Ellie Mae has announced that Dave Ard has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, where he will manage the enterprise team of Account Executives and relationship managers responsible for providing digital mortgage technology to the largest lenders across the United States.
Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Dave held various leadership and management roles at First American Mortgage Solutions. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development where he led the client executive team of representatives across top clients and designed and implemented the “Solution Executive” framework where he hired and led a team of solution and business development representatives to drive solution-level focus and accountability. He also led and integrated the partner and channel sales effort across multiple product lines and acquisitions. Before First American Mortgage Solutions, Dave held roles at CoreLogic, including senior vice president of Business Development, Client Executive and Senior Vice President of Mortgage Analytics. Dave began his career at Intel Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.
“This is an exciting time to join Ellie Mae,” said Ard. “The digital mortgage is a game-changer for all lenders as they strive to compete in today’s changing market. The Enterprise segment has so much to gain from the efficiencies, cost savings and fast return on their technology investment as they turn to Encompass to close more loans, close loans faster and reduce their cost of origination. I look forward to working alongside a great team to bring the promise of Ellie Mae’s true digital mortgage to the country’s largest lenders.”