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2022 Rising Star: Erin Wester


As director of data and integration services at Optimal Blue, a division of Black Knight, Erin Wester’s vast technological skills, coupled with her deep industry knowledge, have led to the creation of a wide range of application programming interfaces that are leveraged millions of times each month by those in the mortgage industry for more accurate and transparent mortgage pricing to benefit both lenders and borrowers alike. Wester and her teams have also developed other applications that support lender growth, expand functional capabilities and improve the efficiency of their operations. Her leadership skills and passion for taking on challenges are second to none, and her infectious positive attitude and collaborative nature keep her ready to act with urgency to conquer any obstacles that she, her teams or clients face.

Wester has an innate ability to lead by example, motivating teams to be successful and function at far higher levels. She can communicate on both deep technical details and the most intricate industry topics. She is collaborative and always willing to do whatever it takes to help her colleagues or the company succeed.

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Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. There is always something to learn from others’ feedback — knowing how and when to incorporate that feedback is the tricky part!


Erin Wester




Director of Data and Integration Services

Company Name:

Optimal Blue

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