Ellie Mae’s Brian Brown and Vikas Rao Named HousingWire Rising Stars
Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Vice President of Product Management were recognized for impact in shaping mortgage industry
In its fifth year, HousingWire’s Rising Stars program recognizes young mortgage and housing professionals under the age of 40 who have become leaders in their respective fields. The 2018 Rising Stars come from all areas of the housing industry including residential mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate, as well as those in advocacy positions, including nonprofits and governmental agencies.
“This year’s class of Rising Stars represents the best in young
leadership within the mortgage finance arena,” said
Brown was recognized for bringing strong business acumen and strategic insight to Ellie Mae since joining the company in 2014. He has been instrumental in supporting recent acquisitions including AllRegs, Mortgage Returns and Velocify and has been involved in negotiating many of Ellie Mae’s most strategic commercial deals. As the company has grown, Brown has built a team to effectively navigate the increasing security, privacy and regulatory needs impacting the mortgage industry.
Rao was recognized for his leadership in defining the product strategy for Ellie Mae’s next generation of technology that powers the Encompass NG Lending Platform™. He led the design and release of Encompass Developer Connect solution, the portal into the Encompass NG Lending Platform that provides developers with documentation and tools to support Ellie Mae’s Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extend Ellie Mae’s Encompass. Rao is currently focused on the development of Encompass Loan Officer Connect, an intuitive solution for loan officers to access Ellie Mae’s Encompass® digital mortgage solution on any device at any time. Rao is also leading the product strategy for Encompass Partner Connect, which will significantly enhance our market-leading Ellie Mae Network by allowing lenders and partners to seamlessly and securely share information.
“Brian and Vikas are true assets to our growing organization,” said
For more information on the HousingWire Rising Stars Program, see the
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