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Tom Rice Joins OpenClose as VP Enterprise Account Executive

Florida-based OpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, has announced the appointment of long-time industry veteran Tom Rice as VP, Enterprise Account Executive. Rice has experience with multiple LOS platforms as well as other enterprise-class mortgage technology solutions. He will be responsible for covering the West Coast territory the company said in a statement.

In his role as VP enterprise account executive, Mr. Rice will work with lending entities of various types and sizes to utilize OpenClose’s end-to-end LOS and additional software solutions including the OpenClose LenderAssist LOS, DecisionAssist PPE, ConsumerAssist borrower direct websites, OC Correspondent lending module, OC Optics data and analytics reporting solution, mobile technology and also new innovative, disruptive products that OpenClose will be launching in 2018.

“Tom has an outstanding reputation for developing and maintaining rapport-based, long-term business relationships with all types mortgage professionals from different functional areas at lending entities,” said Vince Furey, SVP of Lending Solutions at OpenClose. “He is an experienced sales executive who is solution-oriented and accustomed to operating in fast-paced, dynamic software environments. He fits well with our corporate culture and we are pleased to welcome him to the OpenClose family.”

Rice has experience working with an array of different mortgage software applications. He has held senior sales positions at LOS vendor PCLender; PPE and secondary marketing software vendor Optimal Blue; enterprise risk management and data analytics provider Veros; Bank of America; and other mortgage software providers.

“I’ve worked with many different types of mortgage banking applications over the course of my career and OpenClose is the most comprehensive, advanced, completely web-based end-to-end LOS platforms that I’ve seen,” remarked Rice. “In addition, I have heard a common theme from lenders lauding OpenClose’s boutique-style, highly responsive approach to customer service, which is tough to find in today’s consolidated market where most of the big guys fall short in this area. I am excited about the immense opportunity to help lenders operate more efficiently by leveraging OpenClose’s software solutions.”

Rice holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University and an MBA in International Management from the University of Denver.

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.
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