Mortgage Connect announced the appointment of Cristy Ward, previously the executive vice president of sales at Mortgage Connect, as chief strategy officer, a newly created role at the firm. Ward will be responsible for leading the organization's business strategy, the development and implementation of revenue generating strategies and policies, as well as leading the organization's new business ventures and development.
"Mortgage Connect has quickly become a leading strategic partner to lenders because of its unweilding focus to provide a stellar consumer experience while meeting the ever-changing regulatory demands. Through this leadership role, Cristy will continue this upward trajectory," said Jeff Coury, chief executive officer, Mortgage Connect. "Cristy's experience and passion for both the consumer and the industry makes her the perfect person for this role."
Coury and Ward joined forces in 2012 to build a consumer-centric closing model that would enhance the borrower experience as well as meet the demands of quickly changing regulatory guidelines. With Jeff Coury at the helm, Mortgage Connect has grown rapidly increasing its market share with leading national lenders. The company has more than doubled the number of employees and tripled revenue over the past year. Ward, who joined Mortgage Connect in 2012, will continue to report to Jeff Coury.
Ward has 17 years industry experience working with top 10 lenders to develop strategy, product solutions and streamline processes to maximize operational efficiencies and to mitigate risk.