The economic toll of coronavirus has been profound and precipitous, with millions filing for unemployment. To help them, our industry needs solutions that are simple, streamlined and — above all — unprecedented.
In today’s Hot Topic we have Brent Chandler, founder and CEO of FormFree! He’s here to provide his perspective on the mortgage industry’s impact from the coronavirus and look at the innovation that’s available for mortgage bankers!
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Brent Chandler is founder and CEO of FormFree. He is a widely recognized innovator in mortgage and financial services technologies who has 25 years’ experience on the leading edge of trading, personal finance, wealth management and consumer financial services.
Chandler created AccountChek® by FormFree® in 2007 after his own frustrating home-buying experience fueled an obsession with making loans simpler and safer for everyone. Prior to that, he was part of the team that created the world’s first online trade while at CheckFree (acquired by Fiserv). He later led several startups in the online and algorithmic trading spaces with such companies as TAHO, Vhayu (acquired by Reuters) and Spectrum (acquired by Sanchez).
Chandler was instrumental in leading the “aggregation revolution” while at CashEdge, where he led sales and development of the CashEdge Wealth Management platform (acquired by Fiserv). He’s also held senior-level positions on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch and Fidelity, where he became an expert in the mechanics of finance, witnessed the infancy of online trading and learned how to use algorithmic black boxes to enhance the performance of institutional and personal portfolios through more efficient exchanges.
Chandler’s thought leadership is regularly featured in leading industry publications and events, and he has consulted with regulatory agencies on providing a better borrower experience and reducing mortgage fraud. Chandler is a recipient of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2017 Tech All-Star Award and HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award.
Chandler received his B.S. in Mathematics / Computer Sciences from Southern Illinois University and served honorably for six years in the United States Marine Corps, where he managed a Tactical Air Command and Control Center. He serves on the advisory board of Jawdrop, is a member of FourAthens Tech Incubator and is an active mentor for Georgia’s Terry College of Business Entrepreneurship Program. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia. Chandler lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, Amy, and two sons.
Topics covered in this episode:
- The availability of innovative measures with mortgage origination
- Shoring up capacity to prepare for the coming influx of distressed borrowers
- Streamlining loan refis on a mass scale
And much more! Don’t miss this great interview!
Resources mentioned in this Episode:
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