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OpenClose VP of Innovation Allen Pollack Wins PROGRESS in Lending’s 2020 Tech Thought Leader Award

OpenClose VP of Innovation Allen Pollack Wins PROGRESS in Lending’s 2020 Tech Thought Leader Award


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Aug. 4, 2020 OpenClose®, the industry-leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced that its Vice President of Innovation, Allen Pollack, was honored by PROGRESS in Lending Association with its inaugural Tech Thought Leader award. Allen is an accomplished mortgage and fintech technologist with a proven track record of consistently championing software innovation to advance the mortgage and financial industries.

PROGRESS in Lending states that the new award recognizes premier mortgage professionals who consistently introduce and drive innovative and creative ideas for today’s highly unique business environment and beyond. Further, the association says it launched the new award because of such fast-moving, unusual times with the impact of COVID-19 resulting in the need for out-of-the-box, solution-oriented thought leaders to help address industry-wide challenges.

Allen has more than 18 years of industry experience developing and leading strategic technology initiatives for multiple fintech firms. As the co-founder of two very successful lending technology platforms and currently the head of innovation at OpenClose, he has been very successful throughout his career as a technologist possessing keen business acumen.

Allen is passionate about how innovation influences mortgage lending today and states the OpenClose technology suite continues to set the bar, providing an amazing consumer experience and streamlined workflow for their lender customers. Additionally, Allen has been key in helping the rapidly growing software firm expand key vendor relationships within the lending community.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by PROGRESS in Lending as a technology thought leader who is helping make a difference within the mortgage industry,” said Pollack. “I’ve advocated for technology innovation and adoption extensively throughout my career to help shape tomorrow’s landscape of digital lending, making the process simpler for borrowers and more efficient for lenders.”

Allen serves as a regular thought leader in the media, consistently participates on technology-centric panel sessions and roundtable discussion as a respected subject matter expert, provides the weekly industry technology update for Lykken on Lending’s Monday podcast, and is active with the Mortgage Bankers Association.

A complete list of PROGRESS in Lending’s 2020 Tech Thought Leader Award winners can be found by visiting

About OpenClose:
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 or call (561) 655-6418.

 Media Contact:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.