West Palm Beach, Fla.; January 26, 2022 — OpenClose®, the industry-leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced its co-founder and president, JP Kelly, was named a Housing Industry Icon by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). The icon award recognizes only the rarest of individuals who work in all aspects of the housing industry from mortgage tech trailblazers to real estate disruptors. Mr. Kelly is celebrated for his ability to constantly move “the industry forward and improve the home-buying and lending processes on every level.”
As OpenClose’s co-founder, Mr. Kelly instilled a customer first culture validated by the company receiving the highest independent rankings in software, customer service and customer satisfaction. His industry influence started when OpenClose launched as the first 100% browser-based mortgage LOS that requires no downloads and no local installs. His influence continues today with the company’s most recent new technology, Mobile Assist, their native mobile app platform providing loan officer, borrowers and affinity partners connectivity via iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
While Mr. Kelly’s success and influence within the OpenClose family and the industry has been omnipresent since 1999, the past three-years set records for the company. Over this time, Mr. Kelly’s leadership drove the company to experience phenomenal growth and revenue levels for which OpenClose was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States.
But, it’s not just about the financial success to Mr. Kelly. He is proud of the company’s ability to grow the OpenClose family and advance industry-leading software, customer service and customer satisfaction ratings year-over-year. The former allows OpenClose to provide more jobs to more people across the United States and maintain their premier value proposition of high-touch customer service. In the past two-years alone, the family growth has been nearly 100%. An achievement that needs no recognition, but makes a coast-to-coast impact on families every week!
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized by Mortgage Professional America. I truly thank them for considering me and placing me in such esteemed company! And while it may be cliché, this recognition is truly due to the OpenClose family which is comprised of the best people, who are committed to the greatest service culture in the industry.” said Mr. Kelly. “Our employees and our customers are the real reasons my nomination looked as strong as it did to the MPA committee. So, I thank MPA and the entire OpenClose family for helping me be named a 2021 Housing Industry Icon.”
Mr. Kelly was vetted from peer nominations of exceptional executives with at least 10-years’ experience. Of those nominees, the MPAm team “reviewed all nominations, examining how each individual had made a meaningful contribution to the industry, to narrow down the list to the final 27 Housing Industry Icons.” The final choices were based on the nominee’s “standout professional achievements, along with their contributions to diversity and inclusion in the industry along with their contributions to diversity and inclusion in the industry and how they’ve given back through volunteer roles and charity work.”
The complete list of this year’s 2021 Housing Industry Icon list can be found on Mortgage Professional America’s website by clicking here.
Founded in 1999, OpenClose is the preeminent fintech provider that developed the mortgage banking industry’s first SaaS-based lending automation software platform. Today, the company has expanded to become an award-winning, comprehensive loan origination software suite that slashes the cost to manufacture loans by up to 40 percent, reduces processing and underwriting cycle times by up to 50 percent, and requires minimal support to install and manage. OpenClose is the only vendor in the industry able to offer a true end-to-end, omni-channel, 100 percent browser-based, workflow-driven platform that effectively consolidates the digital POS, LOS, PPE and BI functions via a single provider, with easy access from any browser or mobile device. For more information, visit https://www.openclose.com/ or call (561) 655-6418.
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