2022 Rising Star: Ashley Wood


As vice president of mortgage verification services at Equifax, Ashley Wood brings more than a decade of financial services experience to the organization and has quickly progressed into leadership roles. Wood oversees the strategy and deployment of the industry-leading employment and income verification solutions, including an enhanced focus on lender efficiency and borrower experience. She has been influential with helping the mortgage industry progress, especially when it comes to financial inclusion.

Wood has been instrumental in driving results, diversifying consumer equities and helping more than 21.7 million U.S. consumers close home loans in 2021. With support of Wood’s leadership, Equifax’s verification services identified a 40% year-over-year growth in 2021, with over $1 billion in revenue. She plays a key role in providing an experience to lenders and consumers that makes loan origination faster, seamless and fosters financial inclusion. Wood listens to customers to ensure Equifax develops solutions that assure efficient loan approvals from lenders, helping lenders make fast, informed decisions. Wood’s tactics have helped lenders mitigate risks and increase loan origination.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?

Staying close and empathetic to client needs and pain points is one of the keys to my success. By helping clients win, I win too.


Ashley Wood




VP, Mortgage Verification Services

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