PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI) the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced today that Stephanie Durflinger, vice president of product management and Patty Canady, vice president of major and corporate accounts for Ellie Mae, have been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence list. This is the eighth year that HousingWire has recognized the women leading the mortgage and housing industry forward, and each year, the nominations grow more and more competitive.
“The 2018 Women of Influence are an inspiring, amazing group of leaders. These women are innovating in every area: technology, marketing, compliance, strategy, operations and more,” said Sarah Wheeler, Managing Editor of HousingWire Content Solutions. “Their energy and expertise are fueling the success of companies across the industry, and their impact is felt in every area of mortgage finance and real estate.”
Eighty-five women are profiled on this year’s list and represent a variety of occupations within the housing economy, each demonstrating leadership that inspires those in their own companies, in their communities and in the industry at large. Some of HousingWire’s 2018 award winners have worked their way up in traditional mortgage companies, while others started their own businesses. Each woman has made their mark in marketing, technology, economics, compliance, operations and business development.
Stephanie Durflinger leads the product strategy and product management functions for Ellie Mae platforms including Consumer Connect, Encompass and AllRegs. Most recently, Durflinger was instrumental in the development of the general availability release of Consumer Connect, a completely customizable consumer engagement solution that enables lenders to fund more loans through an intuitive and highly engaging consumer experience, without increasing the lender’s total cost of origination.
Patty Canady has been recognized due to her expert support and service to 2,400 Ellie Mae accounts. Last year, Canady spearheaded the efforts to increase the company’s catalogue of service products, as well as introduce account managers that work hand-in-hand with customers to help navigate their experience with Ellie Mae. Throughout her seven years at Ellie Mae, Canady has driven company growth and provided new innovative coverage models to serve her vast number of accounts.
“It is wonderful to see Stephanie and Patty recognized for their leadership in helping modernize the mortgage industry and all of their accomplishments and contributions at Ellie Mae,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. “Throughout their time at Ellie Mae, Stephanie and Patty have each individually had an enormous impact on the success of the company and the mortgage industry at large.”
“We had so many incredible applicants this year that even choosing 85 was difficult. This year, above all others, shows all of us the need to recognize powerhouse leadership in the mortgage industry,” said HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney. “It’s our responsibility to recognize women who are at the top of their game, those who improve our industry, day in and day out, and help make a brighter future for every American in search of a place to call home.”
Many of this year’s winners mentor other women in the industry, manage internship programs for college students or work with business groups in disadvantaged areas. Others coordinate volunteer programs for their employees or serve on advisory boards that inform the industry. Investing time and effort to see others succeed is a hallmark of this group, and should be celebrated in its own right.
About Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, lower origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.
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