has announced that Altavera Mortgage Services Founder and former CEO Brian Simons, a 23-year veteran of the industry, has joined the company as president. Simons has a deep knowledge of the industry, including capital markets, loan origination and default management.
“We’re thrilled to have Brian join the Maxwell team,” said John Paasonen, co-founder and CEO of Maxwell. “Brian brings deep expertise in the mortgage industry and experience in organizational development acquired over an impressive career. He will be a huge asset as we enter our next phase of growth and extend our mission to empower lenders to make mortgages simpler and more accessible.”
Prior to Maxwell, Brian was the CEO of credit risk solutions at Computershare, which acquired Altavera Mortgage Services. Prior to Computershare, Simons founded and built Altavera to be a national service provider that catered to each client’s unique outsourcing needs while fostering an environment of diversity and opportunity. Brian’s career in the mortgage industry began on Wall Street with Credit Suisse and JPMorgan, before becoming a founding executive of Urban Lending Solutions.
“I’ve spent the last 10 years leading operational efficiency in mortgage originations, and it’s become clear to me that technology is the key to that efficiency,” said Simons. “So many technology providers aim to eliminate humans, but there’s nothing more personal than helping someone finance their American Dream. The Maxwell team shares my belief that the crucial benefit of mortgage technology lies in its ability to empower employees to deliver an unparalleled borrower experience. I’m excited to join Maxwell and pursue our common goal to elevate the human relationships at the heart of the mortgage transaction.”