2023 Rising Star: Gareth Borcherds


Gareth Borcherds has led Ascent Software Group as the managing director and founder, and he created the Jaro technology platform. The platform connects lenders with their vendors in an innovative, streamlined approach. Borcherds understands his customers’ pain points more than most, having previously run an appraisal management company. He used this knowledge to solve his customers’ biggest complaints about the lengthy and disorganized valuation process. Borcherds implemented a data intelligence feature called AssignIQ that measures the complexity of a potential appraisal assignment. AssignIQ gives users a score that estimates the difficulty of getting an appraisal done based on a variety of factors. 

With a great attitude and an abundance of industry knowledge, Borcherds is eager for the years to come. His main goal is to share the products he and his team have built through demos and conferences to help as many individuals and companies in this industry as possible. He is passionate about the change they will bring to the mortgage industry in hopes of creating a more efficient and organized valuation process.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?

Results don’t happen overnight. There is no shortcut to putting in the time and effort to build something meaningful. The more you focus on doing what is right, the more capable you will be of building long-term success.


Gareth Borcherds




Managing Director

Company Name:

Ascent Software Group

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