has announced that long-time industry veteran Tom Rice has joined its growing sales team as Vice President Enterprise Account Executive, responsible for covering the West Coast territory. Rice has experience with multiple LOS platforms, as well as other enterprise-class mortgage technology solutions.
In his role, Rice will work with lending entities of various types and sizes to utilize OpenClose’s end-to-end LOS and additional software solutions. This includes the OpenClose LenderAssist LOS, DecisionAssist PPE, ConsumerAssist borrower direct Web sites, OC Correspondent lending module, OC Optics data and analytics reporting solution, mobile technology and also new innovative, disruptive products that OpenClose will be launching in 2018.
“Tom has an outstanding reputation for developing and maintaining rapport-based, long-term business relationships with all types mortgage professionals from different functional areas at lending entities,” said Vince Furey, Senior Vice President of Lending Solutions at OpenClose. “He is an experienced sales executive who is solution-oriented and accustomed to operating in fast-paced, dynamic software environments. He fits well with our corporate culture and we are pleased to welcome him to the OpenClose family.”
Rice has held senior sales positions at LOS vendor PCLender; PPE and secondary marketing software vendor Optimal Blue; enterprise risk management and data analytics provider Veros; Bank of America; and other mortgage software providers.
“I’ve worked with many different types of mortgage banking applications over the course of my career and OpenClose is the most comprehensive, advanced, completely Web-based end-to-end LOS platforms that I’ve seen,” said Rice. “In addition, I have heard a common theme from lenders lauding OpenClose’s boutique-style, highly responsive approach to customer service, which is tough to find in today’s consolidated market where most of the big guys fall short in this area. I am excited about the immense opportunity to help lenders operate more efficiently by leveraging OpenClose’s software solutions.”