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Patrick McClain Named FirstClose CFO and COO

FirstClose, a provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, announced the appointment of Patrick McClain as CFO and COO this week.

“We are elated to bring Patrick on board, especially at this important juncture for FirstClose as we position the company for accelerated growth and industry leadership” said Tedd Smith, co-founder and CEO of FirstClose. “Patrick is a strong addition to our executive management and leadership team.  We look forward to leveraging his experience to complement our strategic growth initiatives and to better serve our valued clients with dedicated and experienced executive veterans.”

McClain has spent the last three decades guiding high growth global technology, both public and private, companies. Most recently, he served as CFO at Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and as EVP, CFO, and Treasurer at Falconstar Software, a New-York-based public company. Previously, he served as CFO at Aurea Software (an ESW/Trilogy company) and Rules-Based Medicine (Myriad RBM), both nationally recognized for rapid growth and profitability. McClain also has held senior operational and financial roles at several financial institutions and FI service providers. He started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

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Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel.Williams@DNews.com.
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