Industry Veteran Chris Olsen Joins OpenClose as Vice President of Sales Engineering

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Oct. 23, 2019 OpenClose®, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it added technology veteran Chris Olsen to help further expand its sales department. Chris holds the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering and will provide software support for OpenClose sales executives catering to mortgage bankers, credit unions, community banks and other real estate entities. He holds a through-and-through background in mortgage technology with a deep understanding of individualized lender needs.

“Chris brings a unique blend of enterprise-level solution-based experience, sales engineering methods supporting large lenders, development knowledge, project execution and management expertise from start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies,” stated Vince Furey, chief revenue officer at OpenClose. “He will serve as a valuable resource for our organization as our rapid growth continues.”

Chris comes to OpenClose from Ellie Mae, where he was a senior technical sales engineer managing enterprise LOS pre and post sales engagements for their core as well as add-on services. At Ellie Mae, he led multiple cross-organization training initiatives for new product introductions and positioning, provided consultative custom development insight and assisted with the successful onboarding of new lender customers.

Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Chris was a project manager and AVP at JP Morgan Chase, interfacing with senior management to prioritize projects, determine business requirements, and serve as the primary vendor point of contact throughout new projects. He also hired, built and spearheaded a team of developers and technical analysts to drive enterprise-wide implementation of high-profile business workflows.

Previous to that, he was a senior software developer and partner at ClosersEdge, an independent software provider for the real estate title and settlement services industry. While there, he assembled and led a team of developers to build and consume high-quality, commercial web-based services and multi-tier online applications including REST and SOAP protocols. ClosersEdge was successfully acquired by TSS Software Corporation, a nationwide company with approximately 18,000 users.

“I look forward to working with lenders and taking OpenClose’s pre and post sales engineering to the next level,” said Olsen. “The completely browser-based comprehensive mortgage software suite that OpenClose has developed and continues to expand on is in high demand by a variety of different lending entities of all types and sizes. OpenClose is an innovative and nimble software firm that has major advantages over the competition. I will enjoy showcasing their immense strengths, disruptive software model and far-reaching lender benefits.”

At OpenClose, Chris will play a key role in further advancing the company’s digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) solution, ConsumerAssist™ Digital POS, which operates seamlessly with OpenClose’s LenderAssist™ LOS, DecisionAssist™ product and pricing engine (PPE), and IntegrationAssist™ RESTful API ecosystem. The single-source solution is one of the first of its kind in the mortgage industry, increasing demand among lending entities of all types looking to streamline their POS and LOS experience and workflow.

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