has announced that John Abel has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s internal information technology and systems and will partner with business units to propose, plan and implement enterprise IT systems to align Ellie Mae’s technology vision with business strategy in support of business operations.
Abel brings more than 20 years of experience in technology expertise to the Ellie Mae team. Prior to joining the company, Abel was senior vice president of IT at Hitachi Data Systems, where he helped drive the transformation from a hardware-selling company to enable growth in cloud-based software and solutions. Before Hitachi Data Systems, Abel held roles at Symantec, JDS Uniphase, KPMG Consulting and British Nuclear Fuels plc. Abel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from Staffordshire University in England.
“As Ellie Mae transforms to a cloud-based platform company, it is a perfect time to build and deploy a comprehensive internal IT strategy to keep pace with our external growth trajectory,” said Abel. “I look forward to working alongside this great team to run our systems to help us scale to the next level while providing a comprehensive lending platform to benefit the entire mortgage lending industry.”
Peter Hirsch, Ellie Mae’s EVP of Technology and Operations, said, “John’s strong leadership will be an asset to Ellie Mae as we streamline and scale our enterprise systems to support our growth and transformation as a platform company. John will drive the evolution of our systems and technologies and will be responsible for establishing our vision and roadmap to ensure Ellie Mae’s success for years to come.”