2024 Woman of Influence: Shelley Leonard

Shelley Leonard

Shelley Leonard is widely regarded as a top industry performer. Whether it was when she held various executive positions at Black Knight and its predecessor businesses — or now, as president of Xactus, where she is leading the company through a new era of modernization and reimagining the way verification services are delivered — Leonard has worked tirelessly to replace stagnant processes with innovative technologies and workflows that offer a more consumer-centric mortgage experience. Leonard’s impressive 25-year career has enabled her to amass the executive experience necessary to drive growth by enhancing performance, improving market share, developing innovative solutions and expanding into new markets. She is a well respected thought leader who is ushering in a transformative industry movement that has truly begun to take hold.

Leonard is making her mark on Xactus and the mortgage market by using her decades of experience to drive a movement aimed at transforming the industry by reimagining the ways things have always been done. She has spearheaded additional investments in and deeper development of Xactus’ proprietary platform, Xactus360. In its new iteration, Xactus360 revolves around lenders, providing innovative workflows that better align with a more consumer-focused experience. Simply put, Leonard is redefining the way mortgage verification services are delivered and her work is having a significant and positive impact.


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