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Optimal Blue, a developer of a Web-based platform that couples
decisioning technology with content management for the mortgage
industry, has announced that it has named Ron Harrison as business
development manager for the Western region. As a sales and
relationship manager, Harrison is creating new opportunities for
Optimal Blue while managing existing client relationships in his
As a 20-year veteran in the mortgage industry, Harrison has
worked with some of the nation's largest mortgage lenders. Knowing
the challenges faced by mortgage bankers today, Harrison believes
that Optimal Blue's technology is the best in class, helping gain
efficiencies and create seamless coordination in the secondary
market between lenders and the investment community. According to
Harrison, Optimal Blues second-generation technology continues to
evolve, enabling mortgage bankers to leverage the solution for
improved efficiencies and increased revenues, which is critical in
this business environment.
"Ron's proven track record in forging productive business
relationships resulting in revenue and profit enhancement qualifies
him as an excellent person to manage our Western Region," said
Larry Huff, co-CEO and co-founder of Optimal Blue. "His expertise
as a strategist and solid decision maker with extensive knowledge
and experience in the mortgage industry makes him a great addition
to our company."
The majority of Harrison's career was spent working at GMAC
Residential Funding Corporation, where he was regional sales
manager. At GMAC, Harrison worked with numerous banks and security
firms to secure financing for A, B, C and D applicant credit
grades. While there, he was recognized as Top Sales Director, Top
Volume Producer and was a member of the President's Club for three
consecutive years. Harrison accomplished top revenue percent to
goal, and successfully grew the sales volume from $25 million a
month to more than $450 million a month in six years.
Harrison comes to Optimal Blue with a diverse background, having
extensive experience in a variety of lending positions, including
warehouse, retail and correspondent. Harrison gained expansive
knowledge in warehouse lending during his seven-year tenure with
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based First Collateral, now part of Citigroup,
which offered financial capital for mortgage lenders and bankers.
At First Collateral, Harrison worked as a warehouse lending officer
where he provided a line of credit secured by mortgage backed
assets for mortgage banks ranging in size from $5 million to $75
million to fund their lending operations.
"Today, mortgage bankers are concentrating on ways to enhance
profits and grow revenues," Harrison said. "This technology has
gained so much traction in the past few years, and will continue to
do so, because it speaks directly to improving a lender's bottom
line. Larry and Ivan, co-founders of Optimal Blue, had the luxury
of hindsight when they created Optimal Blue, and as a result, they
have advanced the system above anything else currently offered in
the market. This is a company--and a technology--that delivers on
its promise to improve workflow and enhance profits, and I look
forward to making a significant contribution to the team."
For more information, visit www.optimalblue.com.