate transaction. His teams have been responsible for bringing award-winning and innovative new services to market, including the Radian Home Price Index. 

Ray’s achievements leading highly talented teams focused on reinventing better ways to execute mortgage and real estate transactions highlights Radian’s culture of innovation and digital transformation that spans more than 40 years.

What has been your secret to success?

“It all comes down to being a continuous learner. One must have the willingness to get out of their comfort zone and take risks, be inquisitive, ask questions, listen intently and collaborate effectively. It can be an all-consuming experience so it is important to have a strong sense of work-life balance.”

Name:

Eric Ray

Title:

Sr. EVP, Chief Digital Officer and Co-Head of Real Estate

Company Name:

Radian

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