has announced that Gary Ferguson, a technology veteran with more than 25 years of software engineering experience, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
"The valuation space is ready for a new era of innovation, and Gary is the perfect executive to lead us on our trailblazing journey," said Class Appraisal President John Fraas. "With his experience in systems integration, automation, and business process management, he will allow us to create a frictionless appraisal experience for our clients through technological innovation—all with the goal of creating long-term solutions for increased borrower satisfaction."
Ferguson has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise application development—most in the mortgage industry—and is proficient in multiple technology stacks and development methodologies. In his new role, Ferguson will work closely with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to help define the company's technology strategy and development roadmap.
Previously, Ferguson served as CTO for Centric Technology Solutions, gaining significant experience and expertise in lean agile methodologies and an extensive background in user experience and interaction design.
"I'm very impressed with the vision the Class Appraisal leadership team has shared with me," Ferguson said. "Complacence is not an option in our space. Class Appraisal understands that it's all about innovation and optimization, realizing efficiency gains both internally and across platforms to create a better experience for our clients and their customers. As valuation providers, we can have a huge impact if we leverage the right technology. I plan to make certain that we do."