LenderClose, a U.S.-based proprietary, real estate and home equity-focused lending platform, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Stefanie Rupert to its Board of Directors. LenderClose reported that Rupert will serve on LenderClose’s board of directors alongside Jordan and Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience Officer at CO-OP Financial Services; Nick Evens, President at The Veridian Group; Kris Kovacs, President and CEO at Constellation Digital Partners; Scott Hoekman, Co-Founder and Partner at Next Level Ventures; and, Benjamin Rempe, COO of LenderClose.
According to LenderClose, Rupert has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and credit union industries, currently serving as president and CEO of Collins Community Credit Union. She has founded several credit union service organizations (CUSOs) and serves on an advisory council with Fiserv, providing recommendations on consumer engagement and online banking strategies. While speaking about Rupert’s appointment, Omar Jordan, founder and CEO of LenderClose, stated:
“Her strategic insight will help LenderClose expand its outreach to community lenders dedicated to improving their real estate and home equity lending journey. We are excited to welcome Stefanie to our board of directors made up of key industry players.”
The appointment of Rupert comes less than a month after LenderClose raised $10 million through its Series B investment round, which included participation from Next Level Ventures, Ardent Credit Union, Strata Credit Union, Tucson Federal Credit Union, Collins Community Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union, Serve Credit Union, and Ascentra Credit Union.
As previously reported, LenderClose stated it was established with the key belief that innovative technology would empower community credit unions and banks. The company’s platform equips loan originators with the workflows needed to boost efficiencies and shorten the lending scale through “streamlined and meaningful” integrations.
“LenderClose’s forward-thinking platform and award-winning technology compile all of the information lenders need, in one, single hub. The LenderClose solution enables credit unions and community banks to streamline the lending process and shorten the lending cycle to generate a better borrower experience.”
LenderClose also reported that it recently launched its automated loan processing solution; HEx (Home Equity Express), which the company claims was built with a level of algorithm intelligence to ensure that the exceptions in the collateral data collected are earmarked for underwriting oversight and portfolio risk tolerance.