Ellie Mae has announced that Harry A. Gardner, a former executive of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and long-time leader of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), has joined the company as vice president of eStrategies. In this newly created position, Gardner will be responsible for leading Ellie Mae’s strategy and execution around eMortgage and eClosing capabilities. Working with industry leaders and internal Ellie Mae product and technical teams, Gardner will develop new strategies on data governance, transfer and delivery of electronic data and images and various other eDelivery initiatives. Gardner will report directly to Joe Tyrrell, senior vice president of corporate strategy.
Most recently, Gardner was president of SigniaDocs Inc., a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of legally compliant loan documents and eMortgage technology. Prior to SigniaDocs, Gardner was the vice president of industry technology for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this role, Gardner was responsible for the operation of the MBA’s technology committees; managing industry task forces on eMortgage adoption, enterprise data management and information security and the management of mortgage industry special projects and task forces, such as the fraud prevention database project and the National eNote Registry Task Force.
For more than a decade, Gardner has held various leadership roles at MISMO, including president and chair of its Residential Governance Committee. He is currently a member of the organization’s board of directors.
Over his 20-plus year career, Gardner has held a variety of management, technology and systems design positions at leading internet, computer and electronics companies.
“For more than a decade, Harry has been one of the mortgage industry’s thought leaders on eMortgage technology and XML data standards,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “His wealth of experience, deep industry ties and strategic vision make him the ideal leader to take Ellie Mae’s eMortgage vision to the next level.”