OptiFunder was created to bring mortgage bankers and warehouse lenders together to optimize selection and streamline the historically manual process of funding mortgage loans.
Mortgage bankers rely on multiple warehouse lines of credit for short-term financing to fund mortgage loans until they are sold in the secondary market. Each warehouse line has unique terms, capacity limits, and constraints making it difficult for the lender’s funding departments to know where to fund each loan.
Static decision trees and allocator tools are notoriously ineffective and not designed to consider the ever-changing production environment of loans entering the pipeline daily and settling throughout the month. OptiFunder solutions help the lender make the optimal decision of where to fund every loan, with submission of data and documents to warehouse partners at the speed of business.
Michael, our Founder and CEO, is responsible for driving the Company vision. Additionally, Michael serves as Executive Director of McFadden Group, a data-driven advisory firm focused on FinTech and residential mortgage finance.
Previously, Michael served as Chief of Staff and SVP-Finance for Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:SGM). He led the company's IPO efforts in 2013 and Company sale process in 2017, which concluded with a sale to Home Point Financial in May 2017.
Michael earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from University of Indianapolis, where he was also a 4-year member of the baseball team. He also received his MBA from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
As COO, Brian is responsible for the execution of long term strategy and corporate growth initiatives at OptiFunder. Brian brings more than 20 years of experience managing high growth mortgage banking firms and as a technology provider delivering world class solutions to support the mortgage origination and servicing industry.
Previously, Brian served as Vice President of Corporate Initiatives for Mortgage Builder and oversaw the successful execution of its sale to Altisource (Nasdaq: ASPS) in 2014 where he stayed on to manage Altisource's origination technologies through convergence of Point of Sale (POS), Loan Origination (LOS), PPE, and CRM.
Prior to his transition to technology he was VP, Strategy & Operations at AME Financial and held key leadership roles at several mortgage startups. He has originated over $500 million in residential mortgage transactions over his career.
Brian holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and is an active member of the MBA and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia.
As VP Professional Services, Kama is responsible for customer experience and success at OptiFunder. Kama brings deep expertise in deploying integrated tech and building robust client experiences with Fortune 500 industry partners. She is adept at resolving complex issues and is a true advocate for the customers she serves.
Kama began her career with the Federal Reserve System, guiding community and correspondent banks toward secure electronic payments and supporting the US Treasury and US Postal Service with major technology innovations. She has continued to lead client service functions and has managed community development projects in Central & East Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America and Asia.
Kama holds a B.S. in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, sharing the honor of top student in her program. Kama's proprietary work in game-based skill building has been featured on CNN, and she is an active philanthropist.
A plus 20-year veteran developing mortgage software and businesses, Alan brings extensive expertise in architecting and driving mortgage software innovations. Early years developing Internet 1.0 mortgage software for HomeSpace (acquired by LendingTree) led to the creation and founding of LoanXEngine, a full mortgage PPE, CRM, Lead Management and POS software suite. In 2012, Alan sold LoanXEngine to MortgageBuilder and served as Executive VP to MortgageBuilder and later as a consultant to Altisource (NAS:ASPS).
As Optifunder's CTO, Alan continues to leverage his deep mortgage history and ability to design and develop robust mortgage technology with cutting-edge solutions and techniques. He is thrilled with the challenges in building this first-of-its-kind software, and has high expectations for the dramatic benefits Optifunder will bring to the industry.
Alan holds formal degrees from Boston College, with a B.A. in Economics and B.A. in History where he was also D1 waterpolo captain and swimmer. He pursued his MBA coursework at University of Colorado Boulder, hails from Denver and is married with twins who are currently at university.