2022 HW Tech Trendsetter: Soofi Safavi

Tech Trendsetters Award Soofi Safavi

Soofi Safavi is the co-founder and chief technology officer of start-up Staircase. Safavi is transforming mortgage banking by developing the industry’s first-ever API marketplace that integrates and aggregates all loan technologies and mortgage participants onto a single platform. Safavi’s passion is developing technologies in residential mortgage lending that automate complicated processes, enabling mortgage lenders, servicers and borrowers to save time and money.

With over 20 years of mortgage technology experience, Safavi has built, bought, sold and installed almost every system in the industry. Safavi co-founded Staircase to address the root cause of inefficiencies in the mortgage business, including the number of disparate systems that make every transaction overly complicated and expensive and the lack of a universal language among the different systems. He also enabled all mortgage participants to seamlessly exchange data with one another, dramatically reducing the time to originate a mortgage from weeks or months to days.


Soofi Safavi


Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

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