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Tod Phelps Assumes CIO Role at Mortgage Contracting Services

""Mortgage Contracting Services LLC"":http://www.mcs360.com/ (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation services, inspections, and REO property maintenance, announced Tuesday the addition of Tod Phelps as chief information officer (CIO).

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Phelps started his career in the IT industry 23 years ago. MCS says Phelps' past experience will support him in setting the strategic direction of all the company's information technology initiatives and implementing enhancements to advance MCS communications and growth.

On his new role, Phelps commented, ""I see my responsibilities here as inclusive of both technology and operations. My goal is to bridge the gap between the two, using technology to fuel even more business growth. The

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IT group is an integral part of this organization that really helps all departments better perform their respective functions. We have unlimited potential.""

In previous positions, Phelps supported large mortgage servicers as well as other financial institutions and related organizations with information technology and business process outsourcing.

He spent a decade at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), starting as an IT developer and eventually managing Latin America operations. As EDS acquired Wendover Financial Services, Phelps became VP of project management to streamline the processes and systems of the integrated companies.

He later founded Six Cents Consulting, which provided business and e-commerce consulting for companies such as Blue Rhino, RJR, and Volvo. Phelps transitioned to a CIO for Volvo Construction Equipment in North America and then for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks. Since then, he has additionally served on the advisory board for software company Decisiv.

""Technology has become so critical to the effectiveness of field services, not only in how it is used within organizations but also in how we execute on behalf of clients and work with our vendor network,"" said Caroline Reaves, CEO of Mortgage Contracting Services. ""We are eager to have Tod jump in and advise how we can only improve the processes already established.""

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.
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