Ellie Mae, a California-based, cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Dave Ard has joined the organization as SVP of enterprise sales. In this role, Dave will manage the enterprise team of account executives, and relationship managers responsible for providing digital mortgage technology to the largest lenders across the United States.
Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Ard held various leadership and management roles at First American Mortgage Solutions. Most recently, he served as SVP, sales and business development where he led the client executive team of representatives, and designed and implemented the “Solution Executive” framework. He also led and integrated the partner and channel sales effort across multiple product lines and acquisitions. Before First American Mortgage Solutions, Dave held roles at CoreLogic, including SVP of business development, Client Executive, and SVP of Mortgage Analytics. Ard began his career at Intel Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.
“Dave has a proven history of leading successful sales teams and knows the mortgage market well,” said Jeff Benjamin, SVP of sales and client management, Ellie Mae. “Going forward, Dave will be responsible for driving the sales and relationship management strategy with a focus on the largest lenders as Ellie Mae drives toward our North Star of automating everything automatable for the residential mortgage industry. It is an opportunity to help these lenders succeed and grow Ellie Mae’s market share.”
“This is an exciting time to join Ellie Mae,” said Dave Ard. “The digital mortgage is a game-changer for all lenders as they strive to compete in today’s changing market. The enterprise segment has so much to gain from the efficiencies, cost savings and fast return on their technology investment as they turn to encompass to close more loans, close loans faster and reduce their cost of origination. I look forward to working alongside a great team to bring the promise of Ellie Mae’s true digital mortgage to the country’s largest lenders.”